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Community Quilting Bee at Virginia Quilt Museum

The Virginia Quilt Museum opens its doors for First Friday, May 6, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Commence the 2016 Community Quilting Bee!

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Quilter, historian Kyra E. Hicks to lecture on The Roosevelt Postage Stamp Quilt

Kyra Hicks became a believer in quilts as storytellers upon seeing a traveling exhibition of Eva Ungar Grudin’s “Stitching Memories: African-American Story Quilts” in 1990.


Virginia Quilt Museum opens 2016 season on Feb. 2

The Virginia Quilt Museum opens its 2016 Season on Feb. 2 featuring quilts as story-tellers.


Internationally known quilt artist coming to Virginia Quilt Museum

30 Quilts for 30 Years, a colorful artistic quilt exhibit by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, will grace the Virginia Quilt Museum on Main Street Harrisonburg.


Civil War quilts at Virginia Quilt Museum

Civil War re-enactors must be exhausted after commemorating Civil War battles and camps for the past four years but imagine what life was really like at the end of the Civil War.


Virginia Quilt Museum announces new executive director

The Virginia Quilt Museum announces the appointment of a new executive director, Kimberly L. McCray.


Virginia Quilt Museum celebrating 20 years

Visitors to the Virginia Quilt Museum will be greeted with celebration on every floor when new exhibits open on May 5. Three different exhibits spotlight the museum’s 20th anniversary.


Virginia Quilt Museum opens 2015 season

The Virginia Quilt Museum opens its 2015 exhibit season on Feb. 3 featuring quilts by internationally-known fabric designer Jinny Beyer of Great Falls, Va.

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Men Who Quilt featured at Virginia Quilt Museum

A special event related to the Men Who Quilt exhibit will be a lecture on Oct. 25 by well-known quilt maker Jonathan Gregory, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Virginia Quilt Museum features Tidewater

Virginia’s Tidewater region — where the Chesapeake Bay, the James River, and the Atlantic Ocean meet — is home to the largest concentration of military bases and facilities in the world.


Virginia Quilt Museum exhibit ending its run

“From Bedroom to Boardroom – Quilts of Southwest Virginia” will be on display through April 26 at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Va.

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Virginia Quilt Museum appoints curator

The Virginia Quilt Museum announces that Gloria Comstock has been appointed Curator/Registrar. As curator/registrar, Comstock is responsible for the care and record keeping of over 300 objects in the museum’s collection, which focuses on Virginia-made quilts.


Stargazing at the Virginia Quilt Museum

Every exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum brings visitors closer to understanding why quilts have been accepted as fine art.


Virginia Quilt Museum names new executive director

The Virginia Quilt Museum announced this week that Meegan Carr has been selected as its new executive director.

Quilts of Hazel Carter on display

The Virginia Quilt Museum will exhibit quilts made and collected by Hazel Carter of Vienna, Va., from May 22 to Aug. 18. This is the first exhibit to feature her quilts even though her name is familiar to quilters across the country. She is recognized as a quilt historian and appraiser, a founding member and […]

Historic and contemporary fiber art open season at the Virginia Quilt Museum

The Virginia Quilt Museum will open the new exhibit season on Feb. 1, with “Shenandoah Valley Counterpanes” and “Art Under A Microscope.” These new exhibits will be open until May 12. In addition, rare Civil War quilts made in the Valley, 20th century quilts and sewing machines from the Museum’s collection will be featured in […]

Civil War exhibit at Quilt Museum

The Virginia Quilt Museum will feature an exhibit of quilts from the 1860s to honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The wives, mothers and daughters who watched their men leave to fight stayed at home to carry on daily life. In addition, they sewed for the army, cared for the wounded and protected […]

Guild quilts exhibited at Virginia Quilt Museum

In the fast moving world of the Internet and social media, quilters are gathering in bees and guilds as they did more than two hundred years ago to stitch, chat, be inspired by one another’s work. Oh, they also gather on the Internet, sharing information in blogs and social websites. “Unity in Diversity – A […]