Sixth Annual Salt River Quilt Show

9/16/2023 to 9/17/2023 | Mark Twain State Park | Florida, MO

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and the Monroe County Historical Society will be hosting the Sixth Annual Salt River Quilt Show on the weekend of Sept. 16 and 17, 2023. The event will be held inside the Mark Twain Memorial Shrine at the historic site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, the 16th, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the 17th. One hundred quilts or more will wind their way through the museum's two galleries and around the little cabin where Mark Twain was born.

This year's theme is "The Seasons of Our Lives." We all go through "seasons" in our lives, such as our childhood/school years, further education, marriage or employment, child rearing, retirement, traveling and loss. Our goals, aspirations and realities are as individual as our fingerprints. Entrants will have the chance to express their favorite "seasons."

Additional quilt categories will include hand-quilted or hand-pieced quilts; other quilted items, such as clothing, totes and pillows; small quilts (baby or miniature); and miscellaneous bed-size quilts or wall-hangings.

The quilts will be judged in each category, and ribbons and prizes will be awarded.

A live quilt-related presentation will be offered on Saturday. Admission to the quilt show and presentation is free.

For more information or to receive a quilt entry form, call Marianne Bodine at 573-248-9983 or Laurie Gossett at 660-353-0600. You can also get an entry form by clicking on the link below.

Quilt Entry Form

Event Times:
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mark Twain State Park is located at:

37352 Shrine Road, Florida, MO | 573-248-9980