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