2022 Missouri Star Quilts

7 DAY TOUR FEATURING THE MISSOURI STAR QUILT CO.
June 12 - 18, 2022 & June 19 - 25, 2022

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

$2,350 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$825 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

6 NIGHTS
hotel accommodations, including porterage

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

  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Arabia Steamboat Museum
  • Kansas City Shop-Hop
  • City Market Shopping, Kansas City
  • Hamilton, Missouri
  • Missouri Star Quilt Co.
  • Missouri Star Trunk Show & Dinner
  • Missouri Quilt Museum
  • Iowa Quilt Museum
  • Bridges of Madison County Tour
  • Piece Works Quilt Shop
  • International Quilt Museum
  • IQM Preservation Room Tour
  • Country Sampler Quilt Shop
  • Old Market Shopping, Omaha
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Souvenir Tote Bag
  • Baggage Handling
  • 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), tour Arabia Steamboat Museum with a guide to see sunken treasures recovered from the Missouri River. Stop at City Market for shopping and lunch on your own before visiting quilt shops on a Kansas City Shop Hop. Perhaps choose one of the Power & Light district barbecue restaurants this evening, then explore the area with our Tour Manager.

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. Visit the Missouri Quilt Museum before shopping at Batik Boutique, Kids & Baby and 10 other themed quilters’ shops in the heart of downtown. After a backstage dinner, take your reserved seat for our Trunk Show to learn the ABC’s of the Missouri Star Quilt Company and their easy and fun approach to quilting.

Day 4

Hamilton – Des Moines

Begin with a visit to the newly opened Missouri Quilt Museum, then on to Des Moines, via the Amish Country Store and Bakery, filled with foods and crafts made by local Amish families. Unwind from the day in our Des Moines hotel, before dinner on your own. B

Day 5

Des Moines – Winterset – Lincoln

In Winterset, Iowa, a guide leads a tour of the covered bridges that immortalized Winterset in The Bridges of Madison County. After lunch, 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. Later, we’ll arrive in Lincoln, Nebraska to enjoy free time for dinner and exploring the Haymarket area. B

Day 6

Lincoln

At the International Quilt Study Center, we’ve arranged a guided tour of the museum, exhibitions, and preservation laboratory. After free time to explore here – and an ice cream stop – the afternoon is at leisure. There’s a Post Office run before we gather to share memories and addresses with new friends at the delicious Farewell Dinner. B, D

Day 7

Lincoln – Omaha – Tour Ends

On our way to Omaha Airport, visit Country Sampler quilt shop and enjoy free time for lunch and last-minute shopping in Omaha’s Old Market area. B

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