Quilt history is strong in Kalona, known as the quilt capital of Iowa! Here you will find the Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum, located in the Kalona Historical Village Welcome Center. Featuring galleries of both Amish and English quilts, it showcases the quilt history of the Midwest and beyond. Another adventure offers fun for the entire family—a visit to The Amana Colonies. Seven villages offer visitors the opportunity to step back in time to relish in locally crafted foods, furniture, art and more. What a great way to show your kids how things used to be done. Speaking of history, the National Balloon Museum in Indianaola chronicles more than 200 years of ballooning history. If you enjoy quilt trails, you will find over 40 of them in Iowa!
Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east, while the western borders are formed entirely by rivers. Iowa is located in the American Heartlands. It is an agricultural-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt. Hunting is a popular sport in Iowa, and your hunters will find everything they need in the many sport shops located throughout the state. Hot and humid during the summer, and cold and snowy in the winter, Iowa is also a great place to enjoy indoor activities like quilting!
You will find a lot of quilt shops in Iowa, along with many guilds and quilting events. Use the Iowa quilt directory below to find the most current and trusted list of Iowa quilt shops. Iowa is waiting for you to visit.
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