Hey quilters, Row by Row 2016 is on. The annual fabric store hop launched on Tuesday, and this year’s theme is “Home Sweet Home”. All summer long, local quilt fabric shops across the United States and Canada are giving away free, original quilt row patterns based on this year’s theme. A handful of shops in Europe participate, too.
Chances are, your local quilting fabric shop is participating, so this is a great time to stop in and show them some love. And as you travel this summer, stop in local shops to pick up more quilt rows, enough to make a full quilt. If you’re the first person to bring a completed 8-row quilt to a participating shop, you can win a prize of 25 fat quarters — Get more details on that on the Row by Row website.
Traveling in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley? I’m giving a shout out to my local shop, Hudson Valley Quilt & Sew in Cornwall.
Visit the Row by Row website for a list of participating shops.
Here’s a sample of some of the quilt row designs that await you this summer:
— Patricas' Fabric (@PatriciasFabric) June 21, 2016
Patricas’ Fabric House, East Rochester, New York
— BenFranklin (@BenFrankApoth) June 18, 2016
Ben Franklin Apothecary, Duncanville, Texas
— cool cottons (@coolcottons) May 29, 2016
Cool Cottons, Portland, Oregon
— The City Quilter (@cityquilter) June 15, 2016
The City Quilter, Manhattan, New York
— Linda Hitchcock (@UndercoverQuilt) May 22, 2016
Undercover Quilts, Seattle, Washington