Kalona Quilt And Textile Museum – Kalona, Iowa
In an area known for its quilting expertise (one advertising piece has dubbed Kalona, Iowa the “Quilt Capital of Iowa”), this museum has everchanging displays of antique quilts and textiles dating from the 1800s to the mid-1900s. The museum is located in downtown Kalona where visitors will also see horse-drawn buggies driven by Old Order Amish farmer.
The annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale is held the last Friday and Saturday of April, the show reveals what is current in the quilt world in terms of new designs, fabrics and adaptive techniques. But the show is simply the annual culmination of what goes on in Kalona virtually every day.
Quilting is both an art and a social event in Kalona where the quilting bee is common in homes, churches, and clubs.
Admission – None
Directions – on B Avenue, east of State Highway 1 and south of State Highway 22
Hours – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday (summer); 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday (winter)
Phone – (319) 656-2240