Christmas in July MSQC Quilting Retreat!

Ho ho ho! We had such a merry time at the Christmas in July Retreat a couple of weeks ago, from July 30th to August 2nd! We had about 25 lovely ladies participate in this event here in Hamilton and it was so much fun making quilts and other Christmas projects with them. Once everyone arrived there was a meet-and-greet with Mrs. “Jenny” Claus and Mr. “Jenny” Claus, as small gifts were handed out to everyone there! (It may have been 90 degrees, but they didn’t mind dressing up one bit!)

Christmas in July

The entire Sewing Center was decorated with a Christmas tree, lights and other decor as well to keep the retreaters in the spirit as they worked on their Christmas projects. Several Quilted Christmas Stockings were made (Click HERE to view this tutorial) as well as some Dresden Tree Wall Hangings (Click HERE to get the pattern). They’re so cute and festive, and make wonderful gifts!!

Christmas Decor


We worked on all kinds of fun Christmas decor and gift items!  Aren’t these folded napkins so cute??

tree napkins

One of our retreaters, Dana Moore, loves to work with scraps!  They were working on a quilt block as a group that created a few scraps, so Dana seized the opportunity!  She was given scraps from all the other retreaters and created this beautiful quilt block from it!  Isn’t it stunning??  What a gift she has!

dana moore scrappy quilt block copy copy

The group had mini lessons from Cindy each day where she gave them tips on using tools and templates,  how to make each project and even some quilt demos.  Check out this Dresden Tree Wall Hanging made by Dawn Wilking!  It’s so fun to use colorful Christmas Charm Packs to get a unique look! These bright blue and purple batiks are beautiful, aren’t they?


In our Sew Seasonal holiday quilt shop, we did demos on the Dresden Tree Pattern and one lucky participant won supplies to make their own!  One little girl named Adelle got to draw the winner and present the prize! 🙂  She said, “This is what Santa feels like!”

dresden tree winner

We had such a good time with our Christmas in July Retreat and Events and can’t wait for Christmas in December, or… actual Christmas 😉 If you are interested in participating in one of our future retreats or events you can find more information by clicking here: Missouri Star Quilt Company Events


Float Your Boat!

Sum-, sum-, summertime is here!!  Let’s get the boat out on the lake for some fishing, water skiing and other fun boating activities. Come and learn how to make the adorable Sailboat quilt with Jenny Doan in the morning then spend the rest of the day assembling your quilt-top fleet!


Check-in for the event opens at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 28 so you’ll have plenty of time to visit the store, purchase your supplies and get your sewing space all set up. The store opens at 9 a.m. and our class will start at 10 a.m. You can stay and sew until 5 p.m. if you’d like!!

QUESTIONS? Contact us at or call 888 571-1122 from 8:30am to 5:00pm (Central), Monday through Friday.

Disappearing Pinwheel and Open Sew!

Learn how to make Jenny Doan’s exciting new Disappearing Pinwheel at Missouri Star Quilt Company Retreat Center!  Jenny will be teaching us a different and unique way to make a stunning pinwheel. Plus, you’ll have ample time to practice the techniques you learn and meet new quilting friends!logo

Check-in for the event opens at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28 so you’ll have plenty of time to visit the store, purchase supplies you may need and get your sewing space all set up. The class will start at 1:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon and you can stay and sew until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at or call 888 571-1122 from 8:30am to 5:00pm (Central), Monday through Friday.

Just for Mom!

Make some beautiful hand-crafted-with-love gifts for mom OR why not bring mom and make it a Mother/Daugher retreat? Join one of our favorite moms, Jenny Doan, at Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Retreat Center in Hamilton, Missouri and learn how to make inifinity scarves,jennyscarvesrs

make-up pouches and adorable tea-towel aprons!! That’s right — that’s three classes with Jenny during this two-day retreat!

QUESTIONS? Contact us at or call 888 571-1122 from 8:30am to 5:00pm (Central), Monday through Friday. Decorate

Block of the Month!

You are on a roll! With 3 blocks completed, there’s only 5 more to go!

Join Jenny once a month to make a block a month and end up with the cutest Halloween wall hanging just in time for the greatest holiday of all. Come to the retreat center and sew with her live. There will be 8 classes: 7 block classes and 1 for embellishments.


The pattern used will be Home Is Where The Haunt Is Pattern for Kimberbell Designs. This pattern is so versatile! It can be made with primitive fabrics or with something more wild and modern and end up super cute either way!

To sign up for the retreat visit:

Need more information? Send Jean an email at

Have a great day!