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Virginia Quilt Museum

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Address: 301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3606
Phone Number: 15404333818
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Commonwealth is proud to call the Virginia Quilt Museum its official...

The Commonwealth is proud to call the Virginia Quilt Museum its official quilt museum. Nestled in the heart of Harrisonburg's downtown historic district, the Museum is considered a resource center for the study of quilts and their place in the cultural lives of Virginians. The Museum offers rotating exhibits of antique and contemporary quilts from its collection, other institutions, and private collections. Additionally, the Museum works to further its educational mission by hosting workshops and lectures.

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They sure don't make quilts like they used to!

Just saw the National Parks quilt exhibit and the Spice Route quilt exhibit here, as well as an exhibit of older Presidential themed quilts. YAstonished by the creativity and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 10, 2016
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Just saw the National Parks quilt exhibit and the Spice Route quilt exhibit here, as well as an exhibit of older Presidential themed quilts. YAstonished by the creativity and imaginations of these quilters! The exhibits are housed on three levels of a rambling old house on the main road through Harrisonburg. There is ample parking behind the museum and plenty... More 

Thank VMI1016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

If you have any interest in quilts OR National Parks, you have to see this exhibit. The categories are landscapes, flora or fauna and the creativity this inspired is delightful! I had so much fun! Plus there is a spice road exhibition in the basement and patriotic quilts, some quite old and with a history. This is REALLY worth your... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum on a Friday and I was glad to see it was well attended. There are 3 floors of quilts in a charming old house with lovely inlaid wood floors. The display of quilts changes periodically so you can go frequently and always have new quilts to see. Currently, (August 20, 2016) there was... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The National Parks Quilts and the SPice Route quilts were the temporary exhibits the day I was there. It was awesome to see the amount of work that went into each. I loved the museums display of old sewing machines. There is a wheelchair ramp to get into the building and an accessible door although I never saw the leveator... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

This small museum has a wonderful display of classic American quilts. We were lucky enough to catch an exhibit of textile works depicting or inspired by American national parks, as well as another exhibit of works inspired by the Silk Road of Asia. Very striking and original pieces.

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Fork Union, Virginia, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I came to the museum with my wife who is a quilter.....not really my area of interest. However, I was amazed by the artistry and beautify of the "wall hanging" quilts. One temporary exhibit is devoted to our Nat'l Parks and is totally amazing.

Thank Robert G
Millsboro, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We saw a new exhibit that has not yet opened officially. A local quilting guild challenged its members to commemorate the National Parks. Many of these quilts were astounding! Some conveyed moving mountain rivers or waterfalls. Others captured the flora or fauna of the depicted park. This exhibit was on the first and second floors of the museum. On a... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Ladies if you enjoy admiring needlework, specifically quilting and your husband enjoys beautifully restored old historic homes this is the place to spend an hour! The quilts are both old and new and are gorgeous examples of intricate needlework. The house has some amazing woodwork in the floors, two beautiful fireplaces and some really special antique radiators. There are other... More 

Thank Eliz H
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

Beautiful building, friendly and helpful staff and lots of wonderful quilts. When we visited there were excellent collections of patriotic quilts from the 1830s to the present day, depression quilts and modern quilted pictures illustrating the spice trade. We went for half an hour and emerged delighted an hour and a half later.

Thank Chris1945
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Interesting and informative enjoyed presentation and quality of displays even if you are not a quilter

Thank kenneth c

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