What’s your sign? This is ours!
  
 “Are you EVER going to open?” This question has been asked a lot, by just about everyone, including ourselves. The short answer is yes. We are still deep in renovations that have taken a bit longer than expected. Let’s just say that at one point we had a sinking floor and an exposed broken sewer pipe.  Not the best conditions for fabric or our noses! But every day there is progress, and there is no going backwards.
 
 

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It’s almost June, and time for the Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop

June 1 is the official start of the Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop. This is a 3-month shop hop that gives participants the opportunity to visit 30+ terrific shops across northern Illinois. Participants receive a discount on purchases when they visit each shop, and can become eligible for great prizes for visiting all the shops in a single region or across all three regions. The Grand Prize is a quilting cruise for you and a friend, and First Prize is a Baby Lock Amelia, a wonderful travel size sewing machine provided by The Quilter’s Trunk. For more information on the hop, visit www.northernillinoisquiltfest.com.
 
The Quilter’s Trunk is honored to be included in this fun group of quilt shops. While we won’t be open at the start of the Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop, we do want participants to take advantage of the hop discount in our store. If you already receive our newsletters, you will automatically receive a certificate for the discount. To sign up for our newsletters, click here:  http://www.thequilterstrunk.com/learn-more/
 
In addition, the organizers of the hop have generously agreed to not require a stamp from The Quilter’s Trunk to be eligible for the regional or overall prizes (kind of like the free space on a bingo card). We will, of course, stamp your passport anyway!
 
In the next issue of our newsletter….we’ll talk about The Row by Row Experience. To whet your appetite, here is a teaser of our row.

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