Hello! Welcome to the Iowa Illinois Quilt Study Group. We are so happy you are here.
The Mission of our group is to create and establish a place for sharing research and learning about quilts and related textiles, to network with local, state, national and international historians and to encourage historic preservation of quilts with an appreciation of the social, historical, cultural, and aesthetic influences of quilts and quilt makers.
People from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado join us for our twice a year meeting. The meeting often include speakers that come from all over the country.
Our first meeting of the year is in April unless Easter is late. The second meeting is the first Friday and Saturday in August. The August meeting also features a silent auction that benefits our Speaker’s Fund.
APRIL 2024 EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, April 1st
Kalona Historical Village
715 D Ave Kalona, Iowa 52247
Reservations are required due to the catering of the meal.
The Saturday fee is $35 for the day including lunch and is non-refundable.
Registrations are due by March 24, 2024.
Please bring any quilt or quilt story to share for show and tell. We love to see what IIQSG participants are collecting and creating and hear your experiences.
8:30-9 am: Registration
9-9:30 am: Welcome and Introductions
9:30-11:30 am: Presenter: Ann Wasserman, Quilts Reinterpreted; styles & techniques brought to the Americas from Europe, used & adapted by many different cultures. PA German, Amish, African- Americans, Woodland/Great Lakes, Plains Native Americans, Navajo/Dine, Hopi, Seminole, Northwest coast, Cuna/Guna/Kuna, Hawaii/Polynesia, Hmong and Yao, Caohagan Island, Russia, Japan, etc.
11:30 – Noon: Tour of exhibits in both the Amish and English galleries
Noon – 1 pm: Catered Lunch
(please let us know on your registration form if there are any special dietary needs).
1-3 pm: Show and Tell Sessions:
Quilts that have a cultural style, technique, or history.
Then anything you wish to show or tell about.