Show and Tell {a sweet email}

A few weeks ago I got this email.  When we receive mail like this it really makes us appreciate you all and makes all the difference in what we do.  Our whole point in being in this industry, is to make this particular craft-hobby-art {whatever you want to call it} accessible to everyone.  We want everyone who has the desire to quilt to be able to.  We want you to have access to quick and easy tips and tricks to build confidence in this overwhelming world that quilting can be.

Most of all though, we want to have fun.  We want YOU to have fun.  So, letters like this certainly make us smile!

Here it is:

Hi, Missouri Star Quilters!

From across the state, you (and specifically Jenny) have saved my life and sanity time and again. I don’t remember exactly which YouTube video hooked me on Missouri Star,  but I do know that after seeing the video about the Dresden Plate template, I rushed to the basement and hauled out my Eleanor Burns Underground Railroad quilt top that I’d started about 10 years ago but never could get past the Wagon Wheel block. So I located the template and, voilá, I had that circle finished. I loved the points so much, I couldn’t bring myself to chop them off, but I’ve decided that my wagon wheel has the spokes included:

I then went on to finish the quilt. By then it was Christmas, and I watched Jenny make a ModPodge cookie plate, which only took a hot second and matched my new table runner perfectly:

I guess I was the grandest tiger in the jungle when I served the family Christmas morning brunch on my coordinated tableware.

Then I got a link from some quilter’s site or another for Jenny’s Craftsy videos. I couldn’t resist… I just had to sign up for both! My daughter-in-law was wanting a Cardinal’s baseball quilt, but there’s not a yard of Cardinals fabric left in the universe. As I was watching one of the beginning sessions about the disappearing nine-patch block, I thought about a disappearing four-patch, and in no time, I now I have the center of the quilt all pieced:

Oh! And what’s a quilt without matching pillows? The only problem is that I’d never made pillowcases and, even though I intellectually know there’s nothing to them, still, I just couldn’t bring myself to cut the fabric until I watched another of Jenny’s YouTube videos on pillowcases. So now they’re all finished and waiting for the quilt top:

One of these days when the weather turns even remotely decent, I’m driving across the state to visit. 😉

Lee Beasley

WOW!!  Lee, you have clearly outdone yourself!  I love seeing the projects you made!  I loved hearing your story!!
Thanks so much for sharing with us all!
I hope you all have a great weekend! I’m planning a little road trip with the kids! I have some redecorating in the Shop to do and schedules to make and lots of other things!   🙂
We’ll see you Monday!