Tumbler Chevron Quilt Tutorial

Tumbler Chevron Quilt Tutorial

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This week’s tutorial is just in time for our Independence Day celebrations!  Isn’t this fabric so beautiful?  It’s Nancy Gere’s Let Freedom Ring Charm Pack for Windham Fabrics!  Jenny Doan will teach you how to make your own Tumbler Chevron Quilt with her usual easy-to-follow instructions.  Here’s a summary of the measurements and supplies you’ll need:

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If you try this one out, remember to post your photos on Quiltsby.me!

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Click on the button below to watch the video and find everything you’ll need to get started!

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Row by Row Experience 2015: Row by Row H20!

Row by Row Experience 2015: Row by Row H20!

1,250 Quilt Shops in the United States and Canada came together last year to give you the free shop hop event called the Row by Row Experience and this year is going to be even better!  This is Missouri Star’s first time participating and we are so excited!  Each shop has a unique row pattern following a theme and you can go into their shop and get a free pattern to make the row.  This year’s theme is “Row by Row H20,” so all the patterns are water themed!  This is our row (pictured blow).  It’s called Sail Away and we think it’s pretty awesome ;)  Come into our shop for the free pattern now!

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We also have exclusive fabric plates available in the shop during this event, which can be purchased in the shop, so that you have an additional keepsake from each shop you visit!  Here’s what ours looks like (below — the black binding was added for display).  It measures 8″ x 4.5″.  While the pattern for our row must be picked up in our shop here in Hamilton, Missouri, our fabric license plates are also available in our online shop HERE.

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As a participating shop, we will be awarding a bundle of 25 fat quarters to the first customer who brings in a completed (quilted, bound, labeled) row quilt using rows/patterns from at least 8 different shops, with a special bonus prize if the finished quilt includes our MSQC row! The chance to win ends October 31, 2015.

Here is a map of ALL the quilt shops participating!!

 

New Friday Tutorial: The Herringbone Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Herringbone Quilt

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We have a new video tutorial for you today (every Friday without fail!) and it’s such a fun one. Herringbone is such a classic pattern and you’d never guess how easy it is to create this stunning quilt!

In this tutorial, Jenny will show you a super simplified method of putting your herringbone quilt together in no time at all!  If you follow this tutorial and make your own herringbone quilt, we would LOVE to see your photos!  Please share them with us on Quiltsby.Me, or any of our social media channels using #herringbonequilt.

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This tutorial features the stunning In the Bloom Collection by Valori Wells for Robert Kaufman.  Here’s an image of everything you’re going to need to make this quilt!

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Click on the button below to watch the video and find everything you’ll need to get started!

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The Search for Missouri’s Best Grandmothers – 2015

The Search for Missouri’s Best Grandmothers – 2015

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As members of a small town in Missouri, we love finding opportunities to support other small towns in Missouri.  Have you ever heard of Marceline, Missouri?  Well, if you’re a Disney fan, you might know it’s the boyhood home of Walt Disney himself and this little town inspired many of his drawings and stories.  Because of this, The Magic of Marceline Development Company began, to preserve the charm and magic of Marceline, “immortalized by Walt Disney as ‘Main Street USA.'”

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We are so excited to be co-sponsors with The Magic of Marceline to find Missouri’s Best Grandmothers.  This is such a fun opportunity to recognize the women who have done so much to influence the lives of their children and grandchildren (which ultimately shapes the community) in a positive way.

Jenny is especially tickled to be a part of this wonderful event. Being a grandmother to 21 children (and many more honorary grandchildren) and having some incredible grandmothers herself, she understands the amazing power of a grandmother.  They are often the backbone to family traditions and get-togethers in times of chaos and busy schedules. Grandmas also teach us life skills that are irreplaceable. Whether it’s how to bake, sew, garden or even resolve conflicts, they are definitely some of the best teachers out there!

If your grandmother lives in Missouri and you think she might be the best, don’t miss your chance to enter her in this contest!  There is even a recognition gala/dinner and a cash prize!! You can find more details and enter the contest HERE.  The deadline to enter is July 20th! :)

Let’s all take a moment to show our grandmothers how much we love and appreciate them in our lives.  Leave a comment on this post answering the following questions: How has your grandmother influenced your life?  What’s something that she has taught you?  We’ve stocked up on our tissues and are prepared to laugh and cry! Don’t worry about us saps, we’re ready for your stories (we can’t wait)!

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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! :D  (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