Get Your Passports!

3bf287db5ade92731e085af1096baaa3_we-are-going-away-on-our-girls-road-trip-clipart_236-240The WAQA First Ever Perth Shop Hop was launched at the General Meeting last night. Over 30 passports were sold on the night, so get yours at February Sewing Night or Day.

I didn’t know what a Shop Hop was when I was first told it was my job to plan it.

So I’ll just outline how it works.

  • This is a self-guided shop hop, no bus, no time limits, no pre-determined plan of which shops you go to. (Kind of like the Armadale or Mundaring Studio Trails, if you’ve done either of those.)
  • You buy a passport (lists the shops, hours, days open, special deals and activities)
  • Get your friends to fill your car for fun and laughs along the way. They do not have to WAQA Members – they just need to purchase a Passport to take advantage of the freebies, specials and raffles.
  • Plan your route – you can shop for all 3 days or just 1, it’s up to you. Register for the Launch Event, Final Event and/or the Make & Take Workshops at the Quirky Stitch
  • Get your passport stamped at each shop, collect a 5” charm square, (Theme: Jewels), enter some of the in-store raffles along the way, watch the demonstrations, DIY quilting on a mid/long arm machine (max quilt size 1m square – bring quilt top, wadding and backing), sit’n’sew or enjoy morning or afternoon tea at the shops. All this is for Passport Holders only.
  • Spend as much or as little as you like, there will be lots of specials for Passport Holders only and a number of the shops are home-based or online that are not usually open to the public. Some shops are only open 1 or 2 days of the Shop Hop, so read your Passport carefully when planning your route.
  • When you are finished Shop Hopping, enter the Raffles (here’s how)

There are 2 Raffles – both drawn on Saturday afternoon, 18 March at the Final Event

1st Raffle: For those who register and attend the Final Event at Handcrafters House on the Saturday. Must be in attendance to collect prize.

2nd set of Raffles: Each shop you visit has a point value. To enter this set of raffles you have to collect a minimum of 8 points. The 3 shops that are furthest away from the centre of Perth have a value of 2 points, while all the other shops have a 2-point value. There are 3 categories of raffles that you may enter depending on how many points you have earned.

This set of Raffles is to reward Shop Hop Participants who explore shops outside their usual haunts.

You do not have to be present to win, you just have to drop your passport off, or get someone to take it to Handcrafters House by 3:30 pm on Saturday, 18th March, 2017 (Worldwide Quilters’ Day)

Raffle Prizes – We have some amazing Raffle prizes donated by our Sponsors and their suppliers

2 Crafty Ladies – 2 x panel quilt kits (rrp $40 each)

janome-computerised-dc4030AusTech & Janome Australia –Janome DC4030 rrp ($699)

Bizzy Bee – Moda Frivol Tin rrp ($75)

Brother Australia – Brother Scan & Cut CM 990 (rrp $699) scan-and-cut

Care2Create – 1 x Snowglobe Village Pattern and full kit (rrp $340) care2create-donation

Craft Collections – a jelly roll and a layer cake (rrp $110)

Handcrafters House – Singer Simple Sewing Machine (retro colour – either Raspberry, Aqua or Yellow  (rrp $399)yellow-singer

Kraft Daze – a beautiful bundle of Riley Blake Fabrics (rrp $72)

Layered Creations  – Moda Grow! Layer Cake – (rrp $70)

Millhouse Collections – mystery product prize

Strawberry Thief – 4 x Liberty hexie pre-cut packs – (rrp $37.50 each)

Teddy Tree – $50 gift voucher

The Quilt Fairy –  $50 gift voucher

The Quilting Cottage – 10% off Quilting (all over patterns only) valid to end 2017

The Quirky Stitch –$20 gift voucher

Victorian Textiles – mystery product prize

WAQA – 2 x lap quilts

  • 2 x single bed quilt
  • 1 x double bed quilt

Passport Sales – At workshops in February/ March, February Sewing Day & Night, March Sewing Night, Community Quilting Bee (26 February), No Sleep Retreat (25 February), Central Park Exhibition in the CBD (13 – 14 March only) and at Handcrafters House in Midland and Kraft Daze Sewing World in Maddington after 1 March if there are any left.

Limited numbers of Passports may be issued (like Raffle Tickets) to Members to sell to non-WAQA members if you have a group you think might be interested. Contact Marie Mitchell if you are interested in this option.

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3 Responses to Get Your Passports!

  1. Anne Trigg says:

    Hi – I’m so annoyed because I forgot all about this. Is there any way to purchase the passport online or from you if I send a cheque? I am interested but haven’t quite worked out whether the Shop Hop starts now and finishes on March 18, or whether it just goes from March 15 – 18.

    Thanks Anne Trigg

  2. HI Anne,
    If you won’t be at any other WAQA you may purchase your passport from Handcrafters House in Midland or Kraft Daze in Maddington after March 1, 2017. You may also send a cheque to WAQA and include a stamped self-addressed envelope and I am happy to send you a passport in the mail.

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