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I have to say, it is hard to believe that Hoppin Bobbin has officially been here for 5 years as of this week.  With much anticipation of what the next few years will bring, I signed a new lease at the beginning of the month.  I'm excited and looking forward to it.  I want to say thanks to my "super" staff, who I always tease that it's hard to find good help, but know that I couldn't get through the day without them.  They are always brimming with new ideas and have such enthusiasm for the shop and our customers.  I am so grateful to them for their support, hard work and friendships that have evolved with them through the years.  
I also would like to say thank you to each and everyone of the quilters that have supported Hoppin Bobbin the last 5 years.  I hope that we continue to earn your patronage and that we can be here many more years to serve you.  I am grateful for the friendships that have grown, watching beginners grow into wonderful quilters and your overwhelming support of Hoppin Bobbin and myself.  I would not be able to do what I love, without every one of you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 
Here's to many more years!
Kelly and Tootsie too!


We have had such a great time with Row by Row this year and have met so many friendly quilters through the process.  While we are in "hibernation" right now, we are taking orders for shipment.  Kits and patterns can be purchased now and will be shipped November 1st.

Hoppin Bobbin's 2015 Row by Row Pattern
"Snowman Fun"

Our row can be put together either vertical or horizontal.

Quilt Bingo!

(for more information please click link above)
Hosted by:

The Flying Geese Quilt Guild of Harford County, Maryland
Saturday, September 26, 2015
St. Margaret Mission
1716 Churchville Rd. Bel Air, MD
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Bingo is held from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cost is $17.00

New Arrivals!

School Days from Red Rooster Fabrics
What a great group and just in time for Back to School.  Panel that has a Lunch Bag, Supply Bag, Composition Book Cover, Tissue cover and Mug Rugs.  Also  great coordinating prints and tonals.

Basic Grey Grunge Basics
by Moda

Savvy Swirls
by Marcus Fabrics

Summer Sizzling Specials
September 1 - 12
Yardage sale 20% off (minimum 1 yd cut per fabric)

September's Project
Sunny Baby Quilt

Pick-up for September's Project is Saturday, September 12th.

 This is the last project for this year!
Keep an eye out for details for the next
"A Year of Love...A Year of Fun Club x2"

Quilting for Christmas
The holidays are quickly approaching.
Hoppin Bobbin's cut off date to receive Quilts to be returned for Christmas, is November 1st.  Please be sure to get your quilt in as soon as possible to avoid rush charges.  Any quilts that are received after the cut off date (and need to be returned for Christmas) will incur a $50.00 Rush Charge.  There will be no exceptions to this rule. Please plan accordingly. 

Women of the Bible 
 Pattern Series 

(Pieced by Debra Hill, Quilted by Kelly Davis)

If you are interested in purchasing the CD, there are only 5 CDs
left in stock, so
please give us a call, stop by or send us an email. Cost of the CD with tax is $10.60, however if you need it shipped, there will be additional $2.00 added for shipping and handling. All purchases must be paid for in advance. Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping.

You may send a check to :
411 W Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Or if you would like to pay by credit card,
please call 410 272 2226 and a sales associate can help you during normal business hours.


September Classes
(Please click on class title to follow link for more details)

Beginner Quilting


So you want to make a quilt, but can't tell a rotary cutter from a seam ripper? Mary Lou will help guide you through Alex Anderson's Beginning Quilting.  Learn every step of the way as you learn to plan, cut, piece, quilt, and bind your quilt.  There are eight easy, beautiful projects in the class book that will get you started.  Class will make the Sampler Quilt that includes flying geese, nine patch, ninepatch variation, rail fence and log cabin blocks.
This is a 6 - two hour session class.
Day and evening classes available.

Thursday, September 10 from
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (FULL)
Show and tell of finished quilts is on Thursday, November 5th at 6 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Lou Gilbert

Hand Quilting

Have you wanted to learn to hand quilt? This is the class for you. Cheryl will walk you through the basics of hand quilting,from marking your quilts, to getting those perfect stitches!

