You can still visit the Iowa Quilt Museum by making an appointment!
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Just a short scenic drive from Des Moines via Interstates 80 or 35, Winterset is a picturesque and historic community. The Iowa Quilt Museum is located on the South side of the town square in a building that used to house a JC Penney store.

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Current Hours

Hours change seasonally in April and November

10:00 – 4:00 Monday– Saturday
12:00 – 4:00 Sunday

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday.
Closing at 1:00 on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

If Winterset Community Schools close for inclement weather, we will also close.


$6.00 for Adults, $4.00 for Children (ages 3-12) 

Free for Members – Learn more about membership!

Admission for Groups of 20+ is $5 per visitor. In order to secure adequate staffing, we greatly appreciate advanced notice of group tours.

Future Exhibits

Man Made

April 7th – July 5th, 2020

Although quilting is an artistic field historically dominated by women, this exhibit features quilts designed and made by men such as Jack Edson, Kaffe Fassett & Ricky Tims, to name a few. Well known designer Tony Jacobson, curator of this show, is a founding member of the Iowa Quilt Museum Board of Directors.In a woman-dominated artistic field, this exhibit will feature quilts made by men.

Out of Control

July 7th – October 4th, 2020

Wild quilts from the collections of Barbara Brackman & Deb Rowden, two Kansas collectors with a special affinity for the “odd,” will populate this exhibit. The patterns, color choices, designs, and even the workmanship will have us wondering, “What was she thinking?”