September 27, 2018

Contact: Amy Poos

Mark Twain Birthplace hosts Third Annual Salt River Quilt Show Oct. 6-7

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 26, 2018 – The Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, in conjunction with the Monroe County Historical Society, will host their Third Annual Salt River Quilt Show Oct. 6 and 7. The event will be held inside the Mark Twain Memorial Shrine in Florida, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7. Visitors will wind their way through the quilts in the museum's two galleries, past the Shrine's newly renovated exhibits. This year's theme is "Reach for the Stars," as Mark Twain State Park is becoming known as a skywatcher’s destination.

A quilt challenge is being issued for star quilts (in any size) pieced, appliqued or embroidered. Other quilt categories will include lakes and waterways of Missouri, children’s quilts, other quilted items (non-bed quilt) and miscellaneous quilts. The quilts will be judged in each category and prizes awarded. Visitors can browse the offerings of quilt and fabric-related vendors as well as food vendors outdoors. Enjoy lunch under the trees on the lovely museum grounds. Live presentations will be offered daily, and a quilt appraiser will be available for appraisals and consultations.

Admission to the quilt show and presentations is free, but donations will be accepted. For questions, quilt entry forms and vendor applications, call Marianne at 573-565-3449.

The Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is located at 37352 Shrine Road, Florida. This is east on Route U from Highway 107, seven miles south of Highway 24 and three miles north of Highway 154. For more information about the event, call the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site at 573-565-3449.

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