July 13, 2013 8:48 PM

Missouri Star Quilt Co. is a pattern for family success

The adult children started the business to help the parents, Jenny and Ron Doan, supplement their retirement income. Maybe pay for groceries. But today that little business has nearly 50 employees, ships out a thousand orders a day and might be the biggest seller of precut quilt pieces in the world. The family is rehabbing two more downtown buildings into a retreat, essentially a hotel for out-of-towners who come to the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

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