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2020 Schoolhouse Shop Hop 

July 7- August 22, 2020

Thank you to those who participated in the 2020 Schoolhouse Shop Hop. And thank you for adjusting to the changes we implemented with all the Covid-19 rules we had to follow. It was so great to have you back in our shop. The best thing about expanding the shop hop to a 7-week event it was less crowded in the store and we were able to greet, meet and spend more time with our hoppers!! Just under 600 quilters participated and 464 completed the shop hop by visiting all four shops!!

Just a reminder for those who completed the Schoolhouse Shop Hop – You received a coupon for 20% off one entire purchase at each shop, to be used from October 1 – November 30, 2020. The 20% discount applies to full-priced, in-stock, merchandise only (some exclusions may apply). Make sure you put that coupon in a safe place.

Plan to join us for our 12th annual Schoolhouse Shop Hop…summer 2021, dates to be determined.

For a list of the 2020 Schoolhouse Shop Hop Grand Prize winner and additional winners please go to: Schoolhouse Shop Hop

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

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

The main quilt pattern this year is “Star Bright”. Our quilt features stars from Shimmer by Northcott in shades of purple with beautiful metallic gold textures, all floating on a “scrappy” white background. Our quilt is available in four other colorways.  Finished size 58″ x 74″

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!