Sunday, June 22, 2008

Shop Hop Give Away!!!

Friends taking a lunch break during the Quilt Shop Hop 2006
(L to R) Janet, Kim, Rae Ann, Diana, Rita

There are less than 3 days before the 2008 Wasatch Front Quilt Shop Hop begins. We have a group of five ready to depart at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning. This is a yearly event that we've done together for several years now. Over the years we've spent lots of money, bought lots of fabric and had lots of laughter and created some wonderful memories not to mention we've made some great quilts.

This years theme is "Once Upon A Time" and this is the first year that each of the 15 quilt shops is handing out a free pattern for an entire quilt. That means if you go to all 15 shops you'll have 15 free patterns to make 15 quilts. I'm excited to see what each quilt shop has come up with this year. In the past years each shop made a block that was part of one quilt. Then each shop would take the blocks from everyone and make their own creation. It was fun to see how each shop used the 15 blocks and made their own creation!

I'll take pictures along the way and try to post them as I go. Remember to check back toward the end of the week.

SHOP HOP GIVE AWAY: I've wanted to do something fun to generate traffic on my blog so I thought this would be a great way to do it. While I'm out quilt shop hopping this week I'll be looking for something fun that a quilter might just HAVE to HAVE! Right now it's a MYSTERY (even to me) but, I'll find something useful that you might enjoy! If you want to be part of the Shop Hop Give Away make sure to leave a comment on this post and on the next few shop hop posts I'll be making later this week. I'll pick the winner for the Shop Hop Give Away on Wednesday July 2, 2008.

I've included a few pictures from the last few years. I found 2005, 2006 and I know I went to the shop hop last year but I guess I didn't have my camera with me. Sorry! I'll take lots of pictures this year.
Shop Hop 2006

Shop Hop 2005 - Pieces of Utah

Shop Hop 2005 - Pieces of Utah

Shop Hop 2005 - Pieces of Utah

20 comments:

Pat said...

That sounds like so much fun. I really enjoy doing things like that with friends. On Friday I will be going to a quilt show with a friend. I hope that you all have a great time. Keep us posted. I will be back!

erica e said...

oh! count me in on your giveaway! when i lived in utah i LOVED the summer shop hop. i'm sad to say there isn't anything quite that fun here in houston. well, i guess the international quilt show is fun. :) but still... i miss all those fun stores in utah. have fun!

Nedra said...

Hi Kim- I am a new blogger and would love to be counted in! I moved from N. Utah to S. Utah about 2 years ago, and I miss Shop Hop. If I wasn't going to Girl's Camp I'd be making the drive up for the event. You can find me at http://cactus-needle.blogspot.com/
Nedra

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Hi Kim. I mentioned the shop hop give-away you are doing on my blog today. I hope some of my readers make it over here to see some of your great projects! I can't wait to have you take pictures of EVERYTHING! I won't make it to all of the shops this year so I'm going to live vicariously through you. Have fun and let me know the best ones to visit. I'm dying to see all those patterns, too.

~D Spack~ said...

OK Here goes, yes I wanna win. I'd love to be doing the hop this year. I was able to in 2005 Pieces of Utah. I loved so many of the shops. My sister and I did it with her 3 year old very well behaved daughter, Olivia along. At every shop, Olivia had the use the restroom, thus it was dubbed "The Quilt Shop Hop Potty Stop". It was fun. Thanks Kim.

Anita said...

How fun, I just love shop hops. Hope you have a great time!

Jo-Anne said...

Oh, I love the pieces of Utah quilts. Now I am really homesick....
But, I just might be okay if I enter your little give-away!
Have fun on your quilting adventure!:):):)

TaraB said...

I'm excited for the shop hop as well - I won't make it to all the shops either, but I can't wait to hit my favorites. I will be watching your blog to make sure I don't miss something exciting from Shop HOp

Annette said...

Sounds like you will be having a great time...I'm jealous, but I will try to make it to some of the shops. Enjoy!

Des said...

I saw talk about the Utah Shop Hop on Nanette's blog and had to come over. My friends and I are coming down for it as well. We're from Idaho. What a good idea for a little giveaway. I might have to try that as well. We'll see what you buy and then we'll see what I buy. :) Cute, cute stuff on here!

Jill said...

Freda's Hive sent me over here....& I love a good mystery,can't wait to see your discoveries!! Have Fun!

Nancy said...

The mystery is very exciting, and I hope I win, because I'm sure if it is quilting related I can find a use for it.

Di said...

Please take lots of pictures so we can live vicariously through you and your friends!

Gayle said...

I'm feeling sad cuz I won't be able to make it to very many of the shops this year. Please enter my name in your drawing, and maybe winning a prize will cheer me up! LOL
Gayle in UT
dyeing2hook@msn.com

Sox said...

Oh, to be back in UT. Sometimes I wish I lived there again. It would be fun to go to all the shops there. I've been to all the shops here in CO.

Jana said...

I want to come! I love Utah's shop hop! Have fun...and please take some more pics of this year's quilts.....it's fun to see the one's in the past.

Lorraine said...

Have a great time with your group....hope I am the lucky winner of your mystery gift...!

Kim said...

have a good time on the hop- have you made quilts from any of the patterns they give you at the shops???

Rhonda said...

Thank you for sharing those wonderful quilts on your shop hop.
How much fun is that!
Please add me to your shop hop giveaway.

Diana McCormack said...

Hi Kim. We had alot of fun at the shop hop together with Jackie. What a great tradition we have had for 10 years. It was great quilting with you all last week and I can't wait until we finish up our darling quilts. The pedicures were fun. Mine is still hanging in there. Love my lime green flip flops.