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“Great Quilts”

Virginia Quilt Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Quilts”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you are a quilter you need to stop by and visit. A lot of amazing quilts in an old house which is also very interesting. I thought the price was a little high but worth it. Nice gift room.

Visited October 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A very unusual and enjoyable place for quilt lovers”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

The museum is not large but is located in a very old home and loaded on 2 floors with some beautiful hand made quilts. If you have ever seen these made or have any made by you or your family, this would be a very enjoyable place to visit. The displays are well marked with the artist's information and the history of the quilt and it's design. Staff is very freindly. Wheelchair access is on first floor only.

Visited September 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
642 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“A Nice Diversion”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

The Virginia Quilt Museum is a nice-sized museum in a historic house in a nice part of old town Harrisonburg. The exhibits are well-marked and there are folks handy to explain what you need to know. The quilts are nicely displayed and except for a few of the higher-hung small quilts, you can really see the techniques and the needle work. Colors, types and ages (a few really old quilts) were all represented. Exhibits are in numerous rooms on two floors, and it doesn't take a real long time to see them all. There was a $7 entrance fee.

Visited August 2013
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“A local gem!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Virginia Quilt Museum offers many types of quilts--both old and new as well as hand-stitched and machine-stitched--for visitors to enjoy in changing displays throughout the year. The quilted pieces and sizes provide many ideas for a quilter's inspiration. The VQM also has a nice gift shop with a number of books and designs, as well as quilting accessories, for sale. Occasionally, they have silent auctions for beautiful miniature wall hangings created by members of various quilting clubs and groups. The volunteers are knowledgeable and very willing to answer your questions or help you to find the answers. There is a small admission fee.

Visited November 2012
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Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice size museum”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I went with an avid quilt maker and she was delighted with the exhibits. When we went there was an old wick quilts exhibit downstairs and a really unusual one of diseases made into quilts. They had a picture of the cells of that the particular disease next to the quilt of that picture. Very different and interesting. It's a little pricey for this small town, but I don't think quilters mind investing in a quilt museum.

Visited June 2013
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