If you’re a fan of Elvis, you know that dreams come true in Blue Hawaii. That’s why we decided to bring Blue Hawaii and a little bit of Elvis’s grooviness to Missouri Star for a fun-filled retreat! Upon arrival, all of the retreaters were given a lay for their name tag, the shop workers were dressed in their best Hawaiian outfits and Hamilton was transformed (as much as possible when there’s below freezing temperatures) into a quilter’s paradise!
We had retreaters join us from near and far. Far, as in, South Africa! Isn’t that amazing? Meet Hannalie Blignaut and Magriat Venter, two quilty friends who decided to start 2016 off right by checking “Visit MSQC” off of their bucket lists! And they traveled all the way from South Africa to do it!
Another Blue Hawaii retreater celebrated her big 5-0 while here! Can you think of a better way to celebrate your birthday than being surrounded by new quilty friends? I don’t think so! Happy 50th, Elizabeth, we’re so glad we got to celebrate with you! 🙂
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, quilters truly do have the kindest hearts! Check out this Valentine’s Heart Quilt that one retreater was working on for the South Central Wisconsin Quilt Shops Association’s 17th Annual Quilters’ Road Trip event. Including a silent auction of quilted items to help raise funds for the American Heart Association. Click HERE to find out more information about this event.
To top off this tropical retreat, everyone watched the Blue Hawaii Elvis movie one night as they sewed! It was so much fun and so many great memories were made. Thanks to all who participated, and “aloha” until next time! 🙂
If you’re interested in attending a retreat at Missouri Star Quilt Company, visit Missouri Star Quilt Company Retreats & Events!