While there are many seasons of the year that call for a wide array of colors, wintertime is a little different. It is the season to immerse yourself in soft denim blues, rich midnight navies, a touch of sweet chocolate brown, and feathery lights. Focused on shades of blue, elegant prints, and contrasting colors from light to dark, Snowbird is the latest Moda collection.
Here at the shop we received jelly rolls and layer cakes and a few companion bolts.
Ronna Gilani showed off a project she just couldn’t wait to get started on! We got this fabric in and she immediately designed her quilt. Using the flowers and swirls for color she picked solids for her squares. We cut the fabric, she went home and in the blink of an eye came back into the shop with her completed project! Isn’t it just wonderful! We sure thought so. Thank you so much Ronna for sharing your quilt.
And remember – The Last Stitch (next door to us) has a fabulous quilt motif to go with this fabric once you’ve finished your quilt!
It’s kind of like a shop hop but instead of collecting passports you collect free row patterns. Each participating shop designs a row around a season. Can you tell that Holly had to sneak in some applique? She loves fall and just couldn’t help herself.
WHAT THE ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE IS:
VISIT – Visit any participating quilt shop during the summer and ask for their free pattern for a row in a quilt. The 2014 theme is Sew a Season, so each shop is choosing a season to represent in their row.
COMPLETE A QUILT – Complete a quilt (complete = quilted and binding sewn on) using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2014 participating shops. You can find out which shops are participating here www.rowbyrowexperience.com/row-by-row-experience-participating-areas.htm.
WIN A PRIZE – Be the first to bring your completed quilt into Family Threads and you win a stash of 25 fat quarters. (That’s 6-1/4 yards of fabric!) Win a $50 gift certificate for using our (Family Threads) row in your quilt.
You can make several quilts and show them off in several shops, but you may only claim one prize. Your quilt will be photographed for Facebook and everyone will see it, so play fair!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Travel and collect rows July 1 – September 2, 2014
Bring in completed quilt for prize July 1 – October 31, 2014
You can find out more about Row by Row by visiting their website www.rowbyrowexperience.com
All of the rows and quilts will be posted to Facebook as well, just search “Row by Row Experience”.
We do hope you’ll join in!
As you know there are lots of fun prizes awarded for all the passports you worked hard getting stamped to turn in. And here’s one of the prizes and winners!
Marilyn Lambert won our shop basket – congratulations!! She was so excited and good grief it’s about as big as she is. We’re sure she’ll have a great time with all the treasures inside.
Again, thank you to everyone for participating and making this such a terrific event.
Hope to see you all soon!