Birthday Bash Recap! Missouri Star’s 8th Birthday!

Birthday Bash Recap! Missouri Star’s 8th Birthday!

One year older and wiser too…. Happy Birthday to Missouri Star Quilt Co! This September, we hosted our 8th Birthday Bash, where we celebrate the anniversary of Missouri Star in Hamilton, Missouri. It’s amazing to see how much we’ve grown, learned and improved and we are so grateful to our customers/fans who’ve made this journey possible!

Wednesday Night: The Kickoff Dinner with the Doan Family

The night before everything begins, we kick off the event with a family dinner. We share stories, give out party favors, and just have a wonderful night together because you are our family!
Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

When you get the Doan Family all in one room, there are bound to be stories! Al, Jenny’s son, is a wonderful story teller and had the whole room filled with laughter!

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

When the dinner was over, we moved over to the Retreat Center to watch a special video that Jenny’s son Jake had created for the special night. It brought such a wonderful, heartwarming energy to the room. We’re so glad that we get to work together as family and friends and do something we truly love!

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

Watch the Video HERE.

Thursday: The Party Begins

I don’t know how you like to start off a party, but we start it with dancing, free fabric/prizes, and lots of music and energy! In the Retreat Center, we had a Quilt Show adorning the walls and a Jelly Roll Race Charity Sew for 40 participants who signed up in advance!

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

The result was 40 quilt tops to be finished by our Missouri Star Quilt Co Machine Quilting Team and donated to local Women’s Shelters! The Jelly Roll Race pattern is so quick and easy, that it’s perfect for donating for a good cause! If you’re looking for somewhere to donate quilts, check out this post HERE.

It’s so wonderful anytime we are able to give back to our community, so thank you to everyone involved who made it possible to do that!

Friday: Trunk Shows Galore!

Friday was filled with more fun, more games and prizes, a Homecoming Parade and TWO trunk shows! Have you ever been to Jenny Doan’s Trunk Show? Not only does she tell some wonderful stories through her quilting journey, but she teaches some mini tutorials along the way! You always leave feeling inspired to create something!

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

Not only did we have Jenny’s wonderful trunk show, but Rob Appell of Man Sewing was here as well! He tells his story through his quilts and it is a special experience!

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

Yes, he’s standing on the counter! Every seat in the house was a good one! 🙂

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

Right in the front row was a mother and her young son who is learning to sew and quilt. Rob was able to have a conversation with them afterward and give some tips on getting started!

Saturday: The Sewlebrity Sew-Off (Jenny Doan vs Rob Appell)

What do you get when you put two quilters/sewists in the same room with the same materials and limited time to create something completely unique? You get a lot of fun! Jenny and Rob were great sports and were both able to complete a project in the allotted time!

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

How do you compare a table runner + cape + head dress vs a duck with a zippered-on head? You call it a tie! This whole competition was a blast to watch and we can’t wait for the rematch next year!

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

I don’t know about you, but when I’m sewing, I love having some music playing! So, our lovely audience was able to provide that for the competition! 🙂

Aside from these special events throughout the celebration, we also had some fun that was going on the whole time! There was dancing for fabric and games on the patio, a Barn Block Painting Class, demos in the Main Shop by Windham Fabrics Designer Natalie Barnes, shopping for 88 cent Fat Quarters, a Quilter’s Walk of Fame, Quilt Show and so much more! We hope you’ll join us next September for our 9th Birthday Bash!

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash Recap!

We had MSNBC Come visit our quilt shop this last week!

We had MSNBC Come visit our quilt shop this last week!

You know what they say, when it rains it pours!  Well the same is true with media coverage!  We have been so blessed to have some wonderful stories done on us these last few months, and once we got the restaurants open and doing more work on main street, we got a call from MSNBC’s “Main Street USA” asking if they could come talk to us about what is happening in our town.  It was a lot of fun to show off all the other businesses in town and our approach for helping Hamilton Missouri’s economy grow.

Sew Seasonal Holiday Shop is OPEN at Missouri Star!

Sew Seasonal Holiday Shop is OPEN at Missouri Star!

Friends! Our new holiday fabric shop is now open! It’s right across the street from the retreat center, so if you’re in town stop by and say hi!

sew seasonal bldg pano

 

We have also been working on one of our other buildings just a couple of doors down from the main shop. It was formerly the Neil Baker Building and it’s been completely gutted. We can’t wait to see more of what they do!

front of baker bldg

 

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New MSQC Blinkies!

We’ve finally got some buttons up! So if you want to spread the MSQC love over at your slice of web space, here’s a couple options:

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Thanks for the support!

UPDATE—————————– A little help here

If you are implementing a blinkie into a Blogger blog, just login to your account, then click on the layout tab and get to the section that shows your “Page Elements” and on that page you should see an outline of how your page is layed out.  On the right (or the left in some cases) you will have everything in your sidebar.  A block for Archive, or picture, or followers, etc.  At the top of that sidebar is a block that says “Add a Gadget” and if you click that, it will pop up with a window to help you add a gadget.  If you choose the “HTML/JavaScript” block, you can then just paste the ‘code’ that is in the post into the content section.  Give it a title (Missouri Star Quilt Company is loved by me! or something like that 🙂 hit ‘SAVE’ and bam, you’re done!

Hope that’s not too confusing.  Good luck!