Travel and collect rows:
June 21 - Sept. 6, 2016
Bring in completed
quilt for prize:
June 21 - Oct. 31, 2016
Check out the Row by Row Experience's Website for more information:
The Club will meet once each month on the first Thursday of each month; and you can either work on our group project for the month or on your own work.
Our only requirement is that you bring your Featherweight Sewing Machine!
Other items to bring may include: sack lunch with your own beverage, power strip, rotary cutter, ruler, fabric and project, etc. We have ironing boards and irons, a cutting station, and some extension cords for your use.
First Thursday of the Month
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
FIREFLY QUILT SHOP
FACILITATOR: LINDA ZUMWALDE (720-0467)
This will be a fun group. It will be a treat to see and hear all those little black (and white) machines purring. We will be a casual group – you can come and go when you want. Tell your Featherweight-owner friends about this new group.
(Formally known as "Summer Sizzlin Shop Hop")
Don't want to drive? Don't worry, we can be your chauffeur! Ride the One Day Bus for only $35.00! Watch for further details.....
Bus from Mankato leaves on September 24th at 8:00 a.m. Call the shop for any questions you may have.
Beginning in April, pick up a shop hop flyer at a participating shop. For your traveling convenience the beautiful state of Minnesota has been divided into NINE (9) Regions.
On Friday, July 29th pick up a shop hop passport at the first shop you visit. As you travel the state, each shop will stamp your passport and give you a free 5” fabric square from this years exclusive fabric coordinates along with a pattern for an 8” finished quilt block, no purchase necessary.
Continue visiting any and all participating shops to fill up your passport! 'You make it what it is - do as much or as little of the hop as you choose'. May we suggest traveling with a loved-one, family or friends, plan a couple day trips, jump on a regional bus and enjoy the inspiration you’ll find while visiting Minnesota's Finest Quilt Shops!
Each year we feature an exclusive fabric line; shops work very hard to create and design projects using the exclusive fabrics. This year’s fabric collection is by a local Minnesotan, Teresa Magnuson for Clothworks. Fabrics may be pre-ordered from participating shops for $11.99/yard. Fabric will be released from shops the first day of the hop - Friday, July 29th.
Participating Shops send a sample of their 8” finished quilt block to one central location. All of these blocks are assembled into our annual Quilt Minnesota Quilt. The quilt makes its début during the shop hop hanging in the courtyard at Gruber’s Quilt Shop in Waite Park. This quilt is a snap-shot of all the participating shops and their abundant creativity.
Many of our participating shops also offer Shop Hop Merchandise. This years offering includes: 2-1/2” Strip Rolls, 2.5" squares, 5" squares and 10" squares that has the same look as our exclusive fabrics, themed Collector Lapel Pin and Shop Hop T-shirt.
Watch for Regional Bus Trips in the area you wish to visit! As they are planned, information will be listed on the website. Get your friends together, enjoy the beautiful state of Minnesota and let someone else do the driving!
As our way of saying thank you for shop hopping with us we are offering the following prizes:
All individual Regions offer special incentives for visiting all the shops within their region.
Note: Region Incentives are not run by Quilt Minnesota. The shops in each of the different regions are allowed to offer their own incentives that all the shops have agreed upon. If for any reason you have an issue regarding a region incentive, please contact one the shops within that region.
Twenty (20) $100 Shop Hop Gift Certificates
Twenty (20) lucky Hoppers will each win a $100 Shop Hop Gift Certificate to be redeemed at their favorite participating shop.
To be eligible for the Shop Hop Gift Certificate drawing you must visit all shops in at least THREE (3) REGIONS.
An Alaskan Cruise package for two (includes airfare to port of departure).
To be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing you must visit ALL 73 Participating Shops.
Must be 18+ years of age to participate for prizes at the state level (photo ID required). Hoppers need to be present to have their passports stamped. We will not combine passports to complete/qualify for state-level prizes.
For those of you who just need to get out of the house, or those of you who would like to set up a time for your mini retreat with friends......
Anyone can come in and sew at the shop during shop hours. We just ask that you call and make sure that we do not have an event going on at the time you would like to come.
Get a group together and come have some fun. It is always fun to use each other's mind to create new projects!