Shop Hop Q&A #1 – The Magazine

Since this will be our first All Illinois Shop Hop, I’m sure there are questions about what to expect. Let’s start with a FAVORITE feature about our statewide Shop Hops… The All Illinois Shop Hop Magazine!

Q: What will I find in the All Illinois Shop Hop Magazine?

A: The magazine includes a Passport for your Great Sewing Adventures™ Across Illinois. Turn in your completed Passport for a chance to win Prizes which are also featured in the magazine. You’ll find Regional Maps, to help you plan your route, and listings of special Shop Hop store hours. Your Magazine includes free patterns from local designers featuring the exclusive line of 2022 All Illinois Shop Hop fabrics. Beautiful photography showcases these fine projects. Plus there are fun, industry-related articles to round out the publication.

Q: What other benefits may I get for purchasing the magazine?

A: Your magazine serves as a directory of stores. Use it all year long to locate and visit stores as you travel throughout illinois. ALL proceeds from magazine sales go DIRECTLY to support your local quilt shops. There is nothing quite the same as walking into a shop to see, touch and even smell the fabric. The passion behind our Shop Hop program is ensuring that brick and mortar shops thrive and the industry continues to encourage generations of sewing enthusiasts. 

Q: When will magazines be available?

A: All Illinois Shop Hop Magazines will be available in June 2022. It takes about a year to plan, gather and complete all the store features, project designs, patterns and articles. We want to make sure every last detail is perfect.  

Q: How do I get my magazine?

A: Stop into your favorite local store to purchase your magazine! They will be available at ALL participating stores in June 2022. This is about 6-8 weeks prior to the August 1-September 30 event. Stores will have an option for Shop Hoppers to “pre-reserve” a magazine later in the spring. Follow us on Facebook and our website for information on when this becomes available. 

Q: How do I purchase a magazine if I’m unable to visit a local shop prior to the start of the event?

A: If you are an out-of-state Shop Hopper or just don’t have a nearby source, rest assured that many of our stores will sell magazines online or by phone, then mail it to you. You can find the FULL LIST of participating stores and their contact information on the All Illinois Shop Hop website.