Every year we take a trip to Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton MO. Every year I plan to take pictures. Every year, I get side-tracked by fabric. This year, I was also dodging on and off rain.
The first time we went there was one store, a barber shop, and a Subway. Cute shop, nice people, dead town.
But they didn’t stop there. The block shown above now has now 3 restaurants, 2 more quilt shops, 2 other shops and the barber shop.
Cross the street to the north and on both sides of the street are more shops.
Here is a brochure you can pick up in any of the shops:
You can’t help but be impressed.
Here is a photo of the Mercantile Shop that has Civil War reproduction and 30’s prints.
This block has shops up and down (elevator available) with different themes. You can walk between the shops without going outside. Also included in this block is Man’s Land for the men to watch TV, play pool, chess, etc. all stocked with vending machines. Smart move.
Here is a photo I took in the Wool and Flannel Shop. They really did a good job of decorating each shop consistent with the themes.
Most of the precuts, solids and basics are in Penny’s Quilt Shop:
I save for this trip and this year, I had 2 gift cards to use (bonus!) as well. And a list.
I didn’t start out collecting these books, but they are just too inviting.
I’m fortunate enough to live 1 1/2 hours away. A good reason to stay in MO (I miss VT). If you are ever close to the area, it is worth a trip even if it means a side-tracked visit.
Maybe next year I’ll get better pictures with my camera.
If you want more information on their journey this is a must see: The Story of Us on Turning Point.
Taking a journey, on the journey. Jackie