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Thursday, April 9, 2009

April in the UP . . . . .

Well April is here and no sign of the April showers . . . . yet. Personally, I can't wait until the rains come and clean up all the dirt and grime that the winter snows left behind. I think early spring is always really depressing for me because all the snowbanks, streets and roads are completely covered in dirt and mud. I always get disgusted when everything is grimy and dirty. Let the rains come I say! :)


Much is happening in the month of April at the Northern Lodge. We will be adding a new design area in the store, where you can peruse through catalogs of furniture, lighting and wall coverings! We are also getting ready for the big SHOP THE TOP shop hop with the other quilt shops in the UP and Marinette, Wisconsin. The SHOP THE TOP hop will be held May 1st - May 9th and will include the following quilt shops:



Quilts 'n Stuff - Escanaba

Northern Lodge - Gladstone

Ben Franklin Crafts - Marquette

Alley Kat's Quilt Shop - Marquette

Country Garden Quilts & More - Ishpeming

Portage Quilt House - Houghton

Brambleberry Inc. - Ewen

Fabric Patch - Ironwood

Wardo's - Iron River

Quilter's Haven - Menominee

Pine Street Quilts - Marinette


The Shop the Top Hop is a $5 cost for your passport, and each store will be giving discounts and goodie bags! This years theme is BAGS - so if you like bag patterns, this is the shop hop for you. Each store will have a free pattern for its bag! Each store will also have a raffle prize and the Grand Prize for everyone who completes the entire shop hop is a $50 Gift Certificate to each and every shop! Awesome!!!

There has been some chatter about possibly including another store, but at this time it is not confirmed. I will know more in the next couple of weeks when we finalize everything at our meeting in Marquette.


This time around, all the stores will have separate hours of operation, so please please PLEASE be sure to check you times before setting out. If you are going to be close to our closing hours, please call ahead to give us a heads up! We will most likely stay open for you as long as we know you are enroute.

We will once again be offering a 10% discount at the Terrace Bay Inn for anyone who would like to make a night of it! The Terrace is located just 1/4 mile from our store and is on the bay. They have a great resturant and bar as well as a pool. Just tell them you are with the shop hop and stay anytime between May 1st and May 9th!

If anyone has any questions regarding the shop hop or need directions, please feel free to call us! 1-888-737-3696 or 906-789-9300.

We will be adding a few new items to the store in the next coming weeks and some fun and exciting changes are on the way as well. Be sure to stop in and say hello and see what's new!

Have a wonderful Easter! Pam

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