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 February 14, 2020

At the Iowa Quilt Museum Happy Valentine’s Day from the IQM! We love many things in our lives; quilting is one of them and this exhibit of quilts by Doreen Speckmann has a... Read More

Iowa QuiltScape for January 31, 2020

Are you going a little ‘stir crazy’ from being indoors too much? Maybe you enjoy seeing attractions when there isn’t as much of a crowd? There are lots of great reasons to visit... Read More