Featuring rotating exhibits of historic & contemporary quilts


Just a short scenic drive from Des Moines via Interstates 80 or 35, Winterset is a picturesque and historic community. The Iowa Quilt Museum is located on the South side of the town square in a building that used to house a JC Penney store.

April 1 – October 31
10:00 – 5:00 Monday– Saturday
12:00 – 4:00 Sunday

November 1 – March 31
10:00 – 4:00 Monday– Saturday
12:00 – 4:00 Sunday

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday.

Closing at 1:00 on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

If Winterset Community Schools close for inclement weather, we will also close.

$8.00 for Adults
$7.00 for Seniors, Veterans and Active Military
$5.00 for Children (ages 3-12)
$5.00 for Students (including undergraduate and graduate) with ID 
Free for Members

Touring the museum usually takes about 45 minutes, depending on whether or not you want to read all of the signage.

Admission for Groups of 20+ is $5 per visitor. Learn more about bringing a group to the Iowa Quilt Museum by selecting the Group Tours tab at left.

Yours Truly

We’re featuring 30 of quilting legend Marti Michell’s quilts from June 28 to September 25, 2022. Marti grew up in Mitchellville, Iowa where she was an active 4-H’er. She graduated from Iowa State and started her Yours Truly business in 1972. Over the years she has created quilt kits, fabric lines, patterns, an array of quilting templates, and published quilting books.

Our exhibit features quilts from every decade and highlights Marti’s extensive knowledge of business and the quilting industry.

Additional Local Attractions

Award-winning Downtown Shopping District
Piece Works Quilt Shop
Ben Franklin Store with great quilting section
Bridges of Madison County
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Madison County Historical Complex
Covered Bridges Scenic Byway
And Much More!

Admission for groups of 20 or more is $6 per person.

In order to have adequate staff on hand, we appreciate advanced notice for group tours.

Groups can schedule a guided gallery walk with Marianne Fons. Cost is $150 per group. Subject to availability. Contact Museum Director Carissa Heckathorn: director@IowaQuiltMuseum.org

The Iowa Quilt Museum gift shop offers a wide variety of quilting-related items and gifts. Many of the pieces in our shop are hand-made by local quilters and artists. There’s no doubt that you can find a unique souvenir for yourself or a gift for someone else.