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Virginia Quilt Museum

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Address: South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone Number: 15404333818
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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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Great exhibits and helpful staff!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Millsboro, Delaware
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Millsboro, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

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

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Spout Spring, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I am so appreciative of what these folks have done to preserve quilts and quilt history in VA. This is a treat every time I get to go.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I have always appreciated the work that goes into quilt making, so I enjoy visiting the Virginia Quilt Museum whenever we host guests from out of town. The current exhibit,"Three Decades of Quilting Friendship" opened my eyes to abstract designs . . . thanks to the quilters' own description of each quilt.

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Grosse Ile, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

I went to this place in town and the staff was polite and shared with me on what was going on. Three floors of quilts, current collection, traditional quilts and old ones like a collection of "housewives". (Come and visit to find out what that is). The current collection wasn't what I had hoped to see but their art was... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We were looking for a "girls' day out" and so glad we came to the Virginia Quilt Museum. The current exhibit of contemporary quilts was fascinating, and we also enjoyed the Civil War reproduction quilts. It would have been nice had we been offered gloves when we arrived so that we could touch the quilts, rather than being chastised by... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This proved to be a nice small museum with some interesting local quilts. It's located in the middle of town and has adequate parking coming off the street behind it.

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VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Right now, the museum has a display of modern fabric art - quilts as multimedia art - on the main floor. Also, a collection of fairly recent reproduction quilts and quilts inspired by civil war era quilts. Upper floor is antique quilts. There is also a fairly large collection of tiny portable or toy sewing machines. The basement also has... More 

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