Quilt trail 2020: It's a Garden Party!

Quilt trail 2020: It's a Garden Party!

Quilt trail 2020: It's a Garden Party!Quilt trail 2020: It's a Garden Party!



Safety & Awareness

Your safety is our priority. We're currently brainstorming ways to adapt during these trying times. Check back soon for more information.

Date Change

The Highway 36 Quilt Trail will be held May 1st through November 1st.

Glenda's Sewing Cupboard

Glenda's Sewing Cupboard in St. Joseph is temporarily closed, but is still accepting online and phone orders. 

Midwest Quilt Company

Midwest Quilt Company in Shelbina is now closed Mon-Weds, open Thurs-Fri 9-5 and-Sat 9-1.

The Quilt Shoppe

The Quilt Shoppe in Wheeling is now open by appointment only.

Sew Creative

Sew Creative in Salisbury is taking calls but is temporarily closed for business. 

Stitch & Clip

Stitch & Clip in Lentner, MO is open during normal business hours. 

By the Yard

By The Yard in Rayville is temporarily closed but still offering curbside service by appointment (call first) and free shipping.

Quilting Farmstead

Quilting Farmstead in Lathrop is closed on Mondays. Online shopping, shipping, and curbside pickup are available. 

More shop updates to follow

Please know that all the shops along the Highway 36 Quilt Trail are doing everything they can to both ensure your safety and also keep you quilting.

Keep calm and quilt on!



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? 


Make the Most of Your Trip

The Highway 36 Quilt Trail runs from April 1st to October 1st, 2020. Be sure to check the calendar for special hours and local events! More will be added all the time!

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! 


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.

No upcoming events.

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?

Drop us a line!

Discover the Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail