The Virginia Quilt Museum celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015. Located in the historic Warren-Sipe (1856) house in downtown Harrisonburg. Designated as the official quilt museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia, its mission is to "Celebrate and nurture Virginia's quilting heritage". It has revolving quilt exhibits throughout the year, but always has a "Civil War" room to showcase quilts and life from that period. The museum has an executive director and curator, who will educate volunteers in preservation and conservation techniques for the quilts in the museum's collection. There are also lectures, workshops, teas and other events scheduled, which are open to quilt museum members and the public. Opportunities abound for anyone with a passion for quilting and/or quilts to volunteer in a number of capacities to support the museum.
For more information on museum activities, exhibits, membership and volunteer opportunities go to www.vaquiltmuseum.org. The museum is located at 301 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA. 540-433-3818. It is open seasonally from February to December, Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 04:00 pm. (It closes for inclement weather - call or check it's website.) It's about a two hour drive from Northern Virginia and well worth the visit.