Jenny discovered Daisy & Grace’s quilt-as-you-go hexagons at The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England. She loved ‘em so much, she brought the templates home to Missouri and…everyone went nuts! These pretty hexies can be sewn by hand or machine, and they come together in a flash! Best of all, the quilt top, batting, backing, and binding are all completed in one fell swoop! Once you’re done, you’re done! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Creativity starts in the home and then follows wherever we may go. As parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles we all hope we are instilling the right amount of imagination and creativity into our little ones. From backyard adventures to far away lands, to blanket forts and box castles, to treasure hunting with toy ships and chocolate gold, our little ones are always there to share with us their need to create. Allow their imagination to grow while enhancing their skills! Teach [...]
Our dear friend Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters is celebrating a major milestone: 20 years of designing for Moda! During that time, Kansas Troubles Quilters has put out 65 different lines of fabric. That’s literally thousands of different colors & prints! What an accomplishment! Today Jenny will show you how to use the “Milestone” collection to whip up a cute little block designed by Lynne! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Aloha, quilters! Our 11th Birthday Bash was nothing short of a tropical paradise in our hometown of Hamilton, Missouri. We danced, we ate, and had a hula-va good time celebrating. Read on for a recap of our luau-themed celebration! Before our party could even begin, we enjoyed a fabulous trunk show by Sue Daley! Her English Paper Piecing designs are a sight to behold, and we’re still oohing and ahhing over the intricate creations. We kicked off the festivities on [...]
“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” -Ira Glass After the winter holidays, I like to write down the moments that made me smile. Like the care that went into a handmade gift from a grandchild, the friendly chatter around the family dinner table, and the sweet older lady who talked to me at the post office. Every day there’s something to remind me there is good in this world. These little moments make up each day and [...]
According to science, you are a terrible multitasker. (We all are!) Studies show it’s best to focus on just one task. Until today, that is. Today Jenny will show you how to whip up 3 different blocks all at once: Square in a square, broken dishes, and chevron. (The secret? They’re all made from half-square triangles! Easy peasy!) Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Our newest Missouri Star Academy instructor is Patsy Thompson of Patsy Thompson Designs. She is an expert in free motion quilting using rulers. As you scroll through this post, you will find some of the most beautiful quilts quilted and designed by Patsy! Get to know her a bit more and fall in love with ruler-work quilting in her class, Beginning Free Motion Quilting with Rulers! When did you first give machine quilting a try? In the year 2000. I had been [...]
When it comes to tying knots, I’m all thumbs! I never can remember which end goes over and which goes around. Frankly, it’s no small miracle my shoes stay laced! But this week’s Square Knot quilt is so quick and easy, you’ll be whipping up those “knots” faster than a well-seasoned sailor! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Chances are, someone you love has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. With 6 million patients and 16 million caregivers worldwide, it’s a heartache that is much too common. November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Jenny created the beautiful Forget Me Not quilt in memory of her dear mother-in-law who was lost to Alzheimer’s 19 years ago. This appliqué project is made easy with our brand new Missouri Star Petal template. Click HERE to watch the tutorial.