How It Works

On The Trail is a shop hop in which quilt shops participate in festivities and prize drawings for visitors during a set period. During that time, these shops are exciting places to visit. Each shop designs a free original pattern that will be on display and given to shop hop participants. Most shops also have sales, games, and additional prizes. The shops span a circular route of about 620 miles throughout Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. To take part, just purchase a passport at any of the participating shops any time after mid-Aug, and have it stamped at each shop you visit before the last day of Shop Hop.

2023 Theme is The 50’s Sock Hop Shop Hop,  Each shop has designed an original sewing project pattern that will be debuted on the first day of Shop Hop and available for free to shop hop participants.


  • Mid-Aug 2023 – Passports available for purchase in shops
  • Tuesday, September 19th – Shop Hop Begins
  • Monday October 2nd – Last day of Shop Hop and last day to turn in passports
  • Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023– Prize Winners Drawn


  • Buy a passport at any participating shop any time after mid-Aug or during Shop Hop
  • Visit participating shops and have your passport stamped at each between September 19th – October 2nd, 2023. All shops are open at least Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm, some are open on Sunday or have later hours call each shop ahead of time.
  • Pick up a free pattern at each shop, and take part in the unique experience that each shop offers
  • Drop off your passport at any participating shop by October 2nd, 2023.
  • If you win a prize, pick it up at your local shop once you are notified.

See the Prize Page for more detailed information on what you can win.

  • Super Grand Prize:
    • Husqvarna Viking Topaz 50 Sewing/Embroidery Machine.  (Visit all shops to be eligible.)
  • Grand Prize:
    • Husqvarna Viking Opal 650 & 3 day/ 2 night Quilt Retreat for 10 people @ Heritage Quilts Retreat in Pinedale WY  – Visit all shops to be eligible.(Visit all the shops to be eligible)
  • First Prize
    • Gift Certificates and Pre Cuts from each of 7 shops. (Visit all the shops to be eligible.)
  • Second Prize:
    • A Gift Certificate and pre cuts from each of 5 shops. (Visit all shops to be eligible.)
  • Shop-Donated Prize Baskets, each valued at $100. Visit all shops to be eligible. (Visit all the shops to be eligible) 
  • Dozens of incredible gift baskets of fabric and goodies provided by your favorite fabric and notions companies. (Visit at least 11 [all but 2] shops to be eligible.)
  • ***NEW****A gift basket worth $100.00 for the person who uses #onthetrailshophop the most during the 2023 shop hop. So share share your pictures while out hopping.


  • Passport holders need to be present inside the shop to have their passport stamped. One stamp per person. Must be 18 to win. Spouses can carry passports too!
  • Passports with all the shop’s stamped, will be entered into the Super Grand Prize, Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd Prize, and shop prize basket drawings. All passports with [all but 2] or more stamps will be entered to win the remaining prize basket drawings.
  • Your passport must be filled out and signed in order to receive a stamp and be eligible for the prize drawings. Only the person named on the passport can have it stamped.
  • Free patterns available only to passport holders.
  • Passports CANNOT be stamped before Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 or after October 2nd, 2023.


14 responses to “How It Works

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  3. Terri Goff

    Can I buy a passport on Friday, the 25th? I don’t live near any of the shops and can’t make it up until I start the shop hop itself.

  4. Karen clark

    Do you know the dates for 2015 yet ?

  5. Margo Hathaway

    Why are there no charms this year?

  6. Leslie

    Will the Shop Hop be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic?

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  8. Mary Jean Irvine

    Looking forward to the hop!

  9. April Hone

    Missed it this year, hoping to make it next year!

  10. Sarah Smith

    When is the next shop hop?

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