Time to start planning your summer travel schedule as you’ll certainly want to visit as many quilt shops as you can in the US, Canada and Europe. And, when you visit a quilt shop participating the Row by Row Experience, hosted by Timeless Treasures, you’ll receive a free row quilt pattern from each shop you visit (no purchase necessary). This Quilt Shop event (like a quilt run) is scheduled for June 21 – September 6, 2016
The Row by Row Experience began in 2011, with 20 quilt shops across New York State. In 2012, the event grew to include 62 participating shops. Pennsylvania came on board in 2013 for a total of 138 shops throughout the two states. In 2014, over 1250 quilt shops participated in 34 states and Ontario.
In 2015, over 2700 quilt shops in all 50 states and 9 Canadian provinces provided fun and free row patterns for travelers throughout the summer. At the time of writing this post, shops are still signing up, but there should be plenty of shops participating.
A special line of fabric designed by Debra Gabel has been created for this event. And, I absolutely love it!
And the complimentary Studio Basic Fabrics have a large selection of colors to go with this fabric. Visit Timeless Treasures to see all the fabrics in this collection.
Quilters that visit quilt shops and want to create a quilt using free patterns given out during this event, also have the ability to win prizes:
Create a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different participating RxRE shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters. Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!
Free row collecting ends Labor Day but you have until October 31 to finish up a quilt and take it to a shop to claim a prize.
You can follow the Row by Row event at:
QuiltShopGal is also wanting to encourage followers to share photos of their Row by Row Experience, by posting on the Facebook page for this event: https://www.facebook.com/rowbyrowstudio Last year I saw many amazing projects made from free patterns provided during this event, but while quilt shops frequently sell patterns and/or kits, after the event is over, it was pretty difficult to track down a design, as to which shop created it. Thus, I’m hoping if more participants share their photos on Facebook, it will be easier to track down such designs, as well as simply more fun. I’ll definitely be trying to attend as many shops as I can, during this event, as well as follow the Row by Row Experience Facebook page looking forward to all the photo and insights being shared.