If you haven’t yet experienced the Row by Row phenomenon, it’s time to get on board! Quilt shop owner Janet Lutz started it all with a free horizontal row pattern in a summer vacation theme, which could then be combined with similar row patterns from other shops. Like a Shop Hop, you gather free patterns and then personalize your quilt with creative row placement, fabric combinations, and embellishments. Janet demos both the use of fabric plates, and creating appliqué letters with freezer paper. TQS then visits Eileen Williams, who has challenged herself to make a small quilt each day for an entire year. Known for her beach and seascape quilts, Eileen shows how to add shimmer and sand, using Angelina fibers.
Janet Lutz explains to Ricky & Alex how she started the Row by Row Experience and how it has grown over the years.
Janet then let's you know how to obtain your “free pattern” for the Row by Row and how to purchase a kit to make your own Row by Row strip. Janet also explains how customers can win a prize by finishing their quilt and turning it in to their local quilt shop by the October 31st deadline. She says she used to quilt, but since starting Row by Row, has no time anymore.
From Chapter Three
Janet shares her love of genealogy with Ricky and she relates how looking into your family tree is like seeing all of the Row by Rows put together. Janet shares that the 2016 theme for Row by Row is “Home Sweet Home” and demonstrates to the audience how she does her appliqué using C&T Quilter’s freezer paper sheets.
TQS interviews Eileen Williams and discusses how she makes her mini “beach & seascape” quilts. Eileen lives in North Carolina on the beach. She collects the shells she finds on the beach and under the sea (scuba diving) and uses them to hang quilts which she displays and sells in local galleries.
Eileen shows the TQS audience how to apply “Angelina” to fabric and how she uses it to enhance the fans that she creates on her seascape mini quilts.