Missouri Star’s 7th Birthday Bash & J.C. Penney Days!

Missouri Star’s 7th Birthday Bash & J.C. Penney Days!

Missouri Star Quilt Co. hit a big milestone, turning 7 years old as a company this year! It’s all thanks to our fans for helping us make it this far, and that’s why we planned a big celebration for you all! A lot has changed since day one, but family and friends is still at the center of everything we do, and that’s why we were thrilled to see so many of you visit us in Hamilton this past weekend to help celebrate, not to mention all the love and support that we had online from those of you who were unable to attend. Here’s a little recap for you!

Wednesday Night: We kicked off our Birthday Bash with an intimate dinner at Blue Sage with the Doan Family and guests. It was a wonderful night of laughing, storytelling and incredible food! Check out the awesome photo booth that Ron (A.K.A. Mr. Jenny) made us!

Dinner With the Doans

Did we mention laughing? So much laughing!!

Doan Family at Dinner

At the end of the night, there was a slideshow of the first 7 years of MSQC focusing on family and growth. It brought everyone to tears and was such a beautiful end to the night. Here’s a group photo of those in attendance!

dinner group photo

Thursday is when the party really started here in town! We had tons of giveaway contests, including a “Layer Cake” walk, and the Traveling Riley Blake Quilt Show was set up in the patio are as well!

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Meet Sue! She was the big winner at the Quilter’s Cash Grab Machine! (You know those machines where the wind blows the cash up everywhere and you have to grab as much as you can? Yep, we had one!) She can buy a lot of fabric with that! :)

Sue Big QC Winner

All of the MSQC employees got a 7th Birthday T-Shirt to sport throughout the event. Here’s the customer service team showing it off with Josh Doan, Jenny’s son, from the Wholesale team! (Is it really work if you’re having fun?) ;)

As part of our 7th Birthday Bash we had $0.77 Fat Quarters in the local shops! It was a Fat Quarter Frenzy!

fat quarter frenzy

We held a quilt raffle each day of the Bash and all proceeds went to the local Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Jenny wrapped up in one as we were drawing the winning ticket, even though it was 80 degrees outside!

jenny raffle quilt

Friday evening the Penney Hornets football game was projected on the big screen in the park for all to enjoy! Go Hornets! And look at the beautiful view of the patio all lit up at nighttime! Ah, we love this small town life!

Football In Park

The Birthday Bash continued into Saturday, and J.C. Penney Days was celebrated in the town as well with tons of fun for the whole family!There were blow ups for the kids, a flea market area for the adults and much more. The kids got to take a swing at our “7” pinata full of Auriful Thread! That’s better than candy, right? At least if you’re a quilter! ;) (We did throw some candy out for the kids as well, so everyone was happy!!)

Saturday Day

This celebration wouldn’t have been what it was without our amazing Local Events Cruise Director, Meg (on the right) and our excellent DJ for the event, BJ Scott (left)! Here they are with Sarah, Jenny’s daughter, after a LONG, tiring, wonderful weekend of fun! :D


Lastly, Saturday evening a couple of live bands played for J.C. Penney Days, and there was a J.C. Penney Look-alike contest! This little cutie was the only contestant, and won a $100 Gift Card to the J.C. Penney’s Store!

Penney Look Alike

We thank you all for making these past 7 years so wonderful and for celebrating our 7th Birthday with us! Here’s to many more! :D


Wild Wild West Quilting Retreat

Wild Wild West Quilting Retreat

WANTED: Fun gals who love to quilt! If you read closely, these lovely ladies’ shirts read “Quilting Gals Gone Wild.” Some people went a different direction with our Wild Wild West theme ;)

quilting gals gone wild

We recently held a Wild Wild West Quilting Retreat here at Missouri Star and it was a blast! The gals loved getting to meet and sew with Jenny! While they were here they had plenty of free time to sew and shop as well as scheduled classes taught by Jenny and Cindy!

cowgirl cindy

Cindy loved dressing up and getting into character for this one! Check out them cowboy boots, y’all!



