You get one chance every year to admire quilts on the famous “Covered Bridges of Madison County, in Winterset, Iowa. That chance is during our Airing of the Quilts event on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 9:30 AM – 4 PM, showcasing over 250 quilts. Meander through the rolling hills of Madison County, Iowa, to find your own creative inspiration at each of our quilt displays. From our historic downtown to the famous Covered Bridges, visitors will surely find a favorite or two among our outdoor quilt festival.

If you’ve registered for the event, you will receive an email a week or two before the Airing of the Quilts with more information about events and a map of where the quilts and other events are taking place.

Tickets are $20.

Purchase online or at the Iowa Quilt Museum on June 3, 2023.

Airing of the Quilts
Central Iowa Modern Quilt Guild

Cedar Covered Bridge

We are thrilled to have The Central Iowa Modern Quilt Guild at the 2023 Airing of the Quilts in the Cedar Covered Bridge.

The Central Iowa Modern Quilt Guild (CIAMQG) develops and encourages the art and craft of modern quilting through educational and philanthropic opportunities.

Selections from QuiltCon

Cutler-Donohoe Covered Bridge

See top-tier quilts from QuiltCon 2023 a popular Modern Quilt Guild juried show.

Presented by The Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. Each year, thousands of attendees come to see hundreds of modern quilts on display, including a juried quilt show with entries from MQG members around the world.

Iowa Quilt Museum Committee Member Quilts

Holliwell Covered Bridge

You’ll get to see a variety of quilts made by the Iowa Quilt Museum’s committee members quilts. These quilts will range from traditional, modern, and art quilts.

Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild

Madison County Winery

Marvel over the Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild quilts at the beautiful Madison County Winery and then grab a glass of wine while you take in the gorgeous Iowa landscape.


Winterset Art Center

We will select a quilt artist to showcase their pieces at our charming Winterset ARt Center.

Ricky Tims

Iowa Quilt Museum

Your Airing of the Quilts ticket also gets you in to see our Timestamps exhibit showcasing Ricky Tim’s quilts over his career.

Quilts of Valor

American Legion Green Rogers Post #184

Quilts of Valor is headquartered in Winterset, Iowa! Take a look at quilts given to our local military heroes in the American Legion Hall located at 221 N 1st Ave, Winterset, IA.


Parishioner’s Quilts and Lunch

More to come.

Tony Jacobson’s Quilts

McBroom Barn

A regular stop on the Iowa Barn Foundation tour in the Fall, the McBroom barn will feature quilts made by Tony Jacobson from Piece Works Quilt Shop and a Board Member of the Iowa Quilt Museum.

Patriotic Quilts

Monument Park

Feel the spirit of America at Monument Park where we’ll show 8-10 patriotic quilts.


United Methodist Church

More to come.


Winterset Library

More to come.