As we continue our previews of the projects that will be unveiled in each shop Thursday, we should mention that these photos are definitely not doing these creations justice. We’re so excited for you to get the see them in person, and even make your own!
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Next up for our free project preview we’ve got…
Just two more days until the full projects are revealed!
We’ve got a couple more previews for you this afternoon!
As you know, every shop in the Hop gives a free pattern to all Shop Hoppers with a passport. The projects for these paterns are unveiled in each of the shops this Thursday on the first day of Shop Hop. Leading up to Thursday, we’ll be posting sneak peeks of this year’s project to give you a glimpse of what’s to come! Here’s what we’ve got first…
We’re just 6 days away from the start of the 2015 Shop Hop! We think this year will be the best year yet. Our theme is “What’s Cooking” and each shop will be interpreting that in their own way.
Last year we asked for feedback in the form of a questionnaire and based on your feedback, we’ve made some changes to make things even better. We want to let you know what those changes are so that you know what to expect this year.
NEW FOR 2015
- Many more prizes
Instead of just a Grand Prize, 1st Prize and prize baskets, we’ve now added a Super Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, and 12 more prize baskets. This means your chances of winning this year have gone up by over 70%! To see everything you can win, visit the Prizes Page.
- New shops
Last year our friends at The Ribbon Retreat in Shelley, ID and Stitch ‘N Time in Jackson both closed their shops to focus on other things. We will miss them! But luckily for us, we have two new additions to our lineup of Shops that we think will make fun visits without adding extra travel time to the route. Daydreams Quilt N Sew and Beyond Bolts will be new stops on the trail this year. See the list of all shops participating on the Shops Page, and learn more about each shop in the Shop Profiles.
- Charms discontinued
We found that Shop Hoppers were more interested in the Shop Hop prizes than in collecting charms, so our 10th year in 2014 was the last year for shops to offer charms. This has freed up a larger budget for prizes! Each shop will be contributing a $100 prize package that you can see on display in their stores during the Hop. Each shop will also plan their own in-store prizes, games, or promotions so visit them all to participate in the festivities! (Past year’s charms may be available for purchase in some shops, just ask.)
- Junior passports discontinued
Participation by junior shop hoppers has decreased over the years and last year was lower than ever. Because of this there will no longer be a prize offered for those under 18 (though they are still welcome to attend). Again, this means more budget freed up for prizes for our adult Shop Hoppers!
Visit the How It Works page for more info on how to participate in this year’s Shop Hop. We are so excited to see you soon!
Beyond Bolts – Fabric • Quilting • Crafts is excited to participate in the 2015 On The Trail Shop Hop! Located inside Thayne True Value Hardware & Variety (yes, inside a hardware store!), Beyond Bolts carries fabric, quilting, crocheting, knitting, scrapbooking, and craft supplies and treasures for the beginner artist and expert quilter alike. We welcome you to come transform your creative dreams into artistic realities!
We are located in the heart of beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming in the town of Thayne and carry a wide selection of fabrics – over 2,000 bolts. We have minky, fleece, solid and print flannels, solid and print cottons, wilderness, wildlife, and western prints, wide quilt backings and batting, felt, netting, tulle, tricot, and vinyl. To assist in your creative constructions, we carry other tools of the trade like thread, patterns, ribbon, zippers, buttons, and other supplies for the sewing enthusiast.
Beyond Bolts offers several brands (and many colors!) of yarn for those who enjoy crocheting and knitting. We have patterns, knitting needles, and crochet hooks as well.
You can find scrapbooking supplies, silk flowers, arts and crafts, cake (or cupcake) decorating goodies, picture frames, and more!
We look forward to seeing you at Beyond Bolts – Fabric • Quilting • Crafts at 120 Petersen Parkway in Thayne, Wyoming. Our hope is that when you visit Beyond Bolts you discover with glee on this quilting spree!
This year, we’ve added two new shops to the Shop Hop lineup! Having two of our past shops close, we are pretty excited about this. Today we’d like to introduce you to Daydreams Quilt N Sew in Idaho Falls owned by Annalee Leonard. Here she is to tell you all about herself and her shop!
I have always loved sewing. I got my 1st sewing machine when I was 8. It was the cutest little Holly Hobby sewing machine out on the market. I got it for Christmas. Much to my dismay it didn’t work. I was so very sad. My mom decided to let me use her sewing machine. I started sewing straight lines on paper. Then I sewed lines on an old pant leg that my mom had cut off a pair of holey jeans. Then she gave me a box of scraps to make things with. I would make my dolls clothes and bags to put stuff in etc. I was in heaven. That is where my sewing adventure began.
As part of our plan to amp up your favorite part of shop hop (the prizes of course!), this year each participating shop will contribute a prize basket worth $100! These will be in addition to the prize baskets provided by fabric and notions companies that we give away each year.
Let us put it this way for you:
Your chances of winning a prize at the 2015 Shop Hop just went up 70% over last year!
We’re estimating that 1 in 20 people will win one of our prizes, and that doesn’t even include all the prizes given out in each shop! This is Amy from Stylish Fabrics drawing prizes last year. Will your name be on one of those passports drawn this year!?
Shop hoppers visiting all 12 shops will be eligible to win one of these $100 prize baskets. See the Prizes page for full details on everything we’re giving away this year.
After the Super Grand Prize comes the Grand Prize! This is a new option this year provided by Heritage Quilts & Fabric Shoppe.
1 Cabinet by Inspira Studio Cabinets by Closet Maid – Retail Value: up to $1,499
The winner will be able to choose from these options of sewing furniture, and who doesn’t need a little extra space to
hoard store fabric, right?!
- modular furniture that can be arranged and personalized
- choices include fabric cabinet, mat and hoop cabinet, three-drawer supply cabinet, compartment cabinet, thread cabinet, mobile carts, and activity table
Shop hoppers who visit all 12 shops will be eligible to win the Grand Prize. Check back tomorrow for our final addition to the prize offerings this year!
We’re really excited about all the prizes being offered this year. Many of you filled out our survey last year, and your responses told us that you really love those prizes (did we even have to ask?)! So this year we’ve added even more.
As usual, the top prize is the choice between a sewing machine and a quilt retreat. This year the machine is provided by Heritage Quilts & Fabric Shoppe in Pinedale. Check out this fantastic machine!
Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q sewing machine – retail value: $1,499
- designed & engineered in Sweden
- exclusive Sensor System for perfect even fabric feeding
- start/stop button for sewing without foot control
- automatic thread cutter
- touch screen
- electronic self-adjusting thread tension
- bobbin thread sensor
- 8″ arm reach
- exclusive Sewing Advisor feature optimizes settings
- LED lighting
- 208 stitches including utility, quilting, decorative, and alphabets
Everyone who visits all 12 shops this year will be eligible to win the Super Grand prize. Check back tomorrow for more prize details!