About the Quilt Shop Tour
The Hills and Valleys Shop Hop Tour runs from Monday, July 6 to Saturday, August 29, 2020.
If you haven't been on a Shop Hop Tour before, the idea is to collect all the fabric kits (one from each of 5 shops) that will combine to make a lovely quilt top.
This year's quilt is "Splash of Spring", designed by Carol Singleton. Each shop has included a "pop" of colour in their kit that can be used in the centre and corner blocks. You can choose which "pop" of colour you want to use when you make the quilt - you will have 5 to choose from! Each kit also comes with the pattern instructions.
How to Participate?
During this 8-week period, you can participate in Hills & Valleys in two ways:
Shop Hop In Person: Check each shop's hours before setting out to get your fabric kits. Some shops require appointments to visit and only can accommodate a few customers at a time in their store. Visit the Store Page for links to each shop's website to learn more.
Shop Hop Virtually: Visit each shop's Online Store, or reach out by phone or email to make order & shipping arrangements. Some shops offer their fabric kit through their online store. As well, most shops provide "contact free curbside pickup".
"Splash of Spring"
72" x 72"
Design by Carol Singleton
Artwork by Alaura Ward
What's New this Year?
Duration: This year, rather than holding Hills & Valleys over one weekend, it will extend over 8 weeks -- providing you lots of time to collect all 5 fabric kits throughout the summer!
No Groups: As shops take precautions to flatten the COVID-19 curve, groups of shoppers visiting the shops cannot be accommodated.
Shop Hop In Person or Virtually: The two methods are described above. It is best if you visit each store's website to plan your shop hop!
Shipping Fee: If you are not picking up your fabric kit in person, you can make arrangements with each shop to ship your fabric kit for a flat fee of $5 + tax.
No Separate Pattern: Instead of picking up a separate pattern during your shop tour, this year each kit will include the block pattern and instructions.
No Finishing Kit: If you collect the 5 fabric kits, you will have all the fabric you need to complete the quilt top, therefore a finishing kit containing fabric and instructions is not needed this year.
No Passport: Since this year you have the option of completing the shop hop virtually, you will not be collecting a passport stamp at each store.
Prizes: Since the fun is extended over 8 weeks, so are the prizes! Each shop will be having a prize draw each week from the 'Shop Hoppers' who purchase their fabric kit. Visit the Prizes Page for more details about individual store prizes and the 'big' Shopping Spree Prizes!