Then we headed to Grand Island where they have THREE quilt shops!
Then I walked into Material Girls. Oh My. I heard about this store. I knew about this store, but I’d never been in before. It was so amazing I walked around in a coma for about an hour before I got serious about shopping. If you find yourself anywhere near Grand Island, you HAVE TO VISIT THIS STORE! It’s truly a “modern” quilt shop & the displays are one of a kind! You actually don’t feel like your in the middle of Nebraska anymore- I felt like I’d walked into a shop off of King Street in Old Town Alexandria! In the end I actually didn’t get any fabric (although I really wished I had waited to choose the fabric for my Areoplane bag here….) but I was able to get the rest of the stabilizers for the Areoplane bag as well as a machine quilting book & some Rinse Away for machine applique.
We then headed to Nana’s Country Quilt Shoppe which is a very cute shop, but honestly I was getting tired of shopping & had already purchased everything I planned on getting, so I didn’t make any purchases. However they did recommend Sin City for dinner. We split “The Sammy”- a mushroom Swiss burger which was delicious!
On the way back to Omaha we stopped at Picket Fence Quilt Shop in Aurora & The Quilt Basket in York. Again, I didn’t buy anything at either of these shops, but I have to say I was very close to buying an Accuquilt kit in York. Which amazes me! Here LuAnn & I had been to what- 10 shops in 48 hours & at the last shop there was still something different I was interested in!
So I’ve never been on this kind of quilt-super-shopping trip before, but definitely had a great time seeing all the different styles of shops, samples of quilts, restaurants, classes & friends! Needless to say I crashed hard Saturday evening & slept in on Sunday!