It’s been a busy summer and it’s only half over! Row by Row Experience is an event that runs in the U.S. and Canada and the rowbyrower visits any of the participating shops and receives a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Then you can combine the rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. My OCD self decided that I want to travel to as many shops as I can. My mother-in-law is collecting rows for me in California and I have some friends country wide that are collecting. I’ve hit shops in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania so far. My husband is awesome. He’s traveled to all of them with me and he’s gotten the free pattern so that I can send it to a friend. Each shop also makes up a kit that includes all of the fabric needed to create their row. I’ve tried to limit my kit buying to the rows that I absolutely love. But that’s most of them! Each shop also created a “fabric plate”. It looks like a license plate but it’s fabric so you can add them to quilts. Here are a few of the shops we’ve visited:
Some Virginia shops:
Pennsylvania (Bedford PA, Pittsburgh PA, and Lancaster PA:
One of my favorite shops was Burkholders in PA. They have a great website http://www.burkfabric.com
I got to see the store! I was like a kid in a candy shop. I could have spent all day shopping here but we had a tight schedule. We visited over 20 shops in our PA trip.
Dan was such a trooper. He even let me take pictures of him. Too bad my thumb got in the way:
Here are a few pictures of just some of the kits/plates/patterns and fabric I’ve gotten:
I took my first selfie!
We’re planning more shops in VA and a NC trip soon!