Other hours by appointment
General Admission: $12
Seniors and Military: $10
Group Rates available for 20 or more people
It is the mission of the Missouri Quilt Museum to depict the history of quilting and sewing
in North America by offering visual and interactive opportunities that educate and engage
visitors in experiences that encourage an active interest in quilting and sewing.
The Missouri Quilt Museum has spent the last 12 months working on phase two of remodeling the 30,000 square foot Hamilton Schoolhouse and we are excited to announce it's now open! Taking on the remodel of a hundred year old building has been quite an undertaking and we are excited to share all our experiences with you.
With nearly 30,000 square feet of indoor space currently finished, and located on an entire city block, our goal is to create the largest, most interactive, Quilt Museum in the United States. As the official state museum, Missouri Quilt Museum will host quilting exhibits from local artists as well as top designers from around the world, including a featured gallery of rotating quilts from The National Quilt Museum! WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A QUILT MUSEUM. We have exhibits of antique sewing machines, vintage buttons, antique toy sewing machines, thimbles, and lots of other sewing memorabilia! A very special exhibit dedicated to Hamilton, the local residents, and the school itself will be a wonderful representation of where we came from and the rich history of Hamilton, Missouri.
The World's Largest Spool of Thread, measuring 22 feet tall and containing more than one million yards of AURIFIL thread, sits on the southwest corner of the property. Bring your thread and you can add it to the spool! In the coming months, sewing themed objects will be created for our playground, community quilt gardens, and mini golf course! There will be activities for all ages.
We are so excited to be a part of remodeling this historic building. Although we love and support the Missouri Star Quilt Company, we are not affiliated with them, and therefore are in constant need of funds to bring this opportunity to you. We are grateful for all the community support we've received and look forward to their continued support. We can't do this project alone and are asking for your help to make it happen. As a 501c3 not for profit entity, your donations are tax deductible! We have many ways to donate:
1. The easiest way to help us is to visit the museum. All admissions help keep us going! While you are there you can also buy something from our gift shop. Some items in the gift shop are also available online. All proceeds help fund the museum.
2. Become a supporting member. Individual and family memberships are available.
3. If you'd like to be a corporate sponsor by sponsoring an exhibit hall or room, please call or email us. These sponsorships are limited.
4. We are also looking for your treasured items to put in the quilt museum. If you have any items that you would like to display, donate, or loan, please let us know and we can honor you and help preserve your treasures!
You can mail any items or donations to:
Missouri Quilt Museum
300 East Bird Street
Hamilton, MO 64644
5. Elevator Fund. Everyone loves the Missouri Quilt Museum. Unfortunately, because it's such an old building, there are 3 floors and no elevator. To help more people see the wonderful exhibits inside, we are raising funds to add an elevator! We have found a generous donor to match all the funds that go towards putting in an elevator. Every dollar helps! Your donations are tax deductible!
To donate to the elevator fund, just click on the link right here.
Thank you so much to our sponsors who help make the
Missouri Quilt Museum possible!
Aurifil, Eversewn, Riley Blake Designs, Redbird Quilt Co., Home Inn Hamilton, Hotel Hamilton, TSM Rulers, RV Quilters, Quincy's Quilting Inc., MFA Oil, MODA Fabrics.
Silver Sponsors: Mike & Bessie Short Revocable Trust
Jenny Doan, Karen Miller, Susan Brown, Peggy Goins, Janet Moody, Jennifer Klein, Al Doan, Sandy Youngblood, Lynn Evans Miller, Stan & Linda Prothero, Burt & Elaine Carson, Michael & Leslie Carr, Sue Phillips, Lori Jones, Tammy Holzhausen, Susan Skuda, Kathleen Nealon, Barbara De Sousa, Wendy Young, Deborah Dusablon, Carolyn Nelson, Terri Witte, Jeanne Wetherbee, Delfina Guerra, Margaret Jeffers, Dee Brinley, Ruth Perkins, Dianne Affholter, Georgianna Taylor, Wayne & Cindy Galbraith, Bob & Linda OBrien, Allison Sadler, Rod & JoDean Redford, Virginina Hutchings, Ryan & Dakota Redford and sons Cameron, Brandon, Charlie, and Jackson, Carol Henderson, Linda Hamblin, Dennis Hamblin, John Taylor, Linda Humphreys, Lloyd Askew
300 East Bird Street
Hamilton, MO 64644