|Here I am in my corner of the room.|
|The quilt shop employees all wore their Fiesta best!|
I was set up in Seventh Heaven in San Antonio, Texas. Every shop chose a theme and this shop chose Fiesta! That was very fitting since San Antonio is in the midst of Fiesta now. Next to me was a big lemonade dispenser and the "fixings" for Nachos - chips, melted cheese, jalapenos, and salsa. (And not one person dripped on my quilts!)
This was the "sign-in" station. Shop Hoppers had a "trail pass" stamped to show they had been in the shop. They then signed up for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Seventh Heaven. They also picked up a free pattern sheet and chose a free fat quarter (every shop gave one!). Shoppers who completed the entire Shop Hop (12 shops spanning quite a distance) are entered to win huge prizes.
|Seventh Heaven's version of the Shop Hop Quilt|
|A view from the front room of the shop.|
|A view into the cutting area.|
|There were demos of different tools and techniques in the classroom area.|
|Many groups dressed in matching hats, shirts, or jackets. These ladies were having a good time in their feathered bonnets!|
|Dixie, the shop owner, is the lady in pink and white. Pat Gates, the co-owner of Sew Many Visions, is behind the table with her beautiful samples displayed on the wall and table.|
|A peek into the "children's room" - a room of junior novelty prints and coordinating fabrics.|
|Some groups came by chartered bus.|
|My corner again, but without me to mar the view! I fought the tablecloth the whole time because the quilts were moved around so much and the tablecloth moved with them. I needed it there because my boxes of patterns were underneath the table.|
I hope you have a chance to participate in a Shop Hop where you live!
Gosh, that would be SEW much fun! Talk about distance around here - we'd have to drive two to four hours to get to new towns! It would definitely take a week - I wonder how they oraganized this - was it a guild or shop owners? Seriously cool stuff - I wonder what the "big" prizes were??? Thank you for sharing and congratulations to you!ReplyDelete
I'm not sure exactly how it is organized. I know that the shop owners meet and I know that they pay a large fee to participate. They will meet again on Wednesday to put all the trail passes together and to draw the winners.ReplyDelete
The Grand Prize is a Great Bag of Gift Certificates and Merchandise - total value over $1500.
There are also 12 other merchandise bags valued at over $300.
Yes, North Dakota might be a little difficult to "hop" around!
Am going on a Shop Hop with a group in a couple of months. Looking forward to it...my first one.ReplyDelete
It looks like the Shop Hop was well attended. I hope you made a lot of sales.ReplyDelete
Oh it looks like you had such a wonderful time !! I love all the photos. Shop hops are so much fun. I will be going on one when I get to Shipshewana in June. Can't wait.ReplyDelete
Glad you had such a nice time on your trip!