Iowa QuiltScape for August 1, 2020

New Exhibit!
Out of Control: Quilts that Break the Rules

On display through October 4th
Curated by Barbara Brackman & Deb Rowden

Barbara Brackman & Deb Rowden, two Kansas collectors with a special affinity for the “odd,” have compiled a unique collection of wild and wonderful vintage quilts to populate this exhibit. The patterns, color choices, designs, and even the workmanship will have us wondering, “What was she thinking?”

We feel pretty confident in saying that you’ve never seen a quilt exhibit quite like this before!

Virtual Gallery Tour

Monday • August 10th • 12:30pm CDT

Join curators Barbara Brackman and Deb Rowden, plus special guests Julie Silber and Joe Cunningham, for this virtual gallery walk through the ‘Out of Control’ exhibit. The first 100 guests will be able to login in to the Zoom meeting, allowing them to interact with the presenters and submit questions and comments through the chat feature.

This online event is offered free of charge but donations to the Iowa Quilt Museum are welcome and appreciated.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 976 5199 4440

If you’re not able to make it to the live event, you can catch the recording which will be uploaded to our website.

Current Hours at the IQM

Monday – Saturday • 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sundays • Noon – 4:00pm

We encourage the wearing of masks, especially while in our gift shop. We are also asking guests to travel in one direction around the gallery and maintain a safe distance from other guests. Hand washing and sanitizing areas are available and we are using increased cleaning procedures.

Virtual Tour of the Madison County Airing of the Quilts

If you weren’t able to join us for the 2020 Madison County Airing of the Quilts, or just want to re-live it, we invite you to take a trip through the photo display that we’ve created! You can find it by clicking the button below.

We’re so grateful to all of the Iowa quilters who loaned their treasures for display, to the dozens of volunteers who made the event possible and to everyone who came to Winterset to see the quilts. Mark next year’s date on your calendars, June 5, 2021!

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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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2 Responses

  1. Kay R
    | Reply

    What a creative way to show the Airing of the Quilts. So glad to see them on all the vintage cars.
    Kay R.

  2. MB
    | Reply

    Hello, and thank you very much for the virtual quilt tour. It’s a wonderful gift. 💓💓💓. Your museum is so beautiful, and this display looks to be very good, and very encouraging. Thank you all again.

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