I was traveling for work and happened upon a quilting store. I had a few minutes and thought I would drop in and see what they were up to. They had Lotta Jansdotter fabric displayed in their front window.. Agh-ha! Right away I knew this was a fabric shop for me! Work appointments, what? Work could wait a few minutes while I popped into the quilt shop.
I bought a few fat quarters of Lotta’s fabric and while I was speaking with the owner she told me about the Row by Row Experience.. Wow, have you heard of it? What a great way to get out and take a tour of your local quilt stores!
The Row by Row Experience started in 2011 with 20 stores in the New York state and has grown to over 1200 store across the country [plus Ontario, Canada – yay!]. Each shop in the experience designs a mini quilt/ a row that is inspired by the seasons – this year’s theme. You can travel to each store and get their free “row” pattern. And there are prizes to be won..! A stash of fat quarters!
If you are traveling this summer, check out the Row by Row website and see if the city/town you are visiting has a participant. They organize the states by license plates and you can purchase a license plate from the store you visit. Of course I bought one from this store – Deborah called her license plate “Seaside Quilter”. You still have time – the Row by Row experience runs July 1 – Sept 2. What a great way to get out, support local shop owners and find new goodies for your stash! I love this kind of stuff.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.