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Welcome to Ma's Got'a Notion
Here at Ma's, we got your back...quilt back, that is!!!

The time for the trip is drawing near! March has been a busy month, and it just kinda' got away before I knew it!

There are still several shops that I am waiting to hear from about their agenda for you when you arrive at their shop. But...I will share with you what I know thus far!

You will need to park in either of two places and walk a block to my shop to board the bus and pick up the goody bag I have prepared for each of you.

Parking: on the corner of Orange Street and Market Street, you will find that parking place catty corner of the Havana Police Department, which is one block from my shop. Google 224 W. Market St. Havana, IL, and it will take you there. The large parking lot directly in front of Riverside Club is the other place you could park. Google 417 W. Main St. for the address. Either lot will be safe.

I suggest you arrive at my shop at least by 7 am. I know most of you will be driving a distance and may need to use the shop's facilities before you board the bus. The bus will depart at 7:30 am, so give yourself plenty of time. I will open the shop by 6:30 am for early birds who may want to shop or look around. I will lock up when you are ready to leave the shop upon returning to town. So, you will have plenty of time to use the facilities and shop before you depart Havana that evening.

This is all I have from the other shops to date to share with you:

Arrive in Mahomet at 9:15 a.m. (Snack)
Leave Mahomet at 10:30 a.m.


Arrive in Effingham at 11:45 a.m. (Lunch) You will be having lunch at the Wooden Spool. They will serve (Pulled-Pork). If you have food allergies or require a special diet, you must pack foods you can eat safely, "none of the shops will be Accommodating special diets."
Leave Effingham at 1:15 p.m.


Arrive in Staunton at 2:45 p.m.  (Snack)
Leave Staunton 4:00 p.m.


Arrive in Rochester at 5:00 p.m. (Dinner). You will have dinner at Piece & Applique. She still needs to share her menu.
Leave Rochester at 6:30 p.m. At least two guests will get off the bus in Rochester and not reboard the bus. If any others plan to deboard in Rochester, please advise me so I can let the bus mom know.
Arrive back to Ma's Got'a Notion at 7:30 p.m.

Barb Chumley is your bus mom. In your goody bag, which I hand out, you will find a medical form to fill out. Please fill it out and return it to Barb when she comes to collect it from you. Barb is a registered nurse and will have a small first aid kit I have provided for anyone requiring minor emergency care.

Please pass along this email with your travel companions. If I have asked you to forward your companion's email and phone number, please send me that information so I have all their information for the bus passenger list.

As I receive more information from the other shops you are to visit, I will pass that on to you before the trip on APRIL 13, 2024

You will play bus games and be awarded gifts along the way. Enjoy and have fun.

As an FYI, when you shop at Ma's Got'a Notion that day, you will receive a 15% discount on all full-priced items on your invoice. This excludes BOMs, Mary Ellens's Best Press, and all sale items. 


Have a great week, and I hope to see you around the cutting table at Ma's.

Would you like to contact Ma, Deb, or the shop?
Or Phone: 309-543-6613
Sue Schaeffer, Owner
Ma's Got'a Notion
305 W. Main St. 
Havana, IL. 
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Stay healthy, stay safe & vaccinate!


  • Retail Shop :  305 W. Main Havana, IL 62644
     Studio :  106 N. Schrader St. Havana, IL 62644
  • Ph: 309-543-6613
  • Hours: Tue-Sat : 10-5