Photo by Kylie Baker

October 16, 2021

By Kylie Baker
John Knox Village

The weekend of October 8-10, John Knox Village resident Rita Moore hosted the 18th Annual Moore Family Quilt Retreat.

For the event, members of the Moore family came together from five states, including Louisiana, Kansas, Colorado, Texas and Missouri, with the goal of stitching together the generations through creative fun, laughter and inspiration. They came together on the campus of John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

The multi-generational retreat enables attendees relax and come together as a family without the distractions of life. They hope their tradition continues for many more years.

“Siblings Marjorie, Hugh, and Dean would surely be pleased to know their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren remain connected,” said Amy Griggs of Denver, Colorado.

The Moore Family Quilt Retreat was started by five women and was held for many years in Texas. This was the first year that it was held in Missouri, but the family said Lee’s Summit and John Knox Village could become the meeting location for years to come.

The Moore women spent much of their time creating their own quilts, including one that featured a street connecting the houses of each of the women who attended based on state order. They also took a field trip to Hamilton, Missouri, to visit quilt shops and experienced a catered dinner of Kansas City barbecue.