Spool Cabinets were given to general stores for
displaying and selling spools of thread.
The Collection dates from 1885 -1915.
Kalona Quilt & Textile Museum

Known as the Quilt Capitol of Iowa, Kalona is the home of the Quilt & Textile Museum located in the Kalona Historical Village Welcome Center. The museum features galleries for both Amish and English quilts, showcasing quilt history of the midwest and beyond. The collection was begun in 2000 by Marilyn Woodin, avid quilt collector, and present curator of the museum. Since that time, the collection has expanded and is kept in humidity & light controlled rooms. Many exhibitions also require the loan of quilts from other collections. New exhibits are created every three months with a variety of themes in each gallery, so if you have visited the museum in the past, chances are you will discover something new with each visit.

The museum is also the permanent home to
a Spool Cabinet Collection and a Rock & Mineral Display, both of which were donated by the Rief Family.

Adults $6.00, Youth 7-12 $2.00

April - October: 
Monday- Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
November - March:
Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

In addition, there are several permanent and rotating displays of antique glass, china, and other memorabilia of specific interest to area collectors.
The Kalona Historical Village's
Quilt & Textile Museum
is the meeting place for the
Iowa Illinois Quilt Study Group

The mission of IIQSG is to create and establish a place
for sharing
research and learning about quilts and related textiles;
to network with local, state, and international historians;  
and to encourage historical preservation or quilts with an appreciation of the social, historical, cultural and aesthetic influence of quilts and quilt makers. 

Click on the logo at right for more information.

Located at
715 D Avenue
Kalona, IA 52247

For more information,
call 319-656-3232
or kalonatours@kctc.net

©2017 Kal Hist Soc, Webmaster: Kris Lyle printwork@kctc.net