Missouri Quilt Museum to reopen May 4 featuring new national gallery


Missouri Quilt Museum, located in Hamilton, will officially re-open on Tuesday, May 4.

Missouri Quilt Museum, in a news release Sunday, said they've used the COVID-19 shutdown time to undertake extensive re-modeling. Renovations include adding three quilt galleries and numerous exhibits.

The new main gallery of the museum will feature quilts on loan from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Missouri Quilt Museum spokesperson Dakota Redford said the national gallery will feature quilts from the National Quilt Museum that will be periodically rotated out. 

“We are pleased to be able to partner with the National Quilt Museum on a long-term basis. The National Museum has one of the largest and best quilt collections in the world," Redford said. “The quilts will be rotated out so that there will always be a new show every few months.”

The museum will also feature a large collection of toy sewing machines, treadle sewing machines, antique sewing machines, SAD irons and trivets, and numerous other sewing and quilting-related items.

“We are not your typical quilt museum,” Redford said. “A visit to Missouri Quilt Museum will be a totally unique and enjoyable experience.”

Museum hours are noon to 6 p.m., Monday- Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.