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.


The Latest from Iowa QuiltScape

Iowa QuiltScape for July 23, 2021

Hello from the Iowa Quilt Museum! We know that inboxes are really full these days so ‘THANK YOU’ for taking a moment to open and read this message! We’re excited to share some... Read More

Iowa QuiltScape for July 2, 2021

Exhibit Reception & Online Lecture Saturday • July 10th • 10:30 reception, 12:00 Lecture (CDT)No charge for receptionRead below for lecture ticket information In light of the major improvements in COVID cases and... Read More