Road Trip!

My friend Rita and I spent last Friday on the Spring Fling Shop Hop here in Arkansas.  We left Paris at 8:30 a.m and arrived back in Paris around 9:30 p.m.  The day was filled with beautiful quilts, laughter, and blessings from God during the travel.  Seriously, there were openings in traffic that could only be a God thing, especially when we got turned around.

Each shop displayed a quilt they made using and Exclusive Arkansas Focus fabric and a special background print by  Quilting Treasures Fabrics exclusively for the shop hop.  The quilts are shown in each set of pictures for each shop.  I’ve included a link to each shop’s website as well.

Our first stop was in Huntington, AR at Momma’s Log House.  This little shop is packed full of quilting and sewing goods.

Elvis fans run this shop, as you’ll find out, if you spend any time there.

Then on to Greenwood, AR to Crooked Creek Quilts.  This is a charming little quilt shop with friendly people who can answer your quilting questions.

After Crooked Creek Quilts we headed to Fort Smith, AR to the Sewing Machine Center. This shop is easy to find on Phoenix Ave. and has a lot to offer.

We left Fort Smith and drove northwest to Siloam Springs, AR; where Sager Creek Quilts & Yarnworks is located.   Again, a great quilt shop to visit.  I would have loved to spend more time here and to explore the town.

It was time for lunch and when we asked for places to eat, we were told about Hawg City Grill. We found it and had a delicious lunch.  The prices were good and you get a lot of food.


Working our way up to Sulphur Springs, AR, we found the Quilt Corner situated across from the Sulphur Springs city park.  This shop has a great assortment of fabrics to choose from.  You can find them on Facebook.

From Sulphur Springs, we dropped down south, a little, to Pea Ridge, AR.  There were two shops for us to visit in this town.  I’ll start with Country House Quilting.  You can find them on Facebook.  This shop had a lot going on from voting on quilts made in a class to quilt giveaways coming up in the near future.

Next in Pea Ridge is the Sew-N-Sew Quilt Shop.   We were greeted by smiles when we entered this shop and got to participate in coming up with a name for the quilt they had on display.

Sew A Stitch was next, in Rogers, AR.  This shop has fabric but also has a lot of sewing machines to choose from.

We are getting close to the end of the shops to visit and got caught in “after work” traffic, as we got close to our next stop. Sew In Heaven in Fayetteville, AR.   I hate to say it, but we rushed in and out of this shop, as it was after 5:00 p.m. and we had until 6:00 p.m to get to the last shop, several miles away.  From what I could see though, this shop has a lot to offer.  You can check it out at

Last but definitely not least was the Lonesome Pine Quilts shops.  This charming shop is located outside of city limits near Elkins, AR.  I have to brag on this stop.  The ladies who run this shop were gracious enough to stay open after 6:00 p.m for us and they have a lot to offer! One of the first things you notice as you walk in is a beautiful vintage Ford pickup filled with batting and quilts. If you’re ever in the Elkins, AR area, check this shop out.  You will not be disappointed.

So 10 for 10, we made it to all the shops in one day.


Total miles driven: 393 miles.



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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.