I hear the wind among the trees

Playing celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument.

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   
“A Day of Sunshine”

The Wind in the Trees



The 2018 Row by Row Experience
"Sew Musical"
Psithurism, the sound of the wind in the trees. Many consider it to be quite musical. In Oregon we are fond of our trees. Our row celebrates the colorful music they add to our lives.

Our limited number of kits contain a variety of prints and solids for you to create your own musical tree, along with a custom gray fabric print of the poetry that inspired our design.  A photo tutorial of construction tips can be found in the file Making Circles & Tree Trunk Shape.

 

What is Row by Row?

Row by Row Experience® began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. Today thousands of stores in the US, Canada and Europe welcome travelers through their doors. Travelers collect row patterns, then create stunning quilts with those rows … and no two are alike!

Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from anywhere! Row by Row Sew Musical starts June 21, 2018.


Previous Piece by Piece Row Designs
Fabric kits and patterns available for purchase
2015 Row - Row of Rain



 2016 Row - Our Northwest Home



2016 Row - A Modern Forest



2017 Row - A Flock of Ducks

Row by Row Frequently Asked Questions


I’m a quilter, how can I participate in Row by Row Experience?
It’s easy! Simply visit any participating 2018 Row by Row quilt shop during the summer and ask for their free pattern for a row in a quilt. The 2018 theme is Sew Musical, and each shop is working with the theme in their row. The shops are happy to give you the pattern at no cost, limit one per person, walk-in customers only.

The shops are all over the U. S. and into Canada. How can I get the row patterns from quilt shops that are far away from me?
You can’t. The shops are offering the pattern only to customers who walk in the door. Please don’t ask them to email or mail their row patterns.

Can I make copies of the patterns I collect?
Absolutely not! That’s a big no-no! The patterns are copyright property of the designers.

So, is this a shop hop?
Kinda. But there are no fees and no cards to stamp.

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 2018 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.

Row by Row Junior designs and The 9th Row may be used in your quilt, but may not be counted as one of the 8 rows needed to win a prize.

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 2018 rows from 8 different 2018 Row by Row shops.

Can I win in more than one shop?
Sorry, Charlie. One prize per quilter. You can make several quilts and show them off in several shops, but you may only claim one prize. Your quilt will be photographed for Facebook, and everyone will see it, so play fair!

How do I know which shops are participating?
Click here to see the RxR map, where all participating shops are listed. Click the state you are traveling in to see the listing of shops.

Are all of the shops open for the same hours?
No. It would be too difficult to organize this for the whole summer. Be sure to check the shops’ websites or call ahead when planning your route to verify their hours.

Can I see pictures of the rows?
Yes! Each area has a Facebook page and the shops will post photos of their rows when they are ready to show. You can “Like” your area’s page and any you plan to visit, but you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to see the photos. The Facebook page links are on the website.

What are the exact dates of the event?

June 21 through September 5, 2018 to collect the free patterns. You have until October 31, 2018, to submit a quilt for a prize.

Anything else I should know?
Lots! Each shop is participating in Row by Row Experience in their own way. Buy kits for the rows you love and see demos for new quilting products when you visit many of the shops. Many others carry FabricPlates from Zebra Patterns and coordinating Row by Row fabrics.