Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We Have a Row By Row Winner at Spring Water Designs!

Susan Holman from Laytonsville MD is the Row by Row Grand Prize Winner at Spring Water Designs Quilting!  ~ PS: Don't you just love her Maryland flag shoes that her daughter hand painted

The rows used in this picture are as follows:
     Side one of the quilt includes rows from:
       1. Quilt Vine - Trapp, MD
       2. The Round Bobbin - Ambler, PA
       3. Mare's Bears - Lewes, DE
       4. Bear's Paw - Towson, MD
       5. Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg, MD
       6. Ellicott City Sew Vac - Ellicott City, MD
       7. Spring Water Designs Quilting - Columbia, MD
       8. Bless My Stitches - Murphy, NC

 ...And because Susan is having so much fun with the Row by Row shop hopping, she made her quilt two sided using a total of 16 rows!  Side two of the quilt includes rows from the following shops:
     Side two:
       1. Sew Much Fun - Lowell, NC
       2. Quilts & Treasures - East Longmeadow, MA
       3. Loving Stitches - Fayetteville, NC
       4. Crazy Cousin - Fredericksburg, VA
       5. Waterwheel House Quilt Shop - Londonderry, VT
       6. Cottonseed Glory - Annapolis, MD
       7. Serendipity - Dagsboro, DE
       8. Sew Happens, Wilmington, DE

That's right ~  Susan made her quilt two sided using a total of 16 rows from seven different states she visited from Massachusetts to North Carolina.

And she used our row in her quilt too, so she received a $50 SWD gift card along in addition to her Fat Quarter Bundle prize ~ She had stopped by our shop on July 2nd right after the shop hop began and picked up our row pattern and plate :)

She quilted each row separately in "Quilt as You Go" fashion, and then attached the rows together with cute little strips.  She has a great tutorial over on Her Blog on how to do this.

I loved how she incorporated the shop License Plate at the end of each row after bordering it from leftover fabrics from the row kit :)

...And she added several other personal touches to make it her own.  For this owl row from the Crazy Cousin Quilt shop, she added an extra little owl to the branch, because she is a mother of four, and all but one of her children are out on their own, but one is still home in the "nest".

I love seeing all the personal touches that quilters put into their versions of a quilt.  Susan called this quilt "Fun by Fun" and is already planning her next row quilt...after all there's the entire month of August to collect more row patterns!

Susan has graciously let us borrow her quilt and it will be hanging in our shop for a few weeks, so stop in and see all the little details up close ~ it's adorable!

...And, even if our Grand Prize Bundle is taken, we have a couple of "consolation prizes" if there are any more row quilts cookin' out there ;)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sights & Sounds of Jo Morton Club

Here are a few of the Shows from our Jo Morton Club sessions this past week.  It's always nice to see the different colorways that come through.

More projects will show up at the next meeting after vacations...stay tuned :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn