To All Our Wonderful Friends,

The 2013 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop is now a month behind us and it seems as if Summer is coming to an end.  With Fall just around the corner, we are truly looking forward to our Small Town Fall Retreat October 17 through the 20.  We currently still have spots available if you would like to join in on this fun weekend of quilting and laughing.

Fall is also a very inspirational time of the year for us here at Country Caboose Quilts.  With those beautiful red, orange, and gold colors of Fall it's hard to not be inspired, at least a little bit.  Make sure next time you stop in the you take in our beautiful Fall selection of fabrics.

Also this Fall, we will be participating in the 2013 Hop for Hope.  The details of the shop hop are still being finalized, but keep in mind it is for a very good cause.  For more information on the hop, please read the small article below.

We hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe Summer, and our best wishes to you and yours as the Fall months start to set in here in Minnesota.


Kim & Travis


2013 Hop for Hope
The 2013 Hop for Hope is just around the corner.  At this time we are still finalizing the details, so make sure to check back often.

If you haven't heard of the Hop for Hope yet, it's time we get you started!  The Hop for Hope was started in 2011 as a way for the Quilting Community to do it's part in helping fight cancer one shop at a time.  The best part as quilter's, is you get to help by simply going to each shop, and doing what we do best, add to our stashes.  That's right you get to shop and fight cancer all at once!

The Hop for Hope is similar to other shop hops in the aspect that you are encouraged to visit each participating shop, and by doing so you will be entered in a drawing for some amazing prizes!

By now your probably asking yourself; well how does this help fight cancer?  So let me explain what we do.  At the end of the shop hop, all of the participating shops figure out their sales during they event, and then donate 10% of the proceeds from the event to a common Minnesota based Cancer Organization.  Making sure we are helping those here at home first!

As previously stated, we are currently finalizing the details, so check back often for information.  We hope to see you out hopping!

Although Quilt Minnesota 2013 Shop Hop is over and everyone has found those beautiful fabrics they needed, we have gotten a lot of questions about the state level prizes.  First off, as a quick refresher, the prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize
An Alaskan Cruise package for two (includes airfare to port of departure)
To be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing you must visit 7 shops in each of the
NINE (9) Sections

Three (3) $500 Shop Hop Gift Certificates
New for 2013 Three (3) lucky Hoppers will each win a $500 Shop Hop Gift Certificate to be redeemed at their favorite
participating shop.

To be eligible for the Shop Hop Gift Certificate drawing you must visit at least 7 shops in each of THREE (3) Sections.

We know there are many of you out there anxious to find out if you have won, or maybe you've thought to yourself "Well, I didn't win" there is still a chance. 

The drawing for the state level prize will be taking place Thursday, September 19th.  After the meeting that day of Quilt Minnesota's Section Leaders, they will be announcing and contacting the winners.

You may also want to make sure to mark your calendar for next years Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop right away.  The dates for next year's event will be August 1-17, and again they will have another limited edition line of beautiful Quilt Minnesota fabrics.  Country Caboose Quilts is excited to be involved in the voting process to determine the 2014 Quilt Minnesota fabric line.  Can't wait to share what it will be!

Country Caboose Quilts - 108 South Main St Wahkon, MN - 320-495-3658
Store Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm
*Reminder if Onamia or Isle Schools are closed due to weather, we will be as well*

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