The Row by Row Experience and Creative Grids

I love this idea – it is simply brilliant!  States – and even parts of Canada – are participating in this new craze.  Forget post cards – now quilters can collect row patterns at quilt shops as they travel.  What a memory!
There is still time to become a participating shop.  Visit:  //www.rowbyrowexperience.com/ 
If a shop creates their row using one of the suggested Creative Grids rulers, that shop is entered into a separate contest and is eligible for additional prizes!  This is a win/win/win for everyone.
I can’t say it any better than the experts:

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.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.
Row by Row 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 the event is moving across the country. Over 20 states are participating and planning fun for quilters nationwide. Athough the quilt shops are organized by state, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from any area.
Checker offers the Timeless Treasures fabric that will help to coordinate the colors in the rows.
Everyone participating will want to include at least one strip from the signature fabric:
sew a season
See the complete collection:
The fabrics will be arriving next month so shops need to design their rows now and order fabrics for kits, etc. accordingly….