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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 Workshop
    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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September 2017


Summer Event


July 14th & 15th 2017

Cobblestone Hotel and Suites-Jefferson, Iowa

Our teacher and lecturer is Rita Hutchens from Sandpoint, Idaho.  Rita is an expert at imagining colorful patterns and exploring the endless design and construction options available by using strips sewn into tubes.  Tubular Strip Piecing is a totally out of the box way to think about and strip piece patterns.  It is a cross between Seminole and Bargello, with a unique twist.  It is done without paper, templates, waste or problems with the bias and can be combined with a number of different cutting techniques for creating Wedge, Kaleidoscopes, and Mirror Image patterns.

Register Online or download the registration form and send it to program chair, Jennifer Perkins.


Friday, July 14, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Totally Tubular Triangles”

Magic bias friendly tube strip piecing technique and simple formula makes long rows of triangles any angle or size, including miniature, without paper, templates, or waste.  It is easier than it looks.  Rita encourages you to tweak your brain and think in new ways about imagining and creating patterns from triangles.  Lots of information, eye candy and unique ideas for using these triangles to create borders, blocks, and components for quilts will be provided.

Workshop Fee $60.00 (non-refundable)

Supply list on her website,


Friday, July 14, 2017 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Rita Hutchens Lecture, Slides and Trunk Show

  “A Totally Tubular Journey Through Color and Pattern”

Follow Rita’s 30 year Journey in quilting, which includes the discovery of her Totally Tubular method of strip-piecing and where its roots come from.  Rita will show hundreds of possibilities, patterns and quilts she has made using this technique and spark your creativity to a new way of thinking about pattern.  Part of the presentation will include a series of animated illustrations on how to make a variety of patterns using the 3-D Totally Tubular method.  Be prepared for lots of “eye candy”.

Lecture Fee $5.00 members
Lecture Fee $10.00 non-members

Saturday, July 15, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Strip Piecing Magic:  Squares on Point and Flying Geese”

Make Squares-on-Point any size, including miniatures, without paper, templates, waste or problems with bias.  Then use a rotary cutter like a magic wand and turn the squares into Flying Geese.  Combine rows of geese to make a variety of unique patterns to use for borders, blocks, quilts, and garments.  Tubular Strip Piecing method is a cross between Seminole and Bargello.  Samples and ‘eye candy’ will spark your creativity into using this old favorite in new ways.  Process oriented class.

Workshop Fee $60.00 (non-refundable)

Supply list on her website,


Information about hotel accommodations:

There is a block of rooms reserved under IQG for the nights of Thursday and Friday, July 13 and 14. 

Queen rooms with 2 beds are $109.99, and King rooms are $119.99.

June 14 is the last day to register at the special rate.

There is a free breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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:

Jennifer Perkins

IQG Program Chair









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Iowa Quilters Guild has a link on the Quilting Pathways website.  Quilting Pathways offers interesting places & things to see and do for people who enjoy scenic travel and for the travel-minded quilter and companions.