FAQs

What is the 2022 Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop?

How do I join in the fun?

What do hoppers do during a shop hop?

What are the benefits to me for participating?

What are the prizes for the shop hop?

When will the prizes be awarded?

How much does it cost to particpate?

When is the 2022 Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop?

Which shops are participating in the 2022 Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop?

What else should I expect?


What is the 2022 Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop?

12 of the finest quilt shops and sewing centers in Central North Carolina are hosting a very special week long event called the Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop.


How do I join in the fun?

We are glad you asked! The following are steps to take in preparing for the Shop Hop:

  1. Purchase your Passport from a participating shop.
  2. Mark you calendar for June 11-18, 2022.
  3. Invite your friends to join you.
  4. Follow our Facebook page.
  5. Plan ahead! Use our Google Map to plan your route.
  6. Plan to spend some quality time at each shop. Discover what makes each shop unique and get to know the folks who are assisting you. Take some time to look around and shop — you might just find the perfect addition to your quilty stash or toolbox! Be sure to allocate enough time to fully experience each shop.
  7. Remember to get your Passport stamped and collect your free gift before leaving each shop. Some shops have a separate area for stamping Passports, others register you for drawings, stamp your passports, and hand out gifts at time of checkout.
  8. Each town has its own special charm, too! Take time to explore and support other small businesses (antique shops, boutiques, local eateries, etc.) as you hop. You might even plan to stay overnight in a town or two as you make your way from shop to shop.

What do hoppers do during a shop hop?

Hoppers purchase a Passport at their local participating shop, gather their friends, and spend time visiting each of the 12 shops.

Make sure you get your Passport stamped at each shop you visit, then leave the completed Passport at your final stop to be entered into a drawing for one of 14 great prizes.


What are the benefits to me for participating?

  • Hoppers receive one free Villa Rosa pattern with their Passport.
  • Each shop you visit will give you a free fat quarter when you have your Passport stamped.
  • You may enter to win other door prizes at each shop you visit.

What are the prizes for the shop hop?

There are 14 great prizes available to win — the Grand Prize is a retreat for you and three friends, the Second Grand Prize is 120 fat quarters, and additional winners will each receive one of 12 gift baskets valuing $150+.


When will the prizes be awarded?

Winners will be drawn the week following the conclusion of the Shop Hop and notified shortly thereafter.

First and Second prizes will be available for pick up at the winner's home shop.

Shop baskets will be available for pick up at the individual shops.


How much does it cost to particpate?

Passports are available at participating shops for $3 each. Limit one Passport per person.


When is the 2022 Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop?

Click here for a complete listing of dates and times.


Which shops are participating in the 2022 Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop?

A complete listing of participating shops is available here.


What else should I expect?

Each shop is independently owned and operated, therefore, each shop has its own unique feel, niche and atmosphere. That means, not every shop does things the same way. And that is OK!

Some shops may have extravagant snacks available — some may have modest snacks. It is a good idea to be prepared for your day's trip and carry your favorite beverages and snacks with you.

Some may have as many staff members as they have hoppers — some may only have a few staffers. Staffers work hard to make your visit one that allows to you shop at your leisure, while expediting the process when you are ready to check out. We greatly appreciate your patronage and patience.

Some shops have the luxury of their own parking lots — others depend on the availability of on-street parking. After all the time spent in the car, enjoy the opportunity to enjoy your time outdoors.

Some shops are large and overflowing with a variety of merchandise — other shops are smaller and more targeted to a specific niche. Embrace the uniqueness of each shop and spend some time discovering what makes each shop special.

Sometimes shops face uncontrollable issues — whether it's loss of power (and all that may go with it) or malfunction of facilities. Our shop owners and staff are resilient and work hard to make the best of each circumstance.

Shop owners and staff work hard to prepare for your visit — oftentimes for weeks in advance. As much as we try, we cannot predict every obstacle that comes our way or please everyone. Please be patient and respectful and know that we work hard to make your visit one that is enjoyable for all.

Thank you for shopping 12 of the finest quilt shops and sewing centers in Central North Carolina during the Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop!

 

 

 

 

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