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, are teaming up to create the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt! Using one quilt block from each and every Missouri county and the independent City of St. Louis, we’re looking to create a quilt featuring 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 the bottom of this page through 2021. Blocks selected for the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt are indicated in the gallery.
Missouri Star Quilt Company will assemble the blocks into a quilt, which will then be shown at events statewide during the Missouri Bicentennial! Watch this space for more information about the exhibition schedule.