This weekend, I am going on a quilting trip with three of my quilting buddies! It starts tonight - we are all spending the night at Reta's house here in Tulsa, and then getting up at 6 a.m. to drive to Stillwater (home of the OSU Cowboys - go Pokes!). There, we will board the Magic School Bus and travel to two quilt shops in Hutchinson, Kansas (Cottonwood Quilts) and Newton, Kansas (Charlotte's Sew Natural), and we will eat lunch at what I think is an Amish restaurant in Newton. The shop owners will both be on the bus and we will have snacks, drinks, demonstrations, and mini-classes. We are supposed to get a tote bag too! We are supposed to arrive back in Stillwater around 6 p.m. tomorrow night.
I'm not really planning on buying anything, as I already have what I've decided is an overwhelming amount of quilting fabric, books, patterns, notions and kits at home already. I used to say I was saving for retirement (30+ years away) with my purchases, but now I don't know if I'll ever get it all done. I'm seriously contemplating thinning out the stash selling or giving some away.
These are the same girls I go to Wichita with every October, to the Central Kansas Quilt Shop Hop. This fall will be our eight year I think. We've been doing it every year since it began. It's always a blast!
Does anyone know if there is anything like this in or around Oklahoma for knitters? I think there is a knitting guild in Tulsa - I need to find out when & where they meet.