Iowa QuiltScape for March 14, 2021

Virtual Iowa Quiltscape Series Continues!

Our original plan was the end our series of Tuesday programs after March 9th, but we’ve heard so much positive feedback from friends around the world, that we’ve decided to carry on through the end of April!

In our March 16th program, we’ll meet up with two Colorado quilt lovers, Kathy Emmel and Paula Pahl, who have some very interesting information on a quilt with Iowa roots. Kathy will also expound on the Bennington/Cobb family quilt with a presentation titled Quilting Your Family History. Kathy has been passionate about quilting and genealogy for more than 40 years and her presentation will feature quilts she has made that showcase family history, stories and heritage, as well as celebrations, historical events and groups of people. A veteran educator, since retirement she has delved more deeply into the study of genealogy and her family history. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University as well as having completed a ProGen Study Group course. Kathy is always looking for new ways to share her genealogical finds with others and encouraging them to learn about their own family history.

Also on Tuesday, we will give you a virtual tour of the freshly-completed renovation of our second story!

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.

What else is coming in the Virtual Iowa Quiltscape?

March 23 – Iowa’s Quilt Shop Heritage with guests Joyce Franklin, Koleene Herlocker, Tony Jacobson, Heidi Kaisand & Judy Trask
March 30 – Pam Weeks – A Quilted Garden: Floral Quilts from the New England Quilt Museum Part I
April 6 – TBD
April 13 – Pam Weeks – A Quilted Garden: Floral Quilts from the New England Quilt Museum Part II
April 20 – Quilts that Travel: From Berks County, PA, to Madison County, IA
April 27 – TBD

String Theory Exhibit—7 days left!

One week from today we will bid adieu to what has been one of our favorite exhibits—String Theory: String-pieced Quilts from Past to Present. If you’re able, we encourage you to visit the exhibit in person so you can see this wonderful exhibit for yourself. The Iowa Quilt Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm to 4:00pm. We know that an in-person visit is not viable for everyone, though, so we’re offering two wonderful ways to see the exhibit from afar:

Virtual Gallery Walk

This virtual tour of the String Theory exhibit features high resolution photos of each quilt, accompanied by narration of the exhibit descriptions. The video is available for purchase in our online store for $6, the price of single in-person admission. And just like in-person admission to the museum, this is intended as a ‘single viewer’ purchase.

Exhibit Catalog

Unlike the virtual gallery walk, you can leave this beautiful book laying on your coffee table, or gift it to a friend (once you’ve taken several looks yourself!)

You will receive an email from the Iowa Quilt Museum within one business day of your purchase with instructions for accessing the private video.

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:

Upcoming Exhibit

Opens March 22nd at the Iowa Quilt Museum

We’ll be sorry to say ‘goodbye’ to our String Theory exhibit, but we are thrilled to welcome a fabulous new exhibit of floral quilts from the New England Quilt Museum. NEQM curator Pam Weeks has carefully curated a wonderful selection of both historic and contemporary quilts to create a lush garden of creativity in the IQM gallery. Pam will join us for our Virtual Iowa Quiltscape program on March 30th and April 13th to tell us more about the quilts and we will again make available a virtual gallery tour and exhibit catalog as well for those who may not be able to visit the exhibit in person.

Mark your calendars to come to Winterset and Madison County on Saturday, June 5th, to see hundreds of quilts displayed in dozens of locations around our picturesque and historic communities!

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2 Responses

  1. Loretta Koss
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    I am the current Program Chair for the Ladybugs Quilt Guild in Newark, DE.
    Would you so kind to send me the info for a Quilt Guild membership?

    • Megan Barrett
      | Reply

      I’ll take care of that today, Loretta. Thank you!

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