Thank you for traveling the Trail! We can't wait to see you in 2020!

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The 2019 Quilt Trail promotion has concluded.

Explore the Award-Winning Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail!

Quilt Trail 2020 will be here before you know it. Check back often for important updates and announcements!

Presented by The Way of American Genius and the Missouri Highway 36 Heritage Alliance

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Stained glass church windows

2019: Churches Around the World

15 quilt shops, 15 churches, endless possibilities. Witness the imaginative brilliance of each shop's design and collect free patterns to create your own Churches Around the World quilt.  Like the fabric we used?  Kits are available for purchase at each shop.

Selection of fabrics

Divine Inspiration

From sample blocks to quilt tops, the quilt shops of the Missouri Hwy 36 Quilt Trail present numerous opportunities to spark your creative genius. You'll find quilts, unique fabrics, expert instruction, and a wealth of knowledge along the trail. Where will this journey of discovery lead you?


Make the most of your trip! Explore local festivals, learn about special events, and discover even more reasons to fall in love with Missouri. This list is by no means exhaustive.

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Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail map

Over 200 miles of adventure

Discover all Missouri Highway 36 has to offer


Missouri Highway 36. The CKC Expressway.  The Apian Way of America.  The four lane stretch of road from Hannibal to Saint Joseph, Missouri, about an hour north of Highway 70 has been called many things in its history.  Let us explain why you should care about this Highway that is unlike others.

The Way of American Genius.

The name is grand.  Don’t worry, we live up to it.

Missouri Highway 36 has sparked some of this country’s great innovations and innovators, and the people and ideas continue to make their mark.  There are so many great things along this stretch of Missouri road that you might think it’s impossible to see them all. This is Highway 36, we don’t deal with “impossible.”

There's mo' to MO than meets the eye.

Welcome to Missouri’s stretch of Highway 36, “The Way of American Genius.” Mark Twain. Walt Disney. The guys who invented sliced bread. The home of the Pony Express. They all have ties to this four-lane road in northern Missouri. 

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