2017 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop

We are State Finishers of the 2017 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop!

10 Days, 3,429 Miles, 66 Shops and Credit Card Debt

from a Car Full of Fabrics, Notions, and Patterns

Here are the links to all the posts about this year’s shop hop.

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Preparing for the Adventure

These are just four of the specially designed fabrics for this year’s Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. Click on the link below to read how we prepared for this adventure and to find out more about that fabric. Which will be the most sought after fabric? I predict the birds and the lady slippers. Which ones will I find to purchase or will I regret not pre-ordering?

Tu-Na Travels: ♪Over Hill. Over Dale. We Will Hit the Dusty Trail. As the Quilt Hop Goes Rolling Along….♪

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Day One

We started this adventure hoping around the Metro area (Minneapolis/St. Paul). Click on the link below to find out where I found this quilt to have my picture taken. Millie P’s in Anoka, MN was my pick for Today’s Top Shop on the Hop.

Tu-Na Travels: Day One, 352 Miles, 11 Shops, Only 55 Shops Remaining

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Day Two

Day Two finds our daughter joining us for the day. We discover kolackys and royalty along the way. The Calico Hutch in Hayward, MN was my pick for Today’s Top Shop on the Hop. Click on the link below to read more about our journey.

Tu-Na Travels: Day Two, 334 miles, 7 Shops, Only 48 Shops Remaining

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Day Three

Tu-Na Helper and I discover some fantastic scenery and drop in at Today’s Top Shop on the Hop, Prairie Quilting in Windom, MN. Click on the link below to find out why the beginning of this quilt shop reads like a love story.

Tu-Na Travels: Day Three, 210 Miles, 4 Shops, 44 Shops Remaining

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Day Four

Click on the link below to find out where I found this big box of hexi’s and why it has me so excited. You’ll also discover that Today’s Top Shop on the Hop is The Thimble Box in New Ulm, MN and I call it “A Family Affair.” I also met one of my blog readers, Barb, at a new shop on the hop. 

Tu-Na Travels: Day Four, 276 Miles, 9 Shops, Only 35 Shops Remaining

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Day Five

Click on the link below to find out how the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop started and to find out why you need to be prepared to be overwhelmed by Today’s Top Shop on the Hop (Gruber’s Quilt Shop in Waite Park, MN). Tu-Na Helper accepts and meets the challenge described in the post below.

Tu-Na Travels: Day Five, 274 Miles, 8 Shops, Only 27 Shops Remaining

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Day Six

Click on the link below to read how Grandma Sue is passing her joy of quilting and love for fabric onto her grandchildren. I found this story at Monika’s Quilts and Yarns in Park Rapids, MN which was Today’s Top Shop on the Hop. You’ll also find out who is who pictured above and why they were so important on this day.

Tu-Na Travels: Day Six, 243 Miles, 8 Shops, Only 19 Shops Remaining

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Day Seven

Who ever thinks bathtubs are only useful for bathing hasn’t ever been in a quilt shop. We saw one at Millie P’s on the first day and now came upon this one. Click on the link below to discover the mystery behind the name of Today’s Top Shop on the Hop, Country Caboose Quilts in Wahkon, MN. There was also much fun on this day in finding fabric to fight over and meeting new friends who follow me.

Tu-Na Travels: Day Seven, 259 Miles, 6 Shops, 13 Only Shops Remaining

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Day Eight

Click on the link below to read about connecting with old and new friends, see some sights along the MN Highways, look at the Blocks of the Day, and find out what makes Kathy’s Country Square unique and soars her into Today’s Top Shop on the Hop.

Tu-Na Travels: Day Eight, 204 Miles, 6 Shops, Only 7 Shops Remaining

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Day Nine

Click on the link below to find out why all the men folk up north start praying every time their women head to Today’s Top Shop on the Hop, the Up North Quilt Shop in International Falls, MN. Discover why choirs of quilting angels sing praises to this new fabric shop.

Tu-Na Travels: Day Nine, 401 Miles, 4 Shops, Only 3 Shops Remaining

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Day Ten

Click on the link below to find out where all the ladybugs have fled. We finish the hop and turn in our passports at Today’s Top Shop on the Hop, The Quilted Ladybug in Moorhead, MN.

Tu–Na Travels: Day Ten, 171 Miles, 3 Shops, 0 Shops Remaining

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Posts Coming Soon:

  • A Few Words from Tu-Na Helper on his side of the 2017 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop
  • A Look at the Loot (both the acquired and the purchased) The pile is so large that it might take several posts to accomplish that!
  • It’s All Out of the Bag (a wrap-up of the 2017 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop)

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I’ll post updates on Johnny’s quilt from Grandma Sue here for easy reference. I interviewed them on Day Six.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Update on Johnny’s quilt

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