Category Archives: 2013 Shop Hop

Congratulations all! Pictures coming soon.

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Upper NW Section WINNERS Announced!

2013 Upper NW Section Winners for $50 gift certificates.
Congratulations to all!

M.Louise Erb, Fort Frances, ON Canada
Olly Safriuk, Sundown, MB Canada
Aldyne Fuller, Baudette, MN
Tami Mitterling, Wahpeton, ND
Melissah Lundeen, Karlstad, MN
Randy Pederson, Grand Forks, ND
Emjean Anderson, Karlstad, MN
Linda Hoffman, Red Lake Falls, MN
Ellie Fosese, Roseau, MN
Dawn Lyste, Grand Forks, ND

Metro Section WINNERS Announced.

Congratulations to ALL!

Dragonfly Retreat – Sandy Orth, Ham Lake
Cozy Home Retreat – Sheila Leete, St Paul
Getaway Retreat – Barb Hanson, Brooklyn Park
Kellwood Retreat – Michele Sherwood, Ely

** $50 Gift Winners from each store **

Quilter’s Haven: Juel Bagaason/Fridley, Sarah Johnson/Rochester, Kara Youngquist/Cottage Grove, Shirley Prindl/Bloomington, Marilyn Freund/Forest Lake

Quilt Cove: Denise Larson/Morehead, Mary Ann Keating/Mpls, Sue Willoughbie/Coon Rapids, Lucy Joyce/Blaine, Robyn Rose/Rosemount

Twin Cities Quilting: Amy Schwartz/St Paul, Barb Jorgensen/Stillwater,Gail Huseth/Mahtomedi, Junelle Erdmanczyk/Vadnais Hts, Judy DeMeire/Oregon

Millie P’s: Kim Hegholz/Chaska, Charlotte Whiteford/Montana, Don Howe/Coon Rapids, Donna Filson/Ely, Nancy Anderae/Ely

Eagle Creek Quilt Shop: Ann Palecek/White Bear Lake, Mary Ann Emerson/Oregon, Shellie Guenther/Lester Prairie, Joanie Byland/Blaine, Ann Hettland/Brooklyn Center

Glad Creations: Theresa Bell/N St Paul, Colleen Gaichas/Maplewood, Donita Haack/N St Paul, Kelly Kirchner/Andover, Carla Leintz/Eagan

Calla Lily: Marliss Palm/Mpls, Susan Kermig/Aitken, Linda Chouinard/Ham Lake, Theresa Talbott/Champlin, Laura Pieper/Glencoe

Blue Bamboo: Kate Zelaney/Sturgeon Lake, Sonja Meyer/Blaine, Annette Schardin/St Paul, Deanna Jurgens/Bloomington, Sherry Plouger/Oak Grove

Bear Patch Quilting Co: Pat Wentz/Woodbury, Barbara Saunders/Virginia, Mary Drabik/Shoreview, Kim Managan/Bloomington, Richard Krueger/Hutchinson

Passports are turned in . . .

Today was the shop owner wrap-up meeting for Quilt Minnesota. 56 of the 75 shop owners were in attendance. (The Project Manager forgot to take a picture – ARGHHH!!) It truly was a great working meeting.

The wrap-up meeting is the time we recap 2013 and brainstorming for 2014. All of your passports are brought to the meeting and now begin the process of being sorted, counted and validated. To put this into perspective – we handed out close to ** 10,000 passports!! ** True, not all of you handed them back in at the end but a lot of you DID . . .

On Thursday, September 19th is the Section Lead meeting in which we draw for the cruise/gift certificates as well as choose the fabric for 2014. So let me notify the winners first and then I’ll jump on facebook and tell you all about it!

Winners of the “Company is Coming” drawing announced.

Back on August first we offered a drawing both on facebook and the Blog. A handful of you responded.

Will the following people email and provide your mailing address so we can ship out your free large panel.

facebook – Kristin Gwena, Kathi Bradley
Blog – Kim, Cindy Hamilton

We appreciate your comments.

Company is coming . . . what are your plans!

