Facebook Page: Iowa Quilt Museum HERE
Located on the historic town square in Winterset Iowa, The museum is dedicated to the art and traditions of the American quilt.
Winterset, Iowa is the birthplace of legendary screen actor John Wayne and the county seat of The Bridges of Madison County. Why not take a bridge tour when visiting? Winterset's unique downtown area was declared a National Historic District in early 2016.
The former JC Penney building has been restored.
The attention to detail is impressive.
This is area inside the front door, before opening.
The shopping area is stocked with beautiful quilt related gifts.
Including jewelry from Iowa quilter and artist Julie! HERE.
The first exhibit is, "Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts", curated by quilt collector and historian Virginia Berger.
So much to see in this photo!
After you take in the quilts, check out the ceiling.
What about the wonderful wall color?
The hardwood floors!
The display cases....
There are a few display cases in the gallery.
This example is filled with quilts.
Between the display cases and the wall are a row of chairs.
We all appreciate a place to sit when admiring the quilts.
The arrangement of the partial walls allow for more exhibit space and create vignettes for the quilts.
Exhibit quilts include loans from private parties as well as loans other museums and historical societies.
Admission is $6 - what a bargain!
I hope you have a chance to visit this new museum.
Why not make it a road trip?
IQSC in Lincoln - 180 Miles to Winterset Iowa
From Winterset to Kalona, Iowa is 150 miles.
Kalona Quilt & Textile Museum HERE.
(Not including quilt shops along the way...)
UPDATE: News story with video tour HERE
Have a great week,
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I was born and raised there - and yes, in my youth I detasseled corn...