Virginia Quilt Museum 2017 Fundraisers

2017 is the Year To:
Try your luck at winning a beautiful raffle quilt!
Take home a one-of-a-kind "little quilt"!
Find an unbelievable bargain on a bag full of fabric stash!

 Read on to learn about this year's fundraisers and how you can support the Virginia Quilt Museum.


2017 Opportunity Raffle Quilts
- July 19, 2016 - July 1st, 2017 / Opportunity Quilt #1 - 

- July 5th, 2017 - June 30th, 2018 / Opportunity Quilt #2
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2017 "Little Quilts, Big Talents" 
- February 21st - December 16th / Big Talents- Little Quilts for Keeps (For sale in the Museum)

- July 15th - July 30th / Little Quilts, Big Talents - Online Auction

  CLICK HERE to see the wide variety of very special little quilts and other unique items. By purchasing an item, you are supporting one of the VQM's most important fundraisers.

- October 7th - October 22nd / Little Quilts, Big Talents - Online Auction
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Stash Blast: A Fabric Flea Market
We're in the process of choosing the next Stash Blast date and location (in Virginia). If your quilt guild is interested in bringing Stash Blast to your local area, please email us at:
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"The splendor of jefferson's country"
(July 19, 2016 - JUly 1,2017)

Our Opportunity raffle quilt for July 2016 - June 2017 is made by the Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild and WAS donated by Ellen Searles of Ruckersville, VA.

All raffle ticket proceeds will go to BENEFIT THE Virginia Quilt Museum. 

The quilt measures 86” x 86” and includes the predominant colors of dark reds, greens, tan/creams, and gold. There are 16 blocks of hand-appliquéd flowers and wreaths framed by 1” squares in red and green with a saw tooth inner border, a wide outer border, and saw tooth borders all around the edge. The backing is a tan/red mini print and the binding is red. The quilt is hand appliquéd, machine pieced, and hand and machine quilted.

Buy Your Raffle Tickets Below.
Tickets will be filled out for you at the Museum and placed into the drawing box. Good luck!



This Year's Fundraisers:

1) Big Talents - Little Quilts for Keeps:

(A Continuous Quilt Sale in the Museum)
Feb. 21st - Dec. 16th, 2017

Visit the Museum's main level gallery by the staircase to shop our  display of specialty quilted items, all made by talented members and supporters of the Museum and donated with love to the VQM!

Great for our on-site shoppers, our Big Talents - Quilts for Keeps display features handmade "little quilts", quilted bags, and more. See a quilt you like for a price you like, and take home your special purchase on the day of your visit! 100% of the proceeds from this special display support the Virginia Quilt Museum.

Bid on beautiful little quilts like this one in our Little Quilts, Big Talents Fundraisers!
"Peaks of Otter" byDenise Lockheart

2) Little Quilts, Big Talents - Benefit Bidding Online Auctions:
(Online Silent Auctions)
July 15th - 30th - Click HERE 
Oct. 7th - 22nd - Click HERE

Click on the above links during the dates listed above to browse and bid on a hand-picked assortment of quilt collectibles, gift baskets, fabric bundles, and more. Each item is donated to the auction by a loyal VQM member or supporter, and 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the Museum.

Our online auctions are a great way for quilt art lovers from near and far to not only support the Virginia Quilt Museum, but also to have the opportunity to pursue totally handmade quilted items - no two items are alike!

Seeking Little Quilts, Big Talents Donations! - Do you have a handmade, quilted item or quilt-related gift that you would be willing to offer to the Museum's Little Quilts, Big Talents committee for inclusion in one of our upcoming sales or auctions? If so, please fill out this form and mail or drop off with your donated item. Thank you so much for your support! 


(Next date and location TBA)

Our newest and most quickly growing fundraiser is our Stash Blast. Featuring greatly reduced prices on fabric, from fat-quarters to yardage, this sale is a textile and fabric art lover's dream!

Fabric lovers are happy to line up for a great cause and a great bargain at our January 2017 Stash Blast!

Fabric lovers are happy to line up for a great cause and a great bargain at our January 2017 Stash Blast!

During the Stash Blast, shoppers are invited to pick and choose from tables upon tables of fabric, with all fabric sold by weight at clearance prices. Each purchase comes with a free admission pass to the Museum and the satisfaction of knowing you have supported a great cause! 

100% of the proceeds benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum.