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IQG Events

Annually, the Iowa Quilters Guild hosts FIVE events -
These events include:
    Annual Meeting
    Fall Retreat
    Winter Past & Present Officers Retreat
    Spring Retreat
    Summer Workshop
    Annual Quilt Show At Reiman Gardens

Additionally, we encourage other groups/guilds in Iowa and surrounding states to contact us with their event information.  We'd be happy to put the information on our calendar and post a link on this Event page.

  • Summer Workshop

    Summer Workshop

    The 2013 July event will be held Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th at the Kalona Quilt & Textile Museum, 715 D Avenue, Kalona, Iowa. The July IQG Workshop has a great deal to offer with all of the expenses being kept down to a minimum, in an attempt to encourage lots of participation.
    Marilyn Woodin and Thuy Nguyen are both nationally recognized figures in the quilt world. It will be inspiring to hear what they have to share with us.
    In addition to their lectures and workshop, our agenda for July includes opportunities for participation in Breakout Sessions (which are short, fun, interesting and educational), 'Show & Tells', a mini demo and trunk show by IQG member Charleen Richtsmeier, opportunities to explore the museum and downtown Kalona, brief infomercials by two local quilt shop owners, and a chance to take a 90 minute Mini Bus Tour of countryside shops.

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  • Spring Workshop

    Spring Workshop

    Plans are underway to schedule an exciting spring workshop. Stay tuned. We will post details as soon as we have them.

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  • Officer's Retreat

    Officer's Retreat

    Past and present officers and chairwomen are invited annually to the Winter Officer's Retreat.

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  • Fall Retreat

    Fall Retreat

    Take time to get those projects finished.  The Fall Retreat is designed to give IQG members time to socialize, shop and quilt together on the projects of their choice.  Typically, members provide demonstrations and participate in show-n-tell.

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  • Summer Event July 14-15 2017, Jefferson IA 

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January 2018

Fall Retreat

November 17, 18, & 19, 2017

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center
2609 University Blvd., Ames, IA PH:  515-268-8808

  • Enjoy the weekend with friends sewing, shopping, talking, shopping, eating, and shopping!
  • We will continue the Christmas ornament exchange for those who wish to participate.  Bring as many as you want to exchange.
  • We will set up a garage sale table for quilt related items to sell, trade, or give away.  Bring your items marked with price or label to trade or give away and your name.
  • Rooms are available at the hotel for both Friday and Saturday night for   $94 + tax/night.  Please use the Facebook page to communicate   roommate needs.
  • Download Registration form and mail to Jennifer Perkins
  • Register for Fall Retreat with Paypal

Spring Retreat 2018

Spring 2018 Retreat April 27-29, 2018

Christian Conference Center in Newton, IA.

Summer Event 2018

July 20th & 21th 2018

Cobblestone Hotel and Suites-Jefferson, Iowa

Friday, July 20, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Sculpted Applique with Connie Sue Haidle”

Connie has designed 3 applique projects just for us that use padding in the applique as you stitch for extra puff. This is not traditional trapunto. Connie will be starting a new series of free 6" blocks of the month. Sign up on her website to receive the free block of the month patterns and her email newsletter.

Friday, July 20, 2018 6:30 p.m

Connie Sue Haidle Applique Trunk Show

Saturday, July 21, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “A Tisket a Tasket" by Katie Hebblewhite of Granny's Legacy Patterns

This new pattern, debutig at market in November, features dimensional flowers using hand dyed wool and Valdani perle cotton in luscious colors. A kit of woolens purchased from Katie is required for this class. A matching thread kit is avaliable but not required. Patterns, wool and thread will be for sale during the class.

Information about hotel accommodations:


The classroom is off the hallway between the hotel and the casino.  Enter through the hotel front door.

Each room has a Mini Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Pot, Charging Station, and Iron and board.  There is a pool and hot tub, fitness center, elevator, and free wifi.


Cobblestone Hotel & Suites

771 Wild Rose Lane

Jefferson, IA 50129



Questions? Contact:

Contact Jennifer Perkins for fall retreat information

Contact Jennifer Bernard for information about summer 2018 workshops




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