Sunday, May 18, 2014

Row By Row Experience

Last October when I went to Quilt Market I went to a session and heard about the Row By Row Experience.   It sounded like a great idea and something fun to participate in.  This March we received an email inviting us to be part of the first Row By Row in Ontario.  Hurray!

Row By Row is coming July 1 to September 2 (July 2 in Canada).  It is happening in 26 states and Ontario.  There are over 1100 shops participating this year.  Visit the website for more information but here is what you need to know in Ontario:

1.  Visit any participating shop and collect a few pattern for a row, 36.5" by 9.5".  There are 80 stops in Ontario.

2.  Make a quilt with a minimum of 8 different row: pieced, quilted, bound and labelled.

3.  Be the first to bring your quilt to one of the shops and win 25 fat quarters.  You may win once.

4.  Have fun!

The website will take you to a Facebook page where all the rows will be on display.  We are so fortunate to have a great friend who is also a fabulous designer.  Brenda Miller of 'Among Brenda's Quilts & Bags' is designing our row.  She is even putting our Nellie in it!  You have to come to the store in person to receive your free copy of the pattern.  We agreed to abide by the Row By Row terms when we signed up so we cannot email or snail mail the pattern.

Timeless Treasures, the fabric company, has designed a special line of fabric for this year based on the theme, Sew a Season.  The banner at the top gives you an idea of what to expect.  I am waiting for it to arrive!!  Watch the blog and our website,

Hopefully the weather will start to warm up so we know summer is really not too far away!

Quilts of Great Britain

The Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival is ready to start tomorrow.  This year features quilts, workshops and quilters from Great Britain.

Tomorrow we have to be closed for the Victoria Day holiday.  This year we are off from vending at the show so I have time to take a class and visit the show to view the quilts.  I am so looking forward to  making fabric flowers in the morning.  Stay tuned for photos.

We are open regular store hours Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, so stop in for a visit and a chat. See the  new samples and hear about the events coming this summer!