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.

Visit the Madison County Chamber of Commerce website and find more ways to enjoy your visit to Winterset!

Current Hours

Hours change seasonally in April and November

10:00 – 4:00 Tuesday– Saturday
12:00 – 4:00 Sunday
Closed Mondays

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

Doreen Speckmann Retrospective

January 7th – April 5th, 2020

On display for the first time since her untimely death in 1999, this exhibit will feature quilts by noted teacher Doreen Speckmann.

Man Made

April 7th – July 5th, 2020

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 Brackmann and Deb Rowden.