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June 21: First day of Row by Row Experience
June 21–25: Shop Hop by the Bay
June 24–25: Seven Sisters Quilt Show, San Luis Obispo, CA
Niles Wildflower, Art, Garden and Quilt Show, Fremont, CA – May 21, 2017
Sew, Craft and Quilt Festival, Santa Rosa, CA – May 18–20, 2017
Sew, Craft and Quilt Festival, Del Mar, CA – May 11–13, 2017
Road To California, Ontario, CA – Jan. 19-22, 2017
Sew, Craft and Quilt Festival, Phoenix, AZ – Jan. 26–28, 2017
Sew, Craft and Quilt Festival: Puyallup, WA – Nov. 17-19, 2016
Row By Row Experience: June 21 – Sept. 6, 2016
Are you ready for another summer of traveling, finding new quilt stores and picking up your free Row By Row patterns? Well, the fun started on June 21 and we’ve seen a lot of people already. It helped, of course, that Shop Hop by the Bay was happening at the same time Row By Row started. The theme this year is “Home Sweet Home.” Visit www.rowbyrowexperience.com for participating quilt shops in the areas you live or travel to.
Let’s review the rules. When you go to any quilt store in the U.S. and Canada (and now 8 European countries), you just ask them if they are participating in Row By Row. If they are, they will give you their free pattern to make either a horizontal or vertical row that will measure 9″ high by 36″ wide. They will have kits for you to purchase, plus they may have license plates, car pins, charms, Row By Row pins and Row By Row fabrics. Take your time to look around and see what they have. If you are competitive, then you’ll want to complete at least 8 rows and make them into a completed quilt including binding and a label on the back that gives the names of the 8 stores where you bought your rows. If you are the first person to deliver your quilt to a participating shop, then you will win 25 fat quarters from that store. If you have also used that store’s row in the quilt, they may have an additional prize for you.
Our row this year is a vertical row in Aboriginal fabrics that illustrates the Aboriginal landscape. Since the Aboriginal people are nomadic, they don’t have a “home” per se. The women gather the food and the men hunt. When they are together as a family sitting around the fire pit, they also tell their “Dreamtime” stories about their spiritual beliefs and ancestral history. When you purchase a kit, you also get another set of female images so you can decide if you want to make the row vertical or horizontal.
The Row By Row Experience goes through September 6, 2016. So ask your friends and family who live in other areas, get a pattern or kit for you and you do the same for them.
Niles Quilt Show: Niles, Fremont, CA – May 15, 2016
Sewing, Craft and Quilt Show: Del Mar, CA – May 12-14, 2016
Sew Craft & Quilt Show: Fresno Fairgrounds – April 28-30, 2016; 10-5 on Thurs. & Fri., 10-4 on Sat.
Row By Row Experience: June 21 – Sept. 8, 2015
A new kind of shop hop—have fun while on summer vacation. Look up on www.rowbyrowexperience.com for participating quilt shops in the areas you live or are travelling to. Pick up a free 9” x 36” pattern from each participating shop. NotJustQuiltZ is participating and we will have kits to go with the pattern and a license plate of our shop for sale. The first person to bring in a completed quilt with 8 different rows will receive 25 fat quarters. Join the fun!
August 17: We have a winner! It’s Cindy Delumen of Livermore, CA. She used rows from In Between Stitches, Livermore; Roxy’s, Tracy; Cotton Patch, Lafayette; NotJustQuiltZ (Historic Niles) Fremont; Wooden Gate, Danville; Fat Quail, Laytonville; Sugar Pine, Grass Valley and Sew N Sew, Fort Bragg. She receives our fat quarter stack of Aboriginal fabrics plus a gift certificate for using our row. Congratulations, Cindy!
Diablo Valley Quilt Guild Show: Tice Valley Community Gymnasium, 2055 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA – Sept 19-20, 2015
Taste of Morgan Hill Quilt Show: by Piece by Piece Quilters, Community Center, Downtown Morgan Hill – Sept 26-27, 2015
Pacific International Quilt Show: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA – Oct 15-18, 2015
Jingle Bell Hop: Nov 5-7, 2015, www.jinglebellhop.net
Sew, Craft and Quilt Show: San Mateo Fairgrounds – Feb. 18-20, 2016
Pajaro Valley Quilt Assn. Show: Santa Cruz Fairgrounds in Watsonville, CA – Feb. 27-28, 2016
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Fremont, CA 94536
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“I have to tell you that whenever I enter your shop I feel like I’m visiting friends and I’m certainly greeted as one of the family. I’m looking forward to completing many fabulous quilts together.”
Check out our Gallery of New Arrivals! – Come see our newest line of unique fabrics. These marbled cotton fabrics from Quilting Treasures are wonderful! We bought 8 different colors so you would have a wide variety to choose from. And, rather than pay high prices for the hand-marbled fabrics that you see at the quilt shows, these fabrics are $12.95 per yard on good quality cotton. Check them out.