Author: Melissa Larsen

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Nonprofit of the Month: Iowa Quilt Museum

A favorite of sewists and visual arts aficionados, the Iowa Quilt Museum, based in Winterset, sets out to promote appreciation of the art of quilting. Here, Carissa Heckathorn, director, discusses the museum’s first-ever Iowa Quilt Festival, a three-day event with nationally known instructors taking place this summer.

the iowa theater

Nonprofit of the Month: The Iowa Theater

Winterset-based The Iowa Theater is a historic, multi-use nonprofit movie theater and performance space, inviting visitors and locals alike to gather and be entertained. Marianne Fons discusses what the theater means to its community and the nonprofit’s upcoming Valentine’s Day gala.

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Fab Philanthropists

Whether it be donating vital sign-monitoring (and potentially life-saving) devices for infants, providing therapeutic services for women survivors of violence or volunteering their time at a variety of impactful organizations, this philanthropy-minded group is showing up for Iowa and its communities in a big way.