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 September 13th, 2019

On Display at the Iowa Quilt Museum Stitched Through Time: A History of Quilting Current Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sundays 12-4 This exhibit features some stunning examples of historical quilts and will only be... Read More

Iowa QuiltScape for September 4th, 2019

On Display at the Iowa Quilt Museum Letters from the Past It’s ‘Back to School’ time and kids and teachers everywhere are sharpening pencils and practicing their penmanship. Show them the picture of... Read More