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5 hours ago
We are up to 12 registered shops!! ... See MoreSee Less
I am feeling sad, I am going on a 4 Province 9 State road trip and will be home before the RxR starts. I cannot change my travel dates. 🙁 And I know it is unreasonable to ask RxR to start Mid May, just for me.
So far - usually everyone waits until the last minute - you’re seeing the “Early Birds” here!
9 so far?
British Columbia Row by Row Experience shared Washington Row by Row Experience's post.
2 weeks ago
This is the second year the different shapes can be used. What are your thoughts on the shapes?
#rowbyrow2019 #bcrowbyrow #rowbyrowexperience #tastetheexperienceThe new variety of row sizes and shapes will again be used this year! Which one is your favorite? Do you like the challenge of laying out your quilt using a variety of sizes? ... See MoreSee Less
Are these the same sizes as last year.?
I love the variations. More possibilities for the finished quilt
I really enjoy the different shapes and sizes. It makes the layout easier, in my opinion.
I like the different shapes, makes it more options available
3 weeks ago
What stores on Vancouver Island are participating? ... See MoreSee Less
Still lots of time for stores to register. So far Serge and Sew, The Cloth Castle and Gala Fabrics. Stay tuned, we will start posting participating shops mid February.
4 weeks ago
For some shops coming up with a concept, designing, creating and making a pattern is very difficult, so we are asking you.....what types of rows and/or blocks would you like to see this year? What is the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase "taste the experience"??
Thanks for your input! ... See MoreSee Less
Local specialties. I think of Row by Row as a sewist's travel program.... So stores should highlight area specialties.... Seafood on the coast, BBQ in the south, crab cakes in MD, fish tacos here in SoCal, peaches in GA and SC, oranges and key lime pie in FL....
A whole quilt made of rows from a 1950s kitchen. The checkerboard tile, or fashioned blue stove, polka dot apron, sunny curtains, retro fridge.
It should definitely be about the states specialties! I was very disappointed last year when the rows in no way reflected their location. I asked some stores what the row meant and they had no response. Not what this is about, if I’m gonna travel to a store, it should reflect the location!
I could see a bookshelf quilt with rows of canned foods, crates of potatoes and onions, cookbooks.
I would hope that some of the inspiration for rows should be where the rows or quilt will be placed. So maybe think of placemats, coasters, pot holders, table runners when shop owners plan their designs. How can row be made into any of the above.
Honestly, I am not super excited about the theme... I don’t think I will be collecting rows this year (my dh will be thrilled at the saving$) if a local shop has a cute row, I will get it, but how many food rows do I want, and food is so different for people with dietary needs
Camping - cooking over an open fire. Maybe toasting marshmallows. Hot chocolate in front of a fireplace. A very dressed couple toasting with long stem glasses.
International ladies cooking in their cultural kitchen
Coffee shops, cafes, picnics, wedding cakes, birthday parties, food trucks....
Wine, canning or jars, local food festivals, food trucks, local dishes, farmers market, fresh fruits/veggies, pies on a windowsill, chefs, cheese, etc. So many ideas. I got a million.
Coffee and chocolate
Trees of fruit, gardens, chickens etc
Here's my response that I posted in Stephanie's group-
Thinking of things that can be blocks or paper pieced with applique embellishments:
Bakery items- cupcakes, pie blocks, cake blocks that can be 'decorated' with quilting and other embellishments
A picnic- watermelon blocks, ants, checkered tablecloth with picnic basket
Coffee & tea- pieced mugs, tea bags, french press, blocks using coffee bean fabrics, cups and spoons, hot cocoa, sweet iced tea
Sunday dinner, holiday feast, birthday party
Ice cream shop- cone blocks, sundaes
Camping- camp fire block with toasting marshmallows,
I'm a retired chef so I'm hoping to find kitchen equipment and utensils, chef's toque and jacket , apron, scale, black and white checks
Local foods- Moon pie, cheese, hot dogs, chicken wings, tacos
Come up with something that is going to make me want to drive out of my way to get it. The sooner it gets posted to the shop's and state rxr pages the better. It's much easier to decide what direction I will take in planning both my trip and quilt if I know what rows are available.
Rows that can be made into covers for Kitchen Aid Mixers, Instant Pots, blenders, etc!
Comfort food, home, pie, a mixer, cookbooks, aprons, wooden spoons
Food trucks, wine and cheese, any dessert like cake or cupcakes, grilling any burgers, steak, or hot dogs on the Weber grill, spaghetti and meatballs, picnic, and different fruit. Any regional fare would be great.
Food festivals...salmon...and tasting with your eyes so mountains and camping
Not food but shopping for fabric of course!
As suggested wine tasting could be a fun theme, with grapes, wine glasses, checkered table cloths on round tables....maybe choose a city in Europe for the background,with something that is recognizable to many people, like the Arc de Triomphe or Brandenburg Gate, or Great Wall of China, and then applique shapes on this?
Hamburgers and hot dogs
Favorite foods that are easy to put in a block
BBQ, smoker, pig, chicken, or cow in an apron. Blue ribbons.
wine - cheese - Italian Food - French Food
Kitchen items: mixer, bowls, etc. plus cakes, cupcakes, pies. 🙂
I’m not thrilled with the theme this year. I really doubt that I’ll participate. With all of the shops in my area, less and less participate as well.
1 month ago
Pass the word around that shops around BC can now sign up for Row by Row 2019 "Taste the Experience". If you know of a new shop that needs more information, please let us know.
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I try to pick up rows from Kaleidoscope Quilt Company, Snip & Stitch Sewing Centre, Bib and Bib n' Tucker Quilting, Clothworks and other BC stores. Unfortunately my trip to AB and SK will be prior to the program starting, otherwise I would be stopping in quilt shops along the way.
Sending out wishes for a very Happy New Year. Please keep supporting local quilt shops around the beautiful province of British Columbia!!
#rowbyrowexperience #bcrowbyrow #happynewyear #shoplocal #supportlocalquiltshops #tastetheexperience ... See MoreSee Less
Looking forward to trying one in 2019.
Sending holiday wishes to everyone!!
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Merry Christmas! Here's a free pattern for Fabric Party Favors. A terrific holiday sewing project for kids to do. Brought to you by Row by Row Junior and its new partner site Hello Sewing World. Enjoy the blog post too! Get the pattern here: https://hellosewingworld.com/fabric-party-favors/ ... See MoreSee Less
Need gift ideas? Customize a row for that special someone and make up a comfy pillow sham. Here are two free sham patterns, one for the classic 9" x 36" size row and one for the new 12" x 27" row shape. https://rowbyrowexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Row-by-Row-Big-Simple-Sham.pdf and https://rowbyrowexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Row-by-Row-Junior-Flange-Pillow-Sham-Pattern-Rev.pdf. ... See MoreSee Less
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