Posted by: sandra | December 14, 2010

Virginia Quilt Museum

Have any of you ever been to the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia?  I have not been to the museum yet, but realized it is only about two hours from here.  No more excuses, it is on my list of places to visit!  Can I wait until it gets a few degrees warmer?

The museum has several permanent exhibits as well as various traveling exhibits.  Among the permanent collections are a Civil War Collection of quilts, and a collection of antique sewing machines.  The current display collection focuses on quilts from 1840-2004, with an emphasis on doll quilts and crib quilts.  If you’d like more information visit their website at http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org/

Recently our library sponsored a lecture and slide show given by the president of the board of directors of the museum, Paula Golden.

Here is Paula, she is also a member of our local guild.  How lucky we are!

The quilts in the slide show were stunning, I can only imagine how wonderful they are in person.  All of her slides focused on quilts from the book she coauthored:

Quilts of Virginia, 1607-1899: The Birth of America through the Eye of a Needle.  This is a book we carry at the shop ($29.95) and it is a wonderful historical book.  Tons of color photos and amazing information about these quilts and Virginian history.  If you are still looking for a Christmas gift for a quilter, this would be a great book.

As for me, I spent the first part of my day working on wool projects.  I am trying to get as many things prepped and ready to stitch before my Christmas company arrives.  The second half of the day I spent wrapping and getting boxes ready to mail.

I heard the shop received the pink suede bags for the Go! Baby.  Can’t wait for mine to arrive in the mail.  My parents will be here for New Years, and I know what we will be doing…

Later, Sandra

 

 

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  1. This is definately on my list of things to see in the new year! Hoping to get some of the quilters in my T-Bird club to make a caravan trip of it!

  2. The Quilt Museum of VA is wonderful! I had a great visit there a year or so ago and saw a fantastic applique quilt exhibit. The quilts were so amazing; I only wish they had allowed photographs. I think seeing the quilts in the museum is what finally won over my husband to my new hobby! 🙂


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