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 Gift shop is well stocked with Christmas gift items at reasonable prices.  Virginia Quilt Museum

301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Tel: 540-433-3818
Fax: 540-433-3818


The Virginia Quilt Museum is open to the public as a resource center for the study of the role of quilts and quilting in the cultural life of society. The museum offers opportunities to view significant work by both early and contemporary quilt artisans.

General Admission - $5.00
Students Age 12-18 - $3.00
Students 5 to 11 years - $2.00
Children under 5 years - Free

Monday, Thursday - Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday - 1 PM to 4 PM
Closed on major holidays

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Membership Levels

Individual $25
Contributor $50
Guide $100
Sponsor $250


The mission of the Virginia Quilt Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret quilts and related artifacts and documentation for the benefit of the public. The roles and significance of quilts in the cultural life of American society and the aesthetic delight quilts provide will be the museum's primary focus. To further its mission to the Virginia Quilt Museum will...

President's Letter

A heartfelt thank you to all who believed in our mission as a quilt museum and showed your support through contributions of time, talents, money, and other donations. Each of you has made the Virginia Quilt Museum the success it has become during this our first year in operation. You dared to dream the dream and have shared in making it a reality. Our members can be proud that our new museum has become world renown.

We have accomplished so much this first year. Magazines are writing about the museum, we are listed in the AAA Tour Guide, and the Canadian Automobile Association just visited us recently, as well as the Smithsonian Associates Tour, so we expect more and more visitors.

I cannot express gratitude enough to all our volunteers. You are what keeps the museum open; you convey to our visitors what we're all about. The new acquaintances made from other states and countries while volunteering, a chance to view the quilts up close, and time to get to know other volunteers are just some of the things our docents say are benefits they have derived from helping at the museum. We will honor our volunteers at a buffet dinner on October 19.

As we enter into our second year much lies ahead to be done. We will be strengthening our committees. We will be offering numerous lectures and workshops. We will be continuing paint and renovation projects on second floor rooms. A feasibility study will be sought on the historic rehabilitation of the house to bring it up to museum standards, If any of these areas interest you, please volunteer your time and talents-we need you!
Originally signed by Joan Knight, Director

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer opportunities are available on the following committees: Gift Shop, Hospitality, Collections, Exhibit Installation, Nominating, Newsletter and Mailing, Development, Facility Administration, Programs, Long Range Planning, and Library.

Phone or write the museum if you can help in one or more areas.

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