MCM #30 – Shop Hop Time

Once a year I visit my sister (a four hour drive away) and we take a few of her friends and hit up several quilt shops in their area. It’s our own mini, informal shop hop. It is always so much fun and I look forward to it every spring.

There is a local shop hop that takes place in my home state every summer and it starts this week. The WV Mountain Quilt Quest is scheduled for July 20 – 23. This year there are eight shops participating, with the theme being “West Virginia Wildflowers.” I have seen these fabric panels and they are gorgeous – I can’t wait to start collecting them.

shop hop logo

I’m ashamed to say I have never attended this shop hop before….all my quilty friends live far from me and who wants to go alone? But this year I have decided to join in the fun – I’m just going to take my non-quilting friends! 🙂

I am particularly excited because I have four of my quilts hanging in the local shop, Bolts & Quarters. Brian (owner), and Warren (manager) have been wonderful to work with and are so supportive of me as a quilter and pattern designer. They will hang Spinning, Floating, and two versions of Oomph, and paper copies of those patterns (as well as Snap, Crackle, Pop!) will be available exclusively at their shop.

I would say I am crushing on Brian, Warren and their shop this week – big time!

Last week was a bit messed up with all the fun of Christmas in July going on, so MCM was actually a Tuesday edition. But you still linked your crushes – thank you so much for doing so! Here’s a couple in case you missed them.

Karen of TuNaQuilts shared her Little House on the Prairie quilt she made for her grandson. Isn’t it adorable? I love how she changed it up and made it her own.


Photo by Karen of TuNa Quilts

If you haven’t visited Olena’s blog Quilt Art by Olena Pugachova I hope you get a chance to do so. She shares wonderful pieces of fiber art. Last week she linked her ‘Who Took The Candy’ quilt which was the result of a personal challenge to only use the fabric in a FQ bundle – so fun!

Photo by Olena Pugachova of Quilt Art

Photo by Olena Pugachova of Quilt Art

Finally, Denise of crafTraditions shares how she restored this antique quilt. So interesting!

Photo by Denise of crafTraditions

Photo by Denise of crafTraditions


Now it’s your turn to show off your crushes for this week! You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic, and be anything sewing or quilting related – here’s how:

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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13 Responses to MCM #30 – Shop Hop Time

  1. Beth, just curious. How far would you have to drive to cover all of the shops on the hop? I did our local shop hop one year and it took two days of constant driving to hit them all. We did about 450 miles or so. Not worth it!! I do live in a rural area but the shops are spread way to far apart. How about yours?

  2. How fun to take your non-quilty friends shopping! Thanks for hosting.

  3. Tish says:

    I’ve only participated in this hop maybe 2 or 3 times. It’s always so much fun. David and I need to head down to Bolts & Quarters and check it out. Hopefully, we can meet up if we do 🙂

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  5. It sounds like you have a *fabulous* local shop! I’m crushing on them for being so awesome and supportive of you! And I’m also finding it so hard to believe that we are at the end of the new quilt bloggers blog hop for the year. Where is the year going??

  6. Jayne says:

    I missed out on our guild shop hop this past saturday. They are so much fun and I’m sure you will have a fantastic time and make many new friends!

  7. Karen Goad says:

    well be interested to hear how your shop hop goes. If I went to one I would have to drive a distance as there are no shops in my part of the state. In the NW corner there are a lot though and they have shop hops there it would take me all day and I know I would end up staying overnight someplace as I would be too tired to drive home LOL

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  9. You and your sister should come to western NC next July, the shop hop for the area lasts 10 days.

  10. Kate says:

    Enjoy your shop hop this week.

  11. I’d be interested in hearing how going to a shop hop with non quilty friends works out! Interesting!

  12. Hi, Beth! Thanks for featuring my Little House quilt on this post. I am so honored. My grandson said to his dad, my son, while I was photographing the quilt for the 30th time, “Tu-Na made that quilt for me but all she does is take pictures of it.” Sometimes, pictures are all that we have left; that quilt now lives with my grandson 200 miles away from me.

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