(Ste. Genevieve, Mo.) Ste. Genevieve County has the distinction of being the first permanent settlement in the state of Missouri and now can add that it will be the first city to host the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt.
The quilt will be on display at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center beginning on Thursday, June 11th and features squares from the 115 counties in the state and the city of St. Louis.
Mary Elise Okenfuss is an attendant at the Welcome Center and says it’s fitting for the quilt to debut in Ste. Gen.
Each of the 6-by-6 inch squares on the quilt represent some unique characteristics of that county’s geography, culture, history, and more.
Okenfuss explains how those squares were put together.
The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be on display at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center from June 11th through the 22nd.
The Welcome Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
For more information on viewing the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt, contact the Welcome Center at 573-883-7097.
Full Interview with Mary Elise Okenfuss: