Forum Ornaments Christmas Tree

Forum Ornaments Christmas Tree

The Missouri Star Quilt Company Forums are a magical place.  If you need a friend, advice, an honest opinion or just someone to understand how deep your love for fabric truly is, then the forums are the place to go.  We’ve been amazed by what goes on there.  I don’t know how our forum members ever have the time to actually quilt because it seems like they’re always there, eager to answer a question or give a vote of encouragement.  It’s amazing and it’s all because of the forum members!

Well some of our super knowledgable and supportive forum members have taken on a special project.  They created a group that would set out to create stunning, handmade ornaments to send to Hamilton, Missouri for our shops.  We were so impressed by what we received that we had to give them a supreme location all on their own.  So, in the front window of The Sewing Center, we have our Forum Ornament Tree.  It truly is something special!  We LOVE every single ornament that was sent in and here are a few, so we can share the experience with you!

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We had to take some in the evening to see how they looked with the tree all lit up!

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THANK YOU to the super awesome M-Star Christmas Tree Ornament Party Group.  We adore every single ornament and are amazed by the time and talent that went into each one!!

Block Magazine December Issue!

Block Magazine December Issue!

It’s getting cold outside, which always makes me want to curl up in a warm blanket by the fire with some hot cocoa and my favorite book.  Just in time, our latest issue of Block Magazine has arrived!  This issue is special to us… it focuses on the things that we really love and cherish.  Family, memories and doing the things we love.  Get to know Jenny, her children and grandchildren, as they give us a peek at some of their favorite holiday memories and traditions.  This issue also features some really amazing projects that you’ll definitely want to add to your quilting bucket list (I know you have one!).

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Here’s a little glimpse of what you can find in the issue.

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First, we have the Charmed Spools Quilt.  Earlier this month, Jenny did a wonderful tutorial on this quilt pattern.  It is so cute with the tall spools and inviting colors… I can just imagine a smaller version hanging on my sewing room wall!  If you would love to make this quilt, you can follow all the details in the following link (including the fabrics to buy, etc.)

The Charmed Spools Quilt

missouristarOf course we had to create our own Missouri Star pattern.  We would love for each of our amazing customers to have their own Missouri Star quilt in their homes to wrap around themselves as if we’re giving each one of you a giant hug!  If there was a way to actually give each one of you a hug from us, we would make it happen!  Perhaps this quilt is the closest thing to that!  Either way, this is a beautiful pattern that will always look stunning!

Our Missouri Star Quilt

MSQC Patchwork StockingsThe Patchwork Stocking is so fun and simple.  I love projects that look more difficult than they really are and this is one of those… This is a quick, one day project, so it’s would be great to give as a gift or hang them all over your house and it will look like you put your heart and soul into it without having to give up an arm and a leg at the same time!

The Patchwork Stocking

illusionblockThe Illusion Block Quilt is just so much fun!  We’ve been asked many times if there is a pattern for this block and now there is!  Whether you decide to use solids or prints, this is definitely going to make a big impact wherever you put it! We just love it!

The Illusion Block Quilt

I love to dresdenplacemathave something quilted on my holiday table.  I can pick out my favorite Christmas fabrics and have something completely unique to go along with all of the delicious food that comes with the holidays.  I love this Dresden Placemat project!  Change up the fabrics and you could have beautiful placemats for every season.  I can even imagine a special birthday placemat that comes out for a child’s special day.  Such a sweet pattern and so versatile!

The Dresden Placemat

We love this time of year where we get to stop and think about what is really the most important to us.  We hope this issue of Block reflects that because we sure enjoyed creating it!  This is just a few of the many projects in the issue.  For Block susbscribers, if you haven’t received your issue yet, don’t worry, it’s on its way!!

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Holiday Tutorials from MSQC

Holiday Tutorials from MSQC

Isn’t this such a fun time of year?  I love the spirit of love and joy and the spirit of giving!  Let’s take a minute to check out all of Jenny’s tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season!

We know this one’s a favorite!!

Or the original stocking tutorial (this one shows how to do the hanging loop in detail… start at 7 minutes)

Remember these decorative ornaments? Such an easy, fun way to add some festive decor for the holidays!

I just love this tree skirt tutorial!

If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, how about a set of super cute plates using your favorite fabric and some Mod Podge?  I can just imagine a stack of decorated sugar cookies on top of these!  So fun!!

How about a little something to complete your holiday table?  These table runner quilts are great and so quick to make!

I LOVE all the bags that can be made so quickly with fabric, whether it’s with scraps, precuts or whatever you have in your stash.  I especially love this tutorial using the Dresden Plate Layer Cake Template.  This would make a fabulous gift for a woman of any age!

Here are a couple more purse/tote tutorials!

If you want to check out ALL of the holiday tutorials we’ve done so far, we’ve created a Holiday Projects Playlist on our YouTube Channel, so you can watch one after the other!

We’d love for you to leave a comment letting us know your favorite holiday-themed tutorial from MSQC or what holiday projects you’re working on now!!

Thanksgiving Week!

Thanksgiving Week!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving week!  There’s just something about knowing I get to eat mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie that makes me so excited!  Of course, it’s also time for family, friends and remembering all the MANY things we should be grateful for in our lives… like fabric, people who give me fabric, people who understand my love for fabric, sales on fabric… and chocolate!  What are you grateful for this year?

From all of us to all of you, Happy Thanksgiving!

 

While I’m sure you love Thanksgiving as much as we do, you may be wondering what will be happening for the rest of the week, so here’s a quick overview!

On Black Friday we’re giving away a FREE, GUARANTEED (that means it won’t sell out!) CHARM PACK!  On top of that we’re offering DOUBLE QUILTER’S CASH, 60 Sale Items and MORE!

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We’re so excited about the next couple of weeks!  Not only is there going to be an amazing Black Friday Sale, but Cyber Monday will kick off something pretty amazing that we like to call 12 Days of Christmas!  Each day, we’ll have some amazing deals and even bonus gifts!

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The festivities will begin on Friday at 12AM CST, so be on the lookout!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Blue Sage Grand Opening!

Blue Sage Grand Opening!

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you all to our new friend in Hamilton, Chef Chad Rigby.

Chad and his team have been working hard for many months to make Hamilton’s newest restaurant, Blue Sage, a reality. Blue Sage is getting ready for their grand opening weekend, September 26th and 27th!

Chef Chad Rigby - Blue Sage

Chef Chad Rigby has had a passion for food his whole life and has been fortunate enough to work in this fast growing industry for the past 15 years. Before moving to Missouri to be executive chef at Blue Sage, Chad worked as an executive Sous Chef in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here’s what Chad has to say about Blue Sage:

“Blue Sage is the perfect date night or relaxed dining experience. I want people to be able to come experience cuisine that is familiar but made with a Blue Sage twist. Food, done right, should be an adventure!”

Well said, Chad!

There’s never been anything like Blue Sage in Hamilton. Just take a look at this amazing interior! We couldn’t be more thrilled.

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Here are just a few of the stunning dishes at Blue Sage. Warning: these pictures will make you very hungry!

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We are so excited to have Blue Sage here in Hamilton! If you’re in or around Hamilton be sure to stop by and celebrate with us next weekend – and of course enjoy some delicious food!

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While you’re at it, check out Blue Sage’s Facebook page and Instagram feed.