It's a wonderful shop hop where you don't need a passport or anything other than a list of participating quilt shops. We in Ontario, at least southern Ontario, are within 2-3 hours away from many, many quilt stores in a lot of small towns. The Row by Row Experience started June 21st and goes all summer long until September 8th. All you have to do is visit one of the stores and ask for their free Row by Row pattern or you can purchase a kit. This year's theme is Water or H2O. The kits in Ontario range in price from $5.00 to $20.00. I didn't buy many kits since I have so much fabric that needs to be used up. I have visited quite a few stores but there are still many that I would like to see. All of this preamble brings me to the reason I have been quiet on the blog here for the past few weeks.
A couple of weeks ago I chose some patterns from the stores that I visited.
And I chose some fabrics to make the rows. I did buy a fat quarter bundle of the fabric that was selected for this project - mainly because they were blue and also because I noticed that some of the patterns needed a certain fabric.
I put my rows together and set it up on the frame to hand quilt.
It was totally finished this morning with quilting, binding and it had a label.
Then I brought it in to one of the participating shops - Feathering Quilt Shop in Dundas, Ontario.
Here I am with Penny, the proprietor. She asked if she could borrow the quilt for the duration of the Row by Row Experience.
Here's my prize - 25 fat quarters for being the first one to bring in a completed Row by Row quilt that had eight rows from different shops and a bonus gift certificate from Penny for including the row that was offered by the Feathering Quilt Shop.
I think I'll go sew some clothing now and work on my 'to do' list.
If any of you happen to be in Toronto, why not visit Pioneer Village? Quilts at the Creek is on this weekend and it appears as if it's going to be a hot sunny couple of days. For those of you who do not know, it's an outdoor quilt show.