The Exhibit is Opening Soon

Exhibit Dates: July 10 - July 26, 2015

Monday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


$5.00 for seniors (65+) and Children (7-12)
Children 6 and under are free
$20 for 3-day pass

To purchase tickets in advance, please click here to go to our store.

Location: Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, VA 20171

Here is a run down of ALL the amazing events planned
For Our Visitors

Preview Night: July 9, 2015. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. A special viewing for our white glove volunteers.
Signup to help.

Opening Reception: July 11, 2:00-4:00 pm, 2015. Open to the public. Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.

SAQA Reception: July 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Open to anyone who is a member of SAQA or is interested in learning more about Studio Art Quilt Associates. Eggspectation, 5009 Westone Plaza Westone
Chantilly, VA 20151. RSVP to Susanne Jones at

Dare to Dance Artist's Reception: July 12 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dare to Dance Open House Reception:
July 19 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quilter's Studio, 9600 Main Street, Unit L, Fairfax, VA.
Learn more about Dare to Dance.

Arts and Healing Reception: July 16, 2015 6:30 pm -8:30 pm at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Cancer Center.

Open to the public. Keynote address by Shanti Norris, Executive Director of the Smith Center for Arts and Healing.

Refreshments and cocktails will be served. Tours of the cancer center healing quilts and other artwork in the private clinical spaces will be provided. RSVP requested. Call 703-289-2078.

Not Fade Away Conference with the Quilt Alliance: July 17-18, 2015.

Sharing Quilt Stories in the Digital Age is a two-day conference presented by the nonprofit Quilt Alliance This conference is for all who care about documenting, preserving and sharing the stories of quilts and their makers.

Not Fade Away presenters include: Marin Hanson, Kyra E. Hicks, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Michele Muska, Pauline Macaulay, Emma Parker, Christine Humphrey, Gloria Comstock, Michelle Flamer, Mary Holton Robare, Mary Worrall, Julianne Donofrio, and Donna Sue Groves
Register here.

Bus Tours

We have planned two fun trips for our visitors.

Signup now and join the fun.

Monday, July 13, Quilt Shop Hop. We will visit many local shops. $40

Spend the day visiting several of our local quilt shops. We will stop along the way for lunch. And if time allows, we will add additional stops.

Ticket includes transportation and water.

  • Jinny Beyer Studio. Visit Jinny Beyer Website
  • Artistic Artifacts. Visit Artistic Artifacts Website
  • Quilters Studio. Visit Quilters Studio Website

Friday, July 17, Visit Washington D.C, Museums showing textile exhibits. $75

Visit three fantastic quilt exhibits happening in Washington D.C. This is a great way to see these exhibits and the downtown area without the hassle of parking!

Ticket price includes transportation, admission to three exhibits, water and parking at the venue.

  • Textile Museum and GW University: Unraveling Identity Exhibit
  • National Academy of Sciences: SAQA Radical Elements Exhibit
  • Daughters of the Revolution Museum: Eye on Elegance

This tour will return in time for the start to the Quilt Alliance Not Fade Away conference.

Our Artist in Residence

Vikki Pignatelli will join us for the duration of the 2015 exhibit to be our Artist in Residence. She will provide a number of lectures and workshops. Sacred Threads will show case her spectacular sacred works. To learn more about Vikki's workshops and to signup, click here.

Sacred Threads Traveling Exhibit

Several locations have already enthusiastically agreed to host the 40 piece travel exhibit and other venues are still in the works. The dates and locations committed so far are:

    • September 2015 – Flint Festival of Quilts, Flint Presbyterian Church, Flint MI
    • November 2015 – Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta GA
    • February 2016 – Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA
    • May 2016 – Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Hayesville NC

If you or your venue is interested in receiving a portion of the 2015 exhibit, please indicate your interest by filling out the Traveling Exhibit Interest form.


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If you would like to share postcards with your friends and family, please fill out this form. We will mail you postcards at no cost. Thank you!

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Volunteers Needed and
Attend our Open House/Preview Night

During the exhibition we depend on "white-glove" volunteers to be inside the exhibit and protect the artwork. Our volunteers get free admission AND can attend our Preview Night on July 9th. 

Preview Night Open House. Tours on the 1/2 hour at 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, please signup here.

Not Fade Away Conference

Not Fade AwayOn July 17 - 18 the Alliance will conduct its second conference on the oral history of quilts Not Fade Away: Sharing Quilt Stories in the Digital Age in partnership with Sacred Threads.

The conference features a day-­‐long program on Saturday, July 18, and an optional Friday night program, July 17.

A two-­‐day pass costs $75 for QA members and $90 for non-­‐members (membership starts at $25/year). One-­‐day passes are available as are packages that include a Saturday evening fundraising dinner.

Friday evening's program includes a welcome mixer, a preview of the Sacred Threads exhibition, and an exciting night of video previews and special presentation of the work of Donna Sue Groves.

Saturday's program includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a full day of workshops, discussions and informal networking sessions on oral history and documentation techniques, challenges and successes. Registration includes one-­‐day admission to Sacred Threads, an international exhibition of quilts.

Seating for the conference is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Conference details and online registration can be found on the QA website:

Discounts for groups of ten or more are available. Contact Debby Josephs for information at or 828-­‐251-­‐7073.

You may purchase tickets in advance.
Bring your confirmation to the registration desk

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Purchase Three Day Adult Pass $20

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About Us

Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters  who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.

The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength.

Entries to Sacred Thread Exhibitions are juried in by images for purposes of space and suitability of theme only. Works are not judged.

Sacred Threads is a 501(c)3 and appreciates the support of our donors. To make a tax deductible donation online, use your credit card or PayPal account.