It’s A Garden Party Row Along Starts Today….

It's A Garden Pary Row AlongIt’s finally that day each year that I look so forward to. Six years now, we’ve held this row along starting on the 2nd Tuesday of September. It makes me so happy that not only do you our followers come along but that we have designers who also want to join in the fun of the row along.

This isn’t an event that has just a few month’s notice for designers to create a pattern. This event starts getting into the planning stages in January each year. A theme is decided, and then signups are announced.  The designer then has until June to decide if they are going to meet the deadlines or not. A lot of work goes into the row along, it’s not just me who plans it, but Northcott Fabrics has been a sponsor for the last six years also and five of those years they have provided fabric for the designers to use in there patterns.

A designer isn’t just asked to create a pattern and call it a day, she also has to make the pattern so she is showing an actual sewn project on her featured day.

2020 has certainly had its challenges and it’s definitely been a year I’ll never forget. The great thing is this event is entirely online so I never even gave it a minute’s thought that it should be canceled. Many people asked me if I was going to do so and I would wonder why should I? It’s an online event, something you can sit at home and look at on the device of your choice, whether it’s an iPad, a desktop, or even a laptop or cell phone.

So enjoy the row along, take your time and please remember the designers have worked diligently to provide you with a great pattern. Don’t leave a comment just to enter a giveaway, but leave a comment that’s heartfelt and please say thank you. Today’s designers are:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Blue Heron Quilting | Carolyn Butterfield | Made By Marney
Pumpkin Patch BC | The Devoted Quilter
Carolyn is not a blogger, she is being hosted today
by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.

Today’s Giveaways Are:

Inspired LED
Timeless Treasures
Northcott Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop
Martelli Notions

You might ask how the row along works? If this is your first time following an online event, what happens is a list of sites are posted on each day of the event. (like the one posted above this paragraph). The days for this event are Tuesdays and Thursdays each week until October 13, 2020.  We don’t do this daily because our designers do have other things to do and it’s easier to allow giveaways from sponsors to run a full week along with the pattern downloads. So this event runs for six weeks. Anyway, when you see the list of sites to visit each day, you’ll need to visit those sites to read the post and download the pattern along with entering any giveaways and leaving comments.

You will have to visit the blog in order to download the free patterns. I would encourage you to follow or join the designer’s newsletters, but you shouldn’t have to signup for a newsletter or be asked to follow the site in order to download the pattern. You may be asked to give your information in a cart atmosphere, there is nothing I can do about this, I do this myself with my patterns.

Limits of the row along…

  • Designers only have to keep the pattern free for one week from there featured day. They are then free to put it up for sale or do what they wish with it. Many will keep it up freely forever, others for the full event, others will put it up for sale.
  • All giveaways from sponsors run for one week only. The giveaway is then drawn for the winner and the winner is notified. Please see this post for further details of the giveaways.

The full schedule is posted here and you can also access by clicking in the sidebar under the row alongs logo for the schedule.

Each day of the row along you can stop by here at Seams To Be Sew. I’ll also be posting the schedule each day.

Links For The Row Along
Row Along Gallery
Instagram Hashtag #itsagardenpartyrowalong
Rules For Giveaways (bottom of page)

EQ Coupon code for 20% off during entire Row Along: GARDENPARTY20
Use on anything except EQ Academy at Electric Quilt


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I am an affiliate of the above companies when you click one of these links and purchase something, I earn a little bit of a commission with it. I use this money to help maintain my website and offer my free patterns to you. Every little bit helps, thank you so much for clicking and for your support. I don’t just offer up these brands to you I actually use their products and shop at these places. I would never partner with someone whose products I didn’t use.

Please remember it takes 2 minutes to comment, please say Thank You, whether you downloaded a free pattern, read a tutorial, or just learned something new. It takes time for people to write a post, take pictures, make a project or even write a pattern.
Let them know you appreciate it.

If your comment doesn’t show up after you post it, it’s most likely gone to the spam folder. I will see it and approve it, unfortunately, it just means something about your email address caught my spam filter’s eye.

25 thoughts on “It’s A Garden Party Row Along Starts Today….

  1. Marian, thank you got putting together an amazing hop. This was my first one but it won’t be my last. I was having trouble on the last dat getting to Sew Incredibly Crazy site. It looks like nothing has been entered in her blog since Jan 10.

  2. Thanks for all the effort and hours to organize this. Blocks so far are wonderful. Can you help me with the block from Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design. I cannot seem to locate the block on her site or to be able to email her with any questions. thank you.

  3. Thank you, Marian, for organizing this fun online “party.” I tried to leave a comment on the pattern designer page, but couldn’t figure out how it worked.

  4. Wow! Thank you so much for creating and managing this row along. This is my first time to participate. I am enjoying looking at all the different patterns everyone has created. And what a great theme. Thanks.
    Carol McWhorter

  5. Thanks for all the hard work you’ve already devoted to this Row-Along! It’s very much appreciated!! Blessings to you and yours.

  6. I am so excited to get started. You all have great patterns to offer. The Beetle is so cute i know they are great for the soil and garden but euu. They had mighty big ones when I lived in Minnesota. Thanks so much for all the work you do!!!
    Thanks so much
    Elizabeth, in Silverdale

  7. Thank you, Im new to your site and will be exploring it in the upcoming days. Never done a row by row should be interesting!

  8. Thank you for organizing another row-a-long. This is a massive undertaking what with all the participants, scheduling them and also dealing with all the sponsors. Truly a labor of love.

  9. Thank you so much, Marian! I love your row alongs and I appreciate all the time you put into making it a great event for all of us. It’s off to a wonderful start with some very talented and generous designers.

  10. Thank you Marian. We meet some great talents here. And I really love the cover picture for the rowalong. How someday you sir it a pattern.

  11. Thanks for hosting the row-along! One of these days I hope to actually be able to participate as a designer again…..if I ever get out of survival mode that is.

  12. I just came across your row-a-long. I’m super excited to join this year. Hopefully I don’t miss a row along the way

  13. Thank you for another Row Along. We appreciate your time spent securing sponsors and wonderful, creative bloggers!

  14. Marian, thank you for organizing another row-along. I look forward to this every year and I appreciate all the work you put into making this happen. Thank you.

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