Weekend in Winterset • January 5

These ARE Your Grandmother’s Quilts

On Exhibit through March 12
Iowa Quilt Museum

Grandmothers’ quilts are a lifetime of hugs wrapped in thread and fabric. Help the IQM celebrate Iowa Grandmothers during their Winter exhibit – “These ARE Your Grandmother’s Quilts”. You’ll get to read 27 different stories of today’s and yesterday’s grandmothers, you’ll see a variety of quilts, from a few modern to lots of vintage and traditional, and see many photos of the creative women who stitched them. Most importantly, you’ll feel the love the grandmothers have passed along to their families and the quilting legacy they’ve inspired and influenced. Many of the featured quilts are from counties around us including Madison, Adair, and Union.

The Iowa Quilt Museum is open seven days a week. Admission is $8 or $7 for seniors.

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This Weekend

Taste of Summer

Friday • January 6 • 4:30 JH Boys/Girls, 6:00 Varsity Girls/9th Boys, 7:30 Varsity Boys
WHS Basketball

Avatar: The Way of Water

January 6 & 7• 7:00pm, January 8 • 2:00pm (this one will be presented with captions)
The Iowa Theater

Here are your final three opportunities to see Avatar: The Way of Water here in Winterset!

Jake Sully and Ney’tiri have formed a family and are doing everything to stay together. However, they must leave their home and explore the regions of Pandora. When an ancient threat resurfaces, Jake must fight a difficult war against the humans. Rated PG-13, 3hr 12 min

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Next Week

History on the Hill o’ Beans

Tuesday • January 10 • 9:00am
Madison County Historical Museum

Head up the hill to the Madison County Historical Museum lounge on Tuesday morning for a cup of coffee and a sweet treat and learn about “Patchwork of Stories”.

Musical Story Time

Wednesday • January 11 • 10:00am
Madison County Music Co at Winterset Public Library

Miss Megan from Madison County Music Co. will be back at the library Wednesday morning for a musical story time just for kids! This program will be repeated on Saturday, January 14th.


Wednesday • January 11 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at the Iowa Theater

Half off popcorn on Way Back Wednesday!

In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The town’s minor league hockey team, the Charlestown Chiefs, is doing no better. After years of failure, this will be the team’s last season. Exasperated player and coach Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) lets the club’s recent acquisitions, the Hanson Brothers, play. The brothers’ actively violent and thuggish style of play excites the fans. Dunlop retools the team, using violence to draw big crowds. 1977, Rated R, 2hr 3min

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Planning Ahead

Take away the winter doldrums during two fun events at the Iowa Quilt Museum.

Friday, January 20, 10 AM to 4 PM – Stitch In at the Museum will keep your hands busy with any stitching that doesn’t require a sewing machine! Come have some laughs with other hand stitchers among our current exhibit “These ARE Your Grandmother’s Quilts”.


Saturday, January 21, 10 AM to 2:30 PM – Quilt Appraisals and Quilt Consultations by Certified Quilt Appraiser Val Bonk. If you have a quilt that you’d love more information about or a quilt you want appraised, now is your time.

Saturday, January 21, 3 PM to 4 PM – It’s storytelling time with our Director, Carissa Heckathorn and Certified Quilt Appraiser Val Bonk. Carissa will give an overview of our Grandmother exhibit and Val will provide an in depth consultation on three exhibit quilts chosen by YOU! Keep an eye out for an opportunity to vote for these quilts. No admission for members; $20 for non-members. Families associated with the quilts in exhibit are complimentary.


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Grab some friends, family and or co-workers and get registered for the WPRD Adult COED Volleyball League: https://tinyurl.com/27h4pr52

Those who cherish Winterset’s single-screen theater for its movies, stage productions, special events, and 540-lightbulb marquee can express their love on February 4 at the theater’s first fundraising gala, titled WE [heart] THE IOWA. Tickets are $75 per person, and include an open bar, an array of savory and sweet treats catered by Petite Café, bottomless popcorn, and a screening of the classic film, “It Happened One Night,” starring Clarke Gable and Claudette Colbert. Doors open at 5:30, and the movie starts at 6:30, giving attendees plenty of time to mingle, munch, and settle in for a delightful 1934 romantic comedy.

The event is targeted at reducing The Iowa’s renovation debt and local merchants are on board with gala specials. Angel Wings & CT will take 25% off regular price dressy ensembles throughout January, up to the day of the event. “Just let our staff know you’re going to the party,” proprietor Nicole Kems said. Terri Kuhns at Village Bootery will discount selected men’s and women’s dressy shoe styles now through the day of the event by 20%. Ladies can call Salon 107 at 515-462-4247 to schedule special event hairstyling for $30. Anyone who purchases any “Love” related jewelry at B Shannon Designs on February 3rd or 4th will be treated to special handmade chocolates from Infusion Chocolates.

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The Winterset Optimist Club presented Emma Henry with a scholarship at their regular meeting on December 30. Emma is the recipient of the Ken Bassett Family Scholarship which is given to a graduating senior that is continuing their education. She is a freshman at Iowa State University, majoring in elementary education. Presenting her $1,000 scholarship from the left are: President Justin Gross, Dan Nielsen, Emma Henry, Jim Smith, and Randy McDonald. The Winterset Optimist Club supports youth and has provided scholarships for many years. Projects that support their club include the city flags project, Turkey Dinner in November and others. They meet every Friday morning at 6:45AM at Montross Café and new members are welcome.

You can also check out the community calendar page to see how events align with your own calendar!

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