Around Town

Here are quilting events and spots to see in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas.  Know of something we missed?  Email the webmaster here.


AQS Quilt Week – VA Beach 2018

When:  October 3 – 6, 2018

Time:  Wed. – Fri.  9am – 6pm., Sat. 9am – 4pm

Where:  Virginia Beach Convention Center

1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA  23451

For more information, visit their website

Colonial Williamsburg museums

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg rotate historical quilts from their permanent collections and host traveling textile exhibits.  For more information, please visit The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Printed Fashions:  Textiles for Clothing and the Home, Open through 2018. Open through September 2018 Behind Closed Drawers, Multiple Dates

Academy of Applique

The Academy offers classes catering to the beginner, intermediate and advanced stitcher.  All types of applique are taught from wool to needle turn, back basting to Hawaiian, broderie perse to freezer paper…all by nationally known teachers! For more information, please visit their website Academy of Applique.


Two Rivers Quilting

Two Rivers Quilting Studio is a local quilting studio owned by member Martha B.  They specialize in helping quilters finish their projects as well as offer classes.  Visit


Quilt For You

Quilt For You is a local quilting service offered by member Ann P.  Please visit her website for more information at or contact her at 757-903-6109.


Newport News Rec Center – Quilt Classes

Are you interested in taking a quilting class?  Do you enjoy learning new techniques and/or patterns?  Does a night or day out sewing with other quilters sound like fun?  If so, please check out the Quilt classes offered by the Newport News Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.  If you’d like to come join the fun, sign up at any Newport News Rec Center, at the main office in City Center, by phone (757-926-1400 – ask for Ryan, Cassie, or Meghan), or by going to the website (  

Newport News Quilt Shop – Nancy’s Calico Patch

Nancy’s Calico Patch, located at 896 J Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News, VA 23601, is a local quilt shop in Newport News.  They offer classes as well as fabric and sewing machines.  Check out their website

Chesterfield, VA Quilt Shop – Stitch by Stitch

Stitch by Stitch is located at 6501 Centralia Road (Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center), Chesterfield, VA 23832.  For more information, check out their website

Mechanicsville, VA Quilt Shop – Millstone Quilts

Millstone Quilts is located at 8074 Flannigan Mill Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  For more information, check out their website