Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Missouri Star or Bust

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!



  1. Sending good vibes that your name is drawn for some Missouri Star blocks. The Fiber Guild here is taking a road trip to a woolen mill next month. I hope we can get some fun activities planned for the bus ride. Thanks for the ideas.

    I can see why you love he Cottage in the Woods quilt: it's a beauty!

  2. Good luck! Sounds like a fun trip. I'm rather jealous because I've always wanted to go there and because we'll be in MO this weekend as well, but not enough time/money to go that far out of the way. Plus it's no fun with my hubby and MIL waiting for me. I need time!