Wednesday, May 11 was our tour group's visit to Missouri Star Quilt Company
(MSQC) and the town of Hamilton, Missouri.
In my previous post HERE, I talked about the lecture/trunk show
by Jenny Doan. After that wonderful 2 hours ended, we had a few hours to explore.
The MSQC is a group of buildings on both sides of the main street in town.
Each building houses different fabric departments, some downstairs and upstairs
(or via the elevator).
The main store was being remodeled and is scheduled to reopen in mid June.
Some of the fabrics departments I looked at included baby and kids, florals, blenders/solids, fresh/modern, Civil War/Reproductions, 30s, licensed fabrics, seasonal and backings. I even found the batik store with the largest selection of Island Batiks I have seen.
Each one of the shops was well lit, decorated very nicely and tidy.
There is Man's Land for a husband or tired shopper to relax.
The Machine Shed is a store with gadgets, templates and sewing machines.
All the staff is helpful and friendly.
I was looking for a specific color of backing for a t-shirt quilt I am working on.
The young lady who I asked gave me information about all the departments
where I might find the right color. I did find one color in the blender area
that I think will work just perfectly!
We had lunch catered by Hank and Tank's BBQ.
The food was terrific and portions were filling.
I enjoyed the visit and hope to return some day.
Visit their website to learn about the fabric departments HERE.