Virginia Quilt Museum hosts reception for the Floyd Quilt Guild Artists

virginia quilt museumA reception for the quilt artists of the Floyd Guild’s “A Potpourri of Quilts” exhibition will be held at the Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, on Saturday, October 8, at 11:30 a.m.

The quilt artists from Southwest Virginia will take guests on a behind-the-scenes tour of their exhibit.  The exhibit features two challenge groupings, Black and White and Red allover – with a Modern Twist and Tulip Mania.  A grouping of four quilts that spell out the word LOVE were created for the Virginia Tourism initiative “Virginia is for Lovers”.  These four quilts were a true group project and are visiting from their permanent home, the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd, Virginia.

Light refreshments will be served.  Guests are invited to browse the three other collections in our current exhibit phase, “Midnight in the Garden of Quilts” and “Treasures from the Vault: Crazy Quilts”.  Our newest addition, “Treasures from the Vault: New Arrivals” is a celebration of several of the unique quilts that have come into the Virginia Quilt Museum’s collection in the last year.  The reception is free to members and guests with paid admission.  Exhibit Phase III will continue through December 17.

Virginia Quilt Museum was founded in 1995 and exists to celebrate quilting in Virginia.  The Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit funded solely through private donations, memberships, and revenue from admissions and museum shop sales.  The Virginia Quilt Museum receives no federal or state funding.