MSQC Fall Forum Retreat Recap // 2015

MSQC Fall Forum Retreat Recap // 2015

When the Sewing Center first opened for retreats, we looked to our loyal Forum Members to give it a test spin and that’s how the Fall Forum Retreat began! This year, this fun group got to be here for our Birthday Bash and definitely added to the party!

A couple of retreaters even came from as far as Australia!

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During the retreat, they all worked together to create this beautiful quilt, later named ‘Passing Pinwheels’. The tag reads: “Passing Pinwheels. A quilt pieced by many hands to provide warmth and love during your troubled time. Missouri Star Quilt Co. Forum Retreat – 2015” From @LOVEMYMACHINES on Quiltsby.me: “This quilt is a custom product of the ladies and gentleman that attended the 2015 MSQC Fall Forum Retreat. Everyone participated in pinwheel construction and layout of the quilt. The result is a beautiful compilation of multi-direction spinning pinwheels.” Click on the image below to read about how the name of the quilt was chosen!

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Here is a group photo of all who were in attendance! Many of these retreaters came home with winnings from our Birthday Bash celebration, which you can read about HERE.

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Jenny Doan and Crafty Gemini Retreats // 2015

Jenny Doan and Crafty Gemini Retreats // 2015

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This past couple of weeks, we had a special visitor in Hamilton at MSQC! Vanessa Vargas Wilson, the Crafty Gemini, was here for two back to back Jenny Doan/Crafty Gemini quilting retreats and these gals seriously had a blast!

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There’s always plenty of time for sewing and shopping when you’re here for a retreat, but this one was packed full of some fantastic classes as well! Jenny taught the retreaters how to make various disappearing blocks and then showed them how to turn them into a tablerunner. 🙂

These gals are sisters who all love to sew and quilt! They came with their own matching t-shirts and even their own catch phrases! It was so fun to meet them!

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Vanessa taught a class on how to make this adorabe ‘Any Which Way’ quilt using paper piecing!

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Jenny even tried this one out because she wanted to improve her paper piecing skills! Those arrows are looking good, Jenny! 🙂

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Vanessa did something that was so fun! She brought a Polaroid camera and took a special photo with each of the retreaters and signed it for them! What a fun little souvenir to take home! 🙂

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We hope you had a wonderful time, retreaters!

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RETREATERS ROUND 2

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If you are hoping to visit Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri, check out our complete list of events and retreats here: MSQC Retreats & Events

Shop Owners Retreat

Shop Owners Retreat

Missouri Star recently held a Shop Owners Retreat to allow owners to visit Hamilton and see the changes it has undergone in the past few years! MSQC has been expanding and opening more store fronts and we wanted to share our story and these exciting times with others just like us!

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While here, shop owners had the chance to look around town, network with one another, participate in a Barn Quilt Blocks painting class, attend a Jenny Trunk Show as well as have a round table BYB (Build Your Business) discussion with Al Doan!

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Of course, Jenny painted the Missouri Star Quilt Block! Does’t it look great on the side of her house? 🙂

We loved this Bear Paw barn quilt block that Jan Heddinger from Des Moines made!

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Jenny did one of her amazing trunk shows for the retreaters and focused on ways these shop owners can teach some great tricks and tips to their own local shop customers. It was such a fun night!

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The retreat team set up these tables of MSQC products to show the shop owners some fun ways to display quilting products for sale! Did you know that some local quilt shops carry MSQC products? Click HERE to find a wholesaler near you!

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