Celebrate National FFA Week with Forever Blue Fabric

Celebrate National FFA Week with Forever Blue Fabric

Surrounded by emerald fields of corn and rolling pastures dotted with cattle, Hamilton, Missouri, sits in the middle of America’s heartland. As in many such communities with strong agriculture roots, there is a group of students who fully embrace what it means to live, work and support the business that is agriculture, our local FFA chapter.

If you have ever donned the blue corduroy jacket and recited the FFA creed, or know someone who has, then the FFA Forever Blue fabric by Riley Blake Designs is a wonderful tribute to the traditions that make up the National FFA Organization. The Forever Blue fabric features the timeless blue corduroy jacket, the FFA emblem and a variety of livestock and agriculture prints. You can shop all of the Forever Blue fabrics, including the Forever Blue quilt kit, HERE.

With such a wide variety of prints, we knew we wanted to create a quilt that could show off some of the larger prints and the different color schemes. A member of our sewing team, Janice, used the Slice of Life Quilt pattern, and sewed up the entire quilt! Check out the finished quilt below, and watch Jenny’s tutorial on how to create a Slice of Life Quilt

Slice of Life Quilt in Forever Blue

You can also find a fantastic panel that makes a wonderful wall hanging or a centerpiece of a quilt as part of the Forever Blue collection. We used this panel, along with some extra yardage for borders, to create a wall hanging.

Celebrate National FFA Week

After the quilt and wall hanging were completed, they needed a home, and with National FFA Week on the horizon, we knew that these creations would honor the Hamilton FFA chapter at Penney High School for all of their accomplishments and the work they do throughout our community.  

Janice, who created the quilt, was on hand to present both the quilt and the wall hanging to Mr. Burns, the FFA advisor, along with all of the Hamilton FFA officers. 

Thank you, Hamilton FFA for all you do!


Kindred Pinwheels

Kindred Pinwheels

Learn a new way to create a pinwheel block!

I grew up loving Anne of Green Gables. Even now, Anne’s wisdom follows me wherever I go.


Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.”
“I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered, it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it.”

Jenny teaches a fun spin on the Pinwheel block!

Today’s new quilt, Kindred Pinwheels, is a beautiful pattern brought to life by Anne of Green Gables fabric by Riley Blake Designs. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Let Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Co teach you how to make this block!

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Keep on Groovin’ Fabric Feature and Giveaway with Riley Blake Designs!

Keep on Groovin’ Fabric Feature and Giveaway with Riley Blake Designs!

Today is officially the first day of Summer Break for the kids here in Hamilton! School’s out and they’re ready for some fun. One of the best parts of summer is hitting the road for vacation! Most of us can probably agree that the best part of a road trip is getting to your vacation destination, but why shouldn’t the drive be fun too?


We love the new Keep on Groovin’ fabric line from our friends over at Riley Blake Designs. It’s the perfect addition to your road trip, whether you’re cuddling in the back seat with your road trip quilt or pulling it out for a quick picnic at a rest stop!

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So, Riley Blake has provided us with an amazing prize package for one lucky winner! If you win, you’ll definitely be road-ready! 🙂 It includes a Keep on Groovin’ Fat Quarter Bundle, a beautiful galvanized bowl, a yellow Frizbee, a turquoise acrylic ”glass” with a straw, a black bound journal/sketch book, Crayola Twistable colored pencils, a bag of Twizzlers and a Hershey’s chocolate bar (road food!) Another lucky winner will receive $25 in MSQC Quilter’s Cash (store credit to missouriquiltco.com)!

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Enter below! Choose one, two or all ways to enter! We can’t wait to find out who the lucky winners are! Happy quilting!

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Introducing Vintage Kitchen from Riley Blake

Introducing Vintage Kitchen from Riley Blake

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place for family and friends to gather, chat about their day, laugh and spend some good old fashioned quality time together. A place where memories are made and never forgotten. Nobody wants to spend time in a drab, boring kitchen or an ultra modern one where you’re afraid to make a mess.  Ah, but what about a vintage kitchen? One filled with color and fun patterns everywhere. The energy is electric in a vintage kitchen, which makes it an excellent heart of the home! <3

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Inspired by her love for vintage Pyrex dishes, Andrea Muller designed the new Vintage Kitchen Collection for Riley Blake. It’s such a darling collection of fabric and we want to share it with you!





Enter below for your chance to win the two vintage Pyrex dishes shown above as well as a Vintage Kitchen fabric bundle! We’ll choose a second lucky winner who will receive $25 in Quilter’s Cash Points to MSQC as well! Aren’t these colors and prints adorable??

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Ahh, my imagination is full of exciting ideas for future projects. If yours is too, here’s a great place to start:

Shop the entire Vintage Kitchen Collection HERE!

And as usual, don’t miss out on today’s Daily Deal! 

Breast Cancer Awareness through Fabric at Missouri Star

Breast Cancer Awareness through Fabric at Missouri Star

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month! Here in this area of the shop (right as you walk in) are two awesome fabrics lines; Project Pink (helping to promote Breast Cancer Awareness) and Calling all Nurses.

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Love them! And we can’t forget all of the other cute fabrics in this corner. I mean, who doesn’t love chevron, zigzags, and polka dots?

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PS. Don’t forget our birthday bash this weekend! Hope to see you there!