Saturday, September 12th from
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Instructor: Cheryl Travis

Hunter's Star
Learn the simple way to make the Hunter's Star block, using no "Y" seams or diamonds.
This block uses high contrasting fabrics, either in color or lights and darks and can be made using 2 fabrics, 8 fabrics, or scrappy.
You can make this quilt in 7 different sizes.

Pattern by Debbie Maddy for Calico Carriage Quilt Designs
Patterns available for purchase.

Saturday, September 19th
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Lou Gilbert

T-shirt Quilt Demo and Lecture
Discover how to make a t-shirt quilt with your t-shirt memories.

Tuesday, September 29th
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Lou Gilbert

October Classes
Beginner Applique
Learn the steps for easy Raw Edge Applique
from start to finish.
Snowman Fun Kits are required for class.


Saturday, October 3rd from
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kelly Davis

Quick and Cute Tuffets
18” Round, Height varies
This little gem comes together quickly using the Creative Grids 15-degree Triangle Ruler!

Saturday, October 10th from
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Instructor: Erin Underwood

It's A Wrap Coasters, Trivets and Placemats

Use clothesline and fabrics to create your own unique design of coasters, trivets and place mats to make any table look extraordinary.

Wednesday, October 14th
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kelly Davis

Folded Hexies
A little bit of handwork and a little bit of machine work come together to create this three-dimensional quilt. The hexagons are stuffed with batting and folded into stars then machine appliqued down on to a pre-quilted background.

The effect is stunning!

Saturday, October 24th
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Erin Underwood

Bargello Tree Skirt

Bargello Tree Skirt.  What a fabulous skirt for any tree!  Mary Lou teaches this easy method to accomplish this skirt.

Kits available and strips will be precut. Kit will make TWO tree skirts. There is Homework required before you attend class. 

Saturday, October 31st from
9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Lou

Country Comfort
This traditional quilt pattern is perfect for putting together a beautiful look. We know you are going to love how easy it is to put together and cut these beautiful quilt triangles.
This class is a GREAT class for advanced beginners.
Pattern is included.

Saturday, November 7th
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Lou Gilbert

It's a Wrap Handbag

Clothesline and Scrap fabric strips are used to make this great handbag that everyone will love.  And it is fun and easy to create!
Kit is included in class fee and contains 1 package of clothesline, fabric strips and one set of handles for bag.

Wednesday, November 11th
from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kelly Davis

Carpenters Star
Traditional Carpenters Star Quilt, using No diamonds and No "Y" seams.
Fat quarter friendly.

Pattern available for purchase.
Carpenters Star ~ Bali Star & Queen Size
by Debbie Maddy for Calico Carriage Quilt Designs

Saturday, November 14th
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Lou Gilbert

Picket Fences
Quilt as you Go!
Create spikey strips the Dresden way then sew your quilt together in strips!
Fast and easy for a dramatic outcome!

Saturday, November 21st
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Instructor: Erin Underwood

Beginner Applique
Learn the steps for easy Raw Edge Applique
from start to finish.
Snowman Fun Kits are required for class.

Wednesday, December 2nd
from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Kelly Davis

* Interested in teaching a technique or unique class?
Please contact Kelly for more information.*

Sample Sale

While we love all of the quilts, wall hangings and table toppers we make as samples, we can't keep them all due to an ever changing inventory.  This is your chance to get that quilt, wall hanging or table topper that you loved but didn't have time to make.  Available items are marked with green price tag.  While supplies last. 

Sew In Days 
Every Tuesday and Friday from 10-5, Hoppin Bobbin hosts a Sew in Day.  Bring a project and all of your supplies and have a great day sewing with friends.  Bring a covered dish to share.  If you are planning on staying the day, please fill the parking spots in the rear of the building first.  This enables new customers to find parking in the front of the building.  


411 W Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, MD 21001
410 272 2226
Hours: Tues/Thurs 10-8, Weds/Fri 10-5, Sat 9-4 
Sun/Mon Closed