The Row by Row Experience started in 2011 by Calico Girls Quilt Shop and included 20 quilt shops across New York State.  It then expanded to include Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  Today thousands of shops participate is this fun event across the United States, Canada, and Europe.  The creativity involved with this program is just amazing -- both from the participating shops who design their unique rows and the participating quilters who have put together some stunning quilts.  What makes this the most fun is that no two quilts are alike.  

So how can you participate?  Simply visit any participating 2017 Row by Row quilt shop during the summer and ask for their free pattern for their row.  Free patterns are limited to one per person and for in-store customer visits only.  Most shops will kit their row to make it easier for you to replicate their row and can include specialty fabrics or laser-cut applique shapes that will really make it easier for you to complete their row.  There are also additional items what support the Row by Row Experience such as unique printed license plates, collector pins, and the new "charm stamp" that is available this year from quilt shops who have chosen to participate.  




Are there prizes? Can I win something?

Yes! With the Row by Row Experience you win a prize for sewing! Complete a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2017 participating shops. Be the first to bring it into a

shop and you win a stash of 25 fat quarters. (That's 6-1/4 yards of fabric!)

Win a bonus prize for using that store's row in your quilt.

What do you consider "complete" when it comes to my quilt?
Quilted, bound, labeled.

What pattern do I use for my quilt?
You decide. Stack your rows, arrange around a center medallion, make them horizontal, vertical, upside down, on the front, on the back, whatever! You are the designer. Be creative and have fun, but be sure to use 8 different 2017 rows from 8 different 2017 Row by Row shops.

What are the exact dates of the event?
You have from June 21 through September 5, 2017 to collect the free patterns.

You have until October 31, 2017 to submit a quilt for a prize.


Visit rowbyrowexperience.com for participating shops






Welcome to Emma's Quilt Cupboard & Sewing Center

We are located in downtown Franklin, MA. We are a full-service quilt shop featuring fabrics from all of the well-known manufacturers; a wide variety of books, patterns, notions, and threads; long-arm quilting services; as well as a premiere dealer for Husqvarna-Viking sewing machines. Come check us out and enter a world of creativity and inspiration.