Missouri Bicentennial Quilt in Hamilton: Opening Reception

Oct
18
1:00 pm
Where

Missouri Quilt Museum
300 E Bird Street
Hamilton, MO 64644

Where

Missouri Quilt Museum
300 E Bird Street
Hamilton, MO 64644

Join us in Hamilton to celebrate the opening of the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt exhibit at the Missouri Quilt Museum on October 18 at 1 p.m.

Making its final stop here, the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be on long-term exhibition at the Missouri Quilt Museum, along with the Missouri 4-H Bicentennial Quilt and a rotation of county quilts from around the state. The 4-H Bicentennial Quilt and a special quilt from Caldwell County will also be available for viewing during the October 18 reception.

The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt features a block from each of Missouri’s 114 counties and the independent city of St. Louis showcasing the diversity of Missouri’s culture, people and geography. To honor Missouri’s 200 years of statehood, the State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO), Missouri Star Quilt Company and the Missouri State Quilters Guild teamed up to find quilters for each quilt block. Quilters from across the state submitted 6.5 x 6.5-inch blocks to represent the county where the live or have a connection. The Missouri Star Quilt Company stitched the blocks together and gave the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt its final look.

The Missouri 4-H Bicentennial Quilt celebrates the rich history of Missouri 4-H. Created by hands of 4-H members, volunteers and supporters, each block represents 4-H and different parts of Missouri. The quilt top was pieced together by past Missouri 4-H Director and avid quilt maker Ina Linville. The quilt has toured with the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt with display stops, including the Missouri State Fair.