Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Row by Row

Tuesday we were on the road by 8am to take part in the  Row by Row  [click the link] experience. There are only six stores taking part in England UK so we set off to visit four of them. Hope to visit the others sometime.

Row by Row Experience™ began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. In 2012 the event grew to include 62 participating shops. Pennsylvania came on board in 2013 for a total of 138 shops throughout the two states. 

In 2014 over 1250 quilt shops participated in 34 states and Ontario. 2655 shops across the US and Canada made 2015 the biggest year so far! 2016 will be even better!

Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from anywhere!

206 mile eight hour round trip!
First stop Quilters Dream, Picket Piece, Andover Hampshire
Such friendly staff
The building does not do much for the delights once you get inside.

 Second stop was Lady Sew & Sew, Farm Rd, Henley on Thames
Chris always happy to help and a good support.

A warehouse full of fabric

Henley on Thames

As we crossed the Thames bridge they were getting ready for the Henley Regatta next week.
 Third stop Stoke Mandeville Buckinghamshire
Only open 10am to 2pm we were worried we would not make it in time
so did not stop for lunch until we got there. There is a really nice cafe in the same complex
as the shop where we had a really nice lunch so glad we waited.
A small complex of shops worth a visit.
 Fourth Stop was Threads and Patches at Bletchley
Hanging under the I love quilting sign are smaller versions you can buy.
A friend in the USA had asked me to get her one.

Love this quilt made by MK Gems

Finally time to go home and look at my goodies.


quiltergirl424 said...

What a lovely day can't wait to see what you bought...

Christa said...

Uhh, would love to see what you bought too. 😉

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