Congratulations to Marianne Fons & Liz Porter!
Earlier this month, Marianne Fons & Liz Porter were inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame. We’re so proud of them and the fact that they are being honored for their immeasurable impact on the quilting world! Their quilts will be on display at The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana, through September 21st.
Later this year, we will honor them our own way, with an exhibit of their quilts right here in their hometown. “A Liz & Marianne Homecoming” will open at the Iowa Quilt Museum on October 1st and remain on exhibit through January 5th. Make plans to come see this exhibit as it will, no doubt, be wonderful!
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Lori Triplett talks about Chintz
Iowa Illinois Study Group
August 9th and 10th in Kalona
The Iowa Illinois Quilt Study group draws quilt enthusiasts from across the midwest and beyond, to share in learning about quilts. Next Friday and Saturday, they will host Lori Triplett as featured speaker for their annual August meeting at the Kalona Historic Village. Lori, who is business manager for Quilt and Textile Collections, has successfully combined a variety of passions including research, writing, and performing into the quilt world. At Friday afternoon’s workshop, Lori will present on Chintz, Columns and Calico. Saturday’s program will be based on Chintz Birds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Chintz quilts or their latest projects for the show and share. There will also be a silent auction (which happens every year at the group’s August meeting) to raise money for the speakers fund. Saturday’s session also includes admission to the Historical Village and Quilt Museums and a luncheon.
Friday’s session will take place from 3:00 – 6:00pm and registration is $35. Saturday’s session is from 9:00am – 2:30pm and registration fee is $30. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stitched Through Time: A History of Quilting
On Exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum
Now through September 29th
This fantastic exhibit of historical quilts provides visitors with an overview of the history of quilting in America while also noting major changes that have occurred and the factors that contributed to that change such as advances in technology, tools and communication and changes in quilt forms. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see this amazing exhibit that was curated by Judy Schwender, retired curator from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky—it’s only here through the end of September!