Since the pioneer days of the American Midwest, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion, and tradition. In honor of our great state’s two hundred year anniversary, The State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Star Quilt Company, in partnership with the Missouri State Quilters Guild, teamed up to create the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt! With one quilt block to represent every Missouri county and the independent City of St. Louis, the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt showcases the unique characteristics of Missouri culture and style.


Quilt block submissions were accepted from October 8, 2018, through September 2, 2019. Multiple submissions for the same county were judged according to whether they met criteria, level of creativity and craft, and description of significance. The judging committee included representatives from Missouri Star Quilt Company, The State Historical Society of Missouri, and Missouri State Quilters Guild. All quilt block submissions will remain available for viewing at in the gallery below through 2021. 


We are happy to report that the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be on an extended tour in 2022 at the State Historical Society of Missouri six research centers across the state. In the latter part of September, 2022, the quilt will be on long-term loan for display at the Missouri Quilt Museum in Hamilton.

Andrew County Museum


Nov. 5-23


Handel Haus

Cole Camp

Dec. 2-6


Benton County Museum and Historical Society


Dec. 7-12


State Historical Society of Missouri Center for Missouri Studies


Dec. 14, 2021-Jan. 28, 2022


State Historical Society of Missouri St. Louis Research Center

St. Louis

Feb. 1-March 11, 2022


State Historical Society of Missouri Cape Girardeau Research Center

Cape Girardeau

March 15-April 29, 2022


State Historical Society of Missouri Rolla Research Center


May 3-June 14, 2022


State Historical Society of Missouri Springfield Research Center


June 15-July 29, 2022


State Historical Society of Missouri Kansas City Research Center

Kansas City

Aug. 2-Sept. 15, 2022







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