These quilters are so clever! They each received a bandana and decided to lay them out on the table to have everyone, including Jenny, sign them! Isn’t that so fun??

signing gals


Thanks for retreating with us at Missouri Star Quilt Co, ladies! We hope you had a blast because we did!!! :D

If you are hoping to visit Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri, check out our complete list of events and retreats here: MSQC Retreats & Events



New Friday Tutorial: A Knit Maxi Skirt

New Friday Tutorial: A Knit Maxi Skirt

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Such a fun tutorial for you today! It’s not a quilt, but we think you’re going to be amazed by how easy it is! Missouri Star Quilt Company has started to offer knit fabrics and we think this is the perfect tutorial to show you how to use them! There is even a Free Download of the PDF Pattern that you can get HERE.

It features the gorgeous Four Corners Collection by Simple Simon & Co. for Riley Blake. Isn’t this such a beautiful print?
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Elizabeth and Liz from Simple Simon & Co. are just so fun and we had a blast with them here in Hamilton!
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Click on the button below to WATCH THE TUTORIAL and find everything you’ll need to get started!

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This Weekend in Hamilton!

This Weekend in Hamilton!


The party is about to start in Hamilton, MO this weekend! We hope you can join! Starting this Thursday, September 24th through Saturday, September 26th MSQC will be hosting a Birthday Bash for it’s 7th birthday! (Can you believe it’s been 7 years already?)


We have lots of fun events planned in town for the celebration and great birthday-themed Daily Deals and other specials online for those of you who can’t make the trip! Be on the lookout for awesome online giveaways as well! Plus, it’s in conjunction with J.C. Penney Days adding bonus fun for the whole family on Saturday! For a full schedule of events click HERE! (A little birdie told me there are even pinatas full of Aurifil thread!) ;)


Missouri Star partnered up with the Magic of Marceline to find Missouri’s Best Grandmothers, and the search is over! There were so many inspiring nominations sent in for this award, it was truly amazing. This Saturday, September 26th, the Magic of Marceline is hosting an awards banquet that several MSQC employees will be attending to honor the Missouri’s Best Grandmothers winner! We loved being a part of this wonderful experience, to learn more about it click HERE!


Shannon Luxe Kit Giveaway

Shannon Luxe Kit Giveaway

Yay, it’s Monday! We’ve decided to spice up what could be a dreary, stressful day, by offering you this fabulous giveaway! We’ve partnered with Shannon Fabrics, maker of the incredible Cuddle Cloth we decided to both give away a Dolce Luxe Crazy 8 Cuddle Quilt Kit. As an Added Bonus, each winner will also get $30.00 in Quilter’s Cash at Missouri Quilt Co (perfect to decide on the perfect coordinating Cuddle for the back of your quilt)!

Cuddle Luxe Quilt Giveaway

Isn’t this such a gorgeous quilt?? I would just love to have it in my living room to cuddle up with (as well as that adorable chocolate lab…), wouldn’t you?!

Dolce Luxe Cuddle Quilt Kit

This Crazy 8 Cuddle Kit Dolce Luxe includes 7 pre-cut 10″ strips, 1 pre-cut 13″ strip, binding and Free pattern. Approximate Size: 58″ x 64″

Can’t you just imagine snuggling up with this super plush quilt?  The $30 Quilter’s Cash will be plenty to pick out whatever Cuddle backing you like!

Dolce Luxe Cuddle Quilt

Jenny even did a tutorial on the cozy Fab 5 Quilt Kits by Shannon!  You can check it out here: Shannon Cuddle Kit Fab 5 Quilts

Jenny has also provided a useful Cuddle Tips & Tricks sheet “Tips & Tricks for Cuddle Fabric.” Download it here.

To learn more about the Cuddle kits, precuts, patterns and projects available at Missouri Star Quilt Co, click on this link.


Don’t you just want to pet it? You can see, just by looking at it, how plush and cozy these fabrics are!!


And, now for the giveaway! The giveaway starts today and will end one week from today. There will be 2 winners (One here and one on the Shannon Fabrics blog)! We will announce the winners on September 28. The giveaway is open to the contiguous United States only. Enter below:

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Now head on over to the Shannon Fabrics Blog, so you can enter to win there as well! :)