Iowa Quilt Museum

68 E. Court Avenue, Winterset, IA 50273


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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—the unique space occupies a storefront that was for many years a JC Penney local branch. 

With the mission to promote appreciation of the American quilt and the art of quilting through displays of quilts and information about quilt history, 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.