Row by Row Experience Joins Forces with Creative Grids

Now that you have registered your shop for the 2015 Row by Row Experience (http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/), it is time to design your row!  Why not design it around one of the Creative Grids specialty rulers?

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The rules and entry forms are available once you log into the shop page on the Row by Row Experience website.  We made it super easy – and this year you have two chances to win.

Design your Row using one of the Creative Grids rulers on the list.  Send us the entry form, a pic and the instructions.  That’s it – super simple!  Have your customers like your row on the Creative Grids Facebook page to win!

Then, turn that Row into a project.  Whether it is the showcase of a quilt or a table runner, we want to see your row shine!  The entry form is on the Row by Row Experience shop page.

This is a win/win for everyone!  By using a CGR ruler in your row, you have a perfect demo as quilters are visiting your shop.  They will want the row AND the ruler.  Show them why you love CGR and why it is so easy to create beautiful rows and projects with them.  And, your rows and projects will be featured on the Creative Grids Facebook page – free advertising is always a good thing!

Think Spring with Laundry Basket Quilts

Homestead hit the top 100 this week and is the perfect project to welcome Spring!  Don’t we all dream of our house surrounded by flowers???

LBQ0445

Item #LBQ0445  Retail $15.00

The appliques are available in two different formats.  The Silhouettes are cut the exact size of the appliques for raw edge applique.  The Snippets include the 1/4″ seam allowance if you prefer to turn the edges.  Edyta chose the fabrics so you know you will love them!

LBQ0448

Item #LBQ0448  Retail $28.00

LBQ0449

Item #LBQ0449  Retail $25.00

The proportions of this butterfly take this quilt to heirloom quality.  It is so beautiful, that it is available in three different sizes.  What a great hand project as you travel this summer!  Since it is scrappy, pick up fabrics while you visit Row by Row Experience shops!  You could have this done by the end of the summer!

LBQ0472

Item #LBQ0472  Retail $10.00

This comes with a companion stencil…

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Item #LBQ0474  Retail $8.00

For those of you who love minis – or have grandchildren with American Girl dolls, Little Butterflies is striking with the variety of backgrounds and batiks.  Why not make both so you have a wall hanging ready.  This has a stencil as well (Item #LBQ0478 Retail $5.00).

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Item #LBQ0475  Retail $3.00

Or, go big and accentuate the fabrics with this companion 18 inch pillow.

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Item #LBQ0485  Retail $10.00

Many of these patterns are available now – and the rest are due in any day so place your orders now.  And why not kit them?  It is the perfect project since everyone would love a variety of fabrics to add texture to this quilt.

Diva Purse now has Options

The Diva Purse has been one of the most popular patterns this year and soon you will have choices.  The metal clasp will be available in three different finishes.  Please do our buyers a favor and order them now so they have some idea of what to order!

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Item #SMC233  Retail $10.00

Gun Metal Gold….

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Item #SMC223GM  Retail $13.20

Rose Gold…

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Item #SMC223RG  Retail $13.20

And the current silver…

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Item #SMC223F  Retail $13.20

Sister’s Common Thread is now offering their Glam Shell purse that uses these same frames…

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Item #SCT10149  Retail $10.00

Place your orders today!

Row by Row Experience 2015

Row by Row is simply brilliant!  It is the brainchild of Janet Lutz, a shop owner in New York who wanted to create a shop hop that was shop friendly – easy to join and easy to participate.  In just five years, it has become a national – and international phenomenon.

Janet says:  Row by Row Experience began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. In 2012 the event grew to include 62 participating shops. Pennsylvania came on board in 2013 for a total of 138 shops throughout the two states. In 2014 over 1250 quilt shops participated in 34 states and Ontario. Plans are underway for the biggest and best Row by Row Experience ever in 2015! All 50 states and several more Canadian provinces are planning fun for travelers throughout the summer. Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from any anywhere!

The new theme - Row by Row H2O – has the creative juices flowing for all participating shops who are planning their rows and creating their patterns.  The coordinating fabric line by Timeless Treasures is darling too!  I’m tellin’ you ladies – it just gets better and better!

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These fabrics would be great borders and backings….

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And, yes, there will be license plates again this year…

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Item #C3678-LICENS

According to the website:

Collect the patterns for free by visiting the shops during the summer - June 21 – September 8, 2015.  Each row is up to 9 1/2″ high and 36 1/2″ wide.

Travel and collect rows:  June 21 – Sept. 8, 2015

Bring in completed quilt for prize:  June 21 – Oct. 31, 2015

How about this… a shop hop type event with no fees, no passports and all summer to play? Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!
Prizes, collectibles and more fun!  Create a quilt using at least 8 different rows and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!Exclusive Fabric Plates by Zebra Patterns will be available in shops around the country. Each one is unique! Collect a bunch to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt.

New this year! Look for the fun fabric coordinates from Timeless Treasures (shown above), collectible 2015 Row by Row Experience pins and other fun items like T-shirts, caps and totes.

Each area has their own Facebook page. Like the page from the areas you visit to see pics of the rows, shop displays, winning quilts and fabric plate projects.  For more information, visit the Row by Row Experience website:  http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/

Kaffe Fassett and Friends

Kaffe’s latest book, Quilt Grandeur,  includes complete instructions for 20 museum quality quilt.  Each quilt is itself a study in color and design.

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Item #071474  Retail $24.95

Kaffe has joined forces with legends in the industry who share his eye for beauty and color:  Liza Prior Lucy, Roberta Horton, Mary Mashuta, and Brandon Mably.

Fabric choice and proportion make this Dresden Plate style quilt into a work of art.

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What a great way to show off a focal fabric!

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These fabrics seem to be illuminated from within.

