Sesquicentennial celebration

Iowa State 150th Logo


If you'd like to get involved in the ISU 150th celebration, e-mail, or contact any member of the implementation committee.

Contest winners announced at Iowa State Fair

Two quilt contests that celebrate Iowa State's 150th anniversary are part of the Iowa State Fair (Aug. 9-19) in Des Moines. All quilts in the contest are on display on the second floor of the Varied Industries Building.


Double winner

A quilt created by Sharon Wasteney of Ellston, Iowa, earned first place (and $150) in the Iowa State University quilt category. The quilt also earned the prestigious President's Award. The award, which includes $75, goes to the state fair board president's favorite among all the entries in the fabric and threads division.

block quilt

On the auction block

Numerous quilters submitted individual quilt squares for the ISU sesquicentennial block quilt contest. Thirty-five blocks were selected and sewn together to construct the Iowa State University Sesquicentennial Block Quilt. The quilt will be sold at the Iowa State Fair Wood Carver's Auction in the Penningroth Media Center inside the Cattle Barn on Aug. 19. Those who cannot attend the auction can put a bid on the quilt by sending e-mail to Dorothy Faidley. The ISU quilt will be the finale to the auction, which starts at 3:30 p.m.

State fair fabrics and threads division superintendent Dorothy Faidley, Colfax, supervised construction of the block contest quilt.