Starting on June 21st (First Day of Summer) is the start of the Row by Row International Shop Hop! The theme this year is “Row by Row On The Go!”. Our On the Go themed row is shown above. Beginning on Wednesday you can pick up the free pattern for our row in the shop, or purchase the kit that has the free pattern included!
Row by Row runs from June 21 through September 5th with thousands of quilt shops all over the United States, Canada and now Europe participating. As you travel this summer, stop by the local participating quilt shops they will give you a free pattern for their row design. They may also have kits for their row and of course the fabric license plates! There's a contest too ~ make a quilt using at least 8 of the 2017 Row by Row patterns, bound and labeled, and take it to any participating quilt shop. If you are the first to bring in a Row by Row On the Go quilt to that shop, they will give you a prize of 25 fat quarters ~ and if that shop’s row is in your quilt, you will also get a bonus prize. This challenge ends October 31. You can find a map of participating shops and much more information at www.rowbyrowexperience.com. Just click "Start Here"
Plus, brand new this year is the Row by Row Junior program ~ and we're a participating shop! Row by Row Junior is designed for kids ages 6 to 14. They travel along with an adult, and collect free row patterns designed just for them to make :) Row by Row Junior follows the same rules and time schedule as adult Row by Row Experience, June 21st through September 5th. Kids need to be present in the shop to get the free pattern handout, but anyone can buy a kit. Grandparents and traveling family and friends can bring them home as gifts or souvenirs. Row by Row Junior designed the five different row patterns so you can be sure they are kid-friendly. From our shop, we have kits for Rover, Arrows & High Tops. Watch our SWD Facebook Page for photos of all of them.
...And have a super fun time "Row Hopping" this summer!
There's another great promotion out from Handi Quilter!
Click on the above picture for more details on the Essentials Kit Bundle that comes Free with a stand-up HQ Longarm purchase ordered by June 26th. Contact us for pricing!
Still space in these upcoming classes!
River's Hunter Star Class with Ginny Brown is coming up on Friday, June 23rd 10:30 - 4:00. Ginny will teach you the Hunter Star method using Deb Tucker's strategies!
Quilt Ikebana Class with Barbara Dalhburg will teach lots of fun art elements along with making this lovely quilted wallhanging.
On Saturday, June 24th Julia Graves is back to teach two great workshops ~ Profit from your Passion and Quilting the Specialty Quilt (Art pieces, clothing & T-Shirt Quilts, among others)
More Longarm Rental Classes, Binding Classes & Beginning Piecing Classes are available now too, along with a August Machine Quilting Weekend of Workships with Jane Hauprich. Click Here to go to our Classes Page!
We're excited to be having a second run of our Conestoga Crossing Block of the Month starting up in the end of July! Contact us to reserve your spot today :)
Free Sunday Service Charity Sew Day on July 16th!
July 16 will be the next Sunday Service charity sew day. House of Ruth will be the charity highlighted. House of Ruth is an organization dedicated to helping women victims of domestic violence. House of Ruth Maryland provides a safe place for women and their children to go when their safety is threatened by a domestic partner. House of Ruth also provides services to help women get back on their feet and start over. We will be attempting to make 1 twin size bed quilt (the beds at the shelter are all twin size) as well as 1 child size lap quilt.
Enjoy the Day!
Sunday Service Sew Days are Free, but contact us to let us know you are coming.
~ Dawn and the SWD Staff
9691 Gerwig Lane Suite G
Columbia MD 21046