Map of Saturday’s Quilt Display. A printed copy is available at the museum.

June 1-4, 2022 | Winterset, Iowa

The Airing of the Quilts is the Iowa Quilt Museum‘s annual fundraiser, with hundreds of quilts displayed all over our community on Saturday, June 4. We hang quilts in several of our famous Covered Bridges, at our City Park, at the Madison County Historical Complex, the Winterset Public Library, the Art Center, on fences, on porches, in shop windows, everywhere! Tickets for the Airing are $20 and get you into tons of displays, and for an extra $5 you can go to our local quilt guild’s quilt show at the elementary school. 

Special Events

How to Make An American Quilt at The Iowa Theater

Thursday, June 2 at 7 PM

Take in “How to Make an American Quilt” starring Winona Ryder at Winterset’s historic and charming Iowa Theater.  Finn is a young graduate student, finishing a master’s thesis, and preparing for marriage to her fiancé Sam. But thoughts of the end of the free life, and a potential summer fling, intrude. She goes home to her grandmother, where, over the making of her wedding gift by a group of quilting-bee friends, laughter, bickering, love, and advice lead her toward a more open-eyed examination of her course.

The Iowa Theater concession offers beer, wine, soda products, coffee, water and popcorn with REAL butter. It’s a real treat!

Watch this trailer to see more about the movie.

Buy Your Tickets

Quilts, Wine & What Ifs

Friday, June 3

5:00 to 7:00 pm

Tony Jacobson, nationally known quilt designer and Creative Director for Piece Works Quilt Shop in Winterset, will be presenting his program Quilting: the Art of What If. In this hour-long presentation, he will present around 40 quilts showing you how different the same pattern can look by changing the colors, style of fabrics, and even switching up the values of the fabrics used in the background and the main prints.

Piece Works Quilt Shop will be supplying gift bags for all those who pre-register for the program. There will also be door prizes given throughout the night. Covered Bridges Winery will supply a glass of wine (or beverage of your choice) and an individual charcuterie plate for all who pre-register as well. 

Get Your Tickets!

Covered Bridges Quilters Guild Quilt Show

Friday, June 3 – 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday, June 4 – 9 am to 4:00 pm

Visit our local quilt guild’s 2o22 Quilt Show at the Winterset Elementary School.

On display are a variety of quilts made by the members of the guild and they’ll also have their show garage sale to purchase great quilting supplies at a discount.

You can purchase $5 tickets the day of the event or add it onto your Airing of the Quilts ticket.

Charming Winterset, Iowa offers a variety of places to stay while attending the Airing of the Quilts quilt festival. From Air BnB’s, hotels and bed and breakfasts, there is something for everyone.

-Overnight Stay with fantastic courthouse view
-Perfect for a group of creative people wanting to gather and have a space close to all the activities
-116 N 1st Ave  Winterset, IA 50273

We’ve set up a room block at the Cobble Stone Inn & Suites in Winterset for the 2022 Airing of the Quilts. The rate is $119 per night.

Call 515-462-4889 to book a room and tell them its for the 2022 Airing of the Quilts taking place Saturday, June 4.

Thank you to our sponsors!