The impact that Shop Hop Inc is having on quilt shops across the country was recently featured by the Craft Industry Alliance. We are thrilled to be recognized by this organization that serves as a trusted source of industry information, creative inspiration, and community for craft professionals.
Photo: Jen Gasper (left) and Koleene Herlocker (right) with a quilt shop owner.
Article by Jenni Grover
In a time when many quilters are mourning the loss of neighborhood quilt shops, Koleene Herlocker and Jen Gasper are on a mission to help keep as many of those local businesses open as possible.
They purchased Shop Hop Inc from its founder in 2019. In the years since, they have grown the business significantly, refining their model and boosting hundreds of local quilt shops around the U.S.
“We want to do everything we can to help ensure that we have brick and mortar stores to shop at for a long time to come,” says Herlocker, executive director of Shop Hop Inc and a quilter herself.