Trunk Show with Linzee McCray

Friday, September 14th, 7:00 pm

Enjoy a stroll through the Iowa Quilt Museum to take in the current exhibit, Blue Ribbon Quilts of the Iowa State Fair, plus desserts and wine, and a trunk show by Linzee McCray!

Linzee Kull McCray is a freelance writer and author with a focus on textile-, craft-, and art-related topics. She writes profiles and features for magazines and blogs, including American Patchwork and Quilting, UPPERCASE, Modern Patchwork, and Moda Fabric’s Cutting Table blog, and is the author of Art Quilts of the Midwest (University of Iowa Press, 2015) and Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric (UPPERCASE, 2016).

She designs feed-sack inspired fabrics for Moda—her first line, Feed Sacks: True Blue, debuted in stores in April, 2017—and designs quilts under the name Clark Street Quilts with her business partner Pam Ehrhardt. Linzee grew up in California and now resides in Iowa.

Purchase tickets in advance ($15) through this link. Tickets will be available at the door if space allows.


Restorative Sunset Yoga

Thursday, September 20th, 5:30 pm

Join us for restorative yoga led by Deb Ohrn among the beautiful quilts at the Iowa Quilt Museum. Use this time to energize your body, and rejuvenate your spirit. The evening will conclude with chocolate and a tasting of Madison County Wines!

Class fee is $20 and class size is limited to 20. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door if available.


Pieced Together Documentary Screening

Tuesday, September 25th, 6:30 pm

at the Iowa Theater in Winterset

Donna Sue Groves wanted to pretty up an old barn for her mother, a quilter, by hanging a wooden square painted like a quilt block. The idea sparked a grassroots phenomenon known as “Barn Quilt Trails”…and created a cross-country community that has helped Donna Sue piece together her life after job loss and cancer.

Pieced Together: A Feature Documentary about how one woman’s love for her mother changed the American landscape – and saved her life. At this screening, filmmaker Julianne Donofrio will share a presentation about the creation of the film. Watch the trailer below!

Tickets are $15 and can purchased in advance using this link or at the door if seats are still available. Proceeds from this event benefit the Iowa Quilt Museum and the Madison County Bras for the Cause organization that helps provide no-cost or low-cost mammograms for local women.


Iowa State Fair Panel Discussion

Saturday, September 29th, 2:00 pm

Iowa State Fair Board Member, Jerry Parkin, and Superintendent of Fabrics & Threads, Dorothy Faidley, will share stories about the Iowa State Fair drawn from their years of experience. Jerry will cover Iowa State Fair history and Dorothy will speak specifically to the history and inner-workings of the Fabrics and Threads department.

This event is free with the price of admission to the Iowa Quilt Museum – $6 for adults, $4 for children, FREE for members. (Members, email to reserve your seat.)