2021 Missouri Star Quilts
June 17-23, 2021
Tour begins in Kansas City, Missouri and ends in Omaha, Nebraska
for Single Accommodations
Arrival & Departure Details
Tour begins in Kansas City, Missouri. Hotel check-in is 3:00 PM. Our Welcome Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM.
Tour ends in Omaha, Nebraska. Return transportation to Omaha Airport is included.
- Full-time Tour Manager
- Six Nights Accommodations
- Welcome Meeting
- Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival Admission
- Kansas City Tour
- City Market Shopping, Kansas City
- Hamilton, Missouri
- Missouri Star Quilt Company (MSQC)
- MSQC Private Dinner & Trunk Show
- MSQC Warehouse Tour
- Iowa Quilt Museum
- Bridges of Madison County City Tour
- Piece Works Quilt Shop
- International Quilt Study Center (IQSC) Guided Tour
- Preservation Room Tour at IQSC
- Country Sampler Quilt Shop
- Old Market Shopping, Omaha
- Farewell Dinner
- Souvenir Tote Bag
- Baggage Handling
- Eight Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
- Day 1 – 2: Hotel Phillips, Kansas City, Missouri
- Day 3: Fairfield Inn (or similar), Chillicothe, Missouri
- Day 4: Embassy Suites, Des Moines, Iowa
- Day 5-6: Hilton Garden Inn (or similar), Lincoln, NE
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 Study Center.
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.
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 with your Tour Manager.
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 the private 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.
Hamilton – Des Moines
Begin with an MSQ Warehouse Tour and free shopping time, then on to Des Moines, via the Amish Country Store and Bakery, filled with foods and crafts made by local Amish families. Relax at a wine-and-appetizers reception in our Des Moines hotel, before dinner on your own. B
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
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
Lincoln – Omaha
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