Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Quilt MN 2017 North Central Region

Ever visit 11 quilt shops in one day?! That's exactly what we did on Monday! The Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop 2017 has begun, and my quilting cousin, Sue, and I, plus our chauffeur (DH!), took off at 7 AM to do the North Central District. It includes 9 quilt shops, plus we tagged two more on at the end of the day.

Our first stop was The Old Creamery Quilt Shop in Randall, MN. 

Look for this shop in the upcoming Fall 2017 Quilt Sampler magazine!

For me, the most fun of the shop hop, which includes 67 shops broken down into 8 districts, are the projects each store made from the special Quilt Minnesota 2017 fabrics. Here's what The Old Creamery Quilt Shop has cooking!

Loved this decorative touch in their restroom!

2. Country Fabrics and Quilting in Brainerd, MN. Here are some of their Quilt Minnesota 2017 projects:

3.  Colorz Quilt Shop in Baxter, MN:

4. Mothers Originals Quilt Shop in Pequot Lakes, MN. This shop had a definite "northwoods" flavor to it:

5. Hometown Crafts & Fabrics in Wadena, MN--this shop is part of a Ben Franklin's store. Loved the dishcloths they appliqued!

6. Bay Window Quilt Shop, in Perham, MN. I did not get a photo here, but it is a super cute shop!

7. Quilter's Cottage in Fergus Falls, MN. This shop is half quilts and half large appliances (washers, stoves, etc.) They had free coffee and cookies for the shop hoppers:

8. Dawn's Quilt Shop in Alexandria, MN. This is an original design:

9. Family Fabric Shop in Sauk Centre, MN, which is moving to a new location on September 1st. The had a lot of farm and hunting panels:

Our reward for visiting all 9 shops in the North Central Region was a bundle of 12 coordinating fat quarters! How cool is that! Here are the two bundles DH and I picked out from the assorted choices. My quilting cousin got an Asian inspired bundle.

On our way home, we also stopped at Gruber's Quilt Shop in Waite Park, MN. Here are some of the cute samples they made up:

Each quilt shop designed a block from the shop hop fabric, and they are giving out the patterns to the shop hoppers, along with a 5" charm of the shop hop fabric. Gruber's has the master quilt with one of each of the shops blocks:

Here are the charm squares we've collected from shops so far:

We stopped at Millie P's Quilt Shop in Anoka, MN. Many a cute samples at this fun, modern shop that is part of the Metro Region:

Yes, they're already sold out of one of their quilt kits! The fabric for the shop hop flies out the doors fast and when it's gone, it's gone:

500+ miles of quilt shop hopping in one day! We're not doing the whole state, but we might get another region or two squeezed in before it ends on August 13th!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy


  1. Oh, what a fun post. I won't get to those stores, so it was fun to see what they have offered! I love the Bay Window store in Perham. My SIL has taught classes there before, so it was fun to go visit that shop when I was with her. Thanks for sharing, Nancy!

  2. Thanks for taking me on a fun quilt shop tour! I loved seeing the samples!
    Quilter Bonnie

  3. Wow. All the designs look perfect and I believe that these can be easily used to craft something impressive.

  4. CRAZY!!! Quilting. Fun!! Love the FQ bundle you chose. Enjoy!

  5. This looks like such a good time! I love that Minnesota-shaped design. And quit shop bathrooms are the best; always decorated in fun ways.


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