Meet Missouri Star: Dani and Wade

Meet Missouri Star: Dani and Wade

Today we’re off to meet Dani and Wade, who both work in the shops!

Dani

Dani

Dani is relatively new to MSQC, having worked here for three months.

Do you sew? I do sew. I haven’t had time to work on much lately but I enjoyed hand sewing quilts.

Favorite fabric? Layer cakes!

What do you like best about your job? MSQC has a great, welcoming environment. Everyone is always ready to share a laugh and help each other out. It is also really neat to meet so many different people, especially the customers who travel far distances just to visit the shop.

Wade

Wade

Wade has been with MSQC for 9 months. Perhaps you’ve seen him in the main shop during a recent visit?

Do you sew? I do sew! I just finished my first quilt top using Jenny’s half-square triangle tutorial. Super easy! I never thought in a million years I would make a quilt, but here I am. Quilting is very enjoyable.

Any funny work stories that can you can share? A few customers have told me they love me before.. But I totally love them back! I also enjoy taking pictures for all the excited tourist that come into the shop.

What hobbies do you have? Photography, cooking/baking, playing the piano

Favorite fabric? Hearty Good Wishes

What do you like best about your job? Besides working for such incredible people, I would have to say meeting so many wonderful people. All of our customers are incredible and make the day go by in an instant. It’s the best job I could ask for.

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We hope that you get to meet these two fantastic people if you are in the shops soon! Catch up on all of the “Meet Missouri Star” posts here.

 

Hamilton Visitor’s Guide: J’s Burger Dive

Hamilton Visitor’s Guide: J’s Burger Dive

Today’s stop on the Hamilton Visitor’s Guide series is J’s Burger Dive! Nestled next to the main shop, right beside Poppy’s Bakery, J’s is a great spot to grab some lunch, dinner or one of J’s fabulous milkshakes!

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You can choose to dine inside….

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…or on the shared outdoor patio! Umbrellas are in place now for the summer!

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The staff at J’s serves up tasty burgers and fries from 11am-8pm  Monday-Saturday! Triple burgers! Cajun fries! Garlic pepper fries! Ranch fries! Yummo!

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This is J! John is a former Navy diver, thus the name for his eatery.

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Here’s the full menu:

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The milkshakes have become SUPER popular! J and his staff made over 500 the first week and haven’t slowed down since!

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J’s proudly serves up Blue Bell ice cream. A constantly rotating set of flavors means you’ll always find something yummy!

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This crew of ladies visited the quilt shops from California, Missouri (yes! That’s a real city!). We caught them taking a mid-day ice cream break and they gave the ice cream a giant stamp of approval.

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Be sure to stop by J’s when you’re in town! You won’t be sorry! And if you’re looking for more to see and do around Hamilton, check out the rest of our Hamilton Visitor’s Guide series!

American Patchwork & Quilting Radio

American Patchwork & Quilting Radio

Pat Sloan American Patchwork and Quilting radio Jenny Doan guest

Earlier this week, Mom was interviewed by Pat Sloan “the voice of quilting” on American Patchwork and Quilt Radio Show!

Mom had a blast chatting with Pat, who is just so sweet and fun to talk to. They chatted about the history of Missouri Star, what’s happening here in Hamilton, quilting tips and all kinds of great stuff.

You can find the podcast by going here and looking for the June 30, 2014 show! Happy listening!

Precut Tuesday: Autumn Woods

Precut Tuesday: Autumn Woods

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Today’s Precut Tuesday post features the Autumn Woods line of fabric from Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics. We love the soft colors and beautiful images on this fabric!

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Coordinating solids are (left to right): Graphite, Bleached White,  Weathered Teak, Ochre and Buttercup. All are Moda Bella solids.

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Meet Missouri Star: Kelly & Kari

Meet Missouri Star: Kelly & Kari

We’re back in the shipping department today to meet Kelly and Kari!

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Kelly

Kelly works in our warehouse and has been with us for a year and a half. 

Do you sew? No (Missouri Star side note: we’ll have to convert her!)

Any favorite fabrics? Denyse Schmidt’s Ansonia line (the greens and blues!)

What do you like best about your job? The people I work with are great!

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Kari

Kari is a manager in our shipping department and has been with Missouri Star for sixteen months. 

Do you sew? I have sewn buttons on shirts and one block! My goal is to get a sewing machine some day soon!! There are lots of lines of fabrics that I want to do a quilt with!!

Do you have a favorite fabric? Riley Blake fabrics!

What do you like best about your job? I love how MSQC is a loving and caring company.

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Join us next week when we head to the retreat center to meet the staff there!