Tag - Missouri Star Family

What’s Your Story?

Behind every quilt is a story, and we want to hear yours! BLOCK Magazine is always looking to publish original stories from quilters like you. We believe that everyone has an important story to tell and that sharing our stories brings us closer together. As we listen, learn, and grow, greater inspiration enters our lives and our capacity to care expands. No matter how simple you believe your story to be, it’s worth sharing.  Here’s a few things to keep [...]

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Sneak Peek: BLOCK Magazine Summer 2020

My hope is by the time I’ve written this letter to you and BLOCK arrives at your home, that life will have returned to normal. My hope is the sun will be shining outside your window… you’ll be free to gather with friends and family… you’ll feel comfortable greeting neighbors and walking the dog again, and a trip to the beach might be just around the corner. It’s hard to imagine after weeks of being separated from loved ones [...]

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Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary to Jenny and Ron!

Today marks our favorite quilting couple’s 40th wedding anniversary, and to celebrate this amazing milestone, we wanted to put together a list of the 40 things that the Doan family loves about their parents/grandparents. Only problem is, there are waaaaaaay more than 40 memories, life lessons and stories to share about this wonderful couple, and even with a little editing here and there, the list doubled to 80! Each and every one of these memories speak to their remarkable [...]

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Make a DIY Face Mask in 12 Easy Steps

Learn how to make an easy, washable, and reusable face mask with Jenny. WATCH THE TUTORIAL What you’ll need: 2 pieces of 6” x 9” fabric  (1) 6” x 9” piece of iron-on interfacing (optional) 2 pieces of ¼ inch elastic cut to 7” each Cut out two pieces of fabric to 6” x 9” each. Cut out one piece of interfacing to 6” x 9” and iron it onto the back of one of the pieces of fabric. Cut [...]

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Aloha! 🌺 11th Birthday Bash Recap

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 [...]

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Meet Annette Ashbach, a Missouri Star Academy Instructor

Missouri Star Academy is all about providing education and empowering you to create. From weekly tutorials to online in-depth classes, events and even classes held here in Hamilton, MO at our Education Center where there is something for everyone! Annette Ashbach is one of our Education Center instructors and she teaches many things ranging from making full quilt tops to smaller projects like aprons and totes! Annette first found interest in sewing after she became fascinated with watching her [...]

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Meet Missouri Star Academy Instructor, Monique Jacobs

Monique Jacobs of Open Gate Quilts, is also the instructor of one of our Missouri Star Academy Online Classes! She teaches how to color coordinate and piece together beautiful quilts from just picking through the loose ends of your already-made stash. Learn more about Monique and then join her in Stash Busting with Style! Have you always had an eye for color combinations or was it something you had to teach yourself to do/look for? I’ll be honest. I had [...]

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Congrats to Our Grads! 🎓

We are excited to announce that our first year’s partnership with North Central Missouri College was a huge success! The collaboration between Missouri Star Quilt Company and North Central Missouri College to form an apprenticeship program ended well with 20 students, all receiving college credit, backed by the Missouri Department of Labor! Our students were able to graduate from a year-long program with a certificate relating to business management essentials! Front row (from left to right): Amanda Gray, Ana [...]

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It’s Jenny’s Birthday! And She Wants to Share Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Summer Birthday Too! Let’s Party!

Happy Birthday Jenny and to all of you who share in the summer birthday season! Start planning your next party as Jenny shares her favorite birthday foods along with some fun, summer recipes from our Missouri Star employees! Find quick and easy sewing projects to decorate your party, and don’t forget to download some of our printable photo booth props to make your summer celebration a blast! Grab your friends and let’s party! Jenny’s Favorite Summer Recipes! Jenny’s absolute favorite is [...]

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Behind the Scenes: BLOCK Magazine

BLOCK Magazine is an “idea book” designed, produced, and published by Missouri Star Quilt Co. When you flip through these fresh, glossy pages you’ll find gorgeous photography, fun patterns, brilliant ideas, and one-of-a-kind stories! You’ll be left to wonder, “Who are these people surrounded by beautiful quilts and pretty props?” or “Who wrote that inspiring story?” and “Who in the world pieces together all these quilts!?” We want to introduce you to the team of around 40 people who [...]

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