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

“Stitched Through Time: A History of Quilting”

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 August 9th, 2019

Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair! Now through August 18th It’s State Fair time here in Iowa which means that hundreds of exceptional quilts are on display on the second floor of... Read More

Iowa QuiltScape for August 4th, 2019

Congratulations to Marianne Fons & Liz Porter! Earlier this month, Marianne Fons & Liz Porter were inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame. We’re so proud of them and the fact that they... Read More