‘Show Me Your Heritage’ on the 2021 Quilt Trail

2021 Hwy 36 Quilt Trail

The Quilt Trail Shops are excited to announce our amazing theme for 2021!

2021 Hwy 36 Quilt Trail

As many of you may know, 2021 marks the Bicentennial of Missouri. We are SEW proud of our state and want to join in on their 200 year celebration, so our theme this year is “Show Me” Your Heritage!

The quilt will be called Heritage Stars.

‘We are taking a bit of a departure this year and trying something new,’ said Sandra Austin, owner of By The Yard Quilt Shop in Rayville.  ‘This year’s quilt is one cohesive pattern making a beautiful and popular star pattern quilt.”  Instead of individual quilt blocks assembled at the sewer’s discretion, the 2021 quilt is a cohesive pattern.

Participants start with a Passport brochure that can be picked up at any of our participating quilt shop and then visit each of fourteen shops to collect patterns and stamps.  This year you can also buy a kit at each store to make their quilt block.

The Highway 36 Quilt Trails takes place every year and runs April through October. The trail spans the Highway 36 corridor in North Missouri, from Hannibal to St. Joseph.  Participants completing their quilt receive a unique charm and will be entered to win prizes.


Grand Prize: 200 Fat Quarters Provided by Northcott Fabrics
Second Prize: A basket of Notions provided by Vendors



The Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail 2021 Passport promotion begins Thursday, April 1 through Saturday, October 30, 2021. Passports may be acquired at participating quilt shops or click here for a printable copy. Participant Information Form must be entirely filled out before the shop will stamp the passport. One person, one passport. Each shop will stamp the passport confirming the customer has entered the shop.
Participants may collect a free pattern and get their passports stamped at each of the 14 quilt shops. Each shop will offer a block kit for sale. To be eligible to win the 2021 Quilt Top Challenge, each participant:

  • Must use all fourteen blocks
  • Follow the pattern
  • Use the designated Northcott fabrics.


Option 1. The Quilt Top Challenge
Take your completed pieced top to a Highway 36 Quilt Shop OR your local quilt shop. Ask the quilt shop to take a photo of you with your quilt top and email the photo along with your name to Meg@missouriquiltco.com. Then we ask that you submit your completed passport to the address below by February 15, 2022 to be included in this year’s prize drawing being held in March of 2022. Winners will be contacted by phone and on Facebook.

Mail Completed Passports to:
Meg Gazaway
RE: Hwy 36 Quilt Trail
407 E. McGaughy
Hamilton, MO 64644

Option 2. The Charm Challenge
Submit a photocopy of both sides of this passport to receive a limited edition “Show Me Your Heritage” charm, designed specifically for the 2021 Highway 36 Quilt Trail to commemorate Missouri’s Bicentennial. The first 250 participants who submit their completed, stamped passport will receive this unique, beautiful charm.

Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail is brought to you by Missouri Highway 36 Heritage Alliance.
Thank you for exploring the Highway 36 Quilt Trail during Missouri’s Bicentennial!