Shenandoah Valley Quilt Trail
The Shenandoah Valley quilt trail is dedicated to promoting the community’s rich quilting heritage and history. Harrisonburg has its own “Walking Quilt Trail,” which consists of 14 historically unique quilt blocks in or outside of the following locations. Each quilt block has its own patterns, as well as its own meaning to that business. Stop and see one or find them all!
1. Friendly City Food Co-Op
150 E. Wolfe St. | (540)-801-8882
150 E. Wolfe St. | (540)-801-8882
Corn and beans, a traditional 9-patch block, symbolizes the connection between generational farmers and local consumers in this full-scale natural and organic grocery store.
227 N. Main St | (540)-434-8272
Flashing Star is the choice for Harrisonburg’s “most unusual store.” From professional photographic equipment and vintage candy to thousands of Halloween costumes, you’ll find it at Glen’s.
212 S Main St. | (540)-432-8935
Friendship Basket was chosen for Harrisonburg’s nickname, “The Friendly City,” and the visitor center, a place “Where History and Hospitality Meet.” Hardesty-Higgins is one of the few remaining antebellum-period homes in the area that welcomes you to the Shenandoah Valley.
228 S. Liberty St. | (540)-476-3377
Abundance (Oxmoor House Publishing) was chosen to represent this open-air market (with actual farmers!) where buying local is a pleasure. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7AM to 1PM.
75 Court Square | (540)-433-1833
The Diamond in a Square block was chosen to reflect the custom jewelry designs created in this shop on historic Court Square. Antique jewelry is sold, bought, and traded in the 1870 three-story Victorian.
103 S Main St. | (540)-442-8188
The Labyrinth, an ancient circular design found through out the Roman Empire and among Native Americans, was chosen by this artist cooperative. Original works of art from juried artists are sold here.
60 W. Market St.|(540)-434-5663
Spools was the natural choice to represent this town favorite. Honoring veterans is the theme of the backside block Patriotic. Ragtime Fabrics is a pennyworth fabric shop.
547 E. Market St. | (800)-445-5330
The battle flag(s) of Virginia’s 2nd Regiment and the Stone wall Brigade, as well as the design of the Davis Confederate Memorial Quilt inspired this historic Stonewall Jackson Patch. The Inn (circa 1878) is an unusual 4-story New England cottage-style mansion of Stone and Shingle Queen Ann architecture with extensive servant’s quarters and is located at the Historic District Gateway.
9. Wetsel Complex
128 W. Market St. | (540)-437-0042
Corn Block represents the building that housed the Wetsel’s Seed Company. Founder Daniel M. Wetsel experimented with plant and seed production in the early 1900s.
301 S. Main St. | (540)-433-3818
Clay’s Choice is a pattern honoring Henry Clay, a prominent civil war-era statesman. VQM celebrates and nurtures Virginia’s quilting heritage in this 1856 home built by Col. Edward Warren, Commander of the 10th VA Regiment.
11. Yarn Mountain
25 E. Water St. | (540)-268-0123
Loop the Loop, a traditional 9-patch block, is the obvious choice for Yarn Mountain. Shop for natural yarns milled in the United States and hand-dyed in the Shenandoah Valley.
12. Hess and Miller
234 E. Market St. | (540)-434-7383
Home Sweet Home, a block of original design, is perfect for this real estate office. In operation since 1928, Hess and Miller provide their clients with a full range of services with properties to buy, lease, or rent.