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 May 8, 2021

2021 Madison County Airing of the Quilts Tickets on Sale Today! One-of-a-Kind Displays Get Involved Virtual Gallery Tour Admission We sincerely hope that you’ll be able to visit us at the Iowa Quilt... Read More

Iowa QuiltScape for April 26, 2021

Virtual Iowa Quiltscape: Marie Webster Tuesday, April 27th, at Twelve CST via Zoom Tomorrow will be our last Virtual Iowa Quiltscape for awhile. We’ve so enjoyed spending time with you on Tuesdays and... Read More