We know that you understand the importance of quiltmaking as an important artistic legacy that must be advanced and celebrated. Now more than ever, your purchase of a supporting membership will help ensure that the Iowa Quilt Museum can continue to thrive and fulfill its mission to promote appreciation of the American quilt and the art of quilting. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit museum, we value your membership and donations, and the support they provide for our mission and programs.

See information about Guild membership at the bottom of this page

Individual Annual Membership – $50 ($45 for seniors age 65+)

Free admission for to the Iowa Quilt Museum for member
1 single use guest pass 
10% discount in gift shop & on classes (excludes full size quilts)
Invitation to sneak previews of exhibits
Iowa Quilt Museum logo pin, magnet, bookmark or nail file

Family/Couple Annual Membership – $75

Free admission to the Iowa Quilt Museum for couple or entire family 
Plus all of the benefits of the Individual Membership

Donor Annual Membership – $125

All of the benefits of the Family Membership
+ 1 additional single-use guest pass (total of 2)
+ Iowa Quilt Museum travel mug
+ Reciprocal admission privileges at over 900 participating museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association®

Patron Annual Membership – $250

All the benefits of the Donor Membership
+ 2 additional single-use guest passes (total of 4)
+ One private, guided gallery walk with curator or museum director for up to 8 people

What is the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association®?

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 945 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits.

How can individuals/families receive NARM benefits?

It’s easy for individuals and families to participate!  Locate your favorite institution on the NARM Map and join them at the NARM level of membership. Then, simply present your current membership card validated with accepted NARM identification to any participating NARM institution to receive:

  • Free/member admission during regular museum hours
  • Member discounts at museum shops
  • Discounts on concert/lecture tickets*

Guests are not included unless they present a current membership card validated with the accepted NARM identification.  Family memberships are determined by each participating institution.
*Note that some institutions restrict benefits.

It is recommended that you contact the institution you plan to visit prior to visiting in order to understand the benefits you will receive at that institution in order to avoid any confusion. 

Membership for Guilds

Participation in the Museum’s Supporting Guild Membership program requires a minimum annual contribution based on the guild’s size. We invite guilds capable of supporting the museum beyond the minimum to join at the Leadership Level.

Basic Level: Minimum contribution based on the number of guild members

Number of Quilt Members up to 100 101-150 151-200 201+
Minimum Yearly Contribution $100 $150 $200 $250

Basic Benefits:

  • Eight guest passes, each admitting one person
  • Listing on the IQM website with an active link to the guild website
  • Invitation to exclusive events like “Meet the Teachers” and the Annual Guild Representative tour and meeting
  • Guild Directory and Teacher Directory for use in planning programs and sharing programs with other Guilds – one copy will be given to Guild Representative
  • Guild contact and address information for communicating with other guilds

What is “Meet the Teachers?” It’s an annual event where we gather a slate of teachers who would love to visit your guild. Each teacher will have three minutes to share about his or her program and at the end of the event, you’ll receive a compilation of the teachers’ contact information.

Leadership Level: Guilds that give above the minimum annual membership contribution are entitled to additional benefits as follows

Total Annual Contributions
(Contributions at the Leadership Level can be made periodically throughout the calendar year.)
$500-$799 $800-$1499 $1500+
One designated week per year for guild members to receive complimentary admission and 15% discount on all museum store purchases (excluding consignment items). Guild to schedule specific dates with IQM director.
Display guild raffle quilt and sell tickets at the IQM for two weeks once per year.
Eight passes to the annual Airing of the Quilts
Once a year curator or director-led tour with complimentary admission for guild members  
Choice of IQM speaker/program at your guild meeting OR once a year use of the IQM for guild meeting or social event