Shop Hop Inc and their popular series of quilt shopping events were recently featured in the Travel and Adventures section of Next Avenue. This nonprofit journalism website is a national publication for older adults. As part of the PBS system, you can trust Next Avenue to deliver quality content.
Photo: Aimee Walton and Alane Morris (left and right) completing all 60 stores during the All Ohio Shop Hop. They are pictured with Denise Guthrie (center) from Mercantile on Main in Coshocton, Ohio.
Article by Nancy Monson
Quilt Shop Hopping – Make new friends and buy more fabric at these quilt ‘shop hop’ stops across the country.
As part of her research for this article, the author took part in one region of the All New England Shop Hop.
Shop Hop Inc hosts state and regional events that bring together sewing and quilting enthusiasts in support of local stores and communities. Each Shop Hop event features a magazine, exclusive fabrics, giveaways, patterns and prizes. These Shop Hops began in Iowa and have expanded to 12 events that will cover 24 states across the country in 2024.
“Shop hops are unique because businesses work together to support and promote each other,” says Koleene Herlocker, executive director of Shop Hop Inc. “Shop hopping exposes customers to stores they may not know existed, and it’s a way for stores to showcase their unique offerings and talents to new and returning customers.”