MSQC Fall Forum Retreat Recap // 2015

MSQC Fall Forum Retreat Recap // 2015

When the Sewing Center first opened for retreats, we looked to our loyal Forum Members to give it a test spin and that’s how the Fall Forum Retreat began! This year, this fun group got to be here for our Birthday Bash and definitely added to the party!

A couple of retreaters even came from as far as Australia!

australian retreaters

During the retreat, they all worked together to create this beautiful quilt, later named ‘Passing Pinwheels’. The tag reads: “Passing Pinwheels. A quilt pieced by many hands to provide warmth and love during your troubled time. Missouri Star Quilt Co. Forum Retreat – 2015” From @LOVEMYMACHINES on Quiltsby.me: “This quilt is a custom product of the ladies and gentleman that attended the 2015 MSQC Fall Forum Retreat. Everyone participated in pinwheel construction and layout of the quilt. The result is a beautiful compilation of multi-direction spinning pinwheels.” Click on the image below to read about how the name of the quilt was chosen!

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Here is a group photo of all who were in attendance! Many of these retreaters came home with winnings from our Birthday Bash celebration, which you can read about HERE.

Group

Click here for more information on MSQC Retreats and Events or contact retreats@missouriquiltco.com!

Summer 2015 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

Summer 2015 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

Let’s chat about the 2015 Summer issue of BLOCK Magazine. Have you had a chance to flip through it? Didn’t you just love all those fun holiday ideas? From Independence Day to Halloween to Christmas, quilting projects are a fabulous way to celebrate and decorate!

To get you started on your favorite project, we’ve put together everything you’ll need to turn “inspiration” into “finished project” in a jiffy! Click HERE to find the perfect fabrics, all the necessary templates (and other supplies),  Jenny’s tutorials from Youtube, and even links for machine quilting. After all, what’s the fun of an idea book if those ideas never become reality?

4-patch-frenzy colorado-block

disappearing-pinwheel dresden-tree

tree-runner quatrefoil

sweet-stars winter-pines

woven-patches grand-old-flag

Have a wonderful time working on your quilts, and don’t forget to send us a photo when you’re done!

Happy Quilting!

Row by Row Experience 2015: Row by Row H20!

Row by Row Experience 2015: Row by Row H20!

1,250 Quilt Shops in the United States and Canada came together last year to give you the free shop hop event called the Row by Row Experience and this year is going to be even better!  This is Missouri Star’s first time participating and we are so excited!  Each shop has a unique row pattern following a theme and you can go into their shop and get a free pattern to make the row.  This year’s theme is “Row by Row H20,” so all the patterns are water themed!  This is our row (pictured blow).  It’s called Sail Away and we think it’s pretty awesome 😉  Come into our shop for the free pattern now!

row by row msqc

We also have exclusive fabric plates available in the shop during this event, which can be purchased in the shop, so that you have an additional keepsake from each shop you visit!  Here’s what ours looks like (below — the black binding was added for display).  It measures 8″ x 4.5″.  While the pattern for our row must be picked up in our shop here in Hamilton, Missouri, our fabric license plates are also available in our online shop HERE.

row by row license plate

As a participating shop, we will be awarding a bundle of 25 fat quarters to the first customer who brings in a completed (quilted, bound, labeled) row quilt using rows/patterns from at least 8 different shops, with a special bonus prize if the finished quilt includes our MSQC row! The chance to win ends October 31, 2015.

Here is a map of ALL the quilt shops participating!!