It's a Garden Party in 2020!

Quilt Trail Updates


Are shops open?

Many of our shops are open for in-store business. Some require the use of masks. Please check each shop's page for current hours of operation.

Have kits shipped directly to your home!

Travel this year's Garden Party Quilt Trail from the comfort of home! Although most of our wonderful stores are open, each shop's kit is available for purchase by phone, email, or online!

New Timeline

The Trail begins online starting May 18th. FREE patterns are available in shops only. Free patterns from our closed stores will be made available in other shops.

Planning Your Trip

Find all the information you'll need to plan your 2020 Quilt Trail adventure by clicking the link below!



2020: How does your garden grow?

14 quilt shops, 14 blocks, endless possibilities. Witness the imaginative brilliance of each shop's design and collect free patterns to create your own "It's a Garden Party!" quilt.  Like the fabrics we used?  Kits are available for purchase at each shop.


Cultivate Inspiration

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


Get your motor running and head out on the highway - Highway 36, that is! Download your copy of the official 2020 Quilt Trail Map here and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.


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. 



While Supplies Last!

Show off your love of the Highway 36 Quilt Trail by purchasing one of these limited edition charms! 

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Highway 36 Quilt Trail, this charm looks great on a bracelet or in a shadow box. Why not sew one to your Churches Around the World quilt? What a great way to commemorate all your Quilt Trail adventures!

Only $5.50 and that includes shipping! Call or email Michelle Ratley at Midwest Quilt Company to get yours today! 

Quilt Trail 2019

thank you

We couldn't have done it without you!

Quilt Trail 2019, Churches Around the World, was a success of biblical proportions! On behalf of all the quilt shops on the Highway 36 Quilt Trail, thank you for supporting us and we can't wait to see you again this year!

Questions? Comments?

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Discover the Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail