So early Friday morning my friend LuAnn picked me up & we started off! We visited a total of 5 shops that day.
Then we headed to Sew Bee It Quilt Shop in Hebron, Nebraska. Here I picked up a kit with the official Nebraska shop hop fabric. Each shop created their own pattern using the shop hop fabric & it was fun to see how each shop used the fabric in their style. Here’s a better pic of the pattern:
I made a slight change to this & decided to use the county fabric in the setting triangles instead of the border print.
Next on the list was Calico Cottage in Hastings where I found the perfect fabric for my Aeroplane bag!
Then we headed to Pat’s Creative in Holdrege. Wow did this place have fabric!! Here I was able to pick up the remaining Stonehenge fabric for the Labyrinth quilt. The Faceted Jewels pattern is for all my batik scraps- I’ve got about a bin of scraps I’ve been wanting to use in this pattern for quite some time. I also came across a cute fabric I couldn’t pass up- “Love Letters from the Cat!”
Then we headed to The Quilter’s Cottage in Kearney where I got Angela Walters’ latest book, a table runner book from Atkinson designs for 40% off, a Brown Sugar Bali Pop from Hoffman fabrics (this has a special plan!) & some cute fat quarters.
At this point it was evening & we were exhausted so we met up with LuAnn’s sister-in-law, Deb for dinner at Whiskey Creek in Kearney. I’d heard it was a great restaurant & I *loved* the hickory grilled veggies!
Then we headed to Deb’s farm where we spent the evening chatting & eating the most delicious Angel Food cake she made using her farm raised chickens!
The first day of shop hop fun was wonderful & I can’t wait to tell you about day 2!