Even though the shop hop is over, there is still some business to finish. First, we need to recognize the manufacturers and vendors who generously donated fabric and other items so that we could award truly wonderful prizes. Thanks to:
Our 12th "Romancing Eastern North Carolina Shop Hop" begins this morning and runs through Saturday. Check out the Facebook page of the same name for details. Meanwhile, MY shop is clean and neat and ready to go! I haven't taken pictures inside the shop for a while, so now is a good time.
The classroom has been transformed to accommodate the shop hop quilt, demonstrations and other special displays.
There must have been a bit of confusion in the shipping department because, one day after receiving twelve "Bear Essentials", the next installment arrived!!! Wow, will we be able to match colors now!! $11.29/yard like the others, this bunch is yellows, oranges and reds.
As promised, here are the rest of the beautiful fabrics delivered yesterday. Twelve more "Bear Essentials" from P&B Textiles. Last month the fabrics were greens to blues. This time it is blues to purples. All are priced at $11.29/yard.
Also delivered were three more white on white, cream on cream, but they don't photograph well!
Our 12th Annual "Romancing Eastern North Carolina Shop Hop" is just a little over a week away. The dates are Wednesday, February 8 through Saturday, February 11. We are busy making final preparations. A custom batik has been created again this year - designed by Lori Richardson of Cotton Fields Quilt Shop and produced by Majestic Batiks of Corvallis, Oregon. The shop hop fabric is a SECRET until the first day of the hop! Four of the shops will be displaying quilts made with the special fabric. Our theme this year is "Let's Get Organized". All of the shops will have free patterns for organizational items you can make (one per store). PRIZES are always important! To enter the prize drawing, shoppers must visit each of the six participating shops and have their passports stamped. This year our grand prize is a Foldaway Big Board AND an Oliso Iron.
After we draw for the grand prize, we will draw for the six gift baskets, one from each shop, value over $200. The goodies are packed into a small oval Ghana basket like those you've seen at Cotton Fields in the past. Here's a BEFORE picture of all the loot:
And, here's AFTER:
We owe a lot of thanks to companies who have made generous donations, including Island Batik, P&B Textiles, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Windham Fabrics, Brewer Sewing and Quilting Supplies, and Foust Textiles.
THAT'S NOT ALL!
Then we'll draw for $50 gift certificates, one from each shop. Each shop will also have daily drawings for smaller gift bags. That's 37 prizes in all. We hope you'll come see us.
All About Quilting - Jacksonville
Cotton Fields Quilt Shop - Washington
New Bern Fabric Center - New Bern
Sewing Creations - Greenville
Sewing Solutions - New Bern
The Quilted Butterfly - Morehead City
Visit Romancing Eastern North Carolina Shop Hop on Facebook.