Since we were up in the area, Mom and I decided to check out some potential quilt shops for the bus trip we are planning in September. It will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Sept. 27, 28, 29. After we dropped Bre off at the airport, we headed to Topeka to spend the night so we could be there to start our scouting trip first thing in the morning. We did happen upon a fun diner for dinner, Spangles. I had a very good grilled cheese and mom loved the chili. I just love diners and the 50s retro vibe.
We had a little time to kill on Saturday morning because the first shop we were checking out didn't open until 10 a.m. We started out at Stitching Traditions in Topeka.
Next we hopped in the car and headed up to Holton KS to Quilting on the Square. This charming shop is on the town square which I almost always find irresistible. There are really high ceilings in the shop which means quilts can be hung so you can see the whole thing.
Next we were off to Leavenworth Kansas to visit Meadows Quilting and Sewing.
The next leg of the trip took us to Peddler's Wagon Quilt Shop in Parkville MO. I wasn't allowed to take pictures in this shop which is too bad because it is very charming. It has a cabin feel to it with all the wood. They have great quilt themed jigsaw puzzles throughout the front of the store and a good selection of fabric but where this shop excels is in the pattern department. They have hundreds and hundreds of patterns. I was tempted to buy 4 or 5 but I didn't succumb since I'm trying really hard to use what I have at home. I did get a couple of yards of fabric since it was on sale for $6 per yard. The shop had a nice variety of fabrics and it is in the running for one of our stops on the bus trip because both Gana and Janice recommended it.
The last stop of the day was Prairie Point Quilt & Fabric Shop in Shawnee KS.