Blue Hawaii Retreat: January 31 - February 3, 2023

Tue, Jan 31, 2023 - Fri, Feb 3, 2023
09:00am - 11:00am
Tue, Jan 31, 2023 - Fri, Feb 3, 2023
09:00am - 11:00am
Missouri Star Quilt Company Sewing Center, 202 North Davis, Hamilton, Missouri
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Tue, Jan 31, 2023 - Fri, Feb 3, 2023
09:00am - 11:00am
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Missouri Star Quilt Company Sewing Center, 202 North Davis, Hamilton, Missouri
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Blue Hawaii Retreat: January 31 - February 3, 2023 is happening on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 09:00AM CST at Missouri Star Quilt Company Sewing Center with tickets starting at $300.00

Quilt Classes & Supply list

- We will teach the block and the finished size is up to you. Our classes are 15-20 minutes and are based on Jenny's tutorials. We are here all day to help you with your blocks.


Finished Quilt Size

49 1/2” X 60 1/2”

Block Size

Finished 5 1/2” finished

Quilt Top Supplies

1 package 10” Squares

1 3/4 Yards Background Fabric


1/2 Yard


3 1/4 Yards - Horizontal Seam

Goose Tracks

Quilt Size

73” x 73”

Block Size

18” Finished

Quilt Top Supplies

3 Packages of 5 “ Print Squares

1 1/2 Yard Background Fabric

(Includes Inner Border)

Outer Border

1 3/4 Yards


1 Yard


4 1/2 Yards Vertical Seam

Or 2 1/4 Yards of 108” Wide

Don’t let winter chills leave you “all shook up!”

Come quilt along to the music of the one and only Elvis Presley! You’ll find yourself transported to sandy shores with swaying palm trees at our Blue Hawaii Retreat. It’ll be a tropical oasis right here in little ole’ Hamilton! Feel refreshed and ready to sew again with plenty of fun new projects to try and time to work on personal projects too!

So put on your best grass skirt, pack your bags, and come join us!

Please Scroll down to find a schedule of events and all kinds of fun information

Tentative Schedule:


9:00 am - 3:00 pm Arrival, Set Up, Shopping, Open Sew Time

3:00 - 5:00 Orientation Meeting & Scavenger Hunt

6:00 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Open Sew


7:30 am Breakfast

Following Breakfast - Class

Lunch at Noon

Following Lunch - Class

3:00 - 5:00 - Missouri Quilt Museum

6:00 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Open Sew


7:30 am Breakfast

Following Breakfast - Open Sew

Lunch at Noon

Following Lunch - Open Sew

6:00 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Show & Tell


7:30 am Breakfast

11:00 Check Out

Monday Early check in to the Retreat Center:

If you would like to start your retreat early or your travel plans bring you to Hamilton on Monday, you may check in early. Early check-in begins after4:00 pmon Monday & the cost is $50 per person. That $50 charge is payable upon arrival. Those arriving Monday for early bird check in will be provided with breakfast on Tuesday morning. Please indicate on the registration form that you would like to come on Monday.

What to expect:

Sewing tables- Each person will have their own 2’ x 4’ table. Due to limited space, we ask that you do not bring your own tables except for TV trays. If you need your personal sewing chair, feel free to bring it. The Retreat Center has design walls by the sewing tables. We do have assigned seating for sewing, so if you are traveling with friends and would like to sit together to sew please indicate that on the registration form. You will also be able to choose if you would like to use one of our sewing machines and if you are coming in a day early. If you had indicated these three things when you registered we already have your information. Only if you need further assistance you can contact: susan@missouriquiltco.com.

Meals- A continental breakfast will be served Tuesday morning. Wednesday morning we serve quiche along with our side items. Thursday we have homemade biscuits & gravy and sides. Friday will be a homemade muffin and sides. All of our breakfasts begin at 7:30 am. Our breakfast includes cereal, oatmeal, toast, bagels, yogurt, cottage cheese, hard boiled eggs, & fresh fruit. Lunch and dinner will be provided by our local caterers. Lunches are served at 12:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday. Dinners will be served at 6:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

For Special Diets, contact: susan@missouriquiltco.com

Snack Table - There will be a snack sharing table. Feel free to bring your own favorite munchies to share. There is coffee, tea, water, and ice available for you. If you would like to have special drinks, feel free to bring them with you. You can store them in our refrigerator. You do have use of the kitchen area except when the meals are being served. The kitchen has a refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher that you can use. If you have a favorite cup or bottle you like to use, please consider bringing it. (The Retreat Center has gone to all paper products.) Please be considerate to others and clean up after you use the kitchen.

Show & Tell- We will have a Show & Tell time each Thursday night for those who want to participate.

Shipping- Shipping is FREE for all of our guests who spend money at MSQC shops.

Missouri Star Quilt Co. is located 15 minutes east of I-35, along MO Hwy 36, approximately 60 miles north of Kansas City. If you are flying in, you'll want to fly into Kansas City International airport. We have a few local shuttle options around Hamilton that would be happy to pick you up and bring to our Quilt Town USA.

Shuttle Options:

Liz Manley: 816-351-9172 (Shuttle Driver)

Keith Gilbert: 816-465-1874(Inn Transit)

Nate Fish: 816-527-3037 (Uber Driver)

In our retreat center we have the following sleep accommodations:

  • 8 bedrooms upstairs with 3-5 beds per room in the main Retreat Center that share 6 communal restrooms.
  • 2 rooms downstairs with their own restroom that are accessible for individuals with disabilities.

Our bedrooms are shared rooms, configured in several different ways with 2 - 5 beds per room. There are six individual bathrooms, each with a shower, toilet and sink, just steps away from the bedrooms that are shared by all the guests on the second floor. We also have two bedrooms located on the main floor, each with two twin beds and its own bathroom, that we reserve for individuals who cannot physically climb the stairs to the second floor.

You can bring your unfinished projects from home, or drop in at our stores in town to purchase anything you may want to start something new. PLUS.....our sewing/activity and kitchen areas are available for you to use 24 hrs. a day! And, when you're ready to turn in, you'll sleep like a log in our comfy, cozy beds.


Handicapped Rooms will read "Sales Ended" online. You must call Susan @ 816-265-1812 to reserve one of the two rooms.

All rooms upstairs are shared rooms. NO PRIVATE ROOMS.

Ages 18 and over please.


  • 8 Meals
  • Unlimited access to our spacious and well-lit sewing space
  • Tables for cutting
  • Ironing boards and irons
  • Sewing tables and electrical outlets
  • A full kitchen (microwave, stove, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher)
  • Coffee, tea and water
  • Super comfy, cozy bed
  • Bed linens and towels
  • Sewing machines available for use during retreat


  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Thread
  • Cutter, rulers, scissors (optional, we have "cutting tools" to use)
  • Ironing board and iron (optional -- we will have some available for use)
  • Snacks, soda and other beverages (Hy-Klas Grocery is located 1/2 block from the Retreat Center
  • Casual, comfy attire
  • Personal toiletries, blow dryer, ear plugs and pj's
  • Something cushy for your "tushy" (optional)
  • Personal sewing lamp (optional)

REFUND POLICY:This is a NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION with less than a thirty day notice. In the event that you register then are unable to come, you may transfer this registration to someone else or move this registration to a future retreat.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at susan@missouriquiltco.com

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