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Virginia Quilt Museum

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Address: 301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3606
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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Impressive Architure

My wife was into the quilts. It was worth the price of admission to check out the architecture of the and history of the house. The quilts were interesting, more for her than me... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Russell G
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Swanton, Ohio
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Swanton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife was into the quilts. It was worth the price of admission to check out the architecture of the and history of the house. The quilts were interesting, more for her than me, but still worth tagging along.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This 3 floor beautifully kept historic house holds a gem of various quilts from the 1800s to today. We enjoyed the careful hanging and explanations of the quilts' histories. Neither my husband or I are skilled in this art, but could still appreciate the gorgeous work. For a few dollars per person, we spent over an hour reading the information... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A range of old and new, traditional and modern quilts and embroidery, well displayed. Lots to see. I like the traditional quilts but the collection based on funeral clothe was wonderful. My husband said that he enjoyed this too!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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 

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Thank VMI1016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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 24 August 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 23 August 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 14 August 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 6 August 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.

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Millsboro, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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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