You can really get into the quilting vibe during the Iowa Quilt Festival. Choose from a variety of classes taking place May 31 – June 2, 2023. All class venues are located within the downtown area of Winterset, IA.

We have more classes to add to the calendar so be sure to check back weekly!

Event Tickets

Tickets for Airing of the Quilts are $25.

Get them online or at the door!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
9 AM to 3 PM at More Pieces
Pati Fried


Shortcuts! uses unusual techniques to make tried and true blocks easy and fun way. The blocks are 3 dimensional and really fast to make.  Then take them to the design wall to create your own unique layout.

You will use these blocks over and over again in the future. This quilt was also designed to work well with pre-cut layer cakes.

Techniques Taught:
Simple piecing, dresden plate construction, design color skill tips, and an introduction to Big Stitch Quilting.

$10 pattern cost paid directly to instructor.

Class Cost: $85

Will provide supply list after registration.

Thursday, June 6, 2023
10 AM to 2 PM at TBD
Pati Fried

Design Journal

So many ideas, so much inspiration. How do you tune out all the noise and organize your thoughts into clear and concise design strategies?

You are unique and individual! Embrace this by discovering what your personal style is, and how to incorporate this into your work to create original designs that reflect who you are and what you love.

In a step by step process, you will find your natural sense of style and design, and your own true voice will emerge. We will use this as a platform to create a personal Design Journal. 

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Know and embrace your own unique sense of style and design.
  • Use your Design Journal to inspire future projects that speak to your heart. You will want to keep adding and curating your new journal and you understand more and more about yourself.
  • Rely on your journal many new projects, celebrating your newfound voice!

Class Cost: $75