|My home isn't on this map. If you went to the right of Cimarron another inch, that was my starting point.|
The 2013 Prarie Stars Quilt Shop Hop had 8 participating shops in 3 states (Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma). A lot of prairie and a little shoppping. Each shop created a unique quilt featuring Postcard Garden fabric by Red Rooster. The individual shops each had kits available for purchase which included one Postcard panel, one Postcard Garden fat quarter, and one fat quarter of a coordinating fabric from the Shadow Play collection by Maywood Studio. A sweet surprise included in each kit was a quilting charm. Now I have a super sweet quilt charm bracelet that I drove over 500 miles to make. lol
Today I am resting, cleaning, and looking at my loot. Some of the shops had free gifts and some are having drawings. I was able to visit all 8 shops (crazy) so I am in a drawing for a sewing machine. Why is it we will do anything for a drawing? Free? SIGN ME UP! (Not free, exactly when you figure all the purchases and gas. lol)
That's how I spent my day off. Driving and a little shopping and more driving. The day was fun and I connected with a lot of fellow quilters. I was even able to reconnect with a college roommate! Ok, that was extra exciting and would have never happened if I hadn't gone on the shop hop. Still, I think I will stick to one quilt shop at a time unless there is a hop with more shopping and less driving involved.