State of Maine Quilt Shop Hop

NEW For the 2019 Shop Hop: a Hopper Challenge!

For the first time in the Maine Shop Hop history, hoppers will be invited to make their own Challenge piece!  This piece must be made using the 2019 Hop fabric line "Wildflowers of Maine"; hoppers can select a pattern of their choosing- or make an original design!- for their challenge piece. The hopper community will vote on the winning challenge pieces. Winners will receive fabulous prizes that have never before been offered!

Here are the details for the Hopper Challenge:

*You may create your own pattern or use a published pattern. If you use a published pattern please be prepared to present permission from the designer if required.

*The challenge quilt size must be at least 40” x 40”. There is no maximum size limit.

*The challenge quilt must have a sleeve on the back that could be used to hang the quilt.

*The challenge quilt must use at least one print from the 2019 "Wildflowers of Maine" Hop fabric line, then can use any or all of the rest of the Wildflower line and accompanying blender line. No other fabric lines are acceptable to use for this challenge quilt. Quilts will be disqualified from winning if a fabric other than the "Wildflowers of Maine" line/accompanying blender line is used. These fabric lines are available in the participating Hop shops. Ask the shop owner and staff for help if you aren't sure which fabrics are allowable! Remember: only the "Wildflowers of Maine" fabrics and the accompanying blender line can be used in this piece.

*A photo of your completed challenge quilt must be sent to the Shop Hop Coordinator, Laura Nichols, at, by June 15, 2019. Submission of a photo is how you will be entered into the Hopper Challenge. Photos submitted after this deadline will not be entered into the Challenge.

*Hopper challenge quilt photos will be posted on the Shop Hop Facebook page in one photo album containing only the challenge quilt photos. Photos will be posted by June 30.

*Hoppers will vote via Facebook for their favorite Hopper challenge piece. Voting will be open for a few days only (actual dates will be posted closer to the voting period).

*The challenge piece that receives the most votes will be declared the winner!

*The winner's prize: the winner will select a $100 gift certificate to the participating hop shop of their choice! 

*The winner's challenge piece will be displayed in the participating hop shop from which the winner chooses a gift certificate! Placement of the winning piece in the shop will be at the discretion of the shop owner. 

Questions?? Email Laura Nichols, Shop Coordinator, at

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