We just received the nicest message that we thought we would share with everyone.... The ergonomic sewing chair that I won in the quilt shop hop just arrived and I am really thrilled with it. Thank you so much to all who contributed to it. What a wonderful prize and you all made it so easy for me to order it, I really appreciate it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Jan Zumwalt, Gainesville, Ga. Thanks for giving us all a nice smile Jan! Enjoy!
If you didn't have the opportunity to participate in the 2013 Shop Hop or maybe you weren't able to visit every shop, we wanted to share each shop's project with everyone. If you recall my earlier post about the new strip program we introduced this year (read it here if you missed it), each of the shop's combined the strip sets from all ten shops into their individual projects. I'm really glad I don't have to pick a favorite (although I might be a little biased!) because each one turned out beautifully!
A Scarlet Thread
Georgia Sewing & Quilting
Tiny Stitches (1 of 2)
Little Quilts (1 of 2)
Little Quilts (2 of 2)
Quilts and Fixins
Red Hen Fabrics
Stitch 'n Quilt
Tiny Stitches (2 of 2)
Sweet Home Quilt Co.
Kits are available for some of the quilts, but not all. Call the specific shop if you're interested.
Have you ever wondered what quilt shops do to prepare for shop hop?
Here at Sweet Home, we’ve been busy little bees since early January and now that
shop hop is a week away, we’re checking our lists and still trying to get as
much done as possible. I thought I’d share a behind-the-scenes look at some of
what we’ve been doing…
We started early cutting and packaging the Shop Hop Fabric Strip
Sets…what you see is only about half of the 600+ kits we’ve done! We’re offering
something a little different to shop hoppers this year -- if you missed it,
check out the Shop Hop Blog
for details on this new program.
Emptying bolts and bolts of fabric…
Cutting kits…some on the die cut machine, which generates tons of
Labeling and packaging all of those kits!
Finding a place to put all those kits until they’re needed!
Daily visits from Mr. Brown bringing new stock to be checked in and
added to the mix.
Making new samples…which still have to be hung on the walls for
All of those new samples means there’s been a whole lot of binding
Ripping wool to re-stock our display … there’s something really
satisfying about ripping wool!
Several trunk shows have arrived and are waiting their turn for
And finally, a sneak peek at our Shop Hop quilt, which is
finally off to the quilter for quilting! (This picture was taken during the last
stages of construction as the borders were going on.)
Remember those strip sets I mentioned that every shop will have
for shop hoppers? All the shops exchanged sets and this is the free project we
came up with. As is tradition for us, we always use black and white in some way
in our Shop Hop project and this year is no exception…the black and white polka
dot really showcases the vibrant strip colors. We hope you love it as much as we
Each year during the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop, we always give away some
great prizes, and this year is no exception. Everyone who turns in a completed
passport is eligible to win one of these great prizes: Grand Prize: $100 gift certificate to each shop ($1000 value) Second
Prize: Sew Ergonomic Chair ($400 value)
Third Prize: Tutto Bag, ($200
value) We realize that not everyone can make it to all ten of the shops, which is
why each shop also offers a $100 value drawing for everyone who visits. I always
try to choose a special prize to give away, something that you might not buy for
yourself. This year I’ve selected a really nice quilt kit:
Cottage Garden Quilt Kit, 89 x 98
The kit features the Cottage Garden fabric collection by Kaye
England for Wilmington Fabrics, and includes the instructions and fabrics for
the quilt top (binding and backing are not included.) The kit is packaged in a
reusable sewing basket.
All you have to do to be eligible to win the kit is visit Sweet
Home Quilt Co. during shop hop next week, March 14th-17th, and get your passport
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone…but there’s still tons of
work to do! We’ll be ready! We’ll be ready! We’ll be ready! (Maybe if I say it
enough it will actually happen?)
This page is the official new blog for The Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop. The participating shop owners decided to create a blog for you to follow along with the plans and details for each upcoming quilt shop hop.
The official Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop website