MAN MADE [Virtual] with Marti Michell

Wednesday • May 27th • 3:30pm CDT
online via Zoom

While we can’t welcome you to the Iowa Quilt Museum, we’re doing our best to bring the quilts and the stories to you!

Join us Wednesday, May 27th, at 3:30pm CDT, for a virtual meet-up with quilting legend Marti Michell.

For over 50 years, Marti Michell has been at the forefront of the quilting industry sharing tools and templates that help people create quilts with more quality and efficiency. Although she doesn’t typically call herself an artist, her desire to make something, and help people make things they could live with forever, led her to create a business that has had an indelible impact on the quilting industry.

In addition to wearing the roles of teacher, lecturer, writer, publisher, and mentor, Marti and her husband Richard have amassed a beautiful collection of antique quilts. One of their quilts, made by Jacob Schaffner in 1890, is currently on loan to the Iowa Quilt Museum for our Man Made exhibit.

It’s not every day that one gets the opportunity to be on a Zoom meeting with Marti Michell so mark your calendars now and join us using the information below.

Topic: Man Made [Virtual] with Marti Michell
Time: May 27, 2020 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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This event is being offered free of cost by the Iowa Quilt Museum although donations are welcome and appreciated. The first 100 participants will be able to login to the meeting via Zoom. Viewers are encouraged to share questions that they would like the panelists to answer. We’ll record the meeting and share it the next day for anyone who isn’t able to join us for the live meet-up.


If you’re enjoying our virtual programming, would you consider making a donation to the Iowa Quilt Museum to help us continue to celebrate American Quilts and quilters?


Madison County Airing of the Quilts
NEW DATE: Saturday, June 27th

Join us for our re-vamped, social distance-friendly, community-wide colorfest of quilts!

All of our exhibits will be OUTDOORS this year with plenty of space to wander (or drive) around and still maintain the recommended six feet of distance between yourself and others.

Here’s a partial list of our exhibit locations:

  • Madison County Courthouse
  • Cedar Covered Bridge
  • Holliwell Covered Bridge
  • Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge
  • Hogback Covered Bridge
  • Winterset City Park Arbor Shelter, South Shelter & Stone Bridge
  • Winterset Rotary Victorian Hedge Maze
  • Madison County Historical Complex Grounds
  • Monumental Park
  • Cars & Quilts Show with the Central Iowa Auto Club at Winterset Community Church
  • Pammel Park Coffee Company
  • Quilt Walk through one of Winterset’s historic neighborhoods

You can spend the WHOLE DAY wandering leisurely through Winterset and Madison County viewing quilts, historical landmarks, and all that our lovely community has to offer.

Tickets are just $20* and include admission to the Iowa Quilt Museum where you can view our Man Made exhibit.

Tickets for the 2020 Airing of the Quilts will go on sale Monday, June 13th. Once your ticket is purchased, you’ll be emailed a map containing all of the display locations and details. If you are not able to print a copy of the map, one can be mailed to you by special request.


Online Auction to Benefit the Iowa Quilt Museum

Traditionally, our Airing of the Quilts event concludes with a benefit dinner & auction.
This year, we’re going online!

This fundraiser serves as a main source of income for the Iowa Quilt Museum. Our annual budget is supported only in part by admissions and gift shop sales. The remainder comes from private donations and grants and this annual fundraising event.

The online auction will begin on Saturday, June 13th, and conclude on Saturday, June 27th.


*Because all of this year’s exhibits are outdoors, we can’t restrict viewing to just those who have a ticket. However, we hope you’ll decide to purchase a ticket in order to support the Iowa Quilt Museum so that we can keep providing quality exhibits and programming that celebrates and honors the tradition of American quiltmaking.