22 feet tall, 8 feet wide and contains more than 1,000,000 (ONE MILLION) YARDS OF THREAD!!
The spool is located at 300 East Bird Street in Hamilton, Missouri. The block (and building behind it) are the future home of the Missouri Quilt Museum.
Ryan and Dakota Redford along with their 4 children (and a few community friends) hand spooled all one million yards, donated by Aurifil Thread. Karen Miller from Redbird Quilt Co, is an Aurifilosopher and graciously coordinated the donation of thread by Aurifil.
Since the unveiling of the spool on September 19, 2018 many visitors to the city of Hamilton have also contributed to the monument by adding their own thread, which is highly encouraged! We are currently awaiting the official notification from Guinness on its official designation as the World’s Largest Spool of Thread. For now, we know its HUGE!!
Add this to your list of “to do’s” while visiting Hamilton. Stop by for a photo op, add some thread and then brag to your friends that you know what 1,000,000 yards of thread look like!
To locate the spool in town, turn East at HyKlas grocery store and travel 2 blocks.