Have you heard about Row by Row? It's a new type of quilt-along that started a few years ago and has swept across the country and into the world! Participating quilt shops offer a free pattern and a kit you can purchase on that year's theme. This year's is "Home Sweet Home." All designs must be 36.5" wide (or tall) so you can fit them together in the same quilt.
The patterns are available for a limited time and if you are the first one to bring a quilt with at least eight rows to a quilt shop, you win a prize! I have been following this program for a couple years, but this was the first year I really collected any patterns.
I would have been happy to stop at three stores but apparently once you get my sister going on a list, she wants to do them all! We didn't quite get to all 21 on the list (ha ha) but we did visit five shops. Besides picking up some fun patterns, I discovered some great quilt shops!
Here are the rows that I picked up patterns for: (all pictures from the Row by Row Michigan Facebook page)
|The Hen House of Charlotte|
|The Pincushion, Imlay City|
|Second design from the Pincushion|
|Stitchin at the Barn, Imlay City|
|RMC Quilts, Port Huron|
|Sew Elegant Quilt Shop, Fort Gratiot|
|The Stitch Witch, Cobourg, Ontario|
And of course, I picked up some lovely fabric at almost all of the shops too.
I didn't show the patterns when I talked about my trip to the UP, but here are the patterns I picked up then:
|Village Fabrics & Crafts, Paradise|
|Delphine's Quilt Shop, Gaylord|
|Ausable Fabrics & More, Grayling|
|Calico Point, Goshen, IN|
|Cotton Corner, Shipshewana, IN|
|Yoder Department Store, Shipshewana, IN|
|Sew Creative Threads, Elkhart, IN|
|Pumpkinvine Quilting, Middlebury, IN|
|The Quilt Shop at Essenhuis, Middlebury, IN|