Have you heard of the Row by Row Experience? Quilts shops sign up, design a row with certain dimensions, following a specific theme. This year's theme was water.
Quilters visit participating quilt shops, could pick up the pattern for the row free beginning June 21, many shops have put together kits and vary in price from just a few dollars to over $30. Quilters have until October 31, 2015 to turn in a completed quilt featuring 8 different rows.
While driving to Oregon I didn't have any opportunities to find rows. There was a time schedule in place for an appointment at the tribal office on Monday, July 6.
But once we got to Portland (home base as the boys called it), it was on.
I didn't take pictures of the shops, some allow pictures, and others do not so I decided to err on the side of caution.
First stop was the local quilt shop called Feather Your Nest in Gresham, Oregon.
The row was very cute, and the kit was inexpensive so I purchased the kit.
Next stop Fabric Depot. Imagine a store the size of Walmart full of fabric. The only problem I have is that there is so much it is a bit overwhelming at times.
I did pick out some yardage, and a couple of fat quarters.
The next shop we visited was Quilting Delights in Happy Valley, Oregon.
Very cute, newer shop.
Then across the river to Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in West Linn, Oregon. Super cute shop, lots of eye candy.
I also purchased their kit because of the preprinted labels in it.
There is a new quilt shop in the Alberta Neighborhood in Portland, which is experiencing a renaissance called Modern Domestic. Love their pattern called Glass Half Full.
We went to the beach for a couple of days to can tuna. There is nothing to compare to fresh canned tuna.
We stopped at The Quilted Dandelion in Clatskanie, Oregon. Cute shop, lots of antique sewing machines on display.
Homespun Quilts in Astoria, Oregon, had lots of cute quilts, and fabrics. I was a bit disappointed with their row by row though. It was very cute, but they didn't have any kits remaining, and their instructions were in black and white. They said I could take a picture of the row though.
Our final Oregon stop was at Center Diamond in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
The final Oregon stop was in Warren, Oregon at Fibers & Stitches. Cute little shop