Great Sewing Adventures Across Iowa
June 1 – July 31, 2022

 

What is the Shop Hop?

The All Iowa Shop Hop brings together sewing and quilting enthusiasts from across Iowa and neighboring states. The event will run June 1 through July 31 in 2022. The All Iowa Shop Hop Magazine is your guide to all things about the event, participating stores and sponsors. The Magazine also includes valuable patterns, projects and articles along with the official passport and map. Each participating store offers the exclusive Shop Hop fabric and fun give-aways. Participants have their passport stamped at each store they visit to qualify for additional prizes. Click here for An Insider’s Tips for Shop Hopping and check out these Frequently Asked Questions.

1. Get the Magazine

Visit any of our participating stores to get your All Iowa Shop Hop Magazine. It features everything you need for your Great Sewing Adventures™.  Many stores will also sell the magazine online.

  • Magazines will be available mid to end of April at participating stores.
  • Besides an Official Passport and Map of Stores, the magazine contains patterns, articles and other resources for sewing and quilting.
  • The magazine notes special Shop Hop store hours and Regional and State maps that make it easy to plan your route.
  • Each person in your party will need a passport in order to register for prizes.
  • You’ll want to reference your magazine all year. Use it to find a quilt shop whenever you are meandering the country roads of Iowa. Be inspired by the patterns, projects and articles.

2. Go Shopping

  • Check out the 2022 exclusive All Iowa Shop Hop Fabrics designed by Benartex. Each year we have a custom-designed fabric that is sold only at Shop Hop stores during the event. When it’s gone, it’s gone!
  • Enjoy the unique personality of each Shop Hop store. Discover the secrets and special items individual stores have that keep you inspired and excited about sewing.

3. Collect Free Charm Squares

  • Participating Shop Hop stores will give a 5-inch charm square to each Shop Hopper. Charm squares are available in a variety of colors that coordinate with the 2022 All Iowa Shop Hop Fabrics. 
  • Collect charm squares and work them into the projects featured in the All Iowa Shop Hop Magazine. 
  • Combine your charm squares with the exclusive All Iowa Shop Hop Fabric to make a one-of-a-kind project that commemorates your Great Sewing Adventures Across Iowa!

4. Earn Prizes

  • Visit our Prizes Page for more about the hundreds of prizes available through the 2022 All Iowa Shop Hop.
  • Be sure to have your Passport stamped at each store you visit.
  • All winners are selected by random drawing from qualifying passports received (postmarked by August 3, 2022.)
  • Each Region features a grand prize thanks to our generous industry and store sponsors.

5. Share Your Creations

Did you make your charm squares into something awesome? How did you use the exclusive All Iowa Shop Hop Fabrics? What other fabrics, tools, supplies, patterns or advice did you pick up, and what did they inspire you to create?

Share your stories and creations with All Iowa Shop Hop on our Contact Page or Facebook!