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The Row by Row Experience 2015

The Row by Row Experience has begun!  If you are not familiar with the Row by Row Experience, it is similar to a shop hop, but a bit different– no fees, no cards to stamp, and you have all summer to participate. Simply visit any of the participating shops throughout the USA and Canada and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. This year’s theme is…..water.  Each shop has created a row based on this theme.

Row by row image- blog copyThe Studio’s row is based on the nearby Great Falls National Park. At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge creating its spectacular falls. The row represents that series of rocks and rushing white water. It may look complex but it is actually very easy to piece with simple paper piecing techniques.

great falls 2Create a quilt using at least eight different rows from eight different participating shops and be the first to bring it into one of those participating shops to win a stack of 25 fat quarters. If you are the first to bring a quilt into the Studio, those 25 fat quarters will be your choice from our entire stock of fat quarters. And if you use the Studio’s row in your quilt, you will win a bonus prize—Golden Gage Calipers!

Row by Row with calipers2

Why calipers? There is an interesting reason why we chose them.  After our sample row was entirely put together, I made a discovery. Unknowingly and without trying, my design conforms to the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio, which occurs in nature, ancient and historic design, is said to be the perfect proportion. It is the ratio of 1 to 1.618 or .618 to one. When I put the calipers on our row, I saw that each triangle increases in size according to the Golden Ratio.

To learn more about the Golden Proportion, check out this blog post.

Claire M. from Florida made sure she got her Great Falls row kit.
Claire M. from Florida made sure she got her Great Falls row kit.

Besides the free row pattern, we have some special products.  Row kits with all the fabric needed to complete our row and fabric bundles in the gorgeous fabrics of our row will be available. Not only do we have fabric license plates with our slogan, “Perfect Piecer,” but we also have collectable pins. Watch for more products based on our Great Falls row.

Row by Row runs through Tuesday, September 8th. Stop in when you are in the Washington, D.C. area or take a road trip with friends to discover new quilt shops and old favorites and have fun collecting your rows.

Diane from Utah along with Harolyn and Doreen from Virginia showing off their Row by Row purchases. (Yes, her name really starts with an H.)
Diane from Utah along with Harolyn and Doreen from Virginia showing
off their Row by Row purchases. (Yes, her name really starts with an H.)

13 thoughts on “The Row by Row Experience 2015

  1. Is it possible to order the great falls row kit on line?

    1. The Row by Row pattern and kit is only available in the store during the Row by Row experience. Once the event is over (October 31, 2015), these will be made available for purchase so definitely check back then!

  2. I cannot travel, but keep up with Jinny Beyer online and buy from the online store as much as I can. Will the “Great Falls” row ever be available to those of us who cannot physically participate?

    1. The Row by Row pattern and kit is only available in the store during the Row by Row experience. Once the event is over (October 31, 2015), these will be made available for purchase so definitely check back then!

  3. I’m hoping my son, who lives in Winchester VA, will be willing to pick up a pattern and kit for me. I may be there for Thanksgiving so maybe I can pick it up then, if he doesn’t it first.

  4. I know the Row by Row is only available in store but can the fabric license plate be ordered?

    1. Yes the fabric license plates can be ordered now, just give us a call at 1-866-759-7373. We also will have pins and needle minders with our license plate available shortly on our website.

  5. How do we find participating quilt shops?

  6. Can I purchase row by row online?

    1. The Row by Row is only available in the shop for purchase during the Row by Row Experience. Once the event is over (October 31), you will be able to purchase it through our website so definitely check back then.

  7. Are there kits availabelfor purchase of the Row by Row shown on this page, and if so, please contact for order information. The row is just gorgeous. Thanks so much!

    1. We’re so glad you like Jinny’s row. According to the Row by Row rules, we cannot make the kit available until November 1. Check back then at http://www.jinnybeyer.com. You should find it online at that time.

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