June 11 - 17, 2025

$

2795

Per Person/Double Occupancy
$825 Additional/Single Occupancy

Missouri Stars

Featuring the Missouri Star Quilt Co. + Iowa Quilt Museum’s Airing of the Quilts + Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

Embark on a quilting journey across Kansas City, Hamilton, and beyond. Explore the famed Missouri Star Quilting Co., iconic fabric stores, and prestigious patchwork museums. Connect with fellow quilting enthusiasts, visit enchanting towns, and forge unforgettable memories on this colorful, fabric-inspired adventure.

Locations

Kansas City

Des Moines

Winterset

Lincoln

Omaha

Embark on a quilting journey across Kansas City, Hamilton, and beyond. Explore the famed Missouri Star Quilting Co., iconic fabric stores, and prestigious patchwork museums. Connect with fellow quilting enthusiasts, visit enchanting towns, and forge unforgettable memories on this colorful, fabric-inspired adventure.

This Tour Includes

TAPESTRY Series

Small groups, big experiences, independent spirit.

6 Nights

Hotel accommodations, including baggage handling

9 Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Admissions

Guided sightseeing, visits, and admissions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary.

Departure Transfer

Return transportation to Omaha International Airport (OMA)

Tour Manager

Full time throughout the trip

Hand-Selected Hotels

Kansas City
Hampton Inn KC Downtown/Crossroads
Des Moines
Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown
Lincoln
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown/Haymarket

Top-Rated Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Meeting
  • Old City Market, Kansas City
  • Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival
  • Missouri Star Quilt Co.
  • Missouri Quilt Museum
  • Amish Country Store & Bakery
  • Winterset, Iowa
  • Iowa Quilt Museum
  • Airing of the Quilts & Iowa Quilt Festival
  • Bridges of Madison County Covered Bridge Tour
  • Piece Works Quilt Shop
  • Farm-to-Table Lunch at Wallace Farm
  • International Quilt Museum
  • IQSC Preservation Room Tour
  • Cosmic Cow Fabrics and Quilting
  • Country Sampler Quilt Shop
  • Old Market, Omaha
  • Customary Farewell Dinner

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Visits, admissions, and special features are shown in bold.
» Country Heritage Tours American heartland quilts tour map

Tour Begins: Kansas City, Missouri

|

Tour Ends: Omaha, Nebraska

Scroll to See Full Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Kansas City – Tour Begins

Welcome to vibrant Kansas City! Settle into your downtown hotel for a two-night stay and anticipate the excitement of meeting fellow quilters and your Tour Manager at tonight’s Welcome Meeting. Rest up for the days ahead, filled with quilting wonders and budding friendships.

Day 2 Kansas City Breakfast

After breakfast, 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-plus years “Kansas City” has been a familiar name to quilters across the globe. This evening, explore the Power & Light District.

Day 3 Kansas City – Hamilton – Des Moines Breakfast, Dinner

Set off for Hamilton, the enchanting “Quilting Wonderland” and home to the renowned Missouri Star Quilt Co.Indulge in a shopping extravaganza at Batik Boutique, Kids & Baby, and more than 10 other themed quilt shops downtown. Discover the captivating world of the Missouri Quilt Museum, showcasing antique sewing machines, vintage buttons, thimbles, toy sewing machines, and mesmerizing quilts. After the included dinner at MSQC, depart for the Amish Country Store and Bakery for a delightful assortment of local homemade Amish crafts and treats before arriving at your downtown Des Moines, Iowa, hotel.

Day 4 Des Moines – Winterset – Des Moines Breakfast

After a rise and shine breakfast, depart for Winterset, Iowa, for the much-anticipated Iowa Quilt Festival’s annual Airing of the Quilts. Enjoy hundreds of quilts displayed from the historic downtown square to the famous covered bridges. Visit the legendary Piece Works Quilt Shop, established by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, before admiring the collections at the Iowa Quilt Museum. Later, return to Des Moines for a much-deserved evening at leisure.

