Feed Sack Quilts


on display through April 15, 2018

This may be our most ‘colorful’ exhibit to date. Not just because of the color in the quilts, but because we’re pushing the envelope of what an exhibit looks like at the Iowa Quilt Museum. This display not only includes examples of quilts made from feed sack material but also authentic feed sacks themselves and clothing, dolls, and other utility items made from feed sacks.

Four quilts are hanging from the ceiling so that visitors can view both the fronts and the backs. The exhibit also includes fourteen custom bound volumes of curator Linzee McCray’s book, “Feedsacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric”. Many of the book bindings feature antique feed sacks and all are stunningly unique.