Call for Stories – National Quilting Month 2017

Call for Stories – National Quilting Month 2017

March is National Quilting Month and we’re using it as an opportunity to celebrate the giving nature of quilters everywhere! Here’s how you can join the fun (and win lots of Quilter’s Cash!) :

Quilt From The Heart #GiveaStitch

Quilt from the Heart: This month (and every month) we challenge you to #giveastitch by making a quilt and donating it to a person or organization in need. Listen to a special message from Jenny and check out the information we’ve gathered to help you out HERE including easy to make patterns and a list of organizations accepting quilt donations. Be sure to share your charity quilts and the story behind them with us on social media using #giveastitch!!

Share:  We’re continuing the Missouri Star Quilt Co. tradition of holding a “Stitched Together” story contest, and we want YOU to enter!  Share your story with us: Has quilting made your life better?  Has it changed you or touched your heart? Have you used your quilting skills to make someone else’s life better?  Email us at stories@missouriquiltco.com and tell us how in 500 words or less for the chance to be one of three grand prize winners to win Quilter’s Cash and be featured on our Daily Deal page and Daily Deal email!

  • 1st place will be featured on National Quilting Day (Saturday, March 18th) and will receive $250 in Quilter’s Cash

  • 2nd Place will receive $100 in Quilter’s Cash and will be featured Sunday, March 19th.

  • 3rd Place will receive $50 in Quilter’s Cash and will be featured Monday, March 20th.

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A few details to remember:

  • Entries must be emailed to stories@missouriquiltco.com by noon (CST)on Saturday, March 11th.

  • If you would like to remain anonymous, please let us know. (Or, come up with a fabulous pen name!)

  • Even if your story isn’t chosen as one of the three winners, we might still share it in future Daily Deal stories, blog posts, or magazine articles. By submitting your story, you acknowledge that Missouri Star may use it at some future date for commercial purposes.

We are so excited to read your stories! We want to be inspired! We want to laugh! We want to cry! Just be sure to send your entry to stories@missouriquiltco.com by noon (CST) on Saturday, March 11th, 2017!

Haven’t read the touching stories in Stitched Together Volumes 1, 2 & 3 yet? Get them HERE! You’ll love them!

2017 Kona Cotton Color of the Year: Pink Flamingo

2017 Kona Cotton Color of the Year: Pink Flamingo

Robert Kaufman Fabrics has done it again, they’ve released a new Kona Cotton Color of the Year and we’re in love!! The 2017 Kona Color of the Year is Pink Flamingo – a vibrant, clean, and perfectly playful pink!

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This beautiful hue is only available during 2017 and will then be retired, so be sure to stock up on your Pink Flamingo fabric HERE while it’s available!

Needing a little project inspiration? Check out Robert Kaufman’s Kona Color of the Year Lookbook HERE and be inspired by the 6 beautiful quilts featured in it (like this gorgeous “Stars Over Pink Flamingo” quilt made by Valori Wells with an incredibly fun free motion quilting pattern)!

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Pink Flamingo is versatile and compliments so many other colors. Check out some of the ones we’d suggest pairing it with below:

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Or browse all Kona Cotton Solids HERE for more fun options!

What will you make with the 2017 Kona Cotton Color of the Year? Leave a comment and let us know!

Cornered Drunkard’s Path

Cornered Drunkard’s Path

Check out this new spin on the Drunkard's Path block!

You may take one look at The Cornered Drunkard’s Path and be tempted to run the other direction. All those little pieces! All those curves! Surely they require the skill of a well-seasoned quilting wizard, right?
Wrong! Thanks to raw edge applique and snowballed corners, Jenny’s Cornered Drunkard’s Path is easy-as-pie! 

Learn to make this fun Cornered Drunkard's Path with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Click HERE to watch the tutorial! Also, Check out the FREE Downloadable PDF for this block!

Diagram of the Cornered Drunkard's Path from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

 

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Flying Home

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Flying Home

Check out this quick way to make the Flying Home Block

In this Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial we show you a great way to put together the Flying Home Quilt in just a couple simple steps using two packs of 2.5″ strips!

Check back every Friday for our regular Quilting Tutorials with Jenny Doan! Watch the Quilt Snips (and the full tutorial) HERE.

New Friday Tutorial: English Paper Piecing- Quatro Colour With Sue Daley

New Friday Tutorial: English Paper Piecing- Quatro Colour With Sue Daley

Learn to make this Quatro Colour using the EPP method to hand stitch.

Jenny is joined by Sue Daley to demonstrate how to make the Quatro Color Quilt with English Paper Piecing using the “Sue Daley Quarto Petal Template” by Sue Daley Designs for Patchwork with Busy Fingers/Sue Daley Designs, a glue pen, a milliners needle, and Quatro Petal Paper.

 

Learn to make this Quatro Colour Quilt using English Paper Piecing, with expert Sue Daley!

This dynamic duo makes English Paper Piecing easy for everyone! Click the button below to watch the full tutorial and to get all of your supplies!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!