Shop Hops

Row by Row Experience 2017 theme –  “On the Go”

The theme this year is “On the GO” and our row pattern is “Sew Flippin FUN!”. Everyone loves the beach and that is where we all GO for summer time FUN! Kick off your flip flops and stick your toes in the water. Walk barefoot in the sand. Pick up the shells and sea glass strewn along the beach. Our row has it all – the drunkards path block creates the meandering sand and water, The block can be pieced the tradition way or machine appliquéd the fusible way. An embellishing kit with little flowers for the flip flops, beads for sea glass and sea shell buttons are included to complete your row. Our pattern features the row, and two bonus projects. Add our license plate to a nine-patch block unit and create a Sew Flippin FUN banner or purchase three kits to make a wall hanging.

 

 

 

Row by Row Experience- how to participate

How about this… it’s like a shop hop, but it’s not… no fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play! All 50 states, Canada and Europe will be participating in this event which will run from June 21 – September 5, 2017. 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 and collectibles!
Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2017 rows from 8 different 2017 participating Row by Row shops. 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! Click here for more details.

Exclusive Fabric Plates™ by Zebra Patterns will be available in many of the participating shops. 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 its own Facebook page. “Like” the page from the areas you visit to see pictures of the rows, shop displays, winning quilts and fabric plate projects. Click here to find your Row by Row area!


RowCC 2016 Row x Row banner by Row Experience 2016 theme –  “Home Sweet Home”

Our row pattern is, “Welcome Home”. Whether you are visiting family, a service person returning from duty, moving into a new home or just stepping through your front door after a long day, what better way to be greeted than with our Welcome Home, red, white and blue flag! Our pattern features the row, and two bonus projects. Turn your row into a table runner or wall hanging or add our license plate to one block unit and create your own Welcome Home banner!

Cc 2016 Row x Row

For the second year in a row, she did it again! Marilyn Dutton of Merrimac, MA is our 2016 Row by Row winner. She was happy to be able to select her own 25 fat quarters, and since she included our “Welcome Home” row in her quilt she also received a $25 gift certificate to the Red Barn. Her quilt included rows from the following shops:

  • Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center – Merrimac, MA
  • D&D Sewing & Quilting – Plaistow, NHCC 2016 RxR winner
  • Victorian Cupboard – Salem, NH
  • Portsmouth Fabric Company – Portsmouth, NH
  • Pine Tree Quilt Shop – Salem, NH
  • Saltwater Fabrics – So Berwick, ME
  • Pintuck & Pearl – Exeter, NH
  • Stitched In Stone – Kingston, NH

Each area has its own Facebook page. “Like” the page from the areas you visit to see pictures of the rows, shop displays, winning quilts and fabric plate projects. Click here to find your Row by Row area!


Row by Row Experience 2015 theme -“H2O”

Our 2015 row pattern CC 2015 Row by Row 2was “Fishbowl Fantasy”. Sew many fish…sew many bowls! We went a little crazy ordering fabrics and couldn’t stop at just making three fishbowls so we filled up 15 of them with different fish fabrics. Personalize your “Fishbowl Fantasy”.

Marilyn Dutton of Merrimac, MA was our 2015 Row by Row winner. She was excited to be able to select her own 25 fat quarters, and since she included our “Fishbowl Fantasy” row in her finished quilt, Marilyn also received a $25 gift certificate to the Red Barn. Her quilt rows, from top to bottom, are from the following shops:

  • Pine Tree Quilt Shop – Salem, NHCC Row by Row Winner 2015
  • Quilters’ Quarters – Georgetown, MA
  • Angels Sewing & Vacuum Center – Salem, NH
  • Victorian Cupboard – Salem, NH
  • D&D Sewing and Quilting – Plaistow, NH
  • Portsmouth Fabric Company – Portsmouth, NH
  • Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center – Merrimac, MA
  • Stitched In Stone – Kingston, NH

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Row by Row Experience 2014 theme –  “Sew a Season”

Red Barn Sewing & Fabric CenterNancy-Rogers-WinnerOur 2014 row pattern was: “Hole in the Barn Door”. We could not pick just one season so we “sewed ALL the seasons”…spring, summer, fall and winter!

Nancy Rogers of Amesbury, MA was the Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center’s Row by Row winner for 2014! She was thrilled to be able to select her own 25 fat quarters, and since she included our row in her quilt she also received a Red Barn gift certificate. Her quilt, “A New England Fall Experience” included rows from the following shops:

  • Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center – Merrimac, MA
  • The Quilt Shop @ Vac & Sew – Conway, NH
  • The Quilted Acorn Shoppe – Newbury, MA
  • Stitched In Stone – Kingston, NH
  • Angel’s Sewing & Vac Center – Salem, NH
  • Quilting Away to a Pieceful Life – Amherst, NH
  • Thread In Hand – Candia, NH
  • The Quilt Patch – Bedford, NH

Schoolhouse Shop Hop
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Thank you to those who participated in the 2017 Schoolhouse Shop Hop! Almost 1,000 quilters signed up and 726 completed the “learning loop” by visiting all five shops!! It was a very successful event and best of all everyone had a great time. Lots of friends, fabric, food and FUN! Over $5,000 in prizes and gifts were given away. And this year over $12,000 in fat quarters were given to the participating shop hoppers!!

Just a reminder for those who completed the “learning loop” by visiting ALL 5 shops – You received a coupon for 20% off one entire purchase at each shop, May 1 – June 30, 2017! The 20% discount applies to full-priced, in-stock, merchandise only (some exclusions may apply). Make sure you check each shop for their store hours.

For a list of the Grand Prize winner and additional winners please go to: http://www.schoolhouseshophop.com/

Mark your calendar for the 9th annual Schoolhouse Shop Hop: March 23 – 25, 2018

The Schoolhouse Shop Hop is now on Facebook! Like the page and catch all the excitement of the best Shop Hop ever!

A portion of all booklet sales will be donated to a local domestic violence center.

Organizations we have supported with your help:

  • 2010 – Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • 2011 – Fisher House Boston
  • 2012 – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • 2013 – SANS (See A New Sun) Foundation
  • 2014 – Abby’s House Worcester, MA
  • 2015 – Midway Shelter of Bradford, NH
  • 2016 – Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in Newburyport, MA
  • 2017 – YMCA Central Mass Domestic Violence Services, Worcester, MA

Taco Soup

  • 1 pkg (1 1/3 lb) ground turkey 93%- 97% fat freetaco-soup-recipe
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pack Taco Seasoning
  • 1 pack Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
  • 1 – 28 oz can diced tomato
  • 1 – 10 oz can Rotelle Tomato (original one good)
  • 1 – 14 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 – 15 oz can each Black Beans, Dark Kidney Beans, Light Kidney Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Pinto Beans (or any combination of beans that you like)
  • 1 can corn

Saute the ground turkey and onions. Add the tomatoes, broth, taco seasoning and Hidden Valley seasoning. Bring to a low “boil” then simmer for 15 – 20 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans and corn. Add to the meat mixture. Bring to a low “boil” then simmer for an additional 15 – 20 minutes. Makes 4 – 5 quarts.

Note – If you are in a hurry, you can add all the ingredients to the sauteed meat, heat thoroughly and skip the simmering. Flavor is better with simmering.

I try to use low sodium ingredients