MSQC Featherweight Retreat

Do you remember back in the day when cars didn’t break down as often and everything was built to last? Those were the good ol’ days! The same goes for Featherweight sewing machines… They’re strong, good quality, lightweight and they get the job done right! That’s why so many people still use them, and we had a whole retreat themed around them! Some wonderful ladies and their Featherweight machines joined us for a fun time of sewing and demos in the beginning of August.

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Aren’t these machines so retro and cute? While the ladies were here they were given a demo on the Quatrefoil Quilt (Click HERE to watch tutorial) along with several other tips and tricks from the wonderful Cindy! They also got to attend one of Jenny’s Trunk Shows!

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Several retreaters took advantage of the Daily Deals during their stay with us, and made some beautiful quilts from it while here! Check out these two quilts that were made using the Bandana and Florals Charm Pack by Dover Hill for Benartex, although the fabric is the same, the two quilts turned out so different and spunky, each as beautiful as the other! The one pictured on the left is the Bordered Periwinkle Quilt using the Wacky Web template while the one pictured on the right is a Charm Big Star Quilt that Tina Jennings made. They’re both so cute!

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If you were in attendance at our Featherweight Retreat and would like to download some of the photos that were taken during the event (for example, if you had a small group shot taken), click here: Featherweight Retreat Photos! We cannot wait for the next time we have a Featherweight Retreat, thank you all for making it such a fun one! 🙂 

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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. We hope to see you there! 🙂

Working away….

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The girls are busy as pie trying to get our fall samples up.  We are having a blast putting ideas together for our Fall Class schedule and thinking of new ways to decorate the shop.  Life is good here at MSQC.  We have lots of new fabric and patterns coming in all the time.  I am beyond excited about some top secret plans I have for tutorials and project ideas!!  🙂

If you are ever in the area come by and say hi….we would love to chat and hang out with you!

*Come join us Friday  for our Friday night Sew…..We will start at 6pm and go till Midnight.

4H quilting fun….

We  had the privilege  week ago of hosting the girls of the 4-H group here in Hamilton.  They came to the shop to learn basic sewing skills, and by the time they left they were almost pro’s.  Each girl got to pick out her favorite fabric from any bolt in the shop and then pick out the needed accessories (for this project it was a piece of coordinating jumbo ric rac).  After the shopping was done the girls all sat down at their own sewing machine and used the skills they had been taught to put together their

own fun pillow cases.

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Mom told the girls that her first experience with sewing happened in 4H for her as well.  She said “this is where I learned to sew, and have loved it ever since.”  She reminded them that sewing is a learned skill, and it takes practice to be better.  Not to get frustrated because it isn’t perfect, just keep trying. In the end, they had fun and so did we!
Where did you have your first sewing experience?  What got you into this hobby, anyway?  I’d love to know.
You all have a great weekend.  I am hoping to get a little cleaning done, some thrifting, and maybe a few paint projects going….oh, and also some sewing.  I am STILL working on my disappearing nine patch.  (don’t judge)  Wish me luck….really.  I need it!