Our second stop in Iowa was the Iowa Quilt Museum. My sister is a quilter, so I happened to see their brown “point of interest” on the highway as we approached the exit and I said, “Hey, there’s an Iowa quilt museum.”
And she said, “We should stop.”
“Really?” says I.
“No…yes. Let’s go.”
So I took the exit and we wandered down to Winterset, Iowa, about twenty minutes off the interstate. The quilt museum is in an old J.C. Penney store (as you can see from the tile mosaic in their entrance), right on the town square of the Madison County seat.
As in the Bridges of Madison County Madison County.
We didn’t go see any of the bridges though. (To be fair, my sister offered, but I have seen covered bridges in Pennsylvania and as cool as they are, I didn’t need to see more.)
The quilt museum was really very lovely, but even more amazing was the quilt shop a few stores down from it. The woman who runs it was lovely and she and my sister bonded for close to an hour over fabric and sewing machines.
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