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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 2020 Event will be Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th, 9a.m. to 5p.m each day.

This year, we will have two displays:

Our theme for this year’s challenge is flashback to the 1960s.   Beatles, peace signs, hippies, tie dye, long hair, rock & roll, being hip or being square.  Make your own project around a 1960s theme, using a commercial pattern or one of your own creation.  To participate, fill out an entry form and submit it to a participating quilt store with your project by April 13.  Wall hangings, totes or other interpretations of a 60s theme no larger than 60” X 60” will be accepted. Projects will hang at the Springtime in the Rockies Shop Hop at the Ranch, April 17 & 18.   Gift Basket Prizes awarded: $250 1st; $200 2nd; $150 3rd as picked by Viewer’s Choice.  Projects and prizes can be collected from your participating shop after the show.

60s challenge 2020

There will also be a display of Gypsy Wife Quilts from classes provided by Shiela Honeycutt of Stitches Quilt Shop in Loveland, CO.

We will have lots of FREE demos and classes at the 2020 show.  Let us share the latest and greatest techniques with you!  More information about them will be available closer to the show dates.

This is the 2019 Shop Hop Demonstrations List to give you an idea of our great classes. 

Friday

April 19

Shop and Demo

10:00 a.m.

Lickety Stitch

Our Top Ten Favorite Notions

11:00 a.m.

Jukebox Quilts

Piecing Perfection & Mastering Accuracy

12 noon

Fig Leaf

Versatile Nine-Patch

1 p.m.

Maggie’s Sewing

Color – Make it Work for You!

2 p.m.

Quilter’s Stash

Teeny Tiny Collage

3 p.m.

Quilter’s Dream

New Twister Ruler

4 p.m.

Sewing Circle

Quick and Easy Projects Using Quilting Techniques

Saturday

April 20

10:00 a.m.

Around the Block

Krista Moser Patterns Using Creative Grid 60 Degree Diamond Ruler

11:00 a.m.

Quilter’s Stash

Teeny Tiny Collage

12 noon

Fig Leaf

Turn About Patchwork

1 p.m.

Stitches

Improvisational Piecing

2 p.m.

Country Crafts

It’s the Berries! Strawberry Wool Appliqué Needlecase – A Make and Take

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.

Note:  We’ll be in the First National Bank Building as we have been in the past.  For a Google Map, click here.