Sew Glamperous: A MSQC Glamping Retreat

Sew Glamperous: A MSQC Glamping Retreat

There is something so exciting and empowering about being around people who are just as passionate about quilting as we are!  Every time we have an MSQC Retreat, we get to be a part of that and it just invigorates us!  Last week, we had such an amazing group of women here for our ‘Sew Glamperous’ Glamping Retreat and we had the best time!  Here’s a little recap.

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First, you may be wondering what ‘glamping’ is… well it’s basically glamorous camping… a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping (according to google).  So while most people stayed in the retreat center, we had some people bring their ‘glampers’ and they were amazing!  Here are just a couple.

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You can’t have glamping without flamingoes!! 🙂  Don’t they look right at home??

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This glamper lined her awning with lights that were wrapped in jelly rolls!  They looked so cute at night!!

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This mother and daughter duo (below) is from Paducah, Kentucky, home of the American Quilter’s Society Annual Quilt Show & Contest.  Last year they wore their Missouri Star t-shirts to the quilt show and people kept stopping them, thinking they worked for Missouri Star!  Eventually, so many people stopped them that when people would say how much they loved Jenny and the tutorials, they just started saying, ‘Thank you!’ and went along with it! 🙂 We loved hearing their story and were so glad to have them with us for the week!  It was so great to meet you, Lisa and Laura!

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Mr. Jenny did some extra special construction for this retreat… he built the most adorable glamper photo prop!  Here’s Jenny and Ron having a little fun! 🙂

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This is Hope from Nebraska (below).  She came across Jenny’s tutorials when she was trying to make a Jelly Roll Race Quilt as her first quilting experience ever.  At the retreat she was doing her first piecing and did such an amazing job!!  Look how perfectly all of her seams match up!  You’re a pro already, Hope!  I think it’s safe to say that you’re officially a quilter! 😀  (Hope’s son was with her for the week and was just as quiet and well-behaved as anyone could’ve hoped!)

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Some of the activities included one of Jenny’s amazing trunk shows, a mystery quilt class taught by Jenny, antiquing and lots and lots of sewing!!  They even had some visits from Mr. Jenny (Ron) and Rob Appell from Man Sewing, who was in town filming tutorials.  Our retreaters didn’t seem to mind (see photo below)! 😉

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We had such a great time and can’t wait for our next glamping retreat!! 🙂

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If you hope to participate in one of our future retreats or events, you can find more info on those here: Missouri Star Quilt Company Events

Continued Progress on the Retreat Center at Missouri Star

Continued Progress on the Retreat Center at Missouri Star

Our construction family has been busy this week getting our sleep and sew retreat center ready for you!

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Side view of the building

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Cabinet doors being painted and tons of wood floor sitting in boxes!

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Sneak peek of the wood flooring! Love it!

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One of the rooms upstairs. Love how bright it is!

 

Things are getting painted, the wood floor is being acclimated to the room downstairs, and we have carpet being installed! So exciting! This place is just itching to have you come visit!

Meanwhile across the street…

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A few things are going on in this building:

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Mainly Seth checking up on the guys doing Sheetrock 🙂

sheetrock at the building across the street

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Insulation done, and Sheetrock going up. Don’t you love those old tin ceiling tiles? Can’t wait to show you more!

 

 

*To answer some previously asked questions, there is not an elevator in the retreat center 🙁 There are two rooms downstairs, but the rest are upstairs. The downstairs will be used for classes, etc.

Progress! on the Quilting Retreats

Progress! on the Quilting Retreats

Hello, Friends!

Remember how we said we have a lot of things in the process? Well, we are making progress on the retreat center! Here are just a few teaser pics:

Upstairs hallway

Upstairs hallway

coming down from upstairs

coming down from upstairs

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Can’t get enough of these stairs!

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I’m also loving the little details:

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Some doors and that ceiling!

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Molding love

What do you think? We can’t wait to share this new space with you! Stay tuned to see more next week!