We have decided to try something new this year.  We are spreading  the Shop Hop over the summer months from June 1 to August 31.  Passports may be purchased at any of the 8 participating shops for $5.  This entitles you to visit each location during the Shop Hop , have your passport validated and enjoy 20% off your purchases.  You will need to see each store for details concerning sale items.  All completed passports must be turned in to the last shop visited no later than 6:00 PM on Friday, August 31

Our goal is that you will not feel so rushed when you visit all the shops as in the past when we have had 3 days or 5 days.  By grouping 2 or 3 shops together per excursion and spreading your excursions over the summer, we hope it will be more fun and much more relaxing.

The grand prize, to be drawn from completed passports, is a Husqvarna Viking  H Class 100Q  sewing machine.  There will be 8 second prizes drawn from completed passports.  Each shop will contribute a $25 gift certificate as one of the 8 second prizes.

The theme this year is Still Solid After Seven Years.  Each store will create a wall hanging or quilt using the pattern Changing Ways by Marilyn Foreman at Quilt Moments.  Each shop will be using Bella Solids from Moda but in whatever color combination they choose.  It will be exciting to see the many possibilities  from the same pattern. As the projects are finished, the pictures will be posted on the website    www.illianashophop.com.

So put your heads together and make your plans for several shop Hop excursions this summer.