Iowa QuiltScape for January 11, 2019

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It’s a new year and we’re excited to get up and running with some wonderful new events and opportunities here at the Iowa Quilt Museum. Read on to learn about it all!!!


Yoga with the Quilts

Thursday, January 17th • 5:15 pm
Iowa Quilt Museum


Greet the new year by joining us for yoga among the quilts at the beautiful and historic Iowa Quilt Museum. IQM board member Deb Orhn will lead a relaxing session of restorative yoga, followed by a social time and a chance to sample several nutritious snacks (with recipes provided) to keep your 2019 health goals on track! Space is limited so we encourage you to register in advance using THIS LINK. Cost is $20 which all goes to the Iowa Quilt Museum so we can keep bringing you amazing quilt exhibits and a variety of programs and events.


Sip, Stitch, Knit & View

Saturday, January 26th • Noon – 4:00
Iowa Quilt Museum

with Covered Bridges Winery, Piece Works Quilt Shop & Heartland Fiber

The Iowa Quilt Museum is collaborating with Covered Bridges Winery, Piece Works Quilt Shop, and Heartland Fiber for this unique wine pairing event. Each location will have one of their favorite Covered Bridges Wines paired with a food that brings out the best flavors in each wine. Along with the wine pairings you will be able to shop specials, view exquisite fiber pieces, and enjoy a fun shopping experience in historic Winterset, Iowa. Join us from noon to 4:00 p.m and shake off the winter blues.


Last Days to See “Waste Not, Want Not”

Closes Sunday, January 27th

If you haven’t been to the Iowa Quilt Museum yet to see this amazing exhibit of scrappy quilts, take advantage of this unseasonably decent weather and head to Winterset! This display features over three dozen quilts that embody the long-held philosophy among quilters of utilizing the smallest scraps for their art.


2019 Exhibit Schedule

Portraits: The Many Faces of Iowa Art Quilters
January 29th – April 14th

Quilts of Valor Salute
April 16th – July 7th

Stitched Through Time: A History of Quilting
July 9th – September 29th

A preview of Portraits: The Many Faces of Iowa Art Quilters • January 19th – April 14th
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The Iowa Art Quilters group exists to support textile artists interested in studio art rather than traditional genres. Members will display self-portrait quilts and other works while sharing how each quilter’s artistic journey has influenced her or his work.


SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Airing of the Quilts

Saturday, April 27th

Make plans to join us for the 2nd Annual Madison County Airing of the Quilts featuring hundreds of quilts on display throughout our
beautiful and historic community.

Want to exhibit your quilt at the IQM?

Occasionally we like to host a ‘pop-up’ exhibit during special events or in celebration of certain holidays. We’re planning two such exhibits in the next few months: snowy quilts on January 26th to coordinate with our ‘Sip, Stitch, Knit & View’ event and Irish Chain quilts on March 16th for National Quilting Day. If you have a snowy quilt (yes, that’s a vague category) or an Irish Chain quilt that you’d like to submit for these two ‘pop-up’ exhibits, email a picture to director@iowaquiltmuseum.org or message it to us on Facebook. If we decide to use your quilt, we’ll give you the rest of the details.


Become a Member of the Iowa Quilt Museum

Admission revenue from visitors makes up about a third of our annual budget here at the IQM. For the rest of our operating expenses we rely on merchandise sales in our gift shop, special events and the generosity of people like you who understand the importance of quiltmaking as an important artistic legacy that must be advanced and celebrated. Your purchase of a supporting membership will help ensure that the Iowa Quilt Museum can continue to thrive and fulfill its mission to promote appreciation of the American quilt and the art of quilting.

Individual Membership – $50 ($45 for seniors age 65+)

Free admission for to the Iowa Quilt Museum for member
1 single use guest pass 
10% discount in gift shop & on classes (excludes full size quilts)
Invitation to sneak previews of exhibits
Iowa Quilt Museum pin
Special listing on our website

Family/Couple Membership – $75

Free admission to the Iowa Quilt Museum for couple or entire family plus all the perks of an Individual Membership

Supporter Membership – $125

Free admission for to the Iowa Quilt Museum for a couple or family 
2 single use guest passes
10% discount in gift shop & on classes (excludes full size quilts)
Reciprocal admission privileges at hundreds of participating museums through the 
National Association of Reciprocal Museum program
Invitation to sneak previews of exhibits
Iowa Quilt Museum pin
Iowa Quilt Museum logo journal bound in red leatherette with magnetic closure
Special listing on our website

Patron Membership – $250

Free admission for to the Iowa Quilt Museum for a couple or family 
4 guest passes
10% discount in gift shop & on classes (excludes full size quilts)
Reciprocal admission privileges at hundreds of participating museums through the 
National Association of Reciprocal Museum program
Invitation to sneak previews of exhibits
Iowa Quilt Museum pin & journal
One private, guided gallery walk with curator or museum director for up to 8 people
Special listing on our website


Membership for Quilt Guilds

Memberships are also available for guilds that would like to become supporting members of the Iowa Quilt Museum (with some really neat perks!).


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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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  1. patricia P Steckman
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    Enjoy visiting the museum, the town and area of Winterset. Looking forward to traveling to the area again in 2019.

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