What a fun week! I spent Wednesday to Friday at a retreat in Hamilton, Missouri, home to the Missouri Star Quilt Company! And it gets better…I was there with my Aunt Bertha and wonderful friend Alice (both from Alabama).
Missouri Star is best known for their video tutorials on YouTube, as well as their pattern instructions utilizing pre-cuts. They also have a thriving on-line fabric business. Jenny is a very non-traditional quilter, and her shortcuts are very popular with a large segment of the quilting population.
In case you’re not familiar with the amazing story of MSQC, I’m going to provide a link rather than repeating it. Click HERE for their company store info, and/or click HERE for a news report about being the small business of the year.
I didn’t take photos of the wonderful retreat center as you can see it more accurately on their web site. This was a really fun retreat, comfortable sleeping quarters, and I can’t even begin to describe how friendly everyone in the town is to their guests. I definitely want to go back…click HERE for event information, and click HERE for longarm quilting information.
Oh, and I did do a bunch of sewing while I was there. Here is a finished block, 15 inches square, with 29 more blocks in the “components” stage.
Linking to Patchwork Times.