Quilt Hop July 28th and 29th
Update Thursday July 27th:
The Quilts are hung and the vendors are getting in place for the 2017 Quilt Hop. For those of you who are interested in vendors, we have the Accu-Quilt lady back from Arkansas and with her this year is a scissor sharpener. We have a long arm quilter, vendors selling material, fat quarters, patterns, quilting magazines, hand made items, hand care products and yes, there will be quilts for sale also. Vendors will be located in Civic Center (Armory). This is where you will also find Fat Quarter Bingo, and quilting demonstrations both days.
Don’t forget to pick up a punch card at the first location you visit. If you show your punch card at one of the following restaurants you will be able to receive a free beverage with the purchase of a meal. These restaurants are: Hickory BBQ, Los Amigos, Rolando’s, Roma Italian Restaurant, Shumardi Steak House, TNT Café’, Brothers Café, Bluebonnet Café’, San Luis Tex-Mex., Breakfast Stop, and Luna Azul Café. A food truck from Easter’s Kitchen will also be available at the Civic Center. Lists of participating restaurants will be available at each stop.
Don’t forget to look for the red flags that will mark the locations of Barn Quilts to be viewed as you hop from one location to another. We invite you to join with us July 28th and July 29th for the biggest of all Quilt Hops. Bring a friend and get your punch card for a Hopping Good Time..
Friday, July 28 and July 29 visitors to the Quilt Hop will hop to 10 different locations to see displays of over 300 quilts and quilted items. Included in the Hop are the Sam Rayburn House Museum, the Bonham Civic Center (Armory), Sam Rayburn Library, Creative Art Center, City of Bonham Visitor Center, Fannin County Museum of History, Fannin County Historical Commission, Bonham Public Library, Bonham Senior Center, and Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Honey Grove.
Please use the hashtag #BonhamQuiltHop when posting photos or blogging about our Quilt Hop, that way everyone can enjoy them also!
2017 Quilt Hop Schedule
All Demos and Workshops are free and held at the Bonham Civic Center (Armory), 1100 W. 5th.
Quilt Hop – Friday, July 28
1:00 Doors Open
1:30 Fat Quarter Bingo
2:00 Mug Rugs, Mitzi Pederson
2:30 Crumb Pieced Place Mat, Juanita Johnson
3:00 Community Service Quilts, Tish Ogden
3:30 String Quilts, Jennifer Swick
4:00 Fat Quarter Bingo
4:30 Doors Close
Quilt Hop – Saturday, July 30
9:00 Doors Open
9:30 Fat Quarter Bingo
10:00 3-n-1 block, Ruth Ann Hurst & Linda Hall
10:30 # Block, Cyndi Newton
11:00 Stack-n-Whack, Nancy Miller
11:30 Fat Quarter Bingo
1:00 Fat Quarter Bingo
1:30 Tumbling Gift Box, Shirley St. Clair
2:00 Making Chenielle, Shirley Elliott
2:30 Big Stitch Quilting, Linda Detweiller
3:00 Tote Bag Zippers
3:30 Fat Quarter Bingo
4:00 Doors Close
We have a few changes to the event this year. Saint Mark’s church in Honey Grove will open at 9 am. on both Friday and Saturday. The rest of the event attractions will open on Friday at 1:00 pm. The reason for this opening time for all the Bonham Quilt Hop venues is that the Senior Center must serve food on Friday. Quilts and food do not mix. So we must allow the Senior Center time to serve food and clean up before they can finish set-up. The Quilt Hop Committee suggests that if you would like to tour Saint Mark’s church early on Friday, that you spend time looking at the Barn Quilt Trail. Honey Grove has a number of Barn Quilts on buildings in Honey Grove. You can then follow the trail to Bonham and visit the remaining quilt venues. A change has been added to the Barn Quilt Trail. We will mark the places that have Barn Quilts with red flags in front of the location. Ester’s Country Kitchen will have a Food truck located at the armory both Friday and Saturday. This will allow us to keep all the venues open with no lunch break this year.
The quilts will be displayed at the following locations: Bonham Visitors Information Center, Fannin County Museum of History, Fannin County Historical Commission, Bonham Public Library, Bonham Senior Center, Creative Arts Center, Bonham Civic Center (old Armory), Sam Rayburn Library and Museum, Sam Rayburn House Museum and new to the Quilt Hop this year is the Saint Mark, Episcopal Church in downtown Honey Grove.
Don’t forget to drive the Quilt Barn Trail; maps are available to guide you along the way.
Vendors, if you would like to set up a table or booth, please download our vendor form (click here).