Alice responded to my request for anyone that entered their quilts into local fairs. Alice did and also was a winner at Country Beefers Quilt Shop in Roaring Springs, Pennsylvania. Here is what Alice had to say about her Row by Row Experience experience:
“I entered by 2016 Row by Row quilt in 2 local fairs this year because it wasn’t done in time for the fairs last year. I got a 2nd place ribbon and a little cash each time. I absolutely love the whole experience, though it’s costing me a fortune because of all the impulse buying that goes with it. I always get the kits and the license plates and lots more.
Thanks to the Rowing last year, I finished my first quilt. I had to because I wanted my picture on the internet. I was the winner at Country Beefers in Roaring Spring, PA. I am ditching this years quilt this evening so I hope to turn it in to my quilt shop on Monday.
Last year I had 60 rows, mostly collected in person by me. My cousin picked up a few for me. This year I had friends who went to Alaska and Washington State. That was really expensive and my cousin and I bought even more rows than last year. I haven’t counted, but 75 wouldn’t surprise me. And, of course, if I am in a shop that I missed in a previous year and if they still have a kit, I have to have it.
These rows for me are kind of like jigsaw puzzles, everyone has its own challenge and I have learned many new quilting skills. This year I had to learn machine applique because of that “Tribute to Shadow” row from Dover, Ohio. Some of the pieces already had fusible on them. I could not believe when I opened up that kit and saw Shadow and read the story, I was crying over a sewing kit.
I will be sewing rows for years to come.”
Alice – Mifflin, Pennsylvania