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!
Such a fun quilt for you this week! Whether you call it a pound sign, a number sign or a hashtag, this design is just so fun and would be a great quilt for a recipient of any age!
This quilt features the Kona Cotton Pool Party Ten Squares that are just so gorgeous!
Click on the button below to WATCH THE TUTORIAL and find everything you’ll need to get started!
We were delighted to have U.S. Congressman Sam Graves of Missouri visit Hamilton last week! He got a tour of the town and visited with Jenny and Sarah, Jenny’s Daughter. Sarah gave him a tour of our shops and they were presented with a U.S. House of Representatives Proclamation, recognizing their Small Business Persons of the Year Award from the SBA earlier this year, which sent them to the White House!
We were so glad to have Congressman Graves here in our little town and hope he loves Hamilton as much as we do!
Ho ho ho! We had such a merry time at the Christmas in July Retreat a couple of weeks ago, from July 30th to August 2nd! We had about 25 lovely ladies participate in this event here in Hamilton and it was so much fun making quilts and other Christmas projects with them. Once everyone arrived there was a meet-and-greet with Mrs. “Jenny” Claus and Mr. “Jenny” Claus, as small gifts were handed out to everyone there! (It may have been 90 degrees, but they didn’t mind dressing up one bit!)
The entire Sewing Center was decorated with a Christmas tree, lights and other decor as well to keep the retreaters in the spirit as they worked on their Christmas projects. Several Quilted Christmas Stockings were made (Click HERE to view this tutorial) as well as some Dresden Tree Wall Hangings (Click HERE to get the pattern). They’re so cute and festive, and make wonderful gifts!!
We worked on all kinds of fun Christmas decor and gift items! Aren’t these folded napkins so cute??
One of our retreaters, Dana Moore, loves to work with scraps! They were working on a quilt block as a group that created a few scraps, so Dana seized the opportunity! She was given scraps from all the other retreaters and created this beautiful quilt block from it! Isn’t it stunning?? What a gift she has!
The group had mini lessons from Cindy each day where she gave them tips on using tools and templates, how to make each project and even some quilt demos. Check out this Dresden Tree Wall Hanging made by Dawn Wilking! It’s so fun to use colorful Christmas Charm Packs to get a unique look! These bright blue and purple batiks are beautiful, aren’t they?
In our Sew Seasonal holiday quilt shop, we did demos on the Dresden Tree Pattern and one lucky participant won supplies to make their own! One little girl named Adelle got to draw the winner and present the prize! She said, “This is what Santa feels like!”
We had such a good time with our Christmas in July Retreat and Events and can’t wait for Christmas in December, or… actual Christmas If you are interested in participating in one of our future retreats or events you can find more information by clicking here: Missouri Star Quilt Company Events
Today’s new tutorial is such a fun block that combines a few basics! It combines a square in a square with 2 snowballed corners and it’s called the Flutterby Quilt! Jenny Doan teaches you how to make it in a short 8 minute tutorial. It features the gorgeous, earthy Melbourne Ocean 2.5″ Strips by Andrea Komninos for Contempo Studios.