Due to wintery weather the closure of Winterset Schools, the Iowa Quilt Museum will be closed today, January 11th.

Current Exhibit

Feed Sack Quilts is on display through April 15th

This may be our most ‘colorful’ exhibit to date. Not just because of the color in the quilts, but because we’re pushing the envelope of what an exhibit looks like at the Iowa Quilt Museum. This display not only includes examples of quilts made from feed sack material but also authentic feed sacks themselves and clothing, dolls, and other utility items made from feed sacks.

Four quilts are hanging from the ceiling so that visitors can view both the fronts and the backs. The exhibit also includes fourteen custom bound volumes of curator Linzee McCray’s book, “Feedsacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric”. Many of the book bindings feature antique feed sacks and all are stunningly unique.

Future Exhibits

April 17 – July 29, 2018 – Playing with Purpose: A Victoria Findlay Wolfe Retrospective

July 31 – October 14, 2018 – Blue Ribbon Quilts of the Iowa State Fair

October 16, 2018 – January 27, 2019 – 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.

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