The first Nebraska Fabric Shop Hop was held April 16, 17 and 18, 1999 with 18 participating shops.  A shop hop bag was purchased for $10.00 and a stamp card was given out to record the shops visited during the 3 day event.  The grand prize was for a computerized sewing machine!  Those original stores were Calico Annie's in Fullerton, Calico Cottage in Hastings, Calico House in Lincoln, Cobblestone Quilting in Tecumseh, Common Threads in Syracuse, Countryside Fabrics in York, Creative Hands in Lincoln, Fabric Fair in Seward, Just Sew in Wayne, Loper Fabrics in Beatrice, Pat's Creative Stitchery in Hemingford, Platte River Quilting Company in Grand Island, Prairie Point Junction in Cozad, Quilter's Delight in Holdrege, Sew What in Columbus, Silver Thimble Sewing Center in Ogallala, Suz's Fabric Art in Fremont and Vogie's Quilts and Treasures in Dodge, Nebraska.