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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 16, 2022 – Sharpen those needles and start stitching! The 2022 Salt River Quilt Show will be held Oct.1-2 inside the Mark Twain Memorial Shrine at the historic site. The show, hosted by Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and the Monroe County Historical Society, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 1, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.

Approximately 100 quilts will be displayed in the museum’s two galleries. This year’s theme is “Quilt Song” and will feature quilts associated with favorite or iconic songs. There will also be an associated contest where visitors try to match songs to quilts in the show. Other categories this year include memory quilts (quilts associated with a person or event), quilts honoring veterans, baby quilts, quilts made by quilters age 16 and under, and miscellaneous quilts (including antique). Quilts can range from wall-hanging to bed-quilt size in all categories. The quilts will be judged in each category; ribbons and prizes will be awarded.

Admission to the show is free and there will be live presentations at 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, Oct. 1. For more information, call Marianne Bodine at 573-248-9983. To enter a quilt, please visit

The historic site is located at 37352 Shrine Road in Florida. For more information, call 573-248-9980.

For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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