We Quilt This City!

We Quilt This City!

Every summer we host thousands of visitors from near and far in our happy little town of Hamilton. Many of these visitors come to us as their end destination or as part of a detour on their road trip. No matter how our visitors get to us, we do all we can to make sure that they have the best experience in Hamilton.

If you needed another excuse to come visit Hamilton this Summer, starting June 21st we are participating in the Row by Row Experience again this year!

The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in 2011 by Janet Lutz to help quilt shops get more visitors in what might otherwise be slow summer months. All the quilt shops participating in Row by Row have their very own free pattern to help you make a quilt block, and if you are the first to complete a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2018 participating shops, you win a stash of 25 fat quarters and you win a bonus prize if you use our block and bring it in to our store!

The theme for Row by Row this year is “Sew Musical” and we have our very own pattern called “We Quilt This City.” The pattern features a beautiful appliqué town and music notes, hopefully not bringing just your quilts, but also your community in harmony.

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To get your free Missouri Star Row by Row pattern all you need to do is come to Penney’s Quilt Shop and ask for our Row by Row pattern! Each customer is limited to one pattern. Sorry to all of our online customers, this pattern is only available in person!

The Row by Row experience will run from June 21st to September 4th, 2018, and you will have until October 31st, 2018 to submit your quilt for a prize.

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?

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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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Hello, Fall. Quilt Market, Road Trip, Twitter and more!

Hello, Fall. Quilt Market, Road Trip, Twitter and more!

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Is this year flying by, or what!?!?  I am still not over the fact that school is back in session…..summer went by in a flash. But fall inevitably leads to winter.  (oh-my, not ready for that for sure!)  I do LOVE the seasons, however and I have decided to embrace fall.

We are gearing up for Market this weekend (holla if you’re going to be there!), and I can NOT wait to see all the new stuff!  It is going to be amazing and fun…..and I plan on keeping you all in the ‘know’ this year!

Us girls are road tripping there.  We are gonna have a crazy-wild time.  Our ride there is going to be insane!  We are leaving after we give a presentation to a Guild in Kansas City…..we will drive straight there, hopefully getting to Houston by 3 am.  Then Friday we have classes lined up from 10am-8pm then sample spree from 8pm- 10 pm!

Whew, if you didn’t think (know) we were crazy before, I am pretty sure this sums it up perfectly!  🙂  BUT, after the crazy days that are Thursday and Friday, we should have plenty of time to meet everyone, see everything and even attend a few parties!

Have I mentioned  how extremely excited I am to go!?  Seriously ALL the people….all the designers…all the FABRIC….Oh, MAN.

Just so you know….we will be blogging and tweeting (that’s right, we’re on Twitter now, follow us!) about everything.  You want answers to what ‘they’ are wearing, doing, selling!?!?!?  We will try to answer those questions and ANY others you might have!  Ask away.

Seriously…..what have you always wanted to know about Market?  About any designer, manufacturer, etc ….I will seriously be your “Geraldo Rivera” of Market.     ( Minus that hair.  I am not afraid to ask the tough questions.) 🙂

Bring it on!  Ask away….and I will LET you know.

*******UPDATE*******

This is the Young Single Good Looking Computer Guy (YSGLCG) here, and I thought you may have trouble recognizing Sarah at Quilt Market if she’s in her Geraldo Rivera mode, so I ran some calculations and came up with her approximate look she should have while there so you all can find her.  Remember, this woman is a master of disguises, and this is approximate, so use your own judgement, but this should help.

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