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


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



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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.


The Latest from Iowa QuiltScape

Iowa QuiltScape for October 8, 2020

Beautiful Simplicity: Two Color Quilts Now on Exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum In these twenty-five quilts from the collection of the International Quilt Museum, makers and collectors alike have recognized the striking... Read More

Iowa QuiltScape for September 28, 2020

Current Hours at the IQM Monday – Saturday • 10:00am – 5:00pmSundays • Noon – 4:00pm We encourage the wearing of masks, especially while in our gift shop. We are also asking guests to... Read More