A Peek Inside the Florals Shop!

A Peek Inside the Florals Shop!

Love grows here, at the MSQC Florals Shop. If you’re a fan of florals, this is the shop for you!

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Bolts and precuts of floral prints fill these shelves from wall to wall and fabrics are displayed in flower pots. It’s a gorgeous site!

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Our design team is pretty awesome… They designed and built this checkout table featuring decorative garden wall blocks and the stick  wall art to bring the outdoors in! How fun is that?!

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You’ll find tons of great designers and collections in the Floral Shop, including Kaffe Fassett. Shop all floral fabrics online HERE.

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Aren’t these lights so fun? And these hanging baskets are to die for! I wish I could hang out in here all day!

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The Floral Shop is the new home to our popular Quatrefoil Quilt too! Watch the tutorial HERE.

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You can even find some MSQC Swag on display including this cute little MSQC Birdie Stuffed Toy that makes the “Quack!” sound when squeezed as well as the new “I Heart Jenny” T-shirts! You’ll be the envy of all the quilters you know with this shirt! If you can’t make it out to Hamilton, no worries! You can snatch these up online too. 🙂 

ducks blogWe hope you get the chance to come visit us in Hamilton and check out the new Floral Shop in person sometime! For information on upcoming events click HERE. Happy Quilting!

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Kaffe Fassett Glorious Color Retreat and Lecture!

Kaffe Fassett Glorious Color Retreat and Lecture!

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Have we ever mentioned how much we love to have visitors come to Hamilton?? This past weekend was our Kaffe Fassett Glorious Colour Retreat and we just had a blast!!

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This is an amazing group of quilters and artists! It was such a treat to have all of them here and to have Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably here to share their wisdom and insight on the wonderful world of glorious color!  The retreaters had the opportunity to do two hands-on workshops as well as attend a wonderful lecture from Kaffe!

The first class was called Mediterranean Hexagons, where they learned how to work with Kaffe’s large print florals to create a beautiful balanced quilt.

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This is Debbie Carlson, who, without realizing, created a quilt design that matched her outfit! Isn’t it gorgeous?? If you look closely, she used all kinds of black and white prints as the points, including one with ampersands on it. So fun!! According to Kaffe, sometimes the print/motif just doesn’t matter 🙂

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The 2nd class Kaffe taught was Bright Squares, where they created the most beautiful quilts from 2.5″ squares!

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Kaffe worked one on one with the retreaters to help them find a beautiful balance of color and contrast. Wouldn’t you like Kaffe to teach you all about how to use bold, bright colors in a harmonious way??

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At the end of each class, Kaffe would walk around and comment on each person’s work, to give praise, encouragement and valuable feedback. What a wonderful opportunity to have input from Kaffe on your personal work!

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On the last full day of the retreat, Kaffe gave a wonderful lecture on finding inspiration in art, architecture, knits, and how you can find different inspiration all over the world. There were well over 200 people in attendance and it ended with a book signing!

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Tula Pink was even here in attendance to see Kaffe’s lecture!

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Thank you to everyone who attended! We would love to hear about your experience in the comments!

If you are interested in an MSQC Retreat or Event, you can find all the information here: Missouri Star Quilt Company Retreats & Events

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A little show and tell…

A little show and tell…

Our Friday night ladies LOVE to show off what they are making!  We have been extremely impressed with them!  Here are a few projects that they have been working on.

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A great stash buster. And I love the florals. Wow!

This is a floral log cabin, that is set to make a swirl pattern.  We all loved how she took a basic block and was able to modernize it.  Think of all the possibilities!

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We love that she chose the Figgy Pudding line…perfect for a gift!

Check this awesome charm pack quilt out.  You may  have seen this in our tutorials already but….the idea is this:  take 5 charm packs, DON’T even cut them, sew them together.  I sewed mine in four patches, then assemble the top!  (told ya, easy peasy!)  Then cut your borders , 2-1/2 inches for the inner border and 5 inches for the outer border.  You will need 3/4 yard for your inner border and a yard and a half for your second border.  SO basically you are looking at total cost being,  $65.00 for your ENTIRE quilt!  Is that NOT exciting!??!  That my friends is WHY we love precuts!  🙂  Your finished quilt measures 62X81  approx.  It will really depend on how many charm squares are in your particular pack.  But it goes together in a jiffy, and leaves you excited to start a new project!  (and I love that figgy pudding line!)

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She calls this the “getting her medication right” quilt!

Last, but certainly NOT least this amazing quilt is done by one of our ‘hand piece’ girls!  I kid you NOT….every seam, circle, curve…you name it, it is hand stitched.  (we have three of these ladies that will KNOCK your socks off, with there amazing work.  Their amazing stitches look better than if a machine had done the work.)  I am so impressed with them.

This quilt is on it’s way to Idaho to meet Kaffe Fassett himself.  Yes, yes this lucky lady has a fiance that got her one of the last seats to a workshop that Kaffe is doing in Idaho.  Seriously, the LUCKIEST girl ever!  I can’t wait to hear how it goes….

So, that is a little sneak peak into our amazing quilter’s we have out here…..

What have you been up to?  Any projects that have you busy?  Started in on Christmas gifts yet?   I’d love to know what you are doing….