State of Maine Quilt Shop Hop
Shop Hop Details
*Shop Hoppers are eligible to receive one free charm square at each shop! The charm will be from the "Getting to Know Hue" or "Twilight Tones" collections by Marcus Fabrics. Shops are encouraged to give out goodie bags and/or have in-store doorprize drawings for hoppers to enter.
*Child Shop Hoppers (age 7-17) are eligible to receive one free charm square at each shop.
*Shops will be open 7 days a week during the hop! Visit the "Shops" page to see each shop's location and hours for the month of April.
*Passorts DO NOT NEED to be dated and initialed by shops! Shops ONLY need to stamp their square on a Hopper’s passport.
*Hoppers who have their passports stamped at all 30 shops will receive a FREE extra large Maine Quilt Shop Hop canvas tote bag mailed to their home upon completion of the hop!
*You are either a Shop Hopper OR a Chauffeur – NOT BOTH – Please check the appropriate box on your passport.
*A Chauffeur is considered any person accompanying a Shop Hopper who is not using a Shop Hopper Passport and is not collecting free charm squares or signing up for available door prizes.
*Shop Hopper and Chauffeur Prizes are awarded in tiers, based on the number of shops visited. All Child Hoppers receive a prize.
*ALL Shop Hoppers (including Chauffeurs and Children) are eligible to VOTE on their favorite shop challenge quilt after visiting at least 10 participating shops.
*Prizes are tiered! You don't have to visit all 30 shops to be eligible to win a prize, but it does improve your chances of winning! Visit the "Prizes" page of this website to see what terrific prizes are available this year.
*Ribbons will be awarded to Challenge Quilt winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on votes by Shop Hoppers and a Chauffeur’s Choice. Don’t forget to vote! All quilts will be available to view on the shop hop website and will be featured as an exhibit at Maine Quilts.*All completed passports must be received by May 15th. Please send to the address listed on the bottom of the passport. No in-person passport deliveries are available.
Welcome to the Annual State of Maine Quilt Shop Hop! For more than a decade, independently owned quilt shops of Maine have collaborated by inviting their customers to spend the month of April "hopping" from shop to shop. Customers print out passports and have them stamped at each of the shops they visit. At the end of the month, hoppers send in their completed passports and are entered for a number of wonderful prizes. Prizes are donated by the local shops and the companies and manufacturers who make the fabrics, books, patterns and notions that we all love. From modest beginnings, the hop has grown from a handful of shops to 30 participating in 2018. In 2017, there were over 800 hoppers and many prizes valued at over $20,000!
Thirty shops across Maine invite you to hop in and shop between April 1 and April 30! Check out each shop's Challenge Quilt, get your passport stamped, and explore each shop's unique personality and offerings!