We are quilt and sewing machine shops from Colorado and Wyoming that participate in an annual event at The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, where you can visit us all in one wonderful weekend! We also invite you to visit our shops throughout the year.

Our 2016 Event will be Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Note:  We’ll be in the McKee building this year, just east of the First National Bank Building we have been in in the past.  For a Google Map, click here.

Special Announcement:  If you are coming to the show and another event at the Ranch is requiring a parking fee, let them know you are with the Shophop.  Parking is free for our event.

Another Special Announcement:  This year we’re having an Apron Contest!  We’re looking for big ones, little ones, funny ones, short ones, tall ones. It’s a perfect to Springtime and BBQ time in the Rockies.  Anyone can enter, except for participating shop owners and those who work or teach at those shops.  The aprons will be hung at the Shop Hop as part of the Quilt Show. Viewers will be given an opportunity to vote on your favorite apron, and Gift Basket Prizes will be awarded: $75 1st; $50 2nd; $25 3rd.

For the entry form, click here.  You can design your own apron or use a commercial pattern, but the apron must have been made by the entrant and must be a “new” apron, something made within the last 6 months.

Entrants need to fill the form out and return Part A. Please attach the Part A form to each apron. On the back of the Part A form you may want to put a brief description of the apron (color, design) just in case the form gets separated from the apron.

Entrants keep Part B—which they will give to the shop to pick up their apron after the show.

Entrants must bring their aprons to participating stores by April 2.  The aprons can be picked up at the show (bring your paperwork) or at the participating shop later in the week, along with the prizes they might win!

If you have any questions, please contact Barb Boyer at Around the Block, barboy@msn.com or 307-433-9555.