St. Cloud, MN (PRWEB) June 06, 2011
Quilt Minnesota’s fifth annual shop hop begins July 29th with two full weeks and three weekends of shopping at 80+ participating shops across the entire state of Minnesota. Thousands of quilters will be hitting the roads of Minnesota to visit unique shops and enjoy the beauty of a Minnesota summer. Past participants have traveled from as far as Texas, South Carolina, Washington, Hawaii and Canada.
A limited edition fabric line is created each year and sold only by participating shops beginning on the first day of the shop hop event. This year’s limited edition fabric is designed by award winning artist James Meger, creator of one of the Minnesota Duck Stamps.
Quilt Minnesota was started by Susan Poser in an effort to create an event that not only introduces quilters to many shops, but also to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and tremendous tourism options in Minnesota. Couples and girlfriend groups have made this event an annual summer vacation, traveling throughout the state, stopping at national and state landmarks along their way as they visit and take in the creative designs that each quilt shop displays during this shop hop.
Shops that are included in Quilt Minnesota are award winning Top Shops in American Patchwork Quilting Magazine by Better Homes and Gardens, including Bay Window Quilt Shop, Piecemaker’s Quilt Shop, Gruber’s Quilt Shop, Quilted Treasures, Bear Patch Quilting Co., Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, Rosebud’s Cottage, Gathering Friends, and Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe.
Participants have the opportunity to win incredible prizes, ranging from $100 gift certificates to the grand prize Alaskan Cruise. More details about prizes and requirements can be found on the website and at participating shops.
For complete information on all the participating shops, prizes, fabric line, and bus trips, visit http://www.quiltminnesota.com.
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