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Our 2011 Grand Prize was a Singer Featherweight sewing machine! We also gave away two $200 Shop Hop Gift Certificates, two $100 Shop Hop Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets, Store Prizes, and a goodie bag of a free pattern and charm squares to each participant.
Shop Hop Stores
and Block Patterns

Country Checkers
Kansas Dugout
Indian Puzzle
Fields & Fences
Kansas Star
Wagon Tracks
Prairie Flower
Kansas Troubles
Bonus Block!
Hole in the Barn Door

Shop Hop Name & Date Change!

Big changes for our Shop Hop!

We have changed our name from "Kansas Prairie Shop Hop" to
"Kansas Prairie Block Party"!

We feature 7 great shops - Abilene, Belleville, Concordia, Downs, Mankato, Minneapolis, and Salina!

We've changed the dates from June to April.
Our next shop hop will be April 26-28, 2013!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

2012 Kansas Prairie Shop Hop Quilt - Kits & Pattern Available!

The quilt shown below was designed by Marsha Doyenne and Marlene Nelson for Fabric Essentials. The quilt was pieced by Marlene Nelson and quilted by Ann Houtchens of Frontier Quilting.

Kits are available in two colorways:
Red Colorway or Blue Colorway. Click for details.

To purchase additional Shop Hop Fabric, Click here.


2012 - Kansas Prairie Shop Hop

Friends, Fun, and Fabulous Prizes!

That's what you get when you gather together and hop across the Kansas Prairie Thursday, June 7th to Sunday, June 10th. Twelve great stores will be open from 9 am - 7 pm all four days to welcome you!

This year's theme is "Patriotic Stars". You'll see many beautiful quilts along the way!

Visit our NEW Kansas Prairie Shop Hop website here.
Download our Shop Hop Newspaper in a .PDF format here.

If you are close to one of the Kansas Prairie Shop Hop stores, please be sure to pick up our 2012 Newspaper the next time you are in. We also have it available in a .PDF format that can be viewed and downloaded here.

Four Days!
Twelve Stores!
Unlmited FUN!
Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10, 2012
Store Hours: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm each day

We invite you to visit each store in the hop. You will see an amazing variety of fabrics, quilts, and ideas. Each store features Kansas-themed blocks in completely different colorways and settings, sure to inspire you! Patterns and kits will be available at many stores.

2011 Shop Hop - Celebrate Kansas!

Our 2011 Theme "Celebrate Kansas" featured Kansas-theme blocks such as Country Checkers, Kansas Dugout, Hole in the Barn Door, Windmill, Indian Puzzle, Fields and Flowers, Kansas Star, Sunflower, Wagon Trails, Kansas, Prairie Flower, and Kansas Troubles.

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We hope to see you during Shop Hop!
All stores will be open each day from 9 am to 7 pm!
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We know you have many options when purchasing online and we are thankful that you have visited Fabric Essentials for your quilting and sewing inspiration!

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