Fabric Feature: KONA Color of the Year 2016 // HIGHLIGHT

Fabric Feature: KONA Color of the Year 2016 // HIGHLIGHT

 

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Robert Kaufman Fabrics has launched a brand new KONA Color of the Year series and their first ever, limited edition color is the happiest, most vibrant shade of yellow called Highlight. This cheerful color can be a delicate addition, a bold accent, or a complete showstopper!

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We have the privilege of hosting the completely stunning Kona Color of the Year Trunk Show here in Hamilton in our Penney’s Shop, the Missouri Star Quilt Co shop devoted to solids, basics and specialty fabrics. The show features masterpiece quilts from some wonderful quilters, including Heather Jones, Elizabeth Hartman, Darlene Zimmerman, Valori Wells, and Carolyn Friedlander. These quilts are so inspiring! I love seeing so many interpretations and ideas sprung from one new shade of color!

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Robert Kaufman has created a beautiful Lookbook for you to see all of the gorgeous quilts that feature the Kona Highlight, which you can find HERE.

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There are so many different choices for color combinations that would work perfectly with this happy color, so we wanted to showcase a few. Don’t you love these citrusy shades of yellow and green?

You can also never go wrong with yellow and gray!

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Here are some of the shades of gray featured in the displayed quilts.

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1.  Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Flax

2. Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Olive

3.  Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Indigo

4. Kona Cotton Solids – Smoke

5. Kona Cotton Solids – Pewter

6.  Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Black

What colors would you pair with Highlight? Take a look and let us know in the comments of this post!

 

Kona Days in Hamilton, MO Recap

Kona Days in Hamilton, MO Recap

 

In mid April we hosted a wonderful event here in Hamilton!  Robert Kaufman Fabrics was celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their Kona Cotton solids fabric line, so they selected 30 amazing quilters and invited them each to create an original quilt using Kona Cotton fabric.  For more information on the history of Kona and a complete list of quilters contributed, Robert Kaufman created a fantastic Lookbook, which you can find here

Kona Cotton Lookbook: 30 Quilts for 30 Years

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There were so many quilts that they filled our Sewing Center as well as a couple of our shops!  They are just gorgeous and we loved having them here!  This photo shows just some of the quilts that were in our Sewing Center, where we host frequent quilting retreats!

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This quilt by Shea Henderson is gorgeous!  We love the colors and it’s such a fun, memorable pattern!

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The detail and color of each quilt was so impressive and mesmerizing!

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Along with these incredibly meticulous and artful quilts, we had a few great events to add to the fun!  Our very own Jenny Doan was signing copies of Block Magazine and gave one of her fabulous trunk shows!

 

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We also had book signings with Shea Henderson for her new book, School of Sewing, as well as with Angela and Cloe Walters for their new book, Get Quilting with Angela & Cloe.

 

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We had a super fun Cars & Quilts event that weekend, where people brought in their vintage cars and lined them up all along downtown Hamilton, then went inside to view the 30 Quilts from Kona!  There was nowhere to park in town!

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We love to look for opportunities to serve those in need, so during Kona Days we created kits for people to come in and sew pillowcases to be donated to a local women’s shelter.  We also were accepting food donations to the local food pantry!  Peanut butter and jelly are a treat for those receiving assistance from the food pantry, so we asked for those specific items when attending Jenny’s trunk show and got an amazing response!

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We had a blast and can’t wait for our next big event in Hamilton!!  Thank you to everyone who attended, participated and donated!!!

Precut Tuesday!

Precut Tuesday!

Ambrosia by Jennifer Young for Benartex

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Ambrosia collage

1. Kona Cotton – White Yardage 2. Designer Solids – True Red Yardage 3. Designer Solids – Hot Rose Yardage

4.Designer Solids – Aqua Yardage

American Basic for Windham

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American Basic collage

1. Kona Cotton – White Yardage 2. Designer Solids – True Red Yardage 3. Bella Solids Royal Yardage

Summer Breeze by Bella BLVD for Riley Blake

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze collage

1. Kona Cotton – Aqua 2. Designer Solids – Rose Yardage 3. Cuddle 3 – Canary 60″ Minky

4. Cuddle 3 – Apple Green 60″ Minky

Happy Matching!

Kate

Precut Tuesday!

Precut Tuesday!

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1. Bella Solids – Snow 2. Bella Solids – Hay 3. Bella Solids – Admiral Blue

4. Cotton Supreme Solids – Cherry Red 

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Soho Chic for Moda

 

 

 

 

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1. Bella Solids – Chartreuse 2. Kona Cotton – Jade Green 3. Kona Cotton – Berry

4. Bella Solids – Moda U Brown

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Lorax for Robert Kaufman

 

 

 

 

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1. Cotton Supreme Solids – Lime 2. Kona Cotton Solids – Tangerine 3. Kona Cotton Solids – Turquoise

4. Kona Cotton – Papaya

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Precious for Windham

 

 

 

 

 

Precious

1. Bella Solids – Fuchsia 2. Designer Solids – Chartreuse 3. Kona Cotton – Candy Blue

4. Bella Solids – Gray

Have a great day!

Kate

Fabric Friday!!

Fabric Friday!!

I hope everyone had a treat and trick filled Halloween! Aren’t the screams of little kids the best thing ever!! It’s the perfect way to kick off  the holiday season! One down and three to go…eeks! I’m not sure if you want to hear this or not but it’s exactly four weeks till Thanksgiving! Wobble till you gobble!

Forest Playground by Feng Liang for Robert Kaufman

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A is for… by Myiesha and Kate for Windham

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Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit

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Sunshine Rose by Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit

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Wallflower by Allison Harris for Windham

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Have a great day!

Kate