Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hop 'til you drop!

Here's a treat for all you locals:

Yes, it's true that the Maine Shop Hop has just wrapped-up for another year, but here at Alewives Fabrics we are gearing up for one more shop hop...

Coming right up on June 3rd, 4th and 5th, we will be participating in our first-ever Spring Into Summer Shop Hop and this hop is a bit different from others we've done in the past...

What makes the Spring into Summer Shop Hop special and fun?

• There are only 6 shops participating in the Spring Into Summer Shop Hop: Maine-ly Sewing, Alewives Fabrics, Mariner's Compass, Cottonweeds, Quiltessentials and the Calico Basket. Each shop will be open from 10:00 to 7:00 on June 3rd and 4th and open from 10:00 to 5:00 on June 5th, which means this hop can easily be completed in one weekend (or even one day!).

• Visit participating shops and have your "passport" stamped: okay, this part is not so different from other hops, but here's where it gets good: prizes include over $1,000 in gift certificates to your favorite local shops, everyone receives a "finishing gift" for visiting all six shops and the grand prize is a Janome sewing machine worth $550. A smaller pool of hoppers means your chances of winning a prize are sky-high!

• Each shop has chosen a different project from the same book to showcase during the hop: see what project each shop chose and get a sense of our different "personalities." Each shop will also have goodies for each hopper to munch along the way to help you keep your energy high!

• Passports are on sale now for $7.50. You can purchase one at any participating shop and each hopper who signs up gets a pretty, bright green insulated grocery tote.

Sound like fun?

Be sure to sign up in advance and get a whole group of girlfriends together: it's going to be a great weekend for hopping!

If you have any questions, fire away.

We also have a facebook page for the hop: make sure you "like" us and keep on top of all thing Spring into Summer...

See you soon!



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