The Kalona Quilt Show 2012! Print
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Written by Brenda Herington   
Friday, 13 April 2012 12:33

Quilts ** Quilts ** Quilts

 

For 41 years the Annual Kalona Quilt Show has been a happening in Kalona, IA. on the last weekend in April, located in the Kalona Community Center on the corner of 6th & D Ave.  Over 350 New and Antique Quilts will be on display.

This exclusive show and sale runs Thurs. Eve. April 26, 5 pm – 8 pm, Fri. April 27, 9 am – 7 pm, Sat. April 28, 9 am – 5 pm. Admission is charged.  On display will be all the latest in quilt design and use of fabric, as well as antique quilts showing the history of the art of quilting and the timeless beauty of quilts.  Many of the quilts are local Amish made, and all quilts in the show are hand quilted.  Wall hangings will be on display as well.  One block east of the Kalona Quilt Show is the Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum, housing one of the finest quilt collections and showing several new and different displays each year.  Kalona is located in the heart of an Amish community, which has influenced its rich quilting history.  To experience the world of Amish Culture and the wonderful art of quilting, visit Kalona, IA. on the last weekend in April.  The Kalona Quilt Show is sponsored by the Woodin Wheel and the Kalona Antique Co.  Along with the Quilt Show, The City of Kalona will be kicking off their New Quilt Block Walking Tour featuring 42 six foot quilt blocks done in the sidewalks throughout downtown. Check out the new revitalized look of Kalona, IA.