Award-Winning Highway 36 Quilt Trail

2019 Passport Program Kicks Off April 1, 2019

Providing over 200 miles of fun across Missouri’s Highway 36

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We are EXCITED to announce the Highway 36 Quilt Trail for 2019 Theme: Churches Around The World. We are VERY excited about the start of our 2019 Quilt Trail it’s just around the corner… no, it is not a April Fools joke!

When you come to our Quilt Trail Shops between April 1 and October 1 you will receive a free pattern for the block they designed. Shops will also offer kits of their block for sale to make it easy for you!
Join us on the trail, you won’t regret it!  As a bonus, we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary of the trail and we have added an AWESOME charm for the first 250 to turn in their passports this year!

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 made this route famous.

Quilt Your Way Along the “Way of American Genius”

Dubbed “The Way of American Genius” for its connection to innovative Missourians such as Walt Disney, J.C Penney, Mark Twain 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.

“It’s a win-win for our customers; the husbands love visiting our regional historic sites and the woman love the quilt shops,” says Rozanne Johnson owner of from Rosie’s Quilts in Marceline.

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 Churches Around the World Quilt project to be a success.

The American Genius Highway Quilt Trail includes terrific unique shops. Many of the businesses along the established trail are located just off Highway 36, while some are within the Highway 36 Corridor (a zone spanning 36 miles north and 36 miles south of the actual highway).

The Passport program begins April 1, 2019. Through the program, Passports can be picked up at participating quilt shops.

Visitors can collect a free pattern and get their passport stamped at each of the 15 businesses.

What a prize!

To register for the prize, quilters must complete a quilt top using all 15 blocks and have a completely stamped passport. These both should be turned in to a participating shop, where the quilter will be registered for the prize.

You can find updates and prize winners on the Passport program on the quilt trails website and the Highway 36 Heritage Alliance Facebook page.

Participating Quilt Shops are:Here are our participating shops this year:
1. Hickory Stick, Hannibal MO
2. Bits and Pieces, Hannibal MO
3. Midwest Quilt Company, Shelbina MO
4. Stitch and Clip, Lentner MO
5. Sew Creative, Salisbury MO
6. Rosies Quilting, Marceline MO
7. The Quilt Shoppe, Wheeling MO
8. Cuts and Bolts, Chillicothe MO
9. Missouri Star Quilt Co, Hamilton MO
10. Shearwood Fabrics, Jamesport MO
11. By The Yard, Rayville MO
12. Sisters Fabric Farm, Lathrop MO
13. Quilting Farmstead, Lathrop MO
14. Top Stitch Quilting, Helena MO
15. Glenda’s Sewing Cupboard, St. Joseph MO

For additional information you can call 816-233-6688.