The Missouri State Parks Bicentennial Quilt will be at the following parks and sites during May. Please call the park or site for more information and details on how to view the quilt.
Arrow Rock State Historic Site: May 4-5
Montauk State Park: May 7-8
Current River State Park/Echo Bluff State Park: May 10-12
Robertsville State Park/Don Robinson State Park: May 14-16
Trail of Tears State Park/ Big Oak Tree State Park: May 29-31
Created by the Evening Quilters quilting group in Lincoln County, the eight potholder design quilt blocks are combined to create a 24″ x 74″ table runner depicting the different quilters thoughts of their Lincoln County Missouri home. Each block relates a specific place or happening in Lincoln County Missouri. A laminated description of each block accompanies the quilt.
The table runner is currently scheduled to be on display at the Troy Chamber of Commerce during the month of April and at the Cuivre River State Park 75 Anniversary Celebration on October 2nd. If you are interested in displaying the table runner, please contact Mary Anne Kemper via email at email@example.com.
From its earliest days, sewing and quilting have been popular 4-H projects. While the technology used may have changed, the love and care of passing knowledge and traditions to our youth has not. The Missouri 4-H Bicentennial Quilt was created from blocks sent in by 4-Hers from across the state. Each of the 8 Missouri 4-H regions were asked to submit blocks that represented the area they live in and 4-H to celebrate Missouri and its history. Missouri 4-H is grateful to the 4-H youth and their leaders for creating the quilt squares; to past 4-H director Dr. Ina Linville for her expertise in piecing the quilt together; to Appletree Quilt Center for doing the quilting; and to JOANN Fabrics for donating the fabric for the quilt. The Missouri 4-H Bicentennial Quilt will travel the state for all to see and then displayed in the 4-H Building at Missouri State Fair before returning to the Center for Youth Development on the MU Campus for anyone to visit.
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, a partner in the Bicentennial Alliance, 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.