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Saturday, May 19, 2018

I've Been Exploring!

In 2010, I went on my first quilt trip
with a company that specialized in such trips.
On this trip, I met two women and we became fast friends.
You'd have thought we'd known each other for years.
Just about every year since then
we have gotten together,
either on another quilt trip tour
or we've met somewhere on our own.

On Tuesday we met in Kansas City, MO
and spent all day Wednesday at
Missouri Star Quilt Company
in Hamilton, MO.

Hamilton is about an hour away from Kansas City,
so we left after breakfast and meandered our way up the road.


Missouri Star has taken this little town over
and really has brought life back to it, from what I read.

This is a map of the main street in Hamilton.
The quilt shops are the buildings in orange.
Each shop was so well laid out,
so well lit
and the people are so friendly!
We were asked so many times where we were from
and if we came for just the quilt company.

These little banners lined the streets and said different things.

These three murals were on ends of the rows of buildings
and added so much charm and color to the street.

Of course, I found some treasures to bring home,
but did keep things under control.
(I really am trying to use what I have!)
One day was plenty of time for us to spend here.
We enjoyed a nice lunch
and wandered up and down the street for the day,
going in and out and back in and back out
of the various shops.

At the end of the trip,
we started thinking about where our next adventure
will take us.
Any suggestions?

Happy Quilting!!


Debbie said...

What a fun little outing! I would love to get there someday. One of my quilting groups has talked about doing a trip there but sounds like we need to have some other places to add to the trip since it is a long way for all of us to travel to the lower 48.

Sara said...

Looks like a fun road trip with friends. Last August our guild went to Missouri Star on our bi-annual bus trip. A friend who had recently moved to Kansas City met us there for the day. It was a fun town to visit. Good restaurants too!

I don't know where you all live, but the Amana Colonies in Iowa is a fun place to visit. The quilt shop would be only 1 of some wonderful hand craft shops to go to.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I went there quiet some years ago when there was just one shop - I hope to visit on our return trip to home in June when we are on the tail end of our camping trip - it will be fun to wander

Needled Mom said...

MSQ is an amazing place with so many fun shops in one location. The whole town is charming. I think a trip to the West Coast would be fun. We have lots of great shops out here. ;-)

Libby in TN said...

What a fun trip.

Vicki in MN said...

Happy to hear about your trip-but we(I) want to see the goodies you brought home, LOL

kupton52 said...

What lucky ducks the three of you are...and those 2 especially for having you as a friend! Thanks for sharing your tripo with us...the photos are charming. I had no idea Hamilton was so quaint.