As an exhibit-only quilt museum, we install new exhibits four times a year. Here are our upcoming exhibits and be sure to check back as we continue to plan for the future.

Fiber Art Now – Excellence in Quilts

September 27 – to December 18, 2022

Be the first to see the winners of Fiber Art Now’s 2022 Excellence in Quilts. Nancy Bavor as the juror for the 2022 Excellence In Quilts will choose approximately 30 quilts from hundreds of entries. Bavor is a quilt appraiser, curator, and lecturer, and most recently the director emerita of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. The chosen quilts are of original design that show inventiveness and mastery of techniques.

The Iowa Quilt Museum was chosen to hang the winners of the call in our gallery from September 27 – to December 18, 2022.

These ARE Your Grandmother’s Quilts

December 20, 2022 – March 12, 2023

Grandmother’s quilts are a lifetime of hugs wrapped in thread and fabric. Help us celebrate Grandmothers during our Winter exhibit. We asked for submissions of quilts made by Iowa Grandmothers and you didn’t disappoint.

This exhibit will showcase a range of 30 or more vintage to more modern quilts and tell the stories of the Grandmothers in our lives.

Timestamps – Ricky Tims

March 14 – June 18, 2023

Ricky Tims is known in the international world of quilting as a best-selling author, an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, a fabric designer, and an award-winning quilter. In our Timestamps exhibit, you’ll visually experience Ricky’s self-expression through quilts designed over his 30-year (and counting) career.

Come To Our (Patchwork) House

June 20 – September 10, 2023

Patchwork houses, churches, and schoolhouses are timeless favorites for quilt aficionados. Julie Silber, a world-renowned quilt expert, collector, author, and dealer, has curated a fabulous display of house quilts from her own collection and from the collections of colleagues from across the United States. This is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of quilt treasures!