2023 Missouri Star Quilts

7 DAY TOUR FEATURING THE MISSOURI STAR QUILT CO.
June 14 - 20, 2023

Tour Begins in Kansas City, Missouri and Ends in Omaha, Nebraska

$2,550 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$825 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

6 NIGHTS
Hotel accommodations, including baggage handling

8 MEALS
American breakfast (B) daily, 2 dinners (D)

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Return transportation to Omaha Airport (OMA) | 2:00 PM arrival

PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Meeting
  • Historic Hotel Phillips
  • Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival
  • Old City Market, Kansas City
  • Missouri Star Quilt Company
  • Missouri Quilt Museum
  • Hamilton Quilt Murals
  • Amish Country Store
  • Historic Winterset, Iowa
  • Iowa Quilt Museum
  • Bridges of Madison County Covered Bridge Tour
  • Piece Works Quilt Shop
  • International Quilt Museum Guided Tour
  • IQSC Preservation Room Tour
  • Cosmic Cow Fabrics and Quilting
  • Country Sampler Quilt Shop
  • Old Market, Omaha
  • Customary Farewell Dinner
  • Eight Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Hand Selected Hotels

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Hotel Phillips, A Hilton Curio Collection

CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI
Fairfield Inn & Suites

DES MOINES, IOWA
Des Moines Marriott Downtown

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
Hilton Garden Inn Lincoln Haymarket

Shop ‘til you drop at 12 themed quilting shops in Hamilton, the Disneyland of Quilting and home of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Meet quilting superstars and go behind the scenes at the International Quilt Museum.

Day 1

Arrive Kansas City – Tour Begins

Arrive in Kansas City and check into centrally located Hotel Phillips, our home for two nights. Greet fellow quilt-lovers and your Tour Manager at the Evening Welcome Meeting.

Day 2

Kansas City

After breakfast (included daily), step into the kaleidoscope of the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival to marvel at quilts and shop for luscious fabrics and needlework supplies. Quilts from the legendary Kansas City Star blocks have been made worldwide, and for the past 80+ years “Kansas City” has been a familiar name to quilters across the globe. This evening, explore the Power & Light district or relax at our hotel’s hidden speakeasy. B

Day 3

Kansas City – Hamilton

Depart for Hamilton, a quilter’s dream town known as the “Disneyland of Quilting” and home of Missouri Star Quilt Company. Shop ‘til you drop at Batik Boutique, Kids & Baby and more than 10 other themed quilters’ shops in the heart of downtown. Next, at the Missouri Quilt Museum, explore the exhibits of antique sewing machines, vintage buttons, thimbles, and toy sewing machines, after admiring quilts from their permanent collection and traveling exhibition. B, D

Day 4

Hamilton – Jamesport – Des Moines

Travel to Jamesport, Missouri, in the heart of Amish country, where our guide reveals Amish homes and farms, country shops and stores, the sawmill, and an Amish school. You’ll have time for lunch on your own and to visit the shops and bakeries located downtown. Later, unwind at the Managers Reception at our Des Moines hotel before exploring downtown for dinner on your own. B

Day 5

Des Moines – Winterset – Lincoln

In Winterset, Iowa, visit Piece Works Quilt Shop, the original shop of legendary Marianne Fons and Liz Porter. Next door at the Iowa Quilt Museum, you’ll have time to admire the quilts in their ever-changing displays and exhibitions. After independent shopping and lunch, a guide leads a tour of the covered bridges that immortalized Winterset in The Bridges of Madison County. Arriving in Lincoln, Nebraska, there’s free time for dinner and exploring the Haymarket area. B

Day 6

Lincoln

At the International Quilt Museum, we’ve arranged a guided tour of the museum, exhibitions, and preservation laboratory. After exploring the museum, shop for luscious quilting cottons at Cosmic Cow Fabrics and Quilting. There’s a post office run before we gather to share memories and addresses with new friends at our customary Farewell Dinner. B, D

Day 7

Lincoln – Omaha – Tour Ends

Visit Country Sampler quilt shop for last-minute fabric finds, then enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in Omaha’s Old Market before transferring to the airport and beginning the journey home. B

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