Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sunshine and Stitches Shop Hop

Doesn't this look like a ton of fun? Grandma's Attic is participating in the Sunshine and Stitches Shop Hop now through August 2nd. This shop hop covers 13 Oregon shops within easy driving distances of one another (SW Portland, west to Forest Grove, south to McMinnville, then Salem and Dallas).

Each shop is providing participants with a Quilt Block Kit to make a 6" quilt block. In addition, each shop has put together a project that uses their individual quilt block pattern. Each project is different. Some are large, some are small and some are in-between. But what it means to you is that you will have 13 different project ideas if you visit every shop  All shops are open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Grandma's Attic and some of the other shops are also open on Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm.

Our quilt block kit is called "Fun in the Sun." Our exclusive quilt project is a table runner we've aptly named Sun Runner. Designed by Cheryl Libby, the table runner measures 18" x 36", but you could make it longer simply by adding more blocks. Don't you think it looks a little like pinwheels dancing in the sunlight? Both the pattern for the Sun Runner and a fabric kit are available.

To get started, all you need to do is arrive at any of the participating shops and ask for a passport. Each shop on your hop will stamp your passport. Once completed, you leave the passport at the last shop visited. It will then be entered into a drawing where you could win one of these amazing prizes:  a Three Night Stay at the Oregon Coast and prize bags filled with fabric, patterns and more valued at $300, $250, and $200. In addition, one lucky winner receives a $50 gift certificate from all 13 shops, and the individual shops are conducting an in-store drawing for a $25 prize. That means there are many opportunity to win a prize!

Participating shops are:  Grandma's Attic, Dallas; A Common Thread, Portland, Bernina Stretch and Sew Fabrics, Keizer; Boersma's Sewing Center, Inc., McMinnville; Greenbaum's Quilted Forest, Salem; Needles in the Grove, Forest Grove; Quilt 'n Stitch, Stayton; Quilter's Corner Store, Beaverton; Sandra's Stitches, Hillsboro; Sharon's Attic, Hillsboro,  Tea Time Calicos, Beaverton; The Cotton Patch, Keizer; and The Pine Needle, Lake Oswego.