Plans for the 2024 Shop Hop are in the works now. This shop hop will cover 2 weeks and 3 weekends to give everyone a chance to visit all the stores. Stay tuned for more details.
2024 Shop Hop
2023 Harvest Shop Hop - Sept 23rd through Oct 1st
The Harvest Shop Hop will occupy the week of September 23rd through October 1st. Stores will maintain their usual hours, detailed in the Passport. They will offer special sales to shop hoppers and collect passport ticket stubs for their own drawings.
Passports will be available August 1st for $10/person at any participating store. Stores will stamp passports and give hoppers one free fat quarter. Fully stamped passports are eligible for one of 22 gift certificates from participating retailers. Drawings from passports (complete or not) on Sat Oct 14; completed passports eligible for $25 gift certificates from host stores; incomplete passports receive consolation prizes.
Many shop hops promote a sampler made with a single line of fabric; hosts give away or sell mini-kits for single blocks. This is a Design-Your-Own alternative inspired by Eddie Walker's 4-patch Trips Around the World quilts (one-patch blocks cut 4.5" to finish 4"; 4-patch blocks cut from 2.5" strips to finish 4"). Hoppers can control their fat quarter collection to a certain extent -- autumn, Christmas, winter, flowers, hearts, horses, fish, foxes, birds, owls ... or experiment with color gradations.
Quilt will finish about 60x60 -- great size for gifting/good for community service also. Finished quilts loaned to the White Bluffs Quilt Museum by Thursday, December 28th, will be on display during January 2024 for viewers choice voting and prizes.
2023 Harvest Shop Hop - Participating Stores
There are 23 participating stores (click here for a complete list of stores with address, phone, and hours):
Tri-Cities (Craft Warehouse, Discount Vac & Sew, Fabric 108, Janean's Bernina, Quiltmania, White Bluffs Quilt Museum, and Sandy's Fabrics & Machines)
Athena (Highland Quilts)
College Place (Alpine Cottage Quilting)
Ellensburg (Windy Stitches & Stash)
Ephrata (Fabric Patch)
Goldendale (3 C's Fabric)
Lind (Crazy Quilter's Store)
Moses Lake (Country Fabrics and Stitch & Time)
Odessa (Crab Creek Quilting Co.)
Prosser (The Sewing Basket)
Wenatchee (Sew Creative Sew & Vac)
Walla Walla (Stash, Walla Walla Sew, Vac & Spa, Grandma's Sewing Room, and Powered by Fabric)
Yakima (Quilters Cafe and Stitch & Quilt)
Area Quilt Shows and Expos
Let's support other quilt shows near us. Here are some up coming quilt show.
April 28-29, 2023, Quilters In The Valley, Flowers in the Valey Quilt Show, Ellensburg, WA
April 29-30, 2023, Seaport Quilters Guild Festival of Quilts, Clarkston, WA
May 11-13, 2023, Quilt Craft & Sew, Bosie, ID
June 9-10, 2023, Willamette Valley Quilts in Bloom, McMinnville, OR
June 23-24, 2023, Bigfork Piecemakers Quilt Show, Bigfork, MT
July 8, 2023, 48th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters, OR
July 29, 2023, Quilts on the Beach, Camano, WA
August 4-5, 2023, Quilts by the Sea, Newport, OR
September 15-16, 2023, Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, Walla Walla, WA
September 21-23, 2023, Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, OR (CANCELLED)
October 6-8, 2023, International Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, Everett, WA
October 14-15, 2023, Quilts Ahoy Gig Harbor Quilt Show, Swift Water Elementary School, Gig Harbor, WA
October 20-22, 2023, Washington State Quilters Show, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Spokane Valley, WA
November 16-18, 2023, Quilt, Craft, & Sew, Puyallup, WA
February 29 - March 3, 2024, Sewing & Stitchery Expo, Puyallup, WA
Quilting Hub Web Site
The Quilting Hub web site lists shows, shops, and guilds nationwide. Click on the link and check out shops or shows to visit. Organize a road trip of several shops. Check out regional quilt guilds that you might want to attend.