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Shop Hop by the Bay is a group of thirteen quilt shops plus the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles who work together to promote our love of quilting and sewing.  We work together to bring our love of fabric to our customers and to promote quilting and sewing to those who have never ventured into this creative process.  We are passionate about what we do and celebrate this passion with our annual Shop Hop by the Bay!

Why Shop Hop?
Quilting is a passion and a shop hop exposes you to a wide variety of tastes, forms and styles of quilting.  You and your friends can take this opportunity to visit shops that you might not normally visit.  Each shop has its own personality and each one carries a different assortment of fabrics, notions, patterns, and gifts.

In what other business would you find would-be competitors joining together to promote their unique wares?  We do this to showcase our establishments and to say Thank You to our loyal customers for your support, friendship, and for sharing your love of quilting!

How does it work?
It's so simple!  Just pick up your official Shop Hop Passport at the first shop you visit.  Tour the stores, have your passport stamped and pick up your free gift at each shop.  Although a visit to the beautiful San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is optional, in doing so you will be entered into the Museum's own drawing.

Afraid you'll get lost?
Don't worry! At the first shop you visit you'll receive a Shop Hop By The Bay newsletter which contains a map guiding you to each of the participating shops. Want to scope it out ahead of time? Just click on MAPS up above and you can print out maps and/or directions to each shop, courtesy of

Visit all 13 shops plus the Museum and you will be entered into a drawing for special prizes.  What if you don't finish an you have an incomplete passport?  Turn it in anyway!  Passports with 7 or more stamps turned in to any participating shop by the last day of the event will be eligible to win a second chance gift basket.

It was a wonderful time... Shop Hop By The Bay 2014! Over the five days, we had hundreds of eager Shop-Hoppers begin their journeys in our shops. Meeting each of you was really a treat. Quilters truly are special people. Seeing our old friends and making new ones is something we look forward to each year!

Click here to see the list of the 2014 winners!


 Participating Shops
Always Quilting
 Back Porch Fabrics
 Eddie's Quilting Bee
Family Threads 
Golden State Sewing & Quilting
The Granary  
The Intrepid Thread
Judy's Sewing Center Capitola
Laurel Leaf
The Nimble Thimble
Quilts and Things
Scruffy Quilts
Sew Bee It Quilting
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
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