We’re delighted to be welcoming lots of in-person visitors again to the Iowa Quilt Museum. We know that nothing takes the place of seeing amazing quilts with your own eyes! We also know that it’s not always possible to come to Winterset four times a year, so we are continuing to offer a variety of virtual experiences in conjunction with our exhibits. Read on to find information about online lectures, informal Zoom conversations with artists, virtual gallery tours, and how you can be entered to win a FREE ticket to a special online event with Quilt Alliance!
Friday, August 6th, at 6:00pm CDT, Paula Nadelstern will join us via Zoom from NYC to share an online lecture about her artistic journey with Kaleidoscopic design. Tickets are just $10 ($8 for IQM Members)!
This slide lecture traces Paula’s evolving Kaleidoscope quilt series in which the multifaceted, luminous and random nature of a kaleidoscope is explored on a quilt’s flat surface.
Our online lectures and Zoom conversations offer unique insight into the stories and ideas behind the quilts in this exhibit from the Manhattan Quilters. However, if you’re wanting an up-close view of each quilt in the exhibit, you want to purchase a viewing of the Virtual Gallery Tour. If you’r not going to be able to visit the Iowa Quilt Museum before this exhibit closes on August 29th, the Virtual Gallery Tour is the closest thing you can get to seeing the quilts in person. The viewing fee for the Virtual Gallery Tour is the same as in-person admission—$6, or FREE for IQM Members.
Want a FREE ticket to Quilter’s Take A Moment?
Quilters Take a Moment is a virtual fundraising event for the nonprofit Quilt Alliance, featuring captivating speakers, deep-dive interviews, joyful conversations, a quilt exhibition and moments of community for quilt lovers everywhere. Join in live on September 17 and 18 online, or watch the recorded content any time, anywhere!
And because you’re a friend of the Iowa Quilt Museum, you have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a FREE TICKET!
On Friday, July 30th, we will randomly draw TWO names from our YouTube Channel subscribers. If those name are also subscribed to our email list, they will each receive one free ticket to Quilters Take a Moment.
So, between now and next Friday, be sure that you SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel AND you’re on our email list. (If this message came to your inbox, then you’re already set with that part!)
Meg Cox Lecture…it’s not too late!
Meg Cox, author of the popular monthly e-newsletter, Quilt Journalist Tells All, and a member of the Manhattan Quilters Guild recently offered a wonderful online lecture in conjunction with our current exhibit of contemporary art quilts from the MQG. In this lecture—which she prepared especially for the Iowa Quilt Museum—Meg shared fascinating history about the Manhattan Quilters Guild and wonderful stories some of the artists who are members.
If you missed the lecture as it happened live, don’t despair! You can still purchase a viewing of the recording for just $10 ($8 for IQM members). Quilt guilds wishing to view the program as a group can do so for $75.
Crazy Days Gift Shop Sale!
On the Winterset town square, the last weekend of July always brings the Crazy Days sidewalk sales. We’re getting things started a little bit early (and extending our sidewalk to your screen) with some sale items in our online gift shop. Check out the bargains and ALL of the wonderful merchandise we have available all year round! (By the way, it’s only 5 months until Christmas.)
In addition to keeping you up-to-date on all of the happenings here at the IQM, we also use our Iowa Quiltscape messages to share quilt-related news and events happening across our great state. Check it out!
Vintage Quilts with a Modern Twist
Lecture by Mary Kerr
Friday • July 30 • 7:00pm
Fareway Conference Center / Cobblestone Inn & Suites – Boone
Hosted by the Iowa Quilters Guild
Quilter and historian Mary Kerr will share ideas and inspiration as she explores ways to work with vintage textiles in new and different ways. The lecture fee is $10 at the door and this event is open to the public. Bring a friend! (There are workshops happening all weekend as well, but we’re not sure if it’s still possible to register for those or not.)
“Hemmed in and Bound Together” Quilt Show
August 6th • 10am-5pm
August 7th • 10am-3pm
Iowa County Heartland Quilters
This bi-annual show of the Iowa County Heartland Quilters will take place at the St. Mary’s Community Center, 120 Penn St in Williamsburg, Iowa. General Admission is $5. At the show you will find door prizes, a merchant mall, a bed turning and many beautiful quilts.
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