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I've been on vacation in the Pacific Northwest/Vancouver (JUST missing the filming of both SPN and XF, which makes me bitterly unhappy), and in my travels to various quilt shops in the region, which is an important part of any vacation, I discovered this thing called the Row by Row Experience. There are over a thousand quilt shops across the country who are participating, each designing a free pattern for a row of a quilt around the theme of water. These are some of the designs:









The kicker is, you can only get the pattern from the physical shop, not online. And there are some really cool patterns from all over the country, and given my love of geography and of quilting, this seems like a natural challenge for me to take up. So if you live in the US or Canada, would you be able to help?



This is the map of all of the shops that are participating.

If you live near one of these shops, would you be willing to a) go in and ask them for their free Row by Row pattern, and b) scan/take a picture of it and send it to me? You will receive in return a) buckets of gratitude, and b) a small quilty thing from me. The event runs until September 8, so you'd have to go there before then. If you're interested, say so in the comments or PM me. Thank you so much!

Date: 2015-07-12 05:18 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juice817.livejournal.com
I can grab you the purple one if you need it.

Date: 2015-07-13 20:27 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm not sure what you mean by the purple one, though. The ones above are just examples, and each shop has a different pattern.

Date: 2015-07-13 20:31 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juice817.livejournal.com
Sorry! I was looking at the map. The stores are different colors on the map, and I assumed the stores marked by the same color have the same pattern. I'm in southern Utah, and all the Utah stores are marked by purple markers.

Date: 2015-07-13 20:35 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
Oh, I see! No, every store has a different pattern. If there are any close by to you that you would be willing to get, that would be awesome.

Date: 2015-07-13 21:04 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juice817.livejournal.com
That's a lot of patterns! There's a store just off the route I'm delivering tomorrow so I can stop in after I finish.

Date: 2015-07-14 19:58 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
That would be awesome! Thanks so much. :)

Date: 2015-07-12 06:05 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galwithglasses.livejournal.com
Hey, there are a couple of places near me here in MN and some in Michigan where I'll be going in a couple of weeks. Are the patterns all the same or are there different ones in each place? It would be fun to go pick them up. If you want to know which places specifically, I can pm you a list. If all the shops in one color are the same, the colors would be blue, orange, and yellow.
Edited Date: 2015-07-12 06:08 (UTC)

Date: 2015-07-13 20:28 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
That would be awesome! Each shop has a different pattern, even if they're in the same state. If you could send me the list, I can let you know if there are any I might like. Thank you so much!

Date: 2015-07-12 11:09 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] morganoconner.livejournal.com
Oh gosh, one of those Massachusetts shops is a place I go by once a week on the way to S's house. I'd be happy to pop in and grab the pattern for you if you need!

(Edit to add: They have a pic of their row (not the pattern itself), and it is REALLY pretty! here)
Edited Date: 2015-07-12 11:14 (UTC)

Date: 2015-07-13 20:29 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
Ooh, that is cool. Thank you so much, bb!

Date: 2015-07-12 14:39 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harrigan.livejournal.com
I can try to drop in next time I'm around one of those options in central Indiana. I agree-this is a perfect project for you!

Date: 2015-07-13 20:29 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
That would be lovely! Saves me a trip, though it would be nice to see you at the same time.

Date: 2015-07-12 15:06 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dugindeep.livejournal.com
I can nab the ones in my area (I saw 3 within a 15-min radius with just a quick glance). But only if you come pick them up personally :-DDDDD

Date: 2015-07-13 20:33 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
You have a deal! The one in Woodridge looks especially awesome, so if you can only do one, that would be it.

Date: 2015-07-12 19:48 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beelikej.livejournal.com
Well, I happen to have planned a bit of a roadtrip with [livejournal.com profile] tmn1966, so I'll keep an eye out for any quilt shops along the way;)

Date: 2015-07-13 20:33 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
That's right! I still need to contact you about meeting up. :)

Date: 2015-07-13 18:11 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deirdre-c.livejournal.com
There's one right here in the little seaside Florida town we're vacationing in! I'm on it!! \o/

Date: 2015-07-13 20:34 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
You are awesome!

Date: 2015-07-14 02:51 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beadslut.livejournal.com
where do you want me to go/ who do you want me to ask? Chicago/Milwaukee/Anchorage/Dallas/St. Paul.

ETA - River Falls, Wisconsin pickup scheduled for Saturday.
Edited Date: 2015-07-14 19:05 (UTC)

Date: 2015-07-14 20:02 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
You are an angel. I've got Chicago down, but any of the rest would be wonderful, esp. Anchorage (and Eagle, AK, if it's not too far).

Date: 2015-07-19 16:33 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annoyingfan.livejournal.com
Hmm, interesting!
(total stranger here...I read your fic)
I work in the Burlington area but go up to Kitchener once a month maybe or down to Brantford in August so if theres any in this general area of Southern Ontario let me know and I'll see if I can swing by. SewEtc on Fairview road would be very easy so I can get that one for you at the very least. ..oh and one in Dresden...wonder if I can talk my fellow road trippers to make a quick stop there in August....We'll be driving right past Verna's Sewing Corner.
I like challenges...(and am happy with used stamps in exchange if possible) :P

Date: 2015-07-21 03:07 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubeneschamali.livejournal.com
Hi, total stranger! :) I took a look through the Ontario rows, and the only one south of Toronto that really caught my eye was in Kitchener, at Creative Sisters. I suppose I wouldn't object if you happened to pick some others up along the way, though. ;)

And I'm even happy to provide unused stamps!

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