The Iowa Quilt Museum welcomes quilters, quilt lovers, history buffs, and all appreciators of American art and culture.


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.


Our mission is to promote appreciation of the American quilt and the art of quilting through displays of quilts and information about quilt history.

The Latest from Iowa QuiltScape

Iowa QuiltScape for December 13, 2019

A Fons & Porter Homecoming On Exhibit through Sunday, January 5th Only three weeks remain in which to see our current exhibit, A Fons & Porter Homecoming, which displays some of the greatest... Read More

Iowa QuiltScape for November 22, 2019

A Fons & Porter HomecomingOn Exhibit through Sunday, January 5th Current Hours: Tuesday – Saturday • 10:00 – 4:00Sundays • Noon – 4:00Closed Mondays This exhibit displays some of the greatest works of Marianne... Read More