Hopping for Quilting

No rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma in the Quilt stores, especially in April.

No, in April (April 24-May 3) we have the HOP THE RIVER SHOP HOP. An extravaganza of quilt store shopping that couldn’t be contained in one state.

The Hop includes five stores in Oklahoma and four in that state below the river (Texas). A complete list of the stores involved in the hop can be found at The Quilt n Bee.

Hopping from store to store, especially with friends is a great way to spend the day, weekend, or week.

Stores offer prizes and have gifts for their customers during hops. However, the best thing about a hop is seeing different quilts, almost like a quilt show on the road. Instead of the quilts traveling, the visitors are.

Each store has different fabrics and tools. Sharing, learning, visiting, and fabrics. This will be my first time to Hop the River and I’m looking forward to the adventure.

Have you ever participated in a shop Hop?

How often do you visit new stores?

How many stores would be your limit to visit in a day?

Please leave a comment, I love hearing from you.

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3 thoughts on “Hopping for Quilting

  1. Alison xx

    I’ve only being doing patchwork for a couple of years, but I love the idea of a shop hop. But don’t you come back broke ??? With all that lovely fabric around you it must be heaven. I am going to Quilting Exhibition tomorrow with some friends. A xx

  2. Sean@His and Her Hobbies

    Thanks for visiting our blog earlier. I have only recently started quilting and will hopefully finish my first quilt soon. I enjoy seeing what others have done and that is what inspired me to start quilting. I love going to the state fair to see the quilts there. Here are my answers to your questions:
    1: I have never heard of a shop hop before.
    2: I don’t often visit new stores but need to visit some new ones soon to see what else is out there.
    3: We don’t have a lot of quilting stores in the area so I guess I would only be able to visit 2 or 3 in a day.
    Sean at His and Her Hobbies


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