The Iowa Quilt Museum welcomes quilters, quilt lovers, history buffs, and all appreciators of American art and culture. Our mission is to promote appreciation of the American quilt and the art of quilting through displays of quilts and information about quilt history.

Located on the south side of the town square in historic Winterset, Iowa—birthplace of John Wayne, county seat of Madison County, home of the Bridges of Madison County—our unique space occupies a storefront that was for many years a JC Penney local branch. The museum offers changing exhibits—three to four per year—of American quilts both vintage and new.


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Iowa QuiltScape for April 18, 2021

Virtual Iowa Quiltscape: Quilts that Migrate Tuesdays at Twelve CST via Zoom If you follow the Iowa Quilt Museum on Facebook you may remember the post pictured here from back in December. This... Read More

Iowa QuiltScape for April 5, 2021

Virtual Iowa Quiltscape Tuesdays at Twelve CST via Zoom We continue to meet up via Zoom every Tuesday at Twelve (CST) to share stories about quilts, quilters and more! This Tuesday, April 6th,... Read More