Iowa QuiltScape for January 31, 2021

Virtual Iowa Quiltscape Series

Join us each Tuesday at Twelve for a live program from the Iowa Quilt Museum. Some weeks will focus on our current exhibit, String Theory, while other weeks will focus on various aspects of the quilting landscape (or Quiltscape) in Iowa.

Our February 2nd session will feature quilter, collector, designer and lecturer, Teddy Pruett. Teddy is a contributor to the String Theory exhibit. Bonnie Hunter also plans to join us for our program if her internet connection from the mountains of SW Virginia will cooperate!

To Join the Zoom meeting, click on the following link, or type the Meeting ID into Zoom:
Meeting ID: 943 9573 5155

We will use the SAME meeting link for ALL of our Virtual Iowa Quiltscape sessions – each Tuesday at Twelve. If you have questions about how to join the Zoom meeting, email or call us— or 515-462-5988. To find the full listing of programs, visit the Current Exhibit page on our website.

Virtual Gallery Walk

Now Available for Purchase

Unlike our Tuesday virtual programs that are more conversations, our virtual gallery walk video is just the quilts, accompanied by narration of the exhibit descriptions. The video is now available for purchase in our online store for the price of single admission, $6. Just like admission to the museum, this is intended as a ‘single viewer’ purchase. If you would like to discuss the possibility of a guild or group presentation, please contact Megan Barrett,

Unfortunately, we do not currently have the ability to deliver this ‘on demand’ and must do so manually. You will receive an email from the Iowa Quilt Museum within 24 hours of your purchase with instructions for accessing the private video.

Also, in order to allow this item to be purchased in the same transaction as other items, we have to list it as a physical item in our online store. This means it will incur a shipping charge. However, all orders are personally reviewed and shipping charges will be refunded on any purchases that contain only digital items.

If you are an Annual Member of the Iowa Quilt Museum, you can receive a complimentary copy of the virtual gallery walk in lieu of your free admission to this exhibit. Simply email us to request that:

WINTER Hours at the IQM

Monday – Saturday • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sundays • Noon – 4:00pm

The Iowa Quilt Museum IS open to visitors and we welcome you to come see this fantastic exhibit in person. With an open floor plan, great ventilation, contactless options for transactions and heightened cleaning procedures, we feel that the Iowa Quilt Museum is a relatively safe place to visit! We know that’s not the right choice for every person, though, so keep reading for opportunities to see more of the Iowa Quilt Museum, and String Theory, in a virtual setting.

Progress on our Second-Story Renovation

Thursday was an exciting day in our renovation progress—ductwork was delivered for our new climate control system and paint started going up on the walls. The repair work is now finished on the walls and it’s likely that all work will be completed this week!

Product Spotlight

New Exclusive Items in our Gift Shop

We’ve just collaborated with a new local artisan who has designed and created these wonderful wooden ornaments for us. Get one now and put it away for next Christmas, or display it all year long!

Share the Iowa Quilt Museum with your friends!

Through the magic of technology, we can bring the Iowa Quilt Museum to your quilt guild, civic group, retirement community or any other interested group. We can share our pre-recorded presentation or even bring you a live program complete with Q&A if you so desire. If you know a program coordinator who is struggling to find material right now, encourage them to contact museum director Megan Barrett to inquire about dates and cost for a virtual program with the IQM!

Phone: 515-462-5988

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Iowa QuiltScape is a feature of the Iowa Quilt Museum’s periodical e-newsletter, and will highlight quilting events happening all around the state. The goal of Iowa QuiltScape is to provide a central place for Iowa quilting organizations to share upcoming events and help quilters and quilter lovers across Iowa reach a broader audience.
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