Are you coming through Missouri this summer? Come and get a taste of Hamilton and pick up your very own Row by Row block pattern in the Main Shop or Penney’s Quilt Shop!
The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in 2011 by Janet Lutz to help quilt shops attract more visitors in what might otherwise be slower summer months. All the quilt shops participating in Row by Row (find all the other participating shops HERE) have their very own free pattern to help you make a quilt block. If you are the first to complete a quilt using at least eight rows from eight different 2019 participating shops, you win a stash of 25 fat quarters, and you win a bonus prize if you use our Missouri Star block and bring it in to our shop!
The theme for Row by Row this year is “Taste the Experience” and we have our very own pattern for you to collect! Below is a sample of our block.
To see what the rest of the pattern looks like, come to the Main Shop or Penney’s Quilt Shop in Hamilton and ask for our Row by Row pattern! Each customer is limited to one pattern. We also have a special Row by Row kit available!
Our Row by Row experience will be available in-store until Sept. 3, which is also the deadline for participants to turn in their quilt to win a prize.
To learn more about the Row by Row Experience and see great projects, watch this video from Amy Barickman for Indigo Junction below!
Every summer we host thousands of visitors from near and far in our happy little town of Hamilton. Many of these visitors come to us as their end destination or as part of a detour on their road trip. No matter how our visitors get to us, we do all we can to make sure that they have the best experience in Hamilton.
If you needed another excuse to come visit Hamilton this Summer, starting June 21st we are participating in the Row by Row Experience again this year!
The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in 2011 by Janet Lutz to help quilt shops get more visitors in what might otherwise be slow summer months. All the quilt shops participating in Row by Row have their very own free pattern to help you make a quilt block, and if you are the first to complete a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2018 participating shops, you win a stash of 25 fat quarters and you win a bonus prize if you use our block and bring it in to our store!
The theme for Row by Row this year is “Sew Musical” and we have our very own pattern called “We Quilt This City.” The pattern features a beautiful appliqué town and music notes, hopefully not bringing just your quilts, but also your community in harmony.
To get your free Missouri Star Row by Row pattern all you need to do is come to Penney’s Quilt Shop and ask for our Row by Row pattern! Each customer is limited to one pattern. Sorry to all of our online customers, this pattern is only available in person!
The Row by Row experience will run from June 21st to September 4th, 2018, and you will have until October 31st, 2018 to submit your quilt for a prize.
One year older and wiser too…. Happy Birthday to Missouri Star Quilt Co! This September, we hosted our 8th Birthday Bash, where we celebrate the anniversary of Missouri Star in Hamilton, Missouri. It’s amazing to see how much we’ve grown, learned and improved and we are so grateful to our customers/fans who’ve made this journey possible!
Wednesday Night: The Kickoff Dinner with the Doan Family
The night before everything begins, we kick off the event with a family dinner. We share stories, give out party favors, and just have a wonderful night together because you are our family!
When you get the Doan Family all in one room, there are bound to be stories! Al, Jenny’s son, is a wonderful story teller and had the whole room filled with laughter!
When the dinner was over, we moved over to the Retreat Center to watch a special video that Jenny’s son Jake had created for the special night. It brought such a wonderful, heartwarming energy to the room. We’re so glad that we get to work together as family and friends and do something we truly love!
I don’t know how you like to start off a party, but we start it with dancing, free fabric/prizes, and lots of music and energy! In the Retreat Center, we had a Quilt Show adorning the walls and a Jelly Roll Race Charity Sew for 40 participants who signed up in advance!
The result was 40 quilt tops to be finished by our Missouri Star Quilt Co Machine Quilting Team and donated to local Women’s Shelters! The Jelly Roll Race pattern is so quick and easy, that it’s perfect for donating for a good cause! If you’re looking for somewhere to donate quilts, check out this post HERE.
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It’s so wonderful anytime we are able to give back to our community, so thank you to everyone involved who made it possible to do that!
Friday: Trunk Shows Galore!
Friday was filled with more fun, more games and prizes, a Homecoming Parade and TWO trunk shows! Have you ever been to Jenny Doan’s Trunk Show? Not only does she tell some wonderful stories through her quilting journey, but she teaches some mini tutorials along the way! You always leave feeling inspired to create something!
Not only did we have Jenny’s wonderful trunk show, but Rob Appell of Man Sewing was here as well! He tells his story through his quilts and it is a special experience!
Yes, he’s standing on the counter! Every seat in the house was a good one! 🙂
Right in the front row was a mother and her young son who is learning to sew and quilt. Rob was able to have a conversation with them afterward and give some tips on getting started!
Saturday: The Sewlebrity Sew-Off (Jenny Doan vs Rob Appell)
What do you get when you put two quilters/sewists in the same room with the same materials and limited time to create something completely unique? You get a lot of fun! Jenny and Rob were great sports and were both able to complete a project in the allotted time!
How do you compare a table runner + cape + head dress vs a duck with a zippered-on head? You call it a tie! This whole competition was a blast to watch and we can’t wait for the rematch next year!
I don’t know about you, but when I’m sewing, I love having some music playing! So, our lovely audience was able to provide that for the competition! 🙂
Aside from these special events throughout the celebration, we also had some fun that was going on the whole time! There was dancing for fabric and games on the patio, a Barn Block Painting Class, demos in the Main Shop by Windham Fabrics Designer Natalie Barnes, shopping for 88 cent Fat Quarters, a Quilter’s Walk of Fame, Quilt Show and so much more! We hope you’ll join us next September for our 9th Birthday Bash!
You know what they say, when it rains it pours! Well the same is true with media coverage! We have been so blessed to have some wonderful stories done on us these last few months, and once we got the restaurants open and doing more work on main street, we got a call from MSNBC’s “Main Street USA” asking if they could come talk to us about what is happening in our town. It was a lot of fun to show off all the other businesses in town and our approach for helping Hamilton Missouri’s economy grow.
Friends! Our new holiday fabric shop is now open! It’s right across the street from the retreat center, so if you’re in town stop by and say hi!
We have also been working on one of our other buildings just a couple of doors down from the main shop. It was formerly the Neil Baker Building and it’s been completely gutted. We can’t wait to see more of what they do!