The Kalona Days Celebration takes place on Friday and Saturday June 19 and 20 in Kalona. Dave Finley, Kalona Days Co-Chairperson says the streets will be filled with food, arts & crafts vendors, a parade, games, contests, rides and childrens activities. He says this year marks the celebration of Kalona’s 130th birthday, in honor of this occasion, and because Kalona is the Quilt Capital of Iowa as well as the largest Amish settlement west of the Mississippi we will be attempting to make the worlds largest quilt cake. Finley says a standard 9 x 13 decorated sheet cake will be used as individual quilt squares. The cake squares will be assembled into large quilt patterns. The Kalona Days team will seam the many cakes together with colored icing piped on to tie the quilt squares together. Finley says after assembling the quilt, judges will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash awards to the most creatively decorated cakes.