The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be on display on the Third Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University beginning next Wednesday, June 15th, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. CDT. This reception is free and open to the public.
Since the pioneer days of the American Midwest, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion, and tradition. The multi-state Ozarks Region has a rich history of quilts, quilting, and quilters.
In honor of Missouri’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.
This historic quilt will be on display at the SHSMO Springfield Research Center from June 15 to July 29, 2022. See the Bicentennial Quilt in Springfield before it moves to its new home at the Missouri Quilt Museum in fall 2022!