Iowa QuiltScape for April 5, 2019

Tickets on sale now for the 2019 Airing of the Quilts!

You don’t have to buy your tickets in advance, but it can save you time—time that you can spend taking in quilts at over 15 unique locations in Winterset and Madison County!

Your $20 ticket gains you admission to quilt displays in five churches, two 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 some of our historic covered bridges, city park, public library, the county court house (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!

If you purchase your ticket in advance, we’ll have it waiting at the Iowa Quilt Museum for you to pick up on Friday, April 26th, or Saturday, April 27th. You’ll be able to avoid the ticket purchasing line and get straight to the quilts!

Fundraising Dinner & Quilt Auction

We also want to invite you to join us at our annual dinner & auction on the evening of the Airing of the Quilts. Social hour and cocktail reception will begin at 5:00 with dinner at 6:00. Following dinner, delight in a trunk show of quilts from the Grout Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, and take home a new treasure from the live quilt auction. There will also be a silent auction throughout the evening. Keep watching your inbox as we’ll be sharing more information about the auction items in coming posts!

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

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


“Thank You” to our sponsors


Can you name these four log cabin settings?

Log cabin quilts are among the most iconic quilts in the American patchwork tradition. The blocks with their dark and light halves can be arranged into many unique settings to form secondary patterns. Here are four common settings, can you come up with their names? (Keep reading for the answer!)

We are looking for 10 to 12 log cabin quilts to display in the Winterset City Park during the Airing of the Quilts. If you have a log cabin quilt, either vintage or new, that you would like to submit, please email a photo to director@iowaquiltmuseum.org. The quilts will hang outdoors in an arbor shelter if the weather cooperates, or an open-air but roofed shelter if there is precipitation. They will need to have hanging sleeves attached.

The answers to the quiz: (top left) Sunshine & Shadows, (top right) Barn Raising, (bottom left) Straight Setting, (bottom right) Field & Furrows.

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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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