When the statue was first unveiled, it rece…

When the statue was first unveiled, it received almost universal derision. Standing over three-hundred-and-eighty feet tall, it dwarfed the next-tallest structure, the grain elevator on the south of town, by almost two-hundred feet. But over time, “Quilted Beige” became a local landmark, putting Harmony, Iowa on the map. “It’s an eyesore, sure,” says Mayor Bernie Banks. “But it’s our eyesore.”