Iowa QuiltScape for August 9th, 2019

Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair!

Now through August 18th

It’s State Fair time here in Iowa which means that hundreds of exceptional quilts are on display on the second floor of the Varied Industries Building in the Fabrics & Threads area. It’s like a quilt show on steroids!

In addition to viewing a delightful array of quilts, there are a variety of learning opportunities during the course of the fair. Here is a link to the schedule of classes and demonstrations on the Iowa State Fair website.

Additionally, author, fabric designer, pattern designer and outside-of-the-box quilter, Patrick Lose, will also be teaching at the ISF this year. Patrick and members of his team will be teaching a variety of projects, all of which look like a ton of fun! You can find the full schedule at the Patrick Lose Studios website.

Now if you’re feeling sad that you’re going to miss meeting Patrick because you can’t make it to the fair this year, let us console you because he’s coming to Winterset before he heads for home!

Patrick Lose at the Covered Bridge Quilters

Monday, August 19th • 6:30pm
Winterset, Iowa

The Covered Bridge Quilters of Winterset, Iowa, will host Patrick as their program on August 19th. Patrick will be speaking about his 25+ years in the quilting industry and will also present a trunk show of his work. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend. The cost for non-members is just $5.

Social time and shopping at the Patrick Lose Studio pop-up shop will be at 6:00 pm and the program will begin at 6:30pm.

The Covered Bridge Quilters meet at the Madison County Historical Museum at 815 South 2nd Avenue in Winterset.


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Looking Ahead…

Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Show
September 26-28th


If you’re a plan-ahead type of person, you’ll want to note that the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild will host their annual show at the Cultural Center on the Iowa State Fair Grounds September 26th – 28th. You can find more details about the show on their website and we’ll share more as the time gets closer as well.

In the meantime, you can purchase a chance to win their raffle quilt at the Iowa Quilt Museum. We’ll be displaying this colorful quilt and selling chances for the next couple of weeks. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

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