There is nothing quite like walking into a quilt shop and being surrounded by inspiration and creativity everywhere you look.  From floor to ceiling your eyes are flooded with a sea of colors and prints tantalizing the quilting taste buds of quilters and sewing enthusiasts from across the state.  You are able to touch and feel the fabric as you carry bolts around browsing each display and picking out coordinates and blenders to plan the perfect project.  You are joined in the comradery of fellow quilters and learn from the expertise that surrounds you.  You hop from one shop to the next, never minding the distance in between because there is a thrill in experiencing the uniqueness and charm that each quilt shop holds, with no two shops being alike.  You are introduced to new faces in new places while you collect passport stamps and free in store giveaways.  Your shop hop memories never fade.

Brick and mortar quilt shops are important in our communities and Shop Hop Inc is on a mission to help ensure that local quilt shops thrive by planning and organizing state-wide Shop Hop events such as the first annual All Kansas & Nebraska Shop Hop.  The process started in February of 2021 by recruiting local quilt shops in both states to join in on this Great Sewing Adventure.  Design planning began with Maywood Studio on an exclusively themed line of fabrics available only to participating stores and only while supplies last.  Prize recruitment took place gathering hundreds of fantastic giveaway opportunities to offer shoppers some extra incentive and appreciation for shopping and visiting the stores.  Event marketing took place almost immediately, beginning with a Facebook Group created for quilting fans to keep up with all things All Kansas & Nebraska Shop Hop.

Work also began on producing the 111-page, full-color publication that is a key component in helping stores recoup their marketing investment as all magazine sales go directly back to supporting our stores.  With just one peek it will be hard to resist purchasing a copy.  It contains:

*Ads highlighting all 45 participating Kansas stores, as well as the 34 stores across the state of Nebraska

*Longarm quilting and retreat center resources available around the state

*Regional maps and special store hours during the shop hop event

*Prize listings

*Industry-related articles including a wonderful submission about the Kansas Flint Hills

*An official passport to embark on your Great Sewing Adventure

*Patterns by local designers featuring the exclusive shop hop fabric line 

Kanbraska Garden by Heather Briggs - My Sew Quilty Life formerly from Spring Hill, KS

Just Plains Wonderful by Laura Martin - Sew Loved Quilt Shop in Elkhart, KS

Prairie Treasure by Kari Schultz - Quilt Cottage Co. in Hays, KS

Stars Shine Over the Midwest by Chris Campbell - Chris’ Corner Quilt Shop in Ottawa, KS

Prairie Serenade by Debbie Johnson -  In the Dog House Designs in Kechi, KS

So whether you are a quilter, know a quilter, or are just a bit curious about this shop hop event, head on out to any of these participating Kansas shops between April 1st - May 31st and show them some love for it is our shoppers who make the real difference in keeping our treasured quilt shops thriving in our communities. 

For more information on the complete All Kansas & Nebraska Shop Hop event, visit the website at https://allkansasnebraskashophop.com/.  You may just find some little pockets of quilty bliss with the Nebraska shops as well.

 

Participating Southwest Quilt Shops

Prairie Flower Quilts

Local historians claim the name 'Leoti' is an Indian word that means 'prairie flower'. Prairie flower seemed to be the perfect name for a…

Participating Northwest Quilt Shops

Stitch Up A Storm

2,000 bolts of quality fabrics, quilting books, kits, notions, and patterns with knowledgeable staff. A large collection of vintage sewing…

Quilt Cabin

We are a full-line Quilt Shop with nearly 6000 bolts of quality quilting fabric, notions, books, patterns and JANOME sewing machines.

Quilt Cottage Co.

We are a full service quilt and yarn shop and have been in business for 25 years!

Stitch & Chatter

When you step in the front door of Stitch and Chatter you will get that old-fashioned quilting bee feel. When you step in the front door the…

Smoky River Quilt Shoppe

The Smoky River Quilt Shoppe offers quilting classes for all levels. A wide selection of fabrics and quilting kits for popular patterns…

Participating North Central Quilt Shops

Full of Scrap Quilts

We offer Quilt quality Fabrics, Notions, Batting, Patterns and rulers, as well as Quilt Making, including T-Shirt Quilts. We also offer…

Material Girls Quilt Shop

Whether you are an avid quilter or a beginner, we can help you. We offer classes, have kits and ship anywhere in the US.

