Think of it: 21 independent quilt shops in Oregon banding together to offer a three-week “shop hop” across the western side of the state. Now that’s something to make quilters and fabric lovers smile in anticipation. The Harvest and Stitches Shop Hop runs Oct. 3 – 24, with each participating shop offering visitors a free pattern for a 6″ block plus the fabric to make the block. Additional incentives include chances to win a prize at each shop. MPS member Deb Messina, pictured at right, was instrumental in organizing the shop hop. Deb is the owner of Quilter’s Corner Store, one of the 21 participating quilt shops. (Deb and her shop, located inRead More →