We are Open!

Because COVID-19 is still circulating, we will be taking extra precautions to keep our staff, volunteers and guests as safe as possible while they are visiting the Iowa Quilt Museum

Contactless Transactions

When you purchase your admission or an item from the gift shop, you’ll be able to do so with out having contact with our staff or our cash register. We will not ask for signatures and you will be able to insert your own credit card. We prefer credit transactions for this reason, but will still accept cash or check.

Cleaning & Sanitizing

We will increase our cleaning and sanitizing procedures as directed by the CDC and the EPA. High-frequency touch surfaces such as the counter top and door handles will be sanitized between each guest as often as is possible.


All of our staff and volunteers will wear masks that cover the mouth and nose while they are in contact with visitors. We strongly encourage visitors to wear masks, but will not require it.

Gallery Procedures

Guests are asked to maintain a distance of six-feet between themselves and other visitors or IQM staff members. Additionally, guests will be asked to follow a one-way path through the gallery.


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

10:00 – 5:00 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

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?”