2019 Row by Row Kick-Off Party

Posted By on June 18, 2019

2019 Row by Row block

2019 Row by Row block

Again this year, I will be participating in the nationwide/international Row by Row event. Quilting with Margaret studio will be open this week on both Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop by the store either of these days for my Row by Row Kick-Off Party and pick up your FREE pattern. I will have some special grape refreshments and all fabric by-the-yard will be on sale 25% OFF!  My summer hours will be Wednesdays and Thursdays 1 – 6 p.m., First Friday (of the month) 5 – 9 p.m. and First and Second Saturdays (of the month) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. You can also always call or text me to see if I am in during other times of the week. I’m often there on weekday afternoons.

I am really excited about my 18″ block design for this year, “ROC Vineyards.” This year’s Row by Row theme is “Taste the Difference.” My block is a modern-graphic grape motif (to represent local vineyards) with a black & white check border (sort of Mackensie-Childs nod, but also to coordinate with the official Row by Row logo and fabric line). The block should coordinate nicely with other food related blocks/rows, but also works well as a stand-alone quilt wall hanging, pillow cover or table runner. Free pattern includes instruction for making optional easy “fake” trapunto grapes and bias binding stems. I will demo these techniques when you pick up your free pattern, if you ask.

Kits for “ROC Vineyards” will be available in two colorways. Also, I will have finishing kits for a small individual wall hanging and also for a runner. The “ROC Vineyards” kit comes in a reusable grape embossed patio wine glass. Also, I have kits available with a free pattern for the 9th Row. You can only get this pattern at a store by buying a kit whose sales proceeds will be donated to a local worthy cause. I will be donating the proceeds to Food Link.

Here’s how the event works. In your travels over the summer, stop by participating stores  and pick up a free pattern for their unique block or row. Most stores will have kits available for purchase if you like. Free patterns will be available June 21 – September 3 in store only (not through mail, internet or shows). Win 25 FREE fat quarters by being the first quilter to bring and show a finished quilt (pieced, quilted, bound and labeled) to a participating store between the dates of June 21 and October 31. Your quilt must have at least 8 different Row by Row blocks/rows. The 9th Row does not count as one of the 8 rows/blocks. If your finished quilt includes the block/row from the store you bring and show it, you will receive an additional prize from that store plus the 25 fat quarters. Read more on the Row by Row website: www.rowbyrowexperience.com to see all rules and a listing of participating stores.

There are lots of participating stores in western New York, especially since the founder of this event is a shop owner in Syracuse.  You can find a listing of all stores by state with photos of their block on the Row by Row website, which will be updated for 2019 in the next few days.

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