Row by Row Experience


STOP IN this summer for a FREE PATTERN for our row in your ON THE GO quilt!

June 21 - September 5, 2017

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Ivy is on the go, and taking some of her favorite things with her. Come on in to Ivy Thimble Quilt Shop and surround yourself with some of YOUR favorite things. We look forward to seeing you in your travels.  

There are over 3,100 shops all over the USA, Canada, and Europe participating in Row by Row Experience. In all 50 states, Canada, and Eupore shops are creating their pattern to add to your very own ON THE GO quilt for FREE!

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Row by Row Experience FAQ's

I'm a quilter, how can I participate in the Row by Row Experience?

It's easy! Simply visit any participating quilt shop during the summer and ask for their free pattern for a row in a quilt. The 2016 theme is Row by Row Home Sweet Home, and each shop is working with the home 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?

Absolutely not!! That's a big no-no! The patterns are copyright property of the designers.

So, is this a shop hop?

Kinda. But there are no fees and no passports.

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 8 different rows from 8 different 2015 participating shops. Be the first to bring it into a shop and you win a stash of 25 fat quarters. (That's 6-1/4 yards of fabric!) Win a bonus prize for using that store's row in your quilt.

What do you consider "complete" when it comes to my quilt.

Quilted, bound, labeled.

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 the designer. Be creative and have fun, but be sure to use 8 different 2017 rows.

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!

How do I know which shops are participating?

Check the website: Click the state you are traveling in to see the listing of shops. A Google map and a downloadable list will be available before summer.

Are all of the shops open for the same hours?

No. It would be too difficult to organize this for the whole summer. Be sure to check the shops' websites or call ahead when planning your route to verify their hours.

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?

You have from June 21 through September 5, 2017 to collect the free patterns. You have until October 31, 2017 to submit a quilt for a prize.

Want to learn more about the Row by Row Experience? Be sure to visit the official website at There you will be able to find full details, more fun and links to Facebook pictures of the event.

Happy Quilting!

This year there is something new with the Row by Row Experience... Row by Row Junior.  It’s designed for kids ages 6 to 14.  They travel along with an adult, collect free row patterns designed just for them to make, and learn to sew with family help.

We have picked out two of the five patterns to have kits ready for you to take home and help your little one create their own Row by Row quilt.  We will have patterns of all five available for you.  

Row by Row Junior follows the same time schedule, June 21 through Labor Day.  Like adult Row by Row, children need to be present in the shop to get the free pattern handout, but anyone can buy a kit.  Grandmothers can buy them as Christmas presents.  Travelling family members can bring them home as gifts or   souvenirs.

Blue “I Made This!” ribbons will be awarded to the first five kids who return to a shop with something they’ve made using a Row by Row Junior pattern.  We want to celebrate any sewing effort not just quilting.  We’ll have red “I Made This” ribbons for our kids in Canada and the UK.

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