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Tomorrow at this time the 7th Annual Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop will be in FULL SWING!

Shop Owners across the state are frantically getting ready for your visit.
There are kits to cut, patterns to write and fat quarters to fold.

Where do plan start your shop hop?
Are you taking one of the section buses?
Are you hopping alone or with family and friends?

How many stores do you plan to visit?
How many sections will you finish?

Are you visiting the whole state?

Are you shopping from a list or are you looking for inspiration?

Leave a comment below and tell us about your hop . . .

You have until midnight Sunday, August 18th to comment.

At that time we’ll randomly choose two lucky winners from facebook, and two lucky winners from the blog, to receive one complimentary large panel from this years shop hop fabrics. We’ll announce the winners and contact you for your mailing address.

Good Luck and Safe Travels from all of the 2013 Participating Shops!

Where to eat and local attractions! (2013 All Sections)

Some of the participating shops in each of the sections, contributed the attached information on their favorite places to eat and local attractions. Please use this information to further enjoy the shop hop!

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The start of 2013 Store Inspiration!

Hover over each picture and the store name will be in title.

Shown here are:  The Quilting Cupboard – Rochester, Dawn’s Quilt Shop – Alexandria, Fabric Fashions & More – Rush City, Flying Goose Quilt Shop – New London, Gruber’s Quilt Shop – Waite Park, Quilt Shop of Chisholm – Chisholm, Quilter’s Corner – International Falls and Sew Much & More – Aitkin.

Thank you shop owners for sharing with us . . . we love the preview!!

Like us on Facebook at Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop!


Grand Champion Amber!

Grand Champion Amber!

Here’s a picture of Amber Cole (age 11) with her Grand Champion quilt entered in the Roseau County Fair.

Amber started this quilt when she was only 8 years old! Some of you may recognize it as the Holly Taylor/Moda Shop Hop fabric from a few years ago. Amber and her mom went on the Minnesota Shop Hop together and collected the blocks from each store they stopped at.

Amber’s been working diligently to complete the quilt for three years and, once finished, decided to enter it in the open class exhibits at the fair. The quilt was judged and awarded a Grand Champion ribbon. When the judges found out how young the quilter was, they were amazed. But we’re not! Amber has been hanging around Northern Exposure Quilt Shop with her mom and grandma since they opened, and has been sewing with them for years. We couldn’t be more proud of our next generation of quilters, and the women who teach them the craft; their passion ensures a bright future for our art.

Congratulations to Amber!

CHANGES to Quilt MN Bus Trips (as of 07/16/2013)

As shop owners reach their sign-up deadlines the following changes have been made to their Section Bus Trips.

  • Upper NorthWest – no changes noted.
  • Upper NorthEast – buses have been canceled.
  • Central West – The Moorhead bus is FULL. Alexandria and Sauk Centre’s buses have been rerouted and will now depart from Walker or Perham on their scheduled dates.
  • Upper Mid MN – The following buses will run on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Timeless Treasures of McGregor and Sew Much & More in Aitkin are sharing a bus to do all 8 shops in the Upper Mid Minnesota Section. The cost is $45.00. Please call 218-768-2556 to reserve a spot. Old Creamery Quilt Shop is also offering a bus leaving Little Falls. Please call 320-749-2420 to reserve your spot.
  • Lower Mid MN – Bus Option 1 (or the overnight bus for the Section) has been changed into a one day bus trip.
  • Central East – the two buses leaving from Rush City on Sunday the 4th and Sunday the 11th are a definite go!
  • Metro – There are still openings on the Section buses.
  • SouthWest – The Friday/Saturday (August 2nd/3rd) bus that leaves Mankato is FULL. There is still room on the Sunday/Monday (August 4th/5th) bus that leaves Mankato.
  • SouthEast – The Lonsdale bus on August 10th and 11th has been canceled. The dates of the Lake City bus have been changed to the 3rd and 4th instead of the 8th and 9th.

Contact any of the shops in a particular section for the most up to date bus information or visit

Remember riding a section bus is the perfect way to qualify for section prizes.  SIGN UP TODAY!!