Events / Classes at Kari’s
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Join us for the 6th annual statewide shop hop – the largest quilting event in the state of Wisconsin. This year, there are 71 shops throughout Wisconsin participating. There are so many wonderful choices in the world of quilting – an ever expanding array of patterns, techniques, fabrics, and great shops! We hope you’ll join us as we take this opportunity to show each of you each of our shops best offerings!
We’ve made a real effort to make this event as fun as we can. This year the shop hop starts on Friday, June 2nd and runs through Saturday, June 24th. The stores will be open Monday through Friday 9:30 – 5:30, and Saturday 9:30 – 4:00. We have listed stores with Sunday hours in the Shop Hop Newspaper, which is available at all participating shops.
Passport Info for Prizes: You Shop Hop Passport can be picked up at any shop you start at. Please be sure to fill out your passport and have it validated at all of the shops you visit. Please turn in your passport at the end of your tour, even if you haven’t visited every shop. We need this information to award the prizes and to help plan next year’s event.
Through your trip, you’ll discover new and old ideas in patterns, books, and the latest notions. You’ll be exposed to fabrics ranging from heirloom reproduction prints and homespun plaids to the boldest batiks and trendiest prints. Our shops will be fully staffed with experienced quilters, so you’ll find the assistance you need while choosing colors and fabric. Our samples, kits and fabric bundles will inspire you to create your own heirloom. We will be featuring the exclusive Wisconsin Fabric Line presented by Moda and designed by Holly Taylor.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
WI Shop Hop 2017 Section 1
*Free Pattern and Kits not available until June 21, 2017.
Beginning on June 21st through September 5th, stop in to pick up one of our FREE Row by Row On the Go patterns! A kit is available with all of the appliques pre-cut for you! If your embroidery machine can embroider a 5″ x 7″ design or larger, come to our shop to purchase a 2GB USB stick with our FREE applique design in .JEF and .PES format on it.
Don’t forget about our exclusive Fabric Plate which says “Got Your Backs!” We are known for our broad selection of quilt backings. We have over 200 bolts of 106″ – 118″ quilt backing material! Collect Fabric Plates to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art, or even a fun backing for your quilt. It’s a great keepsake to remember the shops you’ve visited in 2017.
We also have ALL of the limited edition Row by Row pins! We have the “HOME SWT HOME” pin, Kari’s “GOT YOUR BACKS” pin, and the adorable Car Charm Holder Pin. Buy it to hold each of the year’s commemorative charm: 2011-2016 are available and shown below.
Kari’s is running a SPECIAL!
Purchase the Car Charm Holder Pin for $12.00 and pick out charms for a special price of $4.00 each! Charms regularly $5.99 each.
Thank you to those who attended our free, weekly demos! Our groups had a wonderful time and we had a tremendous turn out! It was amazing to meet so many new people, and see familiar faces again! There will be no free demos in April; however, we will resume in May with hands-on quilting techniques.
Thank you to those who attended our annual Handi Quilter Educational Event! Our group had a wonderful time! And a big thank you to Susan Manry!
Thank you to those who attended these classes! Kari is a fascinating instructor! Three digital cutting machines were demonstrated: the Brother Scan N Cut, the Zing, and the Artistic Edge. The morning session was all about applique, and the afternoon session was about cutting paper where we made an explosion card! The girls had fun!
Thank you to those who attended this event! Cindy is a remarkable and talented designer as well as a fascinating instructor! Kari’s was proud to host her for a second time!