Lucky Charm Quilts

Quilting fabrics, patterns, books, and other quilting supplies. We offer quilting classes tailored for beginners as well as intermediate and…

Essentials/Fabric Essentials

Our store is downtown Concordia, Kansas, USA! We are open online 24/7 at www.FabricEssentials.com & ship worldwide. Curbside delivery from…

Hidden Treasures Quilt Shop

Hidden Treasures is a quilt shop carrying fabric, books, patterns, notions, DMC floss and embroidery patterns, plus other items. Hidden…

Sew Country

Over 6,000 bolts of fabric, quilt kits, notions, books & patterns. Numerous gifts: Woodwick candles, Republic of Tea, Wind & Willow…

Quilter's Yard

Quality quilting fabrics and accessories located in downtown Junction City, KS. Exclusive Pfaff dealer and Handi Quilter Dealer. If your…

Participating South Central Quilt Shops

Stitches Quilt Shop

The quilt shop opened in 2010, and has continued to grow. We have cotton fabrics from Moda, Marcus Brothers, Timeless Treasurers, Andover…

Field to Fabric Quilt Company

A specialty quilting shop owned by the wives of two cotton farmers featuring quality cotton fabric, notions, DMC floss, classes, and custom…

Treasured Fabric and More

We began with mostly being geared towards apparel fabric, but have significantly expanded our quilting cotton line. We strive to buy quality…

Picket Fence

Picket Fence Quilt Company is a local quilt shop that was established in 2005. We have over 100 models on display for your inspiration. We…

Charlotte's Sew Natural

Unique fabrics for fashion and quilting, featuring patterns and fabric design. Charlotte's Sew Natural is located in historic downtown…

Calico Rose Quilt Shop

Calico Rose will be "celebrating the Flint Hills." Expect to find fabrics featuring cowboys, cowgirls, cows, horses, farm & ranch themes…

Kechi Quilt Impressions

Locally owned Quilt Shop in Kechi, KS, a rural arts community just north of Wichita. Find all your quilting fabric, notion, pattern, class…

Sew In 2 Quilts

Sew In 2 Quilts is a fun and creative quilt store. We want to be your quilting destination. Sew In 2 Quilts was started in 2019 by Karna…

Prairie Flower Crafts

Shoppers travel as far as Kansas City to the tiny town of Alden to visit three buildings full of fabric and supplies at Prairie Flower…

Participating Northeast Quilt Shops

Country Fabrics

Country Fabrics is an authorized Brother Sewing & Embroidery Machine Dealer and Service Center. Shop with us if you're in the market for…

Quilting Bits & Pieces

We are a full service quilt shop with 2000+ bolts of fabric, books, patterns plus Embroidery and Twilling supplies and patterns. We…

Prairie Point Quilt & Fabric Shop

Our mission is to provide you with fabrics, notions, patterns, books and inspiration. We are more than a quilt shop. We are now a creative…

Chris' Corner Quilt Shop

A full-line quilt shop selling fabric, books, patterns, supplies and Janome sewing machines in Ottawa! As you visit Chris' Corner Quilt Shop…

Seneca Variety

We carry fabric, notions, cards, Melissa and Doug toys, Tomy toys, home decor, floral, and seasonal items, school and office products, tux…

Quilters' Paradise

If you are interested in quilts or quilting, then you simply must stop in to visit Quilters' Paradise. You will find over 3,000 bolts of…

Stitching Traditions

Sewing notions, quilting fabric, books, patterns and quilting notions. Offers a full range of quilting classes that range from beginning to…

Overbrook Quilt Connection

Located on the scenic and old historic Santa Fe Trail in Overbrook, Kansas, we feature the latest quilting publications, stencils, notions…

Lil' Red Hen Quilt Shop

Great customer service, wonderful fabrics and quality supplies are offered at the Lil' Red Hen. Classes available for all skill levels.

Yellow Dog Quilt Company

Offering a full range of beautiful fabrics, patterns, classes & supplies: everything you need today to create tomorrow’s heirlooms. Personal…

Harper's Fabric & Quilt Co.

Located in historic Downtown Overland Park, in Johnson county near the heart of the Kansas City metro area, we are a fabric and quilt shop…

Quilters' Haven

All levels of classes for hand piecing, hand quilting, hand applique, sewing machine piecing, free motion quilting and long arm quilting. We…

The Quilted Sunflower

A fabric store with so much to offer. We carry quality quilting fabrics from many vendors. We offer long arm quilting services. We operate…

Participating Southeast Quilt Shops

Needle in a Haystack

This quilt shop has over 3000 bolts of quality cotton fabric along with the latest books, patterns & notions. We have the eye for color for…