Due to poor road conditions and the closure of Winterset Schools, the Iowa Quilt Museum will be CLOSED today, Tuesday, January 15th


Current Exhibit: “Waste Not, Want Not”

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

on display through January 27, 2019 — curated by Virginia Berger

Resourceful Quilters have a long history of making artistic quilts utilizing the smallest scraps and efficient piecing methods — adhering to the philosophy of “waste not, want not.”

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.

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