Day 5 Des Moines – Winterset – Lincoln Breakfast, Lunch

Return to Winterset for a guided excursion of the iconic covered bridges featured in the classic film The Bridges of Madison County. Next, discover more than 40 acres of orchard and produce gardens, then delve into the world of prairie plants while savoring a farm-to-table lunch at the historic Wallace Farm. Later, arrive in Lincoln, Nebraska, and spend your free evening exploring the lively Haymarket district for al fresco dining or browsing local art galleries for quilting inspiration.

Day 6 Lincoln Breakfast, Dinner

Tour the International Quilt Museum, where you’ll explore exhibitions and visit the preservation laboratory. Browse the museum’s gift shop for unique patchwork gifts and memorabilia, then satisfy your quilting cravings at Cosmic Cow Fabrics and Quilting. Send off your newly acquired treasures at the post office on your afternoon free time. Tonight, celebrate your amazing journey at our customary Farewell Dinner. Afterward, gather to exchange memories, addresses, and plans for future quilting adventures with your newfound friends.

Day 7 Lincoln – Omaha – Tour Ends Breakfast

Stop by the Country Sampler Quilt Shop where fabric-stocked shelves and sale tables make for wonderful last-minute discoveries. Next, enjoy lunch and shopping in Omaha’s charming Old Market filled with gourmet eateries and colorful boutiques. After, you’ll transfer to the airport with the group to beginyour journey home, cherishing the unforgettable memories from your extraordinary quilting adventure.

» Country Heritage Tours American heartland quilts tour map
Day 1
Arrive Kansas City – Tour Begins

Welcome to vibrant Kansas City! Settle into your downtown hotel for a two-night stay and anticipate the excitement of meeting fellow quilters and your Tour Manager at tonight’s Welcome Meeting. Rest up for the days ahead, filled with quilting wonders and budding friendships.

Day 2
Kansas City
Breakfast

After breakfast, 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-plus years “Kansas City” has been a familiar name to quilters across the globe. This evening, explore the Power & Light District.

Day 3
Kansas City – Hamilton – Des Moines
Breakfast, Dinner

Set off for Hamilton, the enchanting “Quilting Wonderland” and home to the renowned Missouri Star Quilt Co.Indulge in a shopping extravaganza at Batik Boutique, Kids & Baby, and more than 10 other themed quilt shops downtown. Discover the captivating world of the Missouri Quilt Museum, showcasing antique sewing machines, vintage buttons, thimbles, toy sewing machines, and mesmerizing quilts. After the included dinner at MSQC, depart for the Amish Country Store and Bakery for a delightful assortment of local homemade Amish crafts and treats before arriving at your downtown Des Moines, Iowa, hotel.

Day 4
Des Moines – Winterset – Des Moines
Breakfast

After a rise and shine breakfast, depart for Winterset, Iowa, for the much-anticipated Iowa Quilt Festival’s annual Airing of the Quilts. Enjoy hundreds of quilts displayed from the historic downtown square to the famous covered bridges. Visit the legendary Piece Works Quilt Shop, established by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, before admiring the collections at the Iowa Quilt Museum. Later, return to Des Moines for a much-deserved evening at leisure.

Day 5
Des Moines – Winterset – Lincoln
Breakfast, Lunch

Return to Winterset for a guided excursion of the iconic covered bridges featured in the classic film The Bridges of Madison County. Next, discover more than 40 acres of orchard and produce gardens, then delve into the world of prairie plants while savoring a farm-to-table lunch at the historic Wallace Farm. Later, arrive in Lincoln, Nebraska, and spend your free evening exploring the lively Haymarket district for al fresco dining or browsing local art galleries for quilting inspiration.

Day 6
Lincoln
Breakfast, Dinner

Tour the International Quilt Museum, where you’ll explore exhibitions and visit the preservation laboratory. Browse the museum’s gift shop for unique patchwork gifts and memorabilia, then satisfy your quilting cravings at Cosmic Cow Fabrics and Quilting. Send off your newly acquired treasures at the post office on your afternoon free time. Tonight, celebrate your amazing journey at our customary Farewell Dinner. Afterward, gather to exchange memories, addresses, and plans for future quilting adventures with your newfound friends.

