You don’t need to be an expert quilter to appreciate the design, detail, and art that goes into every cozy piece. A handmade quilt is art designed and created to bring happiness and comfort to its owner. Each carefully selected fabric and stitched design tells a story and, for some, honors a memory. Fun, whimsical, nostalgic, or themed are just a few kinds of quilts that ultimately have the same thing in common: bringing joy and warmth to their owner. Whether you enjoy time at your own machine or simply want a finished product to treasure, exploring Hermann’s two quilt shops is a must. Each shop is in its first year of business and offers unique services and products for guests.
Known for its extensive selection of fabric, Quilting Bee Fabrics is a dream come true for the owner, Aimee. With special memories of her grandmother’s quilts, Aimee opened Quilting Bee Fabrics in the fall of 2020. In addition to classic and modern fabrics, customers can browse pre-cuts, quilt backings, patterns, and notions. Quilting Bee Fabrics also offers classes for beginners and advanced quilters alike. Not just quilting classes, customers can also sign up to create items like a tote, pillow, or quilting toolkit case.
Suppose you’re more of a dreamer than a doer when it comes to quilting. In that case, Silver Owl Specialty Quilts and Fabrics is the place to design and order a custom, handmade treasure. With specialty longarm quilting available, creating your personally designed quilt from start to finish is simple. The shop also offers edge-to-edge quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, notions, and fabrics to complete your project. New fabrics are added monthly, from soft fleece to seasonal patterns.
Explore the heritage and interesting stories held in the quilts at Deutschheim State Historic Site and Historic Hermann Museum. Deutschheim features guided tours of two historic houses where visitors can experience the daily life and traditions of German immigrants to Missouri in the mid-19th century. Located in the German School building, Historic Hermann Museum is a treasured local landmark that explores the heritage of the Hermann area. Learn the story of “why and how” settlers immigrated to Hermann from the 1830s well into the 1900s. For even more quilts, be sure to plan a leisurely journey on Missouri backroads to see barn quilts on your way to town.
Hermann is an easy destination to enjoy using Amtrak with many local favorites within walking distance of the station. Start planning your trip today with inviting accommodations, tasty restaurants, wineries, and events.