Our next shop hop will be our Run For the Border shop hop with 8 shops this year. It takes place October5,6,7 and 9, 2017. "Search for the Stars" is our theme. You will be having a scavenger hunt in each store to find their white star block hanging in the store to get your passport stamped. We will each be giving out a free pattern to make a project using our star block. . The participating shops are Quilting on the Square in Holton, Ks, Sarah Kathryn's in Hiawatha, Ks., Quilters Boutique in Rockport, Mo., Creative Collectible Quilts and Crafts in Humboldt, Ne., Needles I and Fabric Fairie in Auburn, Ne, Sew Enchanting in Nebraska City, Ne and Heavenly Treasures in Pawnee City, Ne. You will get a goodie bag at each store and may win one of our many prizes. We will have a $50 gift certificate to each store as our main prize and second prize will receive a $25 gift certificate from each store We will also have fat quarter bundles and other sewing items for prizes donated from our shops and some of our vendors. Get this on your calendar and plan to run for the border to Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Instead of earning a discount on the 5th Saturdays for going to all the shops this year we will be having a week each quarter that you can visit the participating shops and buy 8 fat quarters and get 8 free during that week at the participating stores. More details coming about that program.