"Sew Close To Home"
Shop Hop was May 2-3-4, 2013.
Seven shops to
visit this time. When completing all 7 shops
you recieve a packet of 7 exclusive
patterns designed by the 7 shops. Also 14 lucky
winners will recieve a $50 gift certificate. Shop
Hop is completed! So many of you visited this year.
Watch for a listing of winners coming soon.
Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop 2013.
Our annual event is in
it's 7th year and each year we feature an exclusive
fabric line with a "Minnesota feel". This
year's line is from Windham Fabrics and has a State
Park theme. The SW section has come together with a
bundle of "Tidepool" batiks by Moda, for you to
earn by visiting all 10 of our shops. This is
limited to the first 800 visitors. This is the
Spinning Spools Design you will recieve in the 2013
Cookbook. Bus information is now available on the
Quilt Minnesota Site if you want to let someone else
drive you around! It's a great gas saver, and so
much fun! Check out our
blog to learn more about each of our shops.
listings are added each week. You can also see
all that is going on within the entire State:
Fabric Shop Network, Inc.
...the trade organization for independent quilt
and fabric retailers.
P.O. Box 820128, Vancouver, WA 98682-0003
Spools hosts Japanese tour group Saturday, June 16.
After being featured
in the August 2011 issue of Patchwork Tsushin, a
national Japanese quilting magazine, we were honored
to be chosen as part of the Japanese quilting tour.
During their visit the Japanese ladies were paired
with local quilters and enjoyed lunch in the garden
and a fabric exchange. Mini make-it-take-it projects
and a quilting show and tell were also part of the
Burns and Sue Bouchard visit Spinning Spools Sunday,
Val and Kathy spent 3 days at a seminar in
Minneapolis with Eleanor Burns and the Baby Lock
Sewing Machine Company. After completing the 3 days
of classes Eleanor and Sue had 2 days free before their next
engagement. So they made the trip to New Ulm where
they dined at Turner Halle before spending a part of
the afternoon shopping and visiting Spinning Spools
Time to get ready for
Miles of Pillowcase Smiles (MOPS) month!
ConKerr Cancer chapters across the
country strive to make "miles of smiles" (of
pillowcases). It is estimated 2,112
pillowcases make one mile. Minnesota made
1,272 pillowcases in 2010 and 1905 pillowcases in
Free patterns available at:
sewing the "hotdog" method with no raw seams.
Pillowcases brought in will be donated locally or to
the Children's Hospital at the U of M.
Other drop off sites in Minnesota are: Cottage
Quilts & Fabrics - Elk River; Fabric Town - Apple
Valey; Quilter's Haven - Rosemount; Quilt Yourself -
Savage. As of May of 2012 Spinning Spools Quilt Shop
has donated 800 pillowcases! Keep it up!!