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Misty Log Cabin makes this traditional block an art form…

 

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Traditional hexies are raised to the next level….
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You already know the customers who will want this book – sight unseen – so why not order it today!

Miss Muffet Would be so Proud!

This has been a true labor of love – and a study in perseverance!  Christine Van Buskirk is a Creative Grids designer who became a Certified teacher through Sharyn Cole of The Tuffet Source.  Whenever she posted a pic of the tuffets created by her latest students, I would literally drool!

 

 

 

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Your drooling now too – aren’t ye!!!

These are upholstered pieces with paper-pieced foundations.  And did you notice that they ALL look perfect???  They were made by different students but they all came out beautifully.  Christine offers this class over and over again.  It is always sold out and their is always a waiting list!  Unfortunately, she didn’t have a class scheduled within 500 miles of me – and I am impatient so…..

Our buyers contacted Sharyn so we could carry the pattern and asked Bosal to create the foam (Item #186B Retail $17.49(since that was the hardest part for shops to find.  And, by the end of the month, you should be able to create these beauties in your shop as well!

PPFP100

Item #PPFP100  Retail $28.00

Then, independently, Erin Underwood developed a tuffet of her own!  Her version is not upholstered and is pieced with her Creative Grids 15 degree ruler.

EUQ304

Item #EUQ304  Retail $11.00

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Item #CGREU1  Retail $23.45

Erin is also a Facebook friend – and has posted pictures as well!

Let the drooling begin!

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Whether you choose to make an upholstered piece or Erin’s that can be made in an afternoon, you know you are going to be making them!  All of the pieces are on order and will be in by the end of the month so stock up now!

If you would like Erin or Christine to teach the class for you, contact them on Facebook!

A Baltimore Beauty for this Generation

Heirloom Quality Baltimore Album quilts are on many of our bucket lists – and these Baltimore style blocks designed by Margarete Heinisch are exquisite.  She has designed 16 blocks that represent many of the milestones in our lives.

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Item #AQS1550  Retail $24.95

In this case, a picture (or pictures) are definitely worth a thousand words!  Any of these blocks would be beautiful framed gifts.  Together, they are an heirloom.

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These blocks include 53 different flower and fruit appliques embellished with 15 different embroidery stitches.  Combine them to create your own history – in quilting – today.

Whisper Color Unlocks the Potential

The first time I saw a Silhouette Cameo demonstrated at Market, my head was spinning with the possibilities.  Laurel Anderson of Whisper Color put it all together to create these stunning works of art.

Each pattern includes a CD so that the pieces can be cut with the Silhouette.  Laurel treats the fabric with Terial Magic (Item #TM11001).  For those of you who are not familiar with this product, it is like starch on steroids!  When fabric is treated with this product, the cuts are precise with little fraying.

These patterns include fusible, turned edge and 3D effects created with the Terial Magic treated fabric.  This truly is a marriage made in heaven!

Geraniums measures 32″ x 44″.

WC11126

Item #WC11126  Retail $19.99

Spring Bouquet measures 20″ x 24″.

WC10945

Item #WC10945  Retail $21.99

French Doors measures 34″ x 64″.  Talk about making a statement!

WC10976

Item #WC10976  Retail $27.99

Gladiolas measures an impressive 30 1/2″ x 72″.  What a great addition to a foyer or hall!

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Item #WC10983  Retail $27.99

Since all of the pieces are cut out by the Silhouette (Item #CAMEO-CHECK2), these are works of art that you could actually complete!

Bench Pillow of the Month

Why not start a pillow of the month program at your shop.  They make the pillow form – which is an impressive 16″ x 38″ – and change the cover each month.  What a darling way to welcome guests!

Kinderbell has a shop kit available with one of each pattern and instructions on how to organize your program (Item #KD184G).  Think what a great display these would make at your Shop Hop!

Whimsey Winter

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Item #KD164  Retail $9.00

Be My Valentine

KD166

Item #KD166  Retail $9.00

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

KD172

Item #KD172  Retail $9.00

Welcome Spring

KD173

Item #KD173  Retail $9.00

May Flowers

KD174

Item #KD174  Retail $9.00

Slice of Summer

KD175

Item #KD175  Retail $9.00

America

KD177

Item #KD177  Retail $9.00

O’ Canada

KD178

Item #KD178  Retail $9.00

Home Sweet Home

KD179

Item #KD179  Retail $9.00

Welcome Autumn

KD183

Item #KD183  Retail $9.00

Halloween

KD180

Item #KD180  Retail $9.00

Gather Together

KD181

Item #KD181  Retail $9.00

Deck the Halls

KD182

Item #KD182  Retail $9.00

These are just too cute!  This one is a no-brainer!  And they are all in stock right now!!!

Super Size isn’t just for Fast Food

The Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tools have become the stash busters that everyone loves.  But, did you know that Jean Ann has Super Sized or Down Sized Cut Loose Press patterns that support those templates?  There are now yardage requirements to make the same project in a different size just by switching the template size.

These patterns were originally written for the six inch finished CGRJAW6 (Retail $17.95) and now include the  yardage requirements for the eight inch size CGRJAW5 (Retail $20.95.

Rainbow Swirls

CLPJAW032

Item #CLPJAW032

Citrus & Berry

CLPJAW033

Item #CLPJAW033

Fly Away

CLPJAW029

Item #CLPJAW029

Wiggly Worms

CLPJAW028

Item #CLPJAW028

Ice Cream Cones

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Item #CLPJAW031

Or, downsize these Cut Loose Press originally written for the eight inch template…

Sun, Surf & Seaweed

CLPJAW026

Item #CLPJAW026

Carousel

CLPJAW021

Item #CLPJAW021

Texas Two Step

CLPJAW022

Item #CLPJAW022

Hopscotch

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Item #CLPJAW024

Why not get more bang for your buck today?