Day ONE Route: Minneapolis, MN to West Des Moines, IA
Saw our fair share of these beauties!
I am going to do my best to "review" each shop from memory. I Didn't take any notes, but definitely had an array of experiences!!
Country Threads is in the middle of nowhere, but that's what makes it special, SEE...
This is their retreat center.
They had a GORGEOUS selection of Reproduction Fabrics, Wool, Punchneedle and Basics. BEAUTIFUL samples and kits. A lot to look at with tons of charm. Felt very homey.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE ~ Webster City, IA
Small, quaint, gifts & decor, batiks, traditional florals, lots of dots
QUILTING CONNECTION ~ Ames, IA
LOTS of Fabric, Oh My! It was a treasure hunt for sure, which I like. Found many random goodies that ended up turning into mini collections along the trip. This where I hit the Jackpot!! They have a lot of something for everybody.
THE QUILT BLOCK ~ Des Moines, IA
Located in a neat area of town. We got there fairly late so weren't able to check out the area at all. Smaller shop, sells machines, nice classroom and purse samples. Spotted some FMF and good color walls.
CREEKSIDE QUILTING ~ Clive, IA
Lovely shop, very neat and well kept. Good fabric variety, found a great book too!
Spent the night in West Des Moines, IA
We hadn't actually gotten a hotel here. Turns out the State Track and Field meet was going on, so we were lucky to find a place to stay:) Found a really nice shopping area and had an amazing dinner at Bonefish and went to bed.
Day TWO Route: West Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
QUILTS & OTHER NOTIONS ~ Creston, IA
WOW! Fabric to the roof. Not Joking. This was a definite treasure hunt. They have everything, literally. Found lovely basics, halloween and so, so much more!
THE QUILT COOP ~ Clarinda, IA
Words cannot express how much I enjoyed this shop. It's off the beaten path, but totally worth it! Clean, neat, organized. Lots of 30's and a fair amount of Civil War. Great selection of kids, Christmas and holidays. Adorable bundles and friendly staff!
QUILTER'S QUARTERS ~ Leavenworth, KS
In a really cool area, plan to spend an afternoon. This shop carried mostly batiks, traditional florals and reproduction fabrics. Had some great basics and seasonal items too!
Well, I am a little embaressed to admit...
Here's a closer look...
A NEW Line found at Quilt Market...
A NEW LINE Shown at Quilt Market...