A couple of weeks ago, I went on a quilting trip to end all quilting trips. Two friends and I flew from Houston to St. Louis and then started our own private shop hop. We flew in on a Sunday when most quilt shops are closed. But fortunately for us, we had heard about the Hickory Stick Quilt Shop in Hannibal, Missouri, being open on Sunday. We managed to get to Hannibal by 3:00 and had one hour before closing time. We spent the full hour in amazement at the wonderfully displayed quilts and gifts along with a large selection of fabrics, books, patterns. and wool. I think it is the best quilt shop I have ever visited. Every time we turned a corner, there was more to see.  And the two ladies working there were quite friendly and helpful and didn’t rush us at all. In our excitement, we failed to remember to take pictures. Hannibal itself looks like a neat little town to visit and the quilt shop is across from Mark Twain’s boyhood home. Unfortunately, we had a long drive ahead of us and couldn’t linger to check out the rest of Hannibal. But if you ever make it anywhere near Hannibal, Missouri, don’t miss the Hickory Stick Quilt Shop.  More posts will follow about the rest of our trip…..and we did remember to take pictures in most of the other shops we visited.