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Thread: headed to Wichita...any good quilt shops there?

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    I'm packing today for my trip to Wichita, Ks. My son and granddaughter live there . I'm really not excited about driving by myself ( hubby can't make this trip) as I've gotten older I've become more cautious. Anyway should be around a 12 hour drive. Does anyone know any good shops on my way.I start in Louisville to St. Louis, to Kansas City then down to Wichita.
    I actually will touch 5 states..ha KY, Indiana, Illinois,Missouri and Kansas.
    and Please say a quick prayer for my safety. I leave early tomorrow morn!

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    don't know of any quilt shops on the way but wanted to offer you encouragement for your drive. Having had to make an 800 mile trip one way by myself in the last couple weeks to to see my mom before her death.Let me suggest Rest breaks> Pull into the rest area, lock your doors,and rest your eyes. It sure helped me several times.

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    Do you have a GPS? I went from Oklahoma to North Dakota last year on my first big girl trip and it was a life saver!!!

    Let us know what you find in Wichita, my son was just transferred to the Air Force Base there and I'm sure I will be making a trip soon.

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    yes, my husband is letting me use his Tom Tom
    That I hope keeps me going inthe right direction! :)
    My goodness joykey...my trip is about 765 miles one way! uurrghh
    I will rest!

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    There is a quilt shop in Wichita called Hen Feathers. I did a google search and I think that there might be enough here to keep you busy! LOL

    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...+in+wichita+ks

    Debbie KS

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    Oh boy! My son will definitely get a visit now! :D

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    luvmy2bts Jul 22, 2009 15:03:37 Subject: Re:headed to Wichita...any good quilt shops there?

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    There is a quilt shop in Wichita called Hen Feathers. I did a google search and I think that there might be enough here to keep you busy! LOL
    got it...will check it out!

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    good luck on your trip,one way or the other see if you can hit paduca kentucky.i've heard theres some great shops there an in bronson mo. i know there was one there an it had so great stuff there.don't drive faster than your gardein angle can fly.

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    this is my grandaughter and son...my reason for KS!!!

    I plan to stay in the slow lane...at least that is what my hubby said to do...I want to see the land..when my husband drives the cities whip by so fast don't see a thing!

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    There are some nice quilt shops there in Wichita.
    My MIL goes to them alot, too bad she won't buy me stuff from there. lol
    Anyway....once you get there, just pick up the phone book....you'll find them. I know there is one that is/was right across from the mall. I think it was on the side where the Olive Garden is.....
    Have a great time and drive safe!

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    There are at least three great shops in Wichita plus one south of Wichita in Derby. There's a huge shop about 75 miles east of Wichita on HWY 400 called Needle in a Haystack. They have a huge selection.

    Here's a website from one of the central Kansas shop hops. It has a good list of shops towards the bottom of the page.

    http://www.centralkansasquiltshophop.4t.com/

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    Have a safe trip, enjoy the views on the way and have fun with son and granddaughter :)

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    There is a great shop in Severy, Kansas called the Needle in the
    Haystack on Hwy 54/400. Actually there is a 2nd shop in Severy but
    do not know the name. Worth the drive and you probably will be
    going near or right by there. :roll: Also there is a shop in Humboldt
    Kansas named Heavenly Kneads & Threads and Iola Ks. One in Iola has lots of ladies from near Wichita coming over to. Very inexpensive material but only open Wed. thru Sat. named Prices Fabric.

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    There's a quilt shop here in Collinsville, IL...you'll be going right through (I think)...if you're traveling Rte. 70/55. Also, I drive to NY (10-1/2 hours) frequently, and may I sugges the books on CD? They are just WONDERFUL and make your time go much faster! Keep safe....

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    I can see why you want to get there- you family is beautiful.

    You can make it a shop hop road trip and plan around good QS's. Do a scrapbook along the way with photos and post 'em in a blog...might keep your interest in the drive going!!

    Born and raised in CA so I have no idea what's out there.

    Have a SAFE and fun trip.

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