Iowa QuiltScape for April 24, 2019

Madison County Airing of the Quilts is THIS WEEKEND!

We hope you’re as excited as we are that we’re only 3 days away from the Madison County Airing of the Quilts!

The weather isn’t looking to be as nice as we had ordered, but rest assured that the cloudy skies won’t keep us down! There will still be plenty of wonderful quilts to see if the rain is falling.

If you’ve already purchased a ticket (or do so between now and Friday afternoon), your first stop on Saturday morning will be to the Iowa Quilt Museum. Bypass the line and look for the “Pick Up Tickets Here.” If you need to purchase a ticket on Saturday, you can do that at the Iowa Quilt Museum or the Madison County Chamber of Commerce which is located on the Northeast Corner of the town square. This $20 ticket is needed for admission to quilt displays at eleven locations including: five churches, three historic homes, the Madison County Historical Museum, the upstairs gallery at Piece Works Quilt Shop and the Iowa Quilt Museum.

There will also be quilts displayed at other locations around Madison County including three of our historic covered bridges, Winterset City Park, Winterset Public Library, the Madison County Courthouse (built in the 1870s) and more! And if that’s not enough, we’ve also partnered with the Central Iowa Auto Club for a display of classic cars and quilts and the Winterset Fire Department to display quilts on their antique fire engine!

This event is a one-of-a-kind community-wide color-fest of quilts and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Click here to have a look at some of photos from last year’s
Airing of the Quilts

Madison County Courthouse

Fundraising Dinner & Quilt Auction

Saturday’s festivities will conclude with a fundraising dinner & auction to benefit the Iowa Quilt Museum. Tickets to the dinner are sold out, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed your chance to take home a treasure. Peruse the list of auction items that can be found here. When you find something you like, send us your bid limit and we’ll appoint someone to bid on your behalf. Contact our director, Megan Barrett via email to make arrangements: director@iowaquiltmuseum.org.

Here’s a little teaser of some of the items on the auction:


“Thank You” to our sponsors


Spring Quilt Show

April 27 – May 5
Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center, Orient

Stick around South Central Iowa just a little longer and you can take in even more quilts!

Dozens of handmade, historic, contemporary or art quilts will be hanging from the barn rafters all week long at the Henry A Wallace County Life Center in Orient. There is a $5 admission and dessert and coffee or tea is available for an additional $5 per person. Hours are 1-4pm on Saturday & Sunday and 10am-4pm Monday through Friday. On Saturday, April 27th, they will feature a special opening day event, “Mourning Quilts” by Lois Houghtaling from 10:30 – Noon. Reservations are required for that program and tickets are $20 per person which includes brunch and admission to the main show as well. Find out more at www.wallace.org

Thank you for reading Iowa QuiltScape.
Get out and enjoy some quilts!

Iowa QuiltScape is a feature of the Iowa Quilt Museum’s periodical e-newsletter, and will highlight quilting events happening all around the state. The goal of Iowa QuiltScape is to provide a central place for Iowa quilting organizations to share upcoming events and help quilters and quilter lovers across Iowa reach a broader audience.
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Museum Director Megan Barrett: director@iowaquiltmuseum.org.
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