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    The story of MSQC- did you know...

    Jenny Doan was so nervous when she made her first YouTube video she tripped over a cord and broke her leg? That the Doans started the company in 2009? And that at that time Hamilton, MO had a population of 1900 whole people! MSQC attracts as many as 8,000 tourists a month- that's 4 tourists per resident. I'll bet more people have moved there by now, lol. Here's the link to the story by Forbes magazine: https://www.forbes.com/feature/misso.../#68e1be227486

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    I thought I had read reviews of MSQC that people had written about their shipping problems and this article explained the problems they had in the past and how they grew past them. My phone finally gave me a suggested link that was interesting. Good bot, lol.

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    It is amazing how it has revitalized a whole town. I am hoping Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville Inn will draw people as well to her area.

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    I remember Jenny breaking her leg. Natalie and Dawn would do the videos too. I was reading the blog when they bought the new shop and kept up the progress of the redo. I think the family is a perfect role model of success in America. They had a vision and achieved it through hard work and dedication. I admire the Doan family.
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    I think the Doan's have done a wonderful job in revitalizing a small town. I did not know that she broke her leg on the first video the made. That is sad and maybe she thought that wasn't a good idea but she kept on going and now is a "super star" in the quilting world. I love to watch her tutorials. Would love to go to Hamilton, Mo. some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I remember Jenny breaking her leg. Natalie and Dawn would do the videos too. I was reading the blog when they bought the new shop and kept up the progress of the redo. I think the family is a perfect role model of success in America. They had a vision and achieved it through hard work and dedication. I admire the Doan family.
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    I didn't know she broke her leg either. I absolutely love anyone connected to Jenny. They are so wonderful to do business with.
    Talk about a success story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It is amazing how it has revitalized a whole town. I am hoping Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville Inn will draw people as well to her area.
    So do I! I'm only a couple hours away.

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    Husband has offered to make a drive to Hamilton ....we live in Davenport, IA. So it would be an overnight trip to say the least. Don't think he knows how many different fabric shops are included and how much money I could spend!!

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    Been to several retreats and they treat you like royalty. The store clerks are the best! The best experience you can have in a small town!
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    MSQ is about 8 1/2 hours from me. I go some of the special events they have there during the year. I like the Birthday celebration a lot. I drive almost there, spend the night, drive to MSQC and spend the day, back to the motel and back home the next day. It's a fun me time trip. When I want to go somewhere I get in the car and go. One day I won't be able to so I'm using up the time I have. I tell DH when I will be back if he doesn't want to go. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    MSQ is about 8 1/2 hours from me. I go some of the special events they have there during the year. I like the Birthday celebration a lot. I drive almost there, spend the night, drive to MSQC and spend the day, back to the motel and back home the next day. It's a fun me time trip. When I want to go somewhere I get in the car and go. One day I won't be able to so I'm using up the time I have. I tell DH when I will be back if he doesn't want to go. LOL
    Good for you! I do as much as I can now and when and if I ever get to retire I want to do more. Hamilton is about 12 hours from me so it would be a trek, but I really want to go!
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    You go girl!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    Husband has offered to make a drive to Hamilton ....we live in Davenport, IA. So it would be an overnight trip to say the least. Don't think he knows how many different fabric shops are included and how much money I could spend!!
    Tell your husband he has no excuse, I am driving 30 plus hours to go to the Quilt Academy in May, all the way from Canada's West Coast. A few hours is nothing.

    I believe they even have one shop for parking husbands, while wives shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    Husband has offered to make a drive to Hamilton ....we live in Davenport, IA. So it would be an overnight trip to say the least. Don't think he knows how many different fabric shops are included and how much money I could spend!!
    Well, for goodness sakes!!! Strike while the iron is hot. You do not want to miss the opportunity to go there. We went about 2014 and had a wonderful time.

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    I went to Burlington KS a couple years ago and flew in and out of Kansas City, MO. When I found how close it was to Hamilton, MO there was no other option but to leave early and spend a day (by myself) in Hamilton. My DH doesn't go to KS with m, my daughters like to go, but they greatly dislike going with me to fabric stores. That trip my niece was with me and her young twins. I took them to the airport and off I went. It was wonderful! They didn't have much in the way of places to eat when I was there so I would definitely do some exploring before I start shopping.

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    Leave it to Jenny to take a Hollywood message that means 'good luck' and go whole hog on it. She's a dream.
    So, 'break a leg' gal. We're all rooting for you always.

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    Love watching her videos, she does say she's a klutz! She seems like such a sweetheart!

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    Jenny always projects a sunny, cheerful attitude. I'd love to go someday, but it's a 16+ hour drive from my home! A friend also wants to go. Who knows, maybe when she retires! I decided to drive to FL by myself, it wasn't so bad, and that was about the same distance from where I was a the time. Will definitely have to save up before going to MSQC, though!

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    Going to MCQC is just awesome! It's about 2 hrs away from me and we go a couple times a year--can't afford more! It just keeps getting better--while the town is still very small, the fabric shops bring in so many shoppers that the antique shops and food places have increased and do well too. There are hotels in Cameron, MO, just 10 miles west (and also a great quilt shop there too). One tip--before you go, make a list of what you might need--it's so easy to go from batiks, to reproductions, to florals, to Kaffe Fassett, to solids and blenders, etc (you get the picture) and be overwhelmed. And there is a man cave shop--easy chairs, several tv's, coffee bar, etc. (you see some quilters in there too resting for the next shop!) If you go with several friends it helps if each brings a large tote bag so as you shop you can drop off purchases at your car and keep them separate. Have fun!

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