American Genius Highway unveils new Quilt Trail Passport Theme for 2019
The Missouri Highway 36 Heritage Alliance is excited to announce the 2019 Quilt Trail Passport program. It will run from April 1 – October 1. While all the details will be coming out soon – we can reveal the biggest; the theme! The 2019 theme is Churches around the world.
In its fifth year and featuring quilt shops from across northern part of the state, the Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail is the ultimate quilting experience. The Trail was initiated to combine an appreciation for the area’s agricultural heritage, artistic talent, and regional history.
While traveling the Trail, visitors are encouraged to enjoy attractions, local shops, and restaurants. Husbands “along for the ride” will find particular interest in the “Genius” sites along the way that have made north Missouri famous.
Dubbed “The Way of American Genius” for its connection to innovative Missourians such as A.T Still, J.C Penney, and Gen. John J. Pershing, and innovations including Sliced Bread and the Pony Express, Missouri’s stretch of U.S. Highway 36 runs west to east, from St. Joseph to Hannibal.
Participants in this year’s program will find shop owners and staff who are enthusiastic to help visitors with any quilting needs, from picking out fabrics to assisting beginners with cutting the blocks. Many are offering their block in a kit to make the project easier. They all want your quilt project to be a success.
To register for the prize, quilters must complete a quilt top using all blocks and have a completely stamped passport. These both should be turned into a participating shop, where the quilter will be registered for the prize. The deadline for quilt entries is Oct. 1, 2019.
You can find updates on the Passport program on Highway 36 Heritage Alliance Facebook page.