Save The Date for June 5-8, 2024 | Winterset, Iowa

THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Iowa Quilt Museum at our annual fundraiser the 2023 Iowa Quilt Festival. Thank you to our volunteers. This doesn’t happen without your participation. Thank you to our sponsors. Thank you to our instructors. Thank you to our Board for their limitless support. Thank you to our staff for making sure our guests have a great experience, holding down the fort, and doing it all with so much positivity. Thank you to the community of Winterset and the business owners who display quilts in their stores. Thank you to the Madisonian for putting together a story about the event. Thank you to Leslie Allen for taking these photos. Thank you, everyone.

We had fun and hope you did too! Here are just a few photos of the day.

Airing of the Quilts

From the famous Bridges of Madison County to our wineries, we’ll have quilts displayed throughout Madison County on Saturday, June 8.

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We have a variety of classes to broaden your quilting knowledge. Classes will take place June 5-7, 2024 throughout Winterset, Iowa.

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Special Events

Quilts, Wine & What Ifs

Friday, June 7

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. 

Covered Bridges Quilters Guild Quilt Show

Friday, June 7 – 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday, June 8 – 9 am to 4:00 pm

Visit our local quilt guild’s 2o23 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.

Buy Tickets

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.

We’ve set up a room block at the Cobble Stone Inn & Suites in Winterset for the 2023 Iowa Quilt Festival. The rate is $139.99 per night.

Call 515-462-4889 to book a room and tell them it’s for the 2023 Iowa Quilt Festival. Or book a room online.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Tony & Jeanne Jacobson