Events

Here Comes the Sun Virtual Gallery Tour

It’s winter and it is cold. We understand when the weather prevents you from coming to visit us in person. So, here is the next best thing. Our current exhibit is now available in video format. It costs $8 for non-members and is free to our members (use your code sent in a previous email).

This virtual experience features a high resolution photo of each quilt accompanied by narration of the exhibit signage. And because it’s a video, you can pause, rewind, and watch it as many times as you want. 


Q&A With Quilt Artists Heidi Parkes, Sarah Nishiura, and Sherri Lynn Wood

We’ve invited three of our quilt artists featured in the Here Comes the Sun exhibit to talk about their quilts. Find out what inspired them to create their designs and how orange found its way into their creations.


A Talk With Joe Cunningham

January 11, 2022, Noon CT

Let’s chat over Zoom with Joe Cunningham, curator of our current exhibit Here Comes the Sun. Joe has been a professional quilt artist since 1979 and has written many books, been seen on TV, and performs his own musical quilt show for guilds and theaters nationwide. We will definitely have to ask more about this one!

Some of Joe’s quilts are in the permanent collections of the DeYoung museum, The Shelburne Museum, The Newark Museum, The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and many private collections. 

We are excited to learn more about how Joe has made a living from quilting, his process to curate our current exhibit and lots of other quilting details! 

Join us on Tuesday, January 11 at noon CT and feel free to send any questions you may have for Joe to me, Carissa Heckathorn, at diretor@iowaquiltmuseum.org.

Cost: $0 


Quilt Collectors: The How and the Why

January 18, 2022, Noon CT

We’ve invited three quilt collectors from our current exhibit Here Comes the Sun to come and share how they became collectors and their experiences in collecting quilts. This Tuesday@12 will take place on January 18, 2022 at Noon CT.

Cost: $0


Here Comes The Sun Gallery Walk

Brighten up your January by joining us for our Here Comes the Sun Gallery Walk. From traditional to contemporary we’ve got your quilting inspiration hanging in our gallery. Curator Joe Cunningham will take you on a tour of each quilt and tell you a bit more about him and the other artists. 

Mark your calendars for January 19 at 4 PM.  We’re hosting a light reception from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Tickets to the gallery walk are $10 each. Members receive a 10% discount and will receive an email with a code!