Hamilton Visitor’s Guide: MSQC Quilting Building

Hamilton Visitor’s Guide: MSQC Quilting Building

Today in the Hamilton Visitor’s Guide series, we stop in at our longarm quilting department! If you hop in on one of the walking tours we give, your tour will include a stop here!

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As you can tell by the photo, this building was once the public library here in Hamilton. It is one cool old building and we love knowing that so many quilts are finished here in a space that has such a neat history. (And have no fear, book lovers! The library now operates out of a newer building!)

Step inside the quilting building and you’ll see seven Gammill longarms filling the space and working steadily away at quilting gorgeous customer quilts.

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Each quilt that arrives is checked in carefully and tagged before being staged for quilting. More quilts are hung on shelving in a nearby room.

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Colorful thread and great big rolls of batting are kept at the ready!

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The staff who work in this building make such a great team. Did you read about two of them who were profiled recently? Between the day and the night crews, these machines see quite the variety of quilts, designs and thread colors. Our staff would be happy to answer questions if you stop by on a tour…. they are often asked about batting, thread and quilting designs!

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If you’re thinking, “Wait! I didn’t know Missouri Star offered machine quilting!” then you’ll be happy to know you can find out all the details here.

Thanks for joining us on our tour of Hamilton and Missouri Star! If you have a visit to Hamilton planned, be sure to check out the rest of our Visitor’s Guide series!

Hope to see you here soon!

On the machine….{making me happy}

On the machine….{making me happy}

Isn’t this just darling!?!?

If you know me at all, you would know that I love Amy Butler.  Her fabrics are kinda wild and crazy {but so am I} and I just love them.

This is a quilt we received in the mail from an online customer, for machine quilting.  WHAT!?  You didn’t know we did that too?!?!!?  Well, yes of course we do!  Check it out on our website here.  And if don’t see a specific stitch you want, call us.  We will totally help you out!  🙂  Did I mention we have a QUICK turnaround?!!?  Like, 2-3 weeks.  I know, I know.  Amazing, right!?

Anyway, life is a bit crazy right  now (duh, summer is in full swing) but I just wanted to say hello and let you have a peak into what we have going on…..

So this is it,  the quilt on the machine is definitely making me happy today!

What about you??  What is making you happy today!?

On the machine…

On the machine…

We have been super busy this last week!! Which is great 🙂 Ladies (and Gents)  keep em coming!

I wanted to spotlight this amazing quilt… It is a scrappy quilt made by one of our local librarians, and it is gorgeous! This is a paper pieced quilt,  and the main block is called pineapple.  (?)  Each block has 37 different pieces of fabric!!  I was just in awe of this quilt.

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We machine quilted the simple feather meander pattern on it and it turned out great…I love how the machine quilting enhances the design!

Amazing!