Batik Boutique in Hamilton!

Batik Boutique in Hamilton!

Exciting things are happening here in Hamilton!  It’s starting to look and feel like spring, the sun is shining (most of the time) and Downtown Hamilton is looking better than ever!  Recently, our new quilt shop opened, called the Batik Boutique.   That’s right, we’ve filled an entire shop with beautiful batiks!!

 

Batik is a special dying process for fabrics, where wax is used to resist the dye, creating a beautiful pattern and texture.  We’ve found that when a customer loves batiks, she really LOVES batiks.  So, now you’ve got one special spot to be surrounded by all of your favorite batiks!

Here’s a little tour of our Batik Boutique!

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Gorgeous, rich colors with tons of dimension and beautiful prints!

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Our shelves are almost filled up!  We’re getting new fabrics every day!

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Look at how rich and beautiful this batik chevron quilt is!  Wow, we love those deep navy fabrics!  It has so much depth and movement, which is definitely an advantage to working with batiks.

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Batiks can be so fun when they are paired with a black solid fabric!

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It’s amazing what can be done with this batik technique!  Look at these patriotic prints that add yet another layer of interest to these fabrics!

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Of course, we also have some fantastic precuts of your favorite Batik fabrics!

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I especially love batiks that are bright and cheery like these ones!  We have every color of the rainbow!  This is a great way to add a little extra dimension and interest to your quilt instead of using a solid fabric.

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Browse our entire collection of batik fabrics!  On your next visit to Hamilton, we hope you’ll stop in to the Batik Boutique and say hello!

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Denyse Schmidt Traveling Quilts Show!

Denyse Schmidt Traveling Quilts Show!

Denyse Schmidt Quilts teamed up with FreeSpirit Fabrics, STC Craft Books and 7 incredibly talented quilters/bloggers to create a 60”x60” quilt using Denyse’s Modern Solids Fat Quarter Box and inspiration from traditional quilt patterns.

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The results are just stunning and we’re so glad to have these quilts on display in our Penney’s Quilt Shop this week!

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Improvisational Pineapple Quilt by Heather Jones

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Big Top Quilt by Faith Jones

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Terrazzo Quilt by Lee Heinrich

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Woodcut quilt by Holly DeGroot

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Paper Lanterns Quilt by John Adams

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Buzzed Birds by Latifah Saafir

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by Megan Bohr

A photo can never do a quilt justice.  Come on in to the Penney’s Shop and have a look for yourself!! :)

We’re all going MAAAAAAAAAD!!

We’re all going MAAAAAAAAAD!!

If you’re a basketball fan, then the beginning of spring is all about MARCH MADNESS!  Well we’ve done our own version of March Madness and you don’t have to be a basketball fan to enjoy it… or even break a sweat!

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Check out all the details HERE.

Throwback Thursday: Lattice Quilt

Throwback Thursday: Lattice Quilt

It’s Thursday! Time to throw it back!  We loved seeing your Chevron quilts on Quiltsby.me!  Check out this quilt that user @GINA posted:

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday #msqctbt Tutorial, we’re bringing back the Lattice Quilt Tutorial!  This pattern is so beautiful and comes together so quickly, that it became a quick favorite!  Have you tried this one?

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If you have a Lattice Quilt you’d like to share, head on over to Quiltsby.me and post your project, using the tag: #msqctbt

(If you’re not sure how to do this, we explained it in detail in a previous post)

We can’t wait to see your beautiful creations!  Post your projects and you may be featured next week!

Introducing: Quilts By Me!

Introducing: Quilts By Me!

If you’re anything like us here at MSQC, every time you make a quilt or do a sewing project, you want to share it with the world (and you should!!!).  You might post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, etc, but it doesn’t really have a home of its own… until now!  We are so excited to introduce you to Quiltsby.me!

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Quilts By Me is a Show & Tell for your quilts and sewing projects! As a community of quilters, we all have a desire to create. We start with a few fabrics that we have carefully selected and we transform them into something that has a life and a story of its own! It’s an incredible transformation and once we’ve experienced it, we want to share it with our fellow quilters, who are creating and experiencing similar transformations.  I can’t even say how many times I’ve been moved or inspired by another quilter’s projects or stories.  With Quilts By Me, you’ll have a home for your creations as well as a place to become inspired by others!  We wanted to create a home for this amazing community and we hope you feel welcome here!

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It’s a user friendly website and a great way to have a collection of all your creations in one spot. You can browse, ❤ your favorite projects created by other users, follow your friends or people whose work you enjoy, search by precut/style/project type… basically it’s amazing!  Once you play around a little bit with it, we know you’ll just love it!

Here’s what you need to know to get started.

First, if you already have an account with missouriquiltco.com, you do not have to SIGN UP.  You can simply choose the LOG IN option.

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It will give you the option to “LOGIN WITH MISSOURI STAR QUILT CO.”  Click there, then type in the same information you use to log in to missouriquiltco.com when making purchases.quiltsbyme login

When you log in for the first time, you can set up your account.  Add a profile picture, fill out your info, etc.  When choosing your username, keep in mind that it is your username, not your real name, that shows whenever you share a new project or someone looks at your profile.

Now you’re ready to browse or create a project!  You can share the quilt’s story, include which precuts you used, add a few tags (keywords like the color, pattern, etc), tell which fabric collection and tutorial you used, add photos, etc.

As you participate, you will have the opportunity to earn badges that will be displayed on your profile page!  These are so fun!

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If you have questions along the way, scroll to the bottom of the site and click on Contact Us. Someone will reply as soon as they can to assist you.

We hope you love Quiltsby.me and find it to be a home for your quilts and a great way to connect with the quilting community, build each other up and be inspired.  Enjoy!