Welcome to Nebraska’s 15th Annual
“Border to Border” Shop Hop
Welcome to Nebraska’s 15th annual Shop Hop April 18th-28th! Are you ready to see what Nebraska Quilt shops have to offer in ideas to use the exclusive Nebraska fabric designed just for Nebraska quilters? The newspaper, provided in your shop hop bag, is designed to help you get to the 39 stores that are participating in 2013 shop hop. A description of each store is included and the shops are listed alphabetically by town rather than the store name. Ainsworth first and York last. Read about each store and what they and their town will offer for your border to border shop hop. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels across Nebraska collecting lots of ideas and items to help you further your sewing and quilting skills and creativity.
In your shop hop bag you will receive a fat quarter of the tossed counties fabric. Other coordinates will be available in the shops all across Nebraska. The stores can’t wait to show you what you can do with these beautiful Nebraska themed fabrics.
You will also get a stamp card. Visit the participating shops from border to border and be sure to get your card stamped at every store. (No purchase is necessary to receive a stamp, just your presence in the shop)*. The more shops you visit, the greater your chance to win the gift certificates!**
Everyone who visits 1 or MORE shops is eligible to win a $25.00 certificate. Eligibility for the gift certificate drawings in additional prize categories are based on the total number of shops visited.
Visit 1-5 Shops: Drawings for two $25.00 Gift Certificates
Visit 6-12 or MORE Shops: Drawings for three $50.00 Gift Certificates
Visit 13-24 or MORE Shops: Drawings for a $200.00 AND $100.00 Gift Certificate
Visit 25-38 or MORE Shops: Drawings for a $500.00 AND $300.00 Gift Certificate
Visit ALL 39 Shops: Receive a $10.00 Gift Certificate, Free Shop Hop 2014 Bag, & a chance to win a $100.00 Gift Certificate. (Also eligible for all other prize categories).
At every shop you visit during your shop hop travels, you will receive a free pattern for a project using the Nebraska themed fabric designed exclusive for this shop hop. Every shop is unique and we hope you enjoy each one and get to know them all on your journey from border to border.
Each shop will also have a selection of “Skinny bolts”. A skinny bolt is a bolt of fabric with 3 yards or less left on it. If you buy what is left on the bolt, you will receive a 30% discount. Each shop has the right to choose specific fabrics for this area.
Don’t forget to turn your stamp card in by Sunday April 28, the last day of the shop hop, so you are eligible for the certificates. We hope you will enjoy your 2013 shop hop from border to border!!!
*Some conditions and rules apply to the use of the stamp card. The stamp card serves as the official record of your travels and shops visited. All rules and guidelines as stated on the stamp card apply to its use. The NIFS organization and its individual shops are not responsible for lost or stolen stamp cards.
**The shop hop is designed to return all profits from the bag sales and the dues collected from each participating shop to the customers in the form of these gift certificates. In 2012 NIFS (Nebraska Independent Fabric Stores) gave back to the shop hop participants more than $8,000 in gift certificates as prizes.