I received information on this Shop Hop this past week. I guess they are calling it the "Valley of the Sun" shop hop this year. It runs from September 16-24th. So that means it goes through 2 Saturdays again.The passports go on sale August 8th. They are $5 and you get a charm. If it is like last year make sure you get yours early if you want a charm, they went like hot cakes! Last year there were 13 shops, this year there are only 12. The one that dropped is probably the one on Reems and Bell that closed. Also, to note, the shop Arizona Quilts on Beardsley/99--Lake Pleasant Parkway is not able to participate this year in this Shop Hop, so don't go there for your passport, BUT they will be having their own specials during that time so that is a place to add to the list.
There are only 2 things I plan for each year with my quilting. One is this shop hop and the other is the Phoenix Quilt Festival in January. One of these days I am gonna' add Houston, Paducah and Puyallup to the list :)