North Carolina Bound: Day 8!

Friday after the barn quilt festivities, we drove to Kansas City. We had a sweet note from Lida (one of the gals at Country Traditions). We love her!!!

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We wanted to be a little closer to home awesome fabric shops! We started the day at Missouri Star Quilt Company.

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The whole shop is full of adorableness!

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There is TONS of fabric!!

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And cute quilts everywhere!! They encourage picture taking and are happy to help you with the how-tos.

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I’ve always loved their online videos. It’s such a teaching shop. The staff is really the shop’s biggest asset!! They were all friendly and helpful:)

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If you’re ever in the area, it’s worth the trip! Look at that yumminess!!

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So much thread!

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The shop is HUGE!!

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My loot! Some Pezzy & Happy-Go-Lucky dots!!

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I also bought a few prints that I’d not seen before.

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And some pre-cuts…it is Missouri Star Quilt Company after all;) The prices are really good. I bought that fat quarter only because I liked the label. (The fabric is pretty cute too!) As a packaging designer in an earlier life, I love cute packaging;)

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Another great thing they do is EMAIL you a receipt that lists each fabric you bought in detail! That’s so handy:) The shop is in a very cute town called Hamilton; it’s not too far from Kansas City!

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One thing I will say about this trip…we live in a beautiful country. This is somewhere in Missouri between Hamilton and Brookfield.

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Then we headed to a quilt shop/Christmas tree farm. I do love my Christmas trees, but I was after fabric deals. We’d heard that nothing was over $8.99 and lots was $3.99-5.99!! And a lot of it is MODA:)

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I bought some Modern Vintage and dots!

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And this sweet Riley Blake print; I had not seen it before. It’s adorable!! The shop is delightful and the owner is just as sweet as she can be! Definitely head over if you’re in the area:)

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And then we headed to lunch at AJ’s in Macon! (Based on the recommendation of the ladies at Missouri Star.)

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We ordered the famous onion rings!! Delicious!

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We decided we might need to stop shopping so we just enjoyed the drive! We were not on the Interstate for a bit:/ More beautiful country!!

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And we passed 2000 miles for the trip! Gail “lead foot” Kuehn was driving! (Gosh, the car is dusty…)

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We stopped at this little gem. It’s everything you’re imagining and more…

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Crossing the Missouri River.

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I was in charge of mixing a new batch of trail mix. I was a smidge heavy on the M&M’s…yummy!

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Crossing back through St Louis! It felt good to be back on the east side of the Mississippi!!

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Tempted to head to Chicago to see Baby O! We crossed the bottom of Illinois.

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And then Indiana!! We made it all the way to Louisville, KY for the night:)

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One more day!!
xo LC

13 thoughts on “North Carolina Bound: Day 8!

  1. I liv just 7 miles east of Ozarkland. lol. Never heard of Hoffmeier quilt shop. Is there enough modern fabric to make the 2 hour trip?

  2. Thanks for sharing. I so enjoyed it. Started to say especially liked the country shots but then it occurred to me that I liked all of it. Sounds like a totally enjoyable “wish I was there” trip. A kindred spirit in NC dodging storms.

  3. Oh gosh such a wonderful trip, I live just south of Lexington,KY if you ever go again I’d be so happy to make the trip with you! I also love meeting quilters since I am so new to this journey of a lifetime!

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