Category Archives: Row by Row Experience

More Row by Row Shop Hopping


Seacoast Sewing and Quilting in Portsmouth New Hampshire was our second stop on our road trip today as we took the day off of producing to be consumers.  First we went to the annual book sale at the local library.  We always find something good there.

library book sale

Here is the wall in the ladies room at Seacoast Sewing and Quilting, hope you can zoom in; isn’t it great?


Next stop was the Salmon Falls Pottery Outlet shop.  No quilts but lots of New England stoneware.

Salmon Falls

On to visit a quilt store in Maine just so we could say we went to a different state.  The Village Quilt Shop also has a great garage door.

Village Quilt ShopVillage garage

Last stop was Footprints Quilt Shoppe in East Rochester New Hampshire.


We really liked all three of the free row patterns we received today.


NH shop hopping for Row by Row Experience

My friend Sue is visiting at our little cabin on the lake.  We spend most of our time making fabrics for our art quilts and sewing.  Yesterday we had to go to the other side of Lake Winnipesaukee to pick up a sticker for our mooring float before we could put out the Sunfish sailboat.  So, we decided to make a day of it and stop at three quilt shops who are participating in the NH Row by Row Experience.  Each store was unique and of course we made purchases at all three in addition to picking up the free directions to make the row for that particular shop.

Weirs Beach NH

Weirs Beach NH

Quilting corner

Tilton NH

Constant Quilter

Andover NH

Our last stop was an antique store as well as a quilting store (Heaven?) and I found this great old mola there.  It was a fantastic day.

Old Mola under glass in a frame.  Dog or Lion?

Old Mola under glass in a frame. Dog or Lion?

Keepsake Quilting Block

This summer quilt stores all over the USA and Canada are participating in a Row by Row Experience shop hop.  The idea is that as you travel you would stop at quilt shops and pick up a free pattern for a quilt row.  Last week, Sue, Mom and I stopped in at Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor New Hampshire to pick up their pattern.

I made the row using some commercial fabrics and two fabrics that were printed with our thermofax screens (available in the etsy shop).  Both fabrics are in the snowball block which is the block with the bear and moose in the middle.  The green triangles at the corners were printed on a piece of hand-dyed green fabric with the bark screen and then the pine branch screen.  The commercial print in the middle of the snowball block is printed with the new pinecone screen available now in the shop but started out as a fabric with the tiny pinecones on it.

Keepsake Row Moose bear block