Row by Row

Every year shops across the United States, Canada and Europe are given a theme and have to interpret it, however they choose, into a row measuring 9" x 36" (finished). 

Quilter's travel to participating shops, and during a specified time period can collect the free pattern (or purchase a kit if available). The event usually starts the first day of summer and runs through September. Once the event is over row patterns (and other items if available) can be purchased and mailed.

Over the years other things have been added for purchase - license plates featuring sayings and shop names (kinda fun to remember where you visited), fabric lines, pins and even other events (visit

This year (2018) shops are no longer constrained to one row size but can choose from a variety of sizes. For us, we’ll be sticking with the original 9” x 36” size for 2018.

"Purchase" links are listed for items that are still available.

2018 - Theme: Music

Stay tuned! Steve and Scarlett will return this summer for another wonderful adventure.

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2017 - Theme: On the Go

Here come Steve and Scarlett again! This year’s theme of “On the Go” meant a little traveling for our furry friends. A little red bike and they are off. Bob the bluebird joins in because it was just too beautiful of a day not to.

Winner: Jeanette Perdue
(Yes, this is her 3rd time and the quilts just keep getting more
amazing...and BIG! This year's featured over 40 rows!)


• Purchase 2017 Row Pattern •


2016 - Theme: Home Sweet Home

Steve and Scarlett Squirrel are back for this year’s theme of “Home Sweet Home”. We thought – what squirrel isn’t at home in a bird feeder! We added Betty, Bob and Carl (the somewhat upset birds) too.

Winner: Jeanette Perdue

• Purchase 2016 Row Pattern •

Purchase 2016 Row KIT+Pattern


2015 - Theme: Water (H20)

Last year’s row was such a success it was a unanimous decision to continue the adventures of Steve and Scarlett Squirrel. The 2015 theme was “water” and what better way to have fun than fishing. Of course squirrels wouldn’t be fishing for fish, they’d be fishing for acorns! Looks like Steve and Scarlett have caught a few.

Winner: Jeanette Perdue

• Purchase 2015 Row Pattern •


2014 - Theme: Seasons

2014 was the first year the shop participated. The theme was "seasons". Out of the four, fall is my favorite - it marks the end of summer with a slight chill in the evenings and leaves starting to rustle. As I started sketching the leaves blowing in the wind, a big tree - I thought of course our row needed a cute little critter or two – so in came Steve and Scarlett Squirrel.

Winner: Nancy Wilcox

• Purchase 2014 Row Pattern •