Iowa QuiltScape for May 24, 2021

Bidding is now open for the
Airing of the Quilts Auction!

Silent Auction

We invited friends of the museum to make their own interpretation of the Iowa Star Block. The response was amazing and we have over 20 of these beautiful blocks. Some are finished and ready to use as wall hanging, some are just the block and are ready to be the centerpiece of your next quilting project!

Live Auction

Fourteen quilts from this year’s auction catalog have been selected as the docket for this year’s live quilt auction. The live auction will take place during our fundraising dinner on the evening on Saturday, June 5th, but if you’re not able to attend in-person, you can place a proxy bid online that will be monitored during the live auction.

Online Auction

Twenty additional items are being offered for auction online only. These include completed quilts, quilt tops ready for completion, and project kits. No matter what your skill level or quilting style, you’re sure to find something that calls to you, and best of all, all auction purchases support the mission of the Iowa Quilt Museum!

This fundraiser serves as a main source of income for the Iowa Quilt Museum. Even if you’re not able to attend the Airing of the Quilts or the dinner and live auction, we hope you’ll take a look at the online auction catalog and bid on an item or two!

Announcing MORE great options during the
2021 Madison County Airing of the Quilts

Each year, we work hard to offer new displays and events in conjunction with the Madison County Airing of the Quilts so that you can enjoy coming back year after year! We’ve recently added a few new things that we’d like to share. Keep reading for all the details.

If you missed our post a few weeks ago about the Airing of the Quilts, you can find ALL of the information at THIS LINK.

Quilts, Wine & What Ifs

Friday, June 4

Tony Jacobson, nationally known quilt designer and Creative Director for Piece Works Quilt Shop in Winterset, will be presenting his program Quilting: the Art of What If. In this hour-long presentation he will present around 40 quilts showing you how different the same pattern can look by changing the colors, style of fabrics, and even switching up the values of the fabrics used in the background and the main prints.

Piece Works Quilt Shop will be supplying gift bags for all those who pre-register for the program. There will also be door prizes given throughout the night. Covered Bridges Winery will supply a glass of wine (or beverage of your choice) and an individual charcuterie plate for all who pre-register as well. 

Attend the Madison County Airing of the Quilts

Lunch at Covered Bridges Winery

Covered Bridges Winery is offering a relaxing lunch option during your visit to the Madison County Airing of the Quilts. Lunch includes a pork loin sandwich, coleslaw, potato chips, cookie, & bottle of water or soda.  Lunch will be served from 11:30am – 1:30pm and reservations need to be made in advance.

Dinner and Live Quilt Auction

At the New Winterset Livery…
The ONLY way to participate in the LIVE auction!

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