Sew With Jenny 2016 Retreat Recap

Sew With Jenny 2016 Retreat Recap

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This past May we hosted our first ever “Sew With Jenny” retreat here at Missouri Star Quilt Company and boy was it a hit! Jenny brought her sewing machine to the retreat center and had a blast sewing along and chatting with everyone there!

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Jenny did her famous Trunk Show for the group (if you’ve never seen it, check our schedule for an upcoming one HERE). It was 2 hours of personal stories about Jenny and MSQC, laughter, tears and tips for quilting with precuts! Jenny also taught a few classes, including the Flying Geese Log Cabin and Pinwheel Party Quilts! Isn’t the Flying Geese Log Cabin Table Runner above gorgeous??

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Jan made her Flying Geese Log Cabin in a darker colorway of batiks and it turned out great! It’s so fun to see how different a quilt can look by using different colors, each as beautiful as the next in its own way.

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Bonnie’s husband surprised her with this retreat and even sent her roses from the local flower shop. How sweet is that?? He deserves an award!

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Denise got a head start on Christmas projects while at the retreat and made a darling Love Notes Star Quilt. Imagine wrapping up in it next to the fireplace with some hot coco. So peaceful!

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How cute are those I Heart Jenny shirts?? This retreat was so much fun and we can’t wait to do it again in the future. If you would like to attend an upcoming retreat, be sure to visit Missouri Star Quilt Company Retreats & Events!

Sew Glamperous: A MSQC Glamping Retreat

Sew Glamperous: A MSQC Glamping Retreat

There is something so exciting and empowering about being around people who are just as passionate about quilting as we are!  Every time we have an MSQC Retreat, we get to be a part of that and it just invigorates us!  Last week, we had such an amazing group of women here for our ‘Sew Glamperous’ Glamping Retreat and we had the best time!  Here’s a little recap.

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First, you may be wondering what ‘glamping’ is… well it’s basically glamorous camping… a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping (according to google).  So while most people stayed in the retreat center, we had some people bring their ‘glampers’ and they were amazing!  Here are just a couple.

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You can’t have glamping without flamingoes!! 🙂  Don’t they look right at home??

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This glamper lined her awning with lights that were wrapped in jelly rolls!  They looked so cute at night!!

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This mother and daughter duo (below) is from Paducah, Kentucky, home of the American Quilter’s Society Annual Quilt Show & Contest.  Last year they wore their Missouri Star t-shirts to the quilt show and people kept stopping them, thinking they worked for Missouri Star!  Eventually, so many people stopped them that when people would say how much they loved Jenny and the tutorials, they just started saying, ‘Thank you!’ and went along with it! 🙂 We loved hearing their story and were so glad to have them with us for the week!  It was so great to meet you, Lisa and Laura!

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Mr. Jenny did some extra special construction for this retreat… he built the most adorable glamper photo prop!  Here’s Jenny and Ron having a little fun! 🙂

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This is Hope from Nebraska (below).  She came across Jenny’s tutorials when she was trying to make a Jelly Roll Race Quilt as her first quilting experience ever.  At the retreat she was doing her first piecing and did such an amazing job!!  Look how perfectly all of her seams match up!  You’re a pro already, Hope!  I think it’s safe to say that you’re officially a quilter! 😀  (Hope’s son was with her for the week and was just as quiet and well-behaved as anyone could’ve hoped!)

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Some of the activities included one of Jenny’s amazing trunk shows, a mystery quilt class taught by Jenny, antiquing and lots and lots of sewing!!  They even had some visits from Mr. Jenny (Ron) and Rob Appell from Man Sewing, who was in town filming tutorials.  Our retreaters didn’t seem to mind (see photo below)! 😉

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We had such a great time and can’t wait for our next glamping retreat!! 🙂

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If you hope to participate in one of our future retreats or events, you can find more info on those here: Missouri Star Quilt Company Events