Two Missouri Star or Bust blocks are done and ready for the guild bus trip this coming weekend. Our guild sponsors a shop hop bus trip every 2 years, and this time we are going to Hamilton, MO to visit the Missouri Star Quilt Company. The bus full of eager quilters will be on the road at 7:00 AM Friday morning. We chose the Ohio Star block in patriotic colors as our official "trip block" this year, since we knew we wanted to use a star of some kind.
We usually choose or design a block for participants to make and bring. Each block turned in as they get on the bus earns them 1 entry into a drawing to win a set of the blocks. On our last trip we made pine trees because the trip was to 7 Black Hills quilt shops. I was lucky and won a set and turned them into a fun little quilt that we enjoy by the living room fireplace. One of my regular readers, Nancy, suggested adding a cabin or house block. So this quilt became Cottage in the Woods. I love it. And I hope I'm lucky again this year and win some patriotic blocks!