September 2023 Iowa Quiltscape
Greetings Quilt Enthusiasts!
As we step into the vibrant world of September, we are delighted to bring you another edition of our newsletter, filled to the brim with exciting updates, opportunities, and inspirations that celebrate the heart and soul of quilting.
In this month’s newsletter, we invite you to participate in our “Share Your Stash” fundraiser, a chance to extend your generosity to fellow quilters and crafters. We’ll also share news about the incredible success of our “Honor Your Legacy” and your quilt museum donations.
Prepare to be dazzled by the brilliance of color as we explore the remarkable Kaffe Fassett exhibit, and for those looking to add a little jingle to their pockets, we have a fantastic job opportunity as a Retail Associate at our museum.
Furthermore, we’ll guide you through our captivating group tours, a perfect way to dive deep into the artistry and history of quilting, and we’ll invite you to join us at the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival for a fun crafting experience.
So, whether you’re a seasoned quilter, a loyal supporter, or someone just beginning to explore the world of quilting, this newsletter has something special for you.
Thank you for being a part of our quilting community, and let’s embark on this colorful journey together!
With warmth and gratitude,
Carissa Heckathorn, Museum Director
Share Your Stash For A Cause
Hey fellow quilters and crafters! Do you have quilt kits, fabric, notions, and tools that no longer fit in your creative journey? Well, we’ve got just the solution for you!
Join us in spreading the love for quilting by donating your gently used supplies to the Iowa Quilt Museum for our upcoming Share Your Stash sale on November 4, 2024. Donations will be gladly accepted through Sunday, October 22, 2023. You can drop off your items at the museum or give us a call if you have any questions. Let’s make someone else’s quilting dreams come true with your generous contributions!
Thank You for Honoring The Quilting Legacy With Your Quilt Museum Donations!
We are beyond grateful to all our incredible supporters who made our “Honor Your Legacy” fundraising campaign an astounding success. Your generosity and dedication have left us truly humbled and inspired.
Total Donations Received: $17,593.22
But wait, there’s even more exciting news! Thanks to a generous match, your contributions have doubled, making our grand total an astonishing $35,186.44!
Every dollar contributed to our campaign will have a lasting impact, helping us continue our mission and leave a positive legacy for generations to come. Your belief in our cause and your unwavering support means the world to us.
Once again, THANK YOU for your incredible generosity and for being an essential part of our journey.
Kaffe Fassett: 85 and Fabulous” Exhibit
September 12 – December 10, 2023
Kaffe Fassett is the undisputed genius of color. From his partnership with Bill Gibb in which multi-colored, complex knitwear designs became his trademark, to becoming the first living textile artist to have a one-man show at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Kaffe has reigned supreme in textiles, patchwork, needle arts and more for over 50 years. As he recently reached a life milestone, Kaffe has curated the most iconic and meaningful quilts reflective of his journey. This gathering of inspiration reminds us of his influence which has encouraged quilters worldwide to embrace the brilliance of glorious colors and the beauty of bold designs in their craft and into their everyday lives.
Join the Iowa Quilt Museum Team and Boost Your Piggy Bank!
Are you looking to add a little jingle to your pockets? Consider becoming a Retail Associate at the Iowa Quilt Museum – the perfect gig for those who want to fund their adventures!
As a Retail Associate, you’ll master the art of friendly customer interactions while soaking up the charm of Winterset’s Historical Square. Don’t worry if quilting isn’t your thing; your winning personality is all you need!
Immerse yourself in our delightful gift shop and gallery, all while adding a bit more green to your wallet. This part-time opportunity offers 15-20 hours a week, leaving you plenty of time for the things you love.
Embrace the casual, laid-back vibe and apply today! Send your resume to email@example.com and let’s start your journey to extra spending cash and good times!
Don’t Miss Out! – Group Tours at the Iowa Quilt Museum
When you plan your visit, remember to schedule a tour at the Iowa Quilt Museum! Our guided tours, led by Megan Barrett, make your experience unforgettable.
Every Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., you can join us for an enriching journey through the world of quilting.
It’s simple! Just call 515-462-5988 to reserve your spot at least 10 days in advance. Megan’s expertise will bring the quilts to life, making your visit truly special.
If you’re looking for a tour on a day other than a Friday, please email Carissa Heckathorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore the artistry and history of quilting with us. Your adventure awaits!
Craft Fabric Heart Ornaments at the Quilt Barn!
Join us at the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival October 14 & 15 for a heartwarming crafting experience at the Quilt Barn. Create fabric heart ornaments and spread love throughout our community.
In front of the museum, our crafting tables are open for all ages and skill levels. We provide materials and guidance for you to make your own unique fabric heart ornament. Choose your fabric and thread color to create a special keepsake.
You can also volunteer to help visitors craft these cute ornaments. Check out times and dates on our Sign Up Genius form.
Viewers Choice From “Welcome Home. A Celebration of House Quilts.”
We’re thrilled to announce the Viewer’s Choice Award for the “Welcome Home: A Celebration of House Quilts” exhibit, curated by the amazing Julie Silber! And the winner is… “Homestead”!
This late 1800s quilt stole the hearts of our incredible community, and it’s no wonder why!
If you’re curious to learn more about this stunning piece of history, make sure to catch our previous Facebook Live session dedicated to “Homestead.”
Thank you to everyone who visited and voted!
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!
Quilt Events in Iowa
American Quilters Society Quilt Week 2023
September 27 – September 30, 2023
Join AQS in Des Moines for a week of quilts! Take quilt classes, enjoy lectures, and shop fabrics, notions and more at the Vendor Merchant Mall. Most of all, be inspired as you explore beautiful quilts, from award-winning and semi-finalist contest quilts to special exhibits.
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