Monday, May 27, 2013

Our own Kansas City area shop hop...

For several years my retreat friends and I have driven to Kansas City for the Machine Quilter's Showcase. It was a lot of fun and something we looked forward to every spring. This year the show moved to Wichita,which is a little far for us to drive in a day, so we decided we would go to KC and do some shop hopping. Rose has navigation on her phone, so we used that to find our way around. 
Our first stop was Quilted Memories in Overland Park. It's a small shop chock full of fabrics. 

Pat has spied some green...she loves her greens!
As you can see from the first picture, they found many beautiful fabrics to take home!
Our next stop was  Harper's Fabric and Quilt Company, conveniently right across the street from Quilted Memories. They had a nice selection of modern quilting fabrics and lots of machines to try out.
Then on to  Addadi's Fabrics. When we pulled up in front of this shop,  they couldn't jump out of the van fast enough because they saw some exciting signs in the window....

This shop had a large collection of a little bit older fabrics at a great price. They also had a selection of  108" backing blenders that they wanted to make us a great deal on. We enjoyed chatting with the owners, a husband and wife team. After we got home, I looked up their website and found this cute story about how they met. 
Bags full, on to the next quilt shop!
As we drove to our next stop,  Prairie Point Quilts, we kept an eye on our surroundings for a good lunch spot....that's always an important part of any shop hop, right? This shop seemed to specialize in reproduction fabrics, but had something for everyone. As you can see, we managed to find some fabrics here too. We really know what to do on a shop hop, ok?
After lunch at Subway (fast so we could get back to shopping), our next stop was  Quilters Haven. As we walked up to this shop, they others got excited about it as they had been here before. It was a beautiful shop with lots of displays and modern fabrics. They told us about the last stop on our hop....
 Quilting Pits and Pieces. It's in Eudora, Ks, about 20 miles from the KC area and a wonderful shop. They had many displays and seemed to have a lot of hand work projects as well. We were fascinated with the twilling.
They had a huge supply of know how I love batiks!
I got this cute cupcake pincushion for a gift. I fell in love with it!
We closed the shop, as we got there about 1/2 hour before closing time, and will definitely come back again.

We headed home after that, with a dinner stop planned in St. Joe on the way home. When we got there, we decided to go to Hobby Lobby too, since there was one a few blocks away. (We just couldn't stop shopping!) It was so much fun spending the day chatting and shopping! 

Yesterday I spent the day doing a little bit of this and that. I cleaned a bit, then cut the binding for the Snake Dance Mystery quilt. I got it bound, then cut out the background fabrics for a new design I'm working on. Then I worked in the garden for awhile. It is coming along, but not fast enough! I had to run to the store, so picked up some flowers for my pots and the front of the garden. They didn't have the tomatoes and peppers I like, so I need to go today and get those. It stormed during the night and is still raining this morning, so I probably can't plant today anyway, but I want to get them...if I don't watch out, there won't be any left! Enjoy your holiday! It's back to work for one more day for me tomorrow, and then summer break! I'm ready!


Karen said...

How fun! What a great bunch of quilt shops you found. ( And deals.)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

How fun! I have been to a few of those shops when I was traveling last year and you brought back so many fun memories! :-)

Dora, the Quilter said...

Oh, my, that sounds like so much fun! I did quilt fabric shopping in KC over 30 years ago, when we were in KS visiting my mom's family (we lived in TN). Even that long ago there were a plethora of quilt shops--although there were only a handful in the entire state of TN.
Sounds like you all had such a good day!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I was in KC end of April. I only stopped at thrift stores. I didn't check out any quilt shops. I was trying to not spend, since I was in the area to attend my son's college graduation in Maryville (just north of St. Joseph).