Shop Hops

Schoolhouse Shop Hop – Rescheduled

The Schoolhouse Shop Hop will be rescheduled to July 7 – 18, 2020.

During this new two-week event all participating shops will maintain their regular business hours.

We will be posting updated information regarding our new two-week shop hop soon.

Registration for the Schoolhouse Shop Hop will continue now and through the event’s new dates.

Refund inquiries must be submitted to participating stores by March 31, 2020

Schoolhouse Shop Hop


March 27 – 29, 2020

It’s back to school time! Gather all your quilting “classmates” and kick off spring with a fun-filled, prize-packed shopping spree on the Schoolhouse Shop Hop, from Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Register at one of the “Schoolhouse” quilt shops, starting mid-January 2020. Upon payment of the $8.00 tuition, you will receive a booklet with shop information, your first FREE quilt pattern, and a bonus gift (while they last).

Travel “The Learning Loop”…beginning March 27th, visit the participating shops to get your booklet stamped during this three-day event. Collect up to 4 FREE quilt patterns, enter the daily door prize drawing, and sample tasty refreshments. Take time to watch demos that will teach you some tips, tricks and techniques that will help you with your quilting.

Participants who present a fully stamped booklet, no later than 5:00 pm Sunday, March 29th will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing as well as  receive a graduation gift and a coupon for a 20% off shopping spree to be used at a later date.

Over $6,000 in gifts & prizes, and $10,000 in Fat Quarters will be given away!!!

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

A portion of all booklet sales have been donated to various organizations.

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
  • 2018 – Bridges:Domestic & Sexual Violence Support of Nashua & Milford, NH
  • 2019 – Five local food pantries: The Townsend Ecumenical Outreach, Henniker Food Pantry, Our Neighbors Table, The Open Cupboard Pantry and Wheat Community Connections

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
  • 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 you like)
  • 1 can corn

Sauté 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 sautéed meat, heat thoroughly and skip the simmering. Flavor is better with simmering.

We try to use low sodium ingredients

Row by Row Experience 2019 –  “Taste the Experience”

Our 2019 row pattern was “Pineapple Delight”.  The Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center  got ready for summer with some yummy summertime treats! Tropical Fruit Salad, Pina Coladas, Bahama Mama, Pineapple Chicken…

“Pineapple Delight” is fun and easy to piece. The “official” row is a single pineapple block with gold seed beads and the additional projects are a pillow and a two-block wall-hanging.

Exclusive Fabric Plates™ by Zebra Patterns will be available in many of the participating shops. Each one is unique!

Our exclusive fabric license plate describes quilters who are dedicated and committed to their craft!






Row by Row Experience 2018 theme –  “Sew Musical”

Our 2018 row pattern was “Quiltin’ USA!”  Inspired from the Beach Boy song, “Surfin’ USA” the Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center is ready for summer time FUN! Let’s go Surfin’, Rowin’ and Quiltin’ across the USA!! And for some added FUN…we wrote a song you can sing to the tune of your favorite summer time beach song while making our “Quiltin’ USA!”  row!





“If everybody was a quilter

Across the USA

Then everybody’d be rowin’

And a quiltin’ all day!”

Marilyn Dutton of Merrimac, MA was our 2018 Row by Row winner.


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

Our 2017 row pattern was “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 exclusive license plate to a nine-patch block unit and create a Sew Flippin FUN banner.


Nancy Rogers of Amesbury, MA was our 2017 Row by Row winner.





Row by Row Experience 2016 theme –  “Home Sweet Home”

Cc 2016 Row x Row

Our 2016 row pattern was, “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 CC 2016 Row x Row bannerday, what better way to be greeted than with our WelcCC 2016 RxR winnerome Home, red, white and blue flag! Our pattern features the row, and two bonus projects. Turn your row into a table runner, a wall hanging or add our license plate to one block unit and create your own Welcome Home banner!

Marilyn Dutton of Merrimac, MA was our 2016 Row by Row winner.

Row by Row Experience 2015 theme -“H2O”

Our 2015 row pattern waCC 2015 Row by Row 2s “Fishbowl Fantasy”. 

CC Row by Row Winner 2015


Sew many fish…sew many fishbowls! We couldn’t stop at just making three fishbowls so we filled up 15 of them with different fish fabrics.

Marilyn Dutton of Merrimac, MA was our 2015 Row by Row winner.






Row by Row Experience 2014 theme –  “Sew a SeasoNancy-Rogers-Winnern”

Our 2014 rRed Barn Sewing & Fabric Centerow 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 our 2014 Row by Row winner!