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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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!

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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.

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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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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″.

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Item #WC11126  Retail $19.99

Spring Bouquet measures 20″ x 24″.

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Item #WC10945  Retail $21.99

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

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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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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

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Item #KD166  Retail $9.00

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

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Item #KD172  Retail $9.00

Welcome Spring

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May Flowers

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Slice of Summer

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America

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O’ Canada

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Home Sweet Home

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Welcome Autumn

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Halloween

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Gather Together

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Deck the Halls

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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

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Citrus & Berry

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Fly Away

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Wiggly Worms

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Ice Cream Cones

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

Sun, Surf & Seaweed

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Carousel

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Texas Two Step

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Hopscotch

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Why not get more bang for your buck today?

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorate your Table Twelve Months of the Year

The latest book by KimberBell is flying off the shelves.  It contains twelve patterns for table toppers – one for every month of the year!

Each table topper has a pieced center with appliqued corners.  Dimensional embellishments add that awe factor that your customers will love.

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January through June….

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July through December…..

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Why not make kits and offer them at the register?  They will fly off of the shelves.

Add Style in an Afternoon

Tiger Lily Press creates projects that are easy, fit into any decor, and have a dramatic flare.  Greased Lightning is made with jelly roll strips and a focal fabric. It can be made in an afternoon – and be the centerpiece of your table that night.

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Item #TLP1240  Retail $9.50

This Quilt-as-you-Go Table Runner & Place Mat pattern has a contemporary feel.  The gentle curves are easy to sew and soften the geometric look of any table.

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Item #TLP1234  Retail $9.50

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If you are not familiar with Tiger Lily Press, you will recognize her most popular pattern –  “Simply a Pleasure”  – and probably sold a ton of them!

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Display them together.  When your customers see how easy it is to make one, they will want to make all three!

Banner of the Month Coming Soon…..Part One

This new banner of the month program is due to arrive this month.  Each banner measures 6″ x 12″ and has a metal hanger specially designed for each season.  They are simply darling!  If you had a display of all of these done – and kitted – for shop hop season, they would fly out the door!  After all, who could stop at just one????

January

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Item #PMM801  Retail $9.00

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February

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March

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Item #PMM803  Retail $9.00

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Item #31772  Retail $10.68

April

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Item #PMM804  Retail $9.00

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Item #31952  Retail $9.71

May

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Item #PMM805  Retail $9.00

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Item #31822  Retail $11.16

June

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Item #PMM806  Retail $9.00

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Why not ship offer to mail them each month?