Monday, July 10, 2017

Vacay Quilt Shop Stops

We recently took a 4,800 mile road trip to California and back! We stopped at 7 quilt shops along the way.

1.  Betty's Quiltery in Rapid City, South Dakota--They were having a construction season sale--everything 25% off!

2.  Quilt Connection, Etc. in Rapid City, South Dakota, where they had a couple of Sandi Irish's quilt patterns on display. Sandi is a co-worker at Quilt Cove.

3.  Lickety Stitch Quilts in Lusk, Wyoming--they recently doubled their space by adding on the space next door! Definitely worth the stop.

4.  The Quilt Parlor in Battle Mountain, Nevada--a fresh, new, modern shop, just opened in Fall, 2016. She has a fabulous flare for decorating a quilt shop! Absolutely worth the stop!

5.  Mad Hatter Quilt Shop in Winnemucca, Nevada--no photo. They have a very small inventory. It seems they are more of an embroidery business and the quilt shop was tagged on.

6.  Quilting Is My Therapy in Liberty, Missouri--Angela Walters, owner, was in Canada at the time, so we didn't get to meet her. But her style is all over this fun, modern quilt shop, as you can see from these photos:

7.  Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri--if you've been there, you know this is the ultimate quilt shopping experience!!! Make sure and check out the daily deal. 

Check out DD2's video with her reaction to visiting Missouri Star Quilt Company for the first time. She's pretty enthusiastic!

Since DH is a driving machine, DD2 and I are the stitching machines on road trips. I crocheted tops on 30 kitchen towels.

A finished example:

DD2 made 14 Mother Bear teddy bears to send to orphans in Africa. 

What do you do on road trips??

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Linking up to the quilt stories at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Thanks for the super fun quilt shop tour! Great job completing all the kitchen towels and Mother Bears! On road trips we usually listen to Adventures in Odyssey and enjoy the new scenery.
    Quilter Bonnie

  2. Oh my goodness! This looks like it was a fabulous trip. It would be so fun to see all those quilt shops. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  3. Fun! I do the same, visit shops of interest. Quilt shops, used bookstores and fun thrift stores are my favorites.

  4. We do quilt shop stops on road trips too! So much fun to see where you stopped, as well as hear your DD2's thoughts. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great trip it looks like, quilt shops and hand work to show for it! Fun to see all the different shops in a part of the world I haven't spent much time.

  6. Ooooh, what fun!! I love your pictures ... especially of Quilting Is My Therapy & Missouri Start Quilt Co. That staircase is too funny! When I go on road trips ... which isn't often, nowadays ... of course I have to visit quilt shops!

  7. Thanks for the fun quilt shop tour. So many quilt little time. I love those cute towel finishes. My husband's grandmother used to make us some for Christmas every year. I miss her and the lovely towels. --Andrea

  8. You are so lucky to have been able to visit all of those quilt shops! Sounds like so much fun!

  9. Great tour of the shops. Looks like so much cool stuff. You are a crochet machine!

  10. What an amazing trip, thank you for sharing it with us. I love what you sewed and knitted while doing so, I can't as I would get car sick. I live in New Zealand and we do have quilt shops too although I do order from the Missouri Star also because of the wide range.

  11. Well wow what a road trip - that looks incredible! I knit while John drives whenever we go on a trip so I'm usually churning out a few socks or one of the children's birthday jumper on a long summer journey!

  12. What a fun trip! You hit two shops in my former hometown of Rapid City, SD and one in my now home state of Wyoming. MSQC is on my list of places to visit!


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