Wooly Block Adventure 2018 Starts Today

Wooly Block 2018

Wooly Block 2018Today is the start of one of my most favorite events on the web today. The Wooly Block Adventure. Ever since I discovered the wonderfulness in working with wool, this is the one event I look forward to all year. I wish it was bigger, that every shop participated, but it’s a small event with 69 shops participating this year.

How Wooly Block works… Every two days, Continue reading

Row By Row Free Patterns and More News…

Row By Row Experience

Row By Row Experience

Yesterday was the day that shops could finally put their patterns and kits up for sale again, or online for sale or download. I’ve taken a bit of time this morning to update my page for the row by row links today and followed up with a few emails to shops that still participate.

The Row By Row Experience itself has also added a new site for showcasing rows that participating shops have added their rows too. This is wonderful because you get to see the rows in full view. I’ve never been a fan of the Facebook pictures because they merge them in with the shop’s info, and their license plate, often making the row picture to small and you can’t see some of those rows very well to know if you like it or now. The new site is called easily enough Row By Row Showcase.

My row by row page is Continue reading

Wooly Block Adventure Starts Today!!! — 4 Free Patterns … Go Get Em…

Wooly Block 2017

Wooly Block 2017This year’s Wooly Block Adventure brought to you by the same people who bring you the Row By Row Experience, has great new rules and opportunities for online users and I personally couldn’t be more thrilled about it.

You can now download patterns, so be sure you check this page daily or the Facebook Wooly Block page.

The downloads featured are limited it looks like for two days, then Wooly Block will feature 2-4 new shops in the event.

Click the shop’s links to buy the kits. Some of the shops have their pdf download on their sites, so you will have to visit and READ to download. Some shops may ask you to email them to get the free pattern. (I feel sorry for them already. Half Moon Handwerks asks you to email them, I already received my pattern from them, so they are keeping up at least. I wrote at 11:21 am and received it at 1:46 pm.

If you’d like to see pictures of all or most of the shops participating, you can view them here on Facebook. You can see all the pictures for the current event at the top until you many of this year’s logos. then it will start with last years winter event 2016-2017 logos. Following that is the earlier event in 2015-2016.

Don’t forget to look for the Wooly Block license plates also, they are a very cute mini size.

They plan to feature each participating shop Continue reading

A Small Update…

Just writing to give you a small update… I’ve been very busy, with the Christmas Caroling Row Along coming up in September, I needed to have my row finished by the deadline I set for the other designers so that I would not be behind, this took a few days to accomplish, but my row pattern is at least done now for September and I am ready to show it off… The image you’re seeing features the Northcott Fabrics they kindly sent designers to use in their rows and is a small preview of my row I’ll be featuring.

Next, I am hoping to release the next Sue and Sams this week along with Twas The Night Before Christmas Blocks. I’m just finishing these up and possibly as I write this post tonight I’ll finish them up tomorrow so they can release on Monday/Tuesday…

Next, I got a little teeny tiny bit involved with row by row and had tons of fun visiting shops… I mean really who can blame me, it’s my first time out and about visiting the shops and being the new quilter in the state, I, of course, had to visit as many shops as possible.  I’m sure some of you know how that goes. I have patterns to swap if anyone would like some… write me with your address and I’ll send you a Colorado pattern. Maybe you’ll do the same. I’ll be heading to Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho in August, a girl just wants to have fun!!! Ya know 🙂 So let me know if your lookin for a particular row.

and last… Just for Fun, I updated the Row By Row Free patterns page. I’ve checked all the links and fixed the bad ones or removed those that removed their downloads. Always Quilting already has their patterns up for pre-order on the free patterns they will offer for 2017, so you may want to get your pre-orders in.

Marian

Coming Next Month Is Row By Row All Over Again…

Row By Row ExperienceAre you excited… I am very excited about finally being able to participate in a full row by row experience.

During the last five years that this event has been held, I have lived in Europe, so could not participate, even last year when we were still there, no shops in Italy participated. There was one in Germany I think and one in the Netherlands, but I never got that far to get to go and enjoy the experience. Instead, I joined some Facebook groups, and the wonderful ladies in those groups picked up kits for me and I was able to experience the fun of the event in that way. I felt guilty tho that I couldn’t do the same for them. In some cases, these women pick up kits for others and drove many many miles to get kits for other people. This year, it’s my turn to try and help and I will go to as many states as humanly possible. I will note those FB groups below if you are planning to participate and I really encourage you to do so, but this event has many good things and like all things, in life, it has some bad. I’m going to walk you thru my experiences last year.

A year and a half ago, Continue reading

OttLite Comes To The Road Home.. and a new RBR link..

Ott Lite

Ott LiteI am very excited to announce the latest sponsor for The Road Home Row Along starting in just under 3 short weeks now.

OttLite has offered one of their amazing lamps as a giveaway during the event.

I only just purchased my own OttLite a few short months ago, and I see what all the buzz is about now. I’m sure you might remember when I showed you the lighting differences with my Bernie and how adding additional lighting affects your overall display area, it’s the same with their lighting also. It gives you a broader area in which it concentrates the lighting and allows you to see as you should instead of straining to see what you might not be able to see. OttLite are not expensive lamps, they cost less than an ordinary desk lamp does when you consider how many times you probably change a regular light bulb. OttLite lamps Continue reading

RBR Links Page Updated & More Giveaways..

Row By Row Experience

Row By Row ExperienceDon’t ya just love it when I find a new pattern you can download from shops participating in the Row By Row Experience? This was a cute pattern from last year at Pink Castle Fabrics in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It’s a pretty simple row, and would piece together quickly. I’ve given you the direct page link on my RBR Downloads page along with a 2014 pattern for the Stitchin Post.

Next today, I have several sponsors to add for the giveaways for The Road Home Row Along and Eerie Nights.

Aurifil is giving away a gorgeous and I mean absolutely beautiful set of Continue reading