New Friday Tutorial: The Friendship Pinwheel

New Friday Tutorial: The Friendship Pinwheel

Love this Friendship Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co! Jenny Doan is such a great teacher... can't wait to make this one! FREE TUTORIAL!

Don’t you just love when you find a new spin on a classic tutorial? Even better when you can combine 2 favorites and that’s what Jenny has done with this new tutorial on the Friendship Pinwheel Quilt! It may look challenging at first glance, but it’s nothing you can’t handle! Here’s what you’ll need.

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Isn’t the result so beautiful? I would love to see a patriotic quilt made in this pattern or a bright summery pattern…. it has warm weather written all over it!

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Click the button to watch the video tutorial and shop for all the supplies that Jenny uses in this tutorial! Happy quilting!

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New Site Madness 101!

New Site Madness 101!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You all have made converting to our new site a breeze! Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding as we go on this new and crazy adventure together. By now, you’ve hopefully had some time to browse and click around, and get familiarized with the site. We want to help familiarize you even more based on some of the wonderful questions we’ve been getting! :)

Where can I find the tutorials on the new site? 

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To find our tutorials, simply place your mouse over the “Community” tab and then click on “Quilting Tutorials” in the drop-down menu. Now you’ll have all of the MSQC Tutorials at your fingertips!

How do you get to the Daily Deal page? 

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There are two ways to access the Daily Deals from our homepage. Let’s start with the easiest (and most recently added). Right below the menu bar, we added a “Check Out Today’s Daily Deal, it’s % Off!” button. Click on any part of this header to access the Daily Deal page (I love how easy this is now)! The second way is to place your mouse over “Daily Deals” in the upper left-hand corner of the homepage. In the drop-down menu select, “Daily Deal”. This is where you can find the sale bin and other specials as well!

Where are the BLOCK corrections?

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Let’s start from the beginning for this one… On the homepage, place your mouse over “Books & Block” on the menu bar, then in the drop-down menu select, “BLOCK”. Now you’ll be on the screen pictured above! Simply click on “corrections” in the second paragraph to find all the BLOCK corrections ever made! :)

I purchased a digital issue of BLOCK/ digital pattern. How do I access it?

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This is a great question! All digital downloads are stored in your MSQC account. To access them, login to your account and then click on the “Your Account” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. You’ll then be on a screen that looks like the one shown above. Click on “Your Digital Downloads” to access all of your digital issues of BLOCK and digital patterns.

** If you use Apple products you can download our new BLOCK  Magazine App right to your iPhone or iPad, allowing you to take each issue with you in the car, at the store, or wherever your quilty heart desires! Click HERE to learn more and download the app.

I hope these tips and tricks are helpful when searching the new and improved MSQC site! If you have more questions, don’t be shy. We’re here to help make this transition go smoothly! Start browsing and trying these shortcuts out HERE! Happy quilting!

 

MSQC Blue Hawaii Retreat

MSQC Blue Hawaii Retreat

If you’re a fan of Elvis, you know that dreams come true in Blue Hawaii. That’s why we decided to bring Blue Hawaii and a little bit of Elvis’s grooviness to Missouri Star for a fun-filled retreat! Upon arrival, all of the retreaters were given a lay for their name tag, the shop workers were dressed in their best Hawaiian outfits and Hamilton was transformed (as much as possible when there’s below freezing temperatures) into a quilter’s paradise!

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We had retreaters join us from near and far. Far, as in, South Africa! Isn’t that amazing? Meet Hannalie Blignaut and Magriat Venter, two quilty friends who decided to start 2016 off right by checking “Visit MSQC” off of their bucket lists! And they traveled all the way from South Africa to do it!

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Another Blue Hawaii retreater celebrated her big 5-0 while here! Can you think of a better way to celebrate your birthday than being surrounded by new quilty friends? I don’t think so! Happy 50th, Elizabeth, we’re so glad we got to celebrate with you! :)

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, quilters truly do have the kindest hearts! Check out this Valentine’s Heart Quilt that one retreater was working on for the South Central Wisconsin Quilt Shops Association’s 17th Annual Quilters’ Road Trip event. Including a silent auction of quilted items to help raise funds for the American Heart Association. Click HERE to find out more information about this event.

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To top off this tropical retreat, everyone watched the Blue Hawaii Elvis movie one night as they sewed! It was so much fun and so many great memories were made. Thanks to all who participated, and “aloha” until next time! :)

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If you’re interested in attending a retreat at Missouri Star Quilt Company, visit Missouri Star Quilt Company Retreats & Events!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Double Square Star Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Double Square Star Quilt

Make the Stunning Double Square Star Quilt with this FREE Quilting Tutorial!

I fell instantly in love with this week’s new tutorial! This is a beautiful quilt that stands the test of time! All you need is a 4 patch and some snowballed corners and you’ve got the Double Square Star Quilt! Don’t you just love it??

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Try it out and make sure to share your version with us on social media using #doublesquarestarquilt!

CLICK THE BUTTON TO WATCH THE FULL TUTORIAL AND SHOP FOR SUPPLIES!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt

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What’s better than Flying Geese and Pinwheels? When you put them together like puzzle pieces and create a brand new design!  You’re going to love this new tutorial, called the Dutchman’s Puzzle!

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Click on the button below to WATCH THE TUTORIAL and find everything you’ll need to get started!

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