Kansas was first settled in the 1830’s, and is home of the geographical center of the 48 contiguous United States. Nearly 75 miles of the northeastern border of Kansas is defined by the Missouri River. There are 10 National Historic Sites and Trails that are protected by the National Park Service. Rich with history, Kansas boasts the invention of the dial telephone, the helicopter, the first frozen carbonated drink machine (think Slurpy), and the first Pizza Hut.
Family adventures include historic log cabins, exploring the tall-grass prairies, visiting the Old Cowtown Museum living history complex, getting a close-up look at bison, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, and more. If shopping is on the agenda, you’ll find antique malls, shopping centers, and sports shops like Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops, not to mention quilt shops.
Kansas played a significant role in quilting in the early days of our country, as the Midwest was the heart of quilting. The Kansas City Star newspaper and their sister publications began printing quilt patterns in 1928 for ladies to use and share. The practice continued until the mid 1930’s, then sporadically until 1961. In 1970, Kansas was on the forefront of a national movement to establish quilting guilds, and now there are hundreds of guilds in Kansas, some that have been meeting regularly since the 1910’s! Quilter’s gather to share ideas, socialize and often create community quilts.
Quilt shops in Kansas are numerous—well over 70—meaning you will find one most anywhere you want to go. Kansas quilt shops offer classes, supplies, ideas and best of all, encouragement backed up with lots of experience and advice. So find a quilt fabric shop in Kansas and plan your next getaway.
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