Row by Row Experience began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. Thousands of stores in the US, Canada and Europe have welcome travellers through their doors. Travellers collect row patterns, then create stunning quilts with those rows, and no two are alike!
Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from anywhere! Row by Row Taste the Experience starts June 21, 2019.
To find a shop near you participating, use this handy store finder.
I’m a quilter; how can I participate in Row by Row Experience?
It’s easy! Visit any participating 2019 Row by Row quilt shop during the summer and ask for their free pattern for a row in a quilt. The 2019 theme is Taste the Experience, and each shop is working with the theme in their row. The shops are happy to give you the pattern at no cost, limit one per person, walk-in customers only.
The shops are all over the U. S. and into Canada. How can I get the row patterns from quilt shops that are far away from me?
You can’t. The shops are offering the pattern only to customers who walk in the door. Please don’t ask them to email or mail their row patterns.
Can I make copies of the patterns I collect?
That’s a big no-no! The patterns are copyright property of the designers.
Are there prizes? Can I win something?
Yes! With the Row by Row Experience, you win a prize for sewing! Complete a quilt using at least eight different rows from eight 2019 participating shops. Be the first to bring it into a shop, and you win a stash of 25 fat quarters. Win a bonus prize for using that store’s row in your quilt.
Row by Row Junior designs and The 9th Row may be used in your quilt, but may not be counted as one of the eight rows needed to win a prize.
What do you consider “complete” when it comes to my quilt.
Quilted, bound and labelled.
What pattern do I use for my quilt?
You decide. Stack your rows, arrange around a center medallion, make them horizontal, vertical, upside down, on the front, on the back, whatever! You are a designer. Be creative and have fun, but be sure to use eight different 2019 rows from 8 different 2019 Row by Row shops.
Can I win in more than one shop?
Sorry, Charlie. One prize per quilter. You can make several quilts and show them off in several shops, but you may only claim one prize. Your quilt will be photographed for Facebook, and everyone will see it, so play fair!
Can I see pictures of the rows?
Yes! Each area has a Facebook page, and the shops will post photos of their rows when they are ready to show. You can “Like” your area’s page and any you plan to visit, but you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to see the photos. The Facebook page links are on the website.
What are the exact dates of the event?
June 21 through September 3, 2019, to collect free patterns. June 21 until October 31, 2019, to submit a quilt for a prize.