Day 7
Lincoln – Omaha – Tour Ends
Breakfast

Stop by the Country Sampler Quilt Shop where fabric-stocked shelves and sale tables make for wonderful last-minute discoveries. Next, enjoy lunch and shopping in Omaha’s charming Old Market filled with gourmet eateries and colorful boutiques. After, you’ll transfer to the airport with the group to beginyour journey home, cherishing the unforgettable memories from your extraordinary quilting adventure.

» Country Heritage Tours American heartland quilts tour map
Day 1
Arrive Kansas City – Tour Begins

Welcome to vibrant Kansas City! Settle into your downtown hotel for a two-night stay and anticipate the excitement of meeting fellow quilters and your Tour Manager at tonight’s Welcome Meeting. Rest up for the days ahead, filled with quilting wonders and budding friendships.

Day 2
Kansas City
Breakfast

After breakfast, 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-plus years “Kansas City” has been a familiar name to quilters across the globe. This evening, explore the Power & Light District.

Day 3
Kansas City – Hamilton – Des Moines
Breakfast, Dinner

Set off for Hamilton, the enchanting “Quilting Wonderland” and home to the renowned Missouri Star Quilt Co.Indulge in a shopping extravaganza at Batik Boutique, Kids & Baby, and more than 10 other themed quilt shops downtown. Discover the captivating world of the Missouri Quilt Museum, showcasing antique sewing machines, vintage buttons, thimbles, toy sewing machines, and mesmerizing quilts. After the included dinner at MSQC, depart for the Amish Country Store and Bakery for a delightful assortment of local homemade Amish crafts and treats before arriving at your downtown Des Moines, Iowa, hotel.

Day 4
Des Moines – Winterset – Des Moines
Breakfast

After a rise and shine breakfast, depart for Winterset, Iowa, for the much-anticipated Iowa Quilt Festival’s annual Airing of the Quilts. Enjoy hundreds of quilts displayed from the historic downtown square to the famous covered bridges. Visit the legendary Piece Works Quilt Shop, established by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, before admiring the collections at the Iowa Quilt Museum. Later, return to Des Moines for a much-deserved evening at leisure.

Day 5
Des Moines – Winterset – Lincoln
Breakfast, Lunch

Return to Winterset for a guided excursion of the iconic covered bridges featured in the classic film The Bridges of Madison County. Next, discover more than 40 acres of orchard and produce gardens, then delve into the world of prairie plants while savoring a farm-to-table lunch at the historic Wallace Farm. Later, arrive in Lincoln, Nebraska, and spend your free evening exploring the lively Haymarket district for al fresco dining or browsing local art galleries for quilting inspiration.

Day 6
Lincoln
Breakfast, Dinner

Tour the International Quilt Museum, where you’ll explore exhibitions and visit the preservation laboratory. Browse the museum’s gift shop for unique patchwork gifts and memorabilia, then satisfy your quilting cravings at Cosmic Cow Fabrics and Quilting. Send off your newly acquired treasures at the post office on your afternoon free time. Tonight, celebrate your amazing journey at our customary Farewell Dinner. Afterward, gather to exchange memories, addresses, and plans for future quilting adventures with your newfound friends.

Day 7
Lincoln – Omaha – Tour Ends
Breakfast

Stop by the Country Sampler Quilt Shop where fabric-stocked shelves and sale tables make for wonderful last-minute discoveries. Next, enjoy lunch and shopping in Omaha’s charming Old Market filled with gourmet eateries and colorful boutiques. After, you’ll transfer to the airport with the group to beginyour journey home, cherishing the unforgettable memories from your extraordinary quilting adventure.

June 11 - 17, 2025

$

2795

Per Person/Double Occupancy

+$825

Additional/Single Occupancy

Reserve Your Missouri Stars Tour

A non-refundable $200 deposit per person is required for booking. Before completing your reservation, be sure you read and understand our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions.

Missouri Stars

Space for this tour is limited. Please contact us to discuss accommodation options and availability.