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Shop Hops Provide Economic Boom for Quilting and Sewing Tourism Across The Mid-Atlantic

Never heard of a Shop Hop? Though initially unique to the quilting and sewing industry,Shop Hops are “cousins” to other marketing events that promote certain industries.(Think pub crawls, antique road shows, road rallies, and similar events in the foodindustry.) Customers visit a quilting and sewing store, SHOP, and then HOP to the nextstore to repeat the process.

Shop Hops introduce quilting and sewing enthusiasts to participating stores. They arealso a way for stores to showcase their unique personalities, offerings, and talents to newand returning customers.

Typically, Shop Hoppers collect stamps or stickers at each store they visit. They are alsooffered chances to win prizes or eam discounts. Shop Hops can vary in size from a fewstores in one area to 90+ stores across an entire state or region.

In a day when brick and mortar retail locations are dwindling across the nation, a ShopHop works to keep quilting and sewing stores thriving, so customers can continue totouch and feel the fabric in person.

In addition to supporting quilting and sewing stores, a Shop Hop also has a signiûcantpositive economic impact on tourism and other travel-related businesses. Thousands ofShop Hoppers converge on the cities where stores are located — eating, shopping, andstaying ovemight. Shop Hop Inc manages large-scale shopping events across the countryand estimates that, depending on the number of stores involved, the economic impact to astate can range from $4.5 to $7.5 million.

For Shop Hoppers, the experience is also about making memories. Many quilters hopwith ûiends, family, or their favorite “quiltsie” as they travel the state together. Besidesvisiting sewing stores, Shop Hoppers also enjoy traveling through large and small towns,discovering parts of the state they may have never visited before.

NOTE: There are twelve stop scheduled on these tours. Stop number four will be at Amazing Stitches in Emlenton on July 28 and August 25 from 11 to 4 PM.


# 1 SEWING SOLUTION!

6088 Business Rt. 220

Badford, PA 15522

814-623-2413


# 2 HEIRLOOM QUILTING AND ANTIQUES

1225 Rt. 36 N

Brookville, PA 15825

814-849-8478


# 3 CONNIE'S COLLECTIBLES AND QUILT SHOP

469 Foot Of Ten Road

Duncansville, PA 16635

814-695-2786


# 4 AMAZING STITCI-E8

511 Main Street

Emlenton, PA 16373

724-867-0880


# 5 QUILTERS CORNER – PA

8101 State Rt. 88, Ste 1

Finleyville, PA 15332

724-348-8010

# 6 AMY BAUGHMAN SEW AND QUILTCreekside Plaza

100 Perry Hwy RT. 19, Suite 120

Harmony, PA 16037

724-779-1390

FB: amybaughmansewandquilt


# 7 SEWING ORIGINAL STITCHES

826 Midland Ave.

Midland, PA 15059

724-508-0040


# 8 FOX’S SEW AND VAC

Downtown Mall

908 Water Street

Meadville, PA 16335

B14-333-1400


# 9 THE SEWING BOX GUILT SHOP

144 Eleventh Avenue

Meyersdale, PA 15552

814-701-2635


# 10 GUILT PATCH ETC.

806 W. Main Street

Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666

724-887-4160

FB: QuiltPatchEtc


# 11 GLORIA HORN SEWING STUDIO

300 Castle Shannon Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15234

412-344-2330


# 12 QUILTERS CUPBOARD

3344 S. R. 257

Seneca, PA 16346

814-673-5709


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