Sunday, August 23, 2015

LOVE Shop Hopping!

A few weeks ago I had tons of fun shop hopping with my mom and sister, Laura. AKA, the Fuzzy Hat Quilter.  The day before our annual quilt retreat we decided to do some shop hopping during the Minnesota Shop Hop. It took us two days to cover the SE corner of Minnesota. Tons of driving..... beautiful scenery, road contruction, lots of laughter.  I took some pictures of the fun shops we visited that I would like to share...
I did a little pre shop hopping the day before and snuck over to Bear Patch Quilting
in White Bear Lake. It's one of my favorite shops!
Loved the Minnesota quilt they had on display... very striking.
The sun coming thru the window was not my friend... but the banner
was adorable! Loved the front window displays.
Found my sis waiting all packed up on her front porch!
The 'Quilt Retreat or Bust' sign was a hoot!
We went to Calico Hutch in Hayward Minnesota first. It was worth the
drive. Such a cute shop...
Laura, Mom and I.  A quick selfie in front of the shop.
Calico Hutch's display was very cute.
They used a five yard quilt pattern which is
mom's ultimate favorite pattern! I bought five yards
of the Minnesota fabric while up north and I think I will use this
pattern to make my Minnesota quilt.
After driving thru some road construction (a lot of road construction)
We found
Quilter's Dream Quilt Shop in Montgomery Minnesota.
I had a totally light bulb moment when I saw this Row by Row quilt on display. I then realized the Row by Row Experience was also going on. From this point on we were collecting Row by Row block directions from each shop and Minnesota fabric.... so much quilty fun! I have more to share from my fun weekend I shared with my sister and mom. Stayed tuned!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Happy quilting,


  1. What a fun thing to do with your mom and sister. I'm envious!! I made one Minnesota shop during the shop hop and the Row By Row Experience time. Fabrics Plus in Marshall MN was the only one I managed to visit and that was only because it was on my way to visit some friends.

  2. My in laws were from Stillwater and my MIL always talked about going to White Bear Lake. It looks like it was a fun time out.

  3. Sounds like a fun time. I had a little chuckle at Laura's Quilt Retreat or Bust sign!

  4. Sounds like you had a great time! I was at the Calico Hutch in June for my third that store!