The Iowa Quilters Guild will meet at the Presbyterian Church in Alta on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.
Pat Patten, owner of "The Quilt Shoppe" in Alta will serve as hostess. Jo Morton of Prairie Hands Pattern Co. will teach two workshops based on 1800s style quilts.
"Rachel's Reel," a needle-turn applique quilt pattern based on an antique chintz quilt, will be taught on Friday, May 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. Morton will also give a lecture at 7 p.m. that evening entitled "Decorating with Small Quilts." On Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., she will teach a machine-piecing workshop on "Strippy Stars."
Workshop fees are $20 on Friday and $40 on Saturday, with a $5 event fee charged to non-guild members. To register for the workshops, please call Ardeth Laake at (641) 444-3835.