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MSQC Quilt Retreat Part VI: Missouri Quilt Museum

This is my last installment in my series of posts about my trip to Quilt Town, USA to attend a Missouri Star Quilt Company (also known as “MSQC”) quilt retreat with my long time quilting friends.

If you are just joining us, here are the 5 previous posts in the series:

MSQC Quilt Retreat Part I: What I Worked On

MSQC Quilt Retreat Part II: Quilt Town, USA 

MSQC Retreat Part III: Inside the Shops

MSQC Quilt Retreat Part IV: Greatest Fabric Scrap Sale of All Time 

MSQC Quilt Retreat Part V: The Retreat Center Experience

Included in our MSQC retreat was a trip to the Missouri Quilt Museum (which is housed in an old school), and this post will share photos from that visit! There was so much to see, I’ve curated my photos to just share my favorite exhibits at the museum.

MINIATURE QUILTS

When we first entered the museum, we spent a bit of time in the Miniature Quilt Exhibit! The work that went into these tiny doll size quilts was amazing!

The photos above has a lap size quilt on the wall and to the right of it, the miniature version of that quilt!

FULL SIZE ANTIQUE QUILTS

There were many antique full sized quilts displayed around the museum, here are a couple samples:

ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINES

There were endless examples of antique sewing machines. I especially got a kick of the antique Bernina sewing machine.

TOY SEWING MACHINES

Even more amazing that the exhibits of antique sewing machines, was the exhibit of TOY SEWING MACHINES!

NATIONAL QUILT MUSEUM GALLERY

The also had a gallery of quilts on loan from the National Quilt Museum:

Here are a couple of my favorites from those quilts. The second one has dogs incorporated into the trees in the quilts, so look carefully.

COOL “MODERN” QUILTS

They also had some cool “Modern” style quilts on display include the head of Albert Einstein, a quilt made entirely from fabric selvages, and an amazing denim quilt:

It was amazing, strange and interesting to see such a jam packed museum of quilting history in a small town!

Thanks for joining me on the six part series about my visit to Quilt Town, USA!

18 thoughts on “MSQC Quilt Retreat Part VI: Missouri Quilt Museum”

      1. I tried a couple of doll quilts probably 20 years ago and it was not a good outcome, but, that is because I have so much trouble being precise and what I was doing them required it. Now, I would free form them as I do my bigger work, just very tiny. I really think this would be fun and I hope you will make some, I would love to see your work at this scale.

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