Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Row By Row Experience

By now, you surely have heard about the Row By Row Experience but you may still have a few questions left unanswered.

What is this?

Row By Row is a different kind of "hop" where you go to shops across the United States and Canada and pick up a free pattern to create a quilt row, 9.5" x 36.5". You can pick up as many or as few as you like. The shops also have kits for sale to make their specific row for a nominal fee. 


Yep, it's free for the asking.


To give you an added incentive to visit a shop you may otherwise not. It takes place only during the summer months because most people take vacations at this time. The dates are June 22-Sept. 8. After that, it shuts down until Oct. 31.

What am I supposed to do this this (these) row(s)?

Anything you like! You can make just one and hang it in a small space or sash a few of them and make a bed runner. You can go crazy and make a king-size quilt! 

What's with the license plates?

Ah!!!! Remember those steamer trunks with the stickers from places it's been? Think of the license plates as a reminder of the shops you've been and collected the rows. Each one has a unique 'vanity' statement and each state is unique to the other, just like car plates. Here is ours.... naturally with a french twist! $5.99

Ok, but what do I do with them?

You can add them to the final design of your quilt or use them in other projects. We have patterns at the shop to give you more ideas. 

Here is a link to the Louisiana Row By Row Experience Facebook page to give you an idea of what others have been doing.

So, what do I do with a quilt when I finish?

If you have made a quilt with a least 8 rows, be the FIRST to bring it in, quilted, bound & with a label on the back and you will win a fat quarter bundle at any participating shop. Our bundle is still waiting for a winner and this is true for many shops here in this area.

Cool! Hey, wait... how much longer do I have?

We stop giving out or selling kits on Sept 8 and you have until Oct.31 to finish your quilt if you are wanting to win a prize. 

But I live in Michigan! I can't get to Bright Hopes! Will you mail me a kit?

Sadly, not until AFTER Oct. 31. We can sell and mail the plates but not the pattern or kits. These are the rules set by the organizers. 
But if you would like us to put you on our 'waiting list', give us a call at

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