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Virginia Quilt Museum

301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3606
+1 540-433-3818
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Expected more historical quilts

We were hoping for more civil was era quilts. Instead they displayed one "famous" quilter and how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kris1951
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Louisville, Kentucky
Interesting Displays and Friendly Staff!

Museum is not far from I-81 in an interesting, older building. Parking is available in the rear if... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Nancy K
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Southbury, Connecticut
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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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301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3606
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping for more civil was era quilts. Instead they displayed one "famous" quilter and how she influenced modern quilters. All very attractive.

Thank Kris1951
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Museum is not far from I-81 in an interesting, older building. Parking is available in the rear if you prefer to not park on the street. Large quilts on display. Quilting supplies available in their museum shop which does not require an admission. They also...More

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Worth a visit. They had a contemporary exhibit of quilts from two African-American groups and an exhibit of older quilts.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Displays of very nice craftsmanship of quilt making and a lot of old sewing machines; however when we visited there were a lot of items that were called modernistic ? quilts which were everything but. Staff was extremely pleasant.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

On this annual visit to Harrisonburg I went with cousins to this museum. Price was $5 and my retired military cousin got in free. The building was the court house at one time and there is a small room that was a jail cell at...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We enjoyed looking at all the various quilts and on the third floor, textile art (which seemed a bit weaker an exhibit.) I particularly enjoyed the first floor exhibition (back in October) of modern quilts and the negative space concept. Downstairs was work by a...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I use lavender oil in my house for infusers, vacuum cleaner, laundry and air filters. As I buy lavender on a regular basis the cheap Walmart brand has been my go to. After using white oak lavender I realized it lasts four times as long...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

When I went to this museum with my folks, the admission was $5 for each of us instead of $7 which was very nice. The main floor had the best of the quilts in my opinion with a mix of traditional and modern designs. There...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped here during our Shenandoah Valley visit because my wife is an avid quilter and we thought it might be interesting. The museum is based in an antebellum mansion in downtown Harrisonburg, and is thoughtfully organized, though access to parking is not as clearly...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Main exhibitions are on the first and second floor. there are items in the basement along with a lecture room and conservator's lab.

Thank Mike Z
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