The AC worked overtime on our trip through Missouri! We spent many happy hours in Hamilton at Missouri Star Quilt Company – these people have thought of everything! I even commented on the great music in the shops and then I heard the announcer say it was the Missouri Star radio station. Every shop was spotless and spacious, not crammed in every corner like in our chicken house/quilt shop!
Our only “complaint” was not enough help cutting fabric – it took forever to cut 3 half yard pieces that I could have gnawed off faster!!! We ended up buying precuts because cutting the fabric was agonizingly slow! Connie and I could have had that fabric cut in seconds and we were there until closing time just trying to buy fabric. After it was finally cut the bolt had to be folded just so and pinned which should have been done on their time, not ours!
The shops were crowded with women on tour busses going to the quilt show. I have to admire the Doan family for their huge undertaking and vision for the town of Hamilton. I would certainly return some time in the future but have a different plan – have swatches with me from store to store and expect to just look the first time through. When I bought something in one shop, I didn’t have the choice of comparing bolts because you can’t haul bolts from one shop to another. That’s the downside of shopping at Missouri Star. I loved the collection of old toy sewing machines!
So we’re having breakfast in our hotel and leaving here shortly for the quilt show downtown. I will take lots of pictures – guess I’d better stick my charger in my purse.
In Bethany, MO we stopped at an antique mall and had a great time – I was shopping for embroidered dresser scarves for a friend in Washington – so fun to have something to search for!
More sewing machines at Missouri Star.
I’m going to catch up on the Dirty Dozen quilts here so I don’t miss posting them.
I need to stop and hit the road – we’re meeting Amy, Renee and Beckey at the quilt show. Catch you later!