Sunday, April 29, 2018

Crossing Borders Quilt Shop Hop 2018

My daughter and I went on our annual shop hop hosted by the shops of SW Minnesota and SE South Dakota.

We hit 8 of the 9 shops in one day and traveled many, many miles. 468 to be exact.

Our first stop was Prairie Quilting in Windom, Minnesota. This unique shop is one side of a feed mill (cute story, you should read the "about us," we should all have a husband so supportive)  and has a great fabric selection. In this shop I picked up two fabrics to make a new cover quilt for my Criss Crossing pattern. I've always wanted to do it in just one color and a background and I think this yellow is going to be perfect.

Next stop was in Sherburn, Minnesota at the Old Alley Quilt Shop. This is a little gem I had no idea was here. If you are in the Southwest part of Minnesota it's worth the stop. Right off Interstate 90 it's convenient, too. Here I started my goal to add to my white/grey/black stash. I love geometric patterns on my black and whites.

Crafty Corner in Worthington, Minnesota was our next stop. Bolts and bolts of fabric and a few more bolts after that. I picked up some blacks and greys here as well.  I got 1/2 yard of each black/grey/white to build up my neutrals.

A hop, skip and a jump later and we found ourselves in Luverne, Minnesota at the Sewing Basket. They had some fun blacks to add to my growing pile. I wish I had more time in each shop, because each one has their own special feel. When you're fitting in 8 shops in one day, though it doesn't leave a lot of time for enjoying.  Luverne is our usual lunch stop, so we grabbed some Subway for the road and kept on.

All the way to Beresford, South Dakota. This shop, Shanty Stitchers, has quilting fabrics as well as many cross stitching designs. I had to pick one up. I loved to do cross stitching and haven't for a long time. This one is a little bigger than I have ever done, but Nativities are kind of my thing, so I had to grab it.

Along with some more fabrics.

The Dutch Rose in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was our next stop. Take a moment to go through each of the rooms they have so you don't miss all of the goodies.

Continuing north on Interstate 29 we stopped at Always Your Design in Dell Rapids, SD. A large, open store, you could get lost in here if you don't pay attention. ;)  We grabbed a few black fabrics here.

Our last stop for Saturday was in Watertown, SD at Dakota Quilt Shop. Head upstairs for a selection of marbles, batiks and more.  Here I switched it up and instead went for a couple of fabrics in my favorite color.  Now I'm thinking instead of keeping those fabrics for my neutrals stash I may need to cut them all up, add these purples and make myself a quilt.

Sunday I ran to Fabrics Plus in Marshall, Minesota, my local quilt shop. I have all the love for this shop, full of thousands of bolts of beautiful fabric, this is my second happy place only behind my sewing room.  Here I ended up purchasing some fabrics to replace some that I lost in a "water incident" that happened in my sewing room while I was shop hopping on Saturday.

While I didn't get any photos of the inside of these shops, I hope if you are in the area you stop in and show them some love.  Without our beloved brick an mortar stores we lose the chance to feel those fabrics, meet face to face with fellow fabric lovers, and get in person support. Love my LQS ladies!

The Crossing Borders Spring Fling 2018 ends May 5th, so head out and visit these great shops. PS you could win a Bernina. What, what!!??

Happy Stitching!

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  1. What a fast but fun trip you had. You were kinda in my old stomping grounds. I am originally from Madison SD.

  2. I started the hop yesterday with one stop. The next stop will be today after I leave work in just minutes. Tomorrow I took the day off in hopes of hitting most of the others with Friday or Saturday as my catch up days if I dawdle too long anywhere. Love the hop!


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