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Help me with a quilt? Again?

Wow, it's been a long time. Short version: I had a very busy semester, I'm writing a book that's due at the end of the summer, and my state is at the front of the pack in the race to destroy public higher education in the U.S. I'm back at running (one more half marathon under my belt), and I just got back from a wonderful two weeks in Colorado. I'm really struggling with fic writer's block right now, but that's a story for another time. I've shown up for the first time in months to ask for your help with another quilt!

Last year I made this one based on the patterns people were able to get for me from across the country. The Row by Row experience is back, this time with over 3000 quilt shops across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Each store came up with their own 9"x36" pattern based on the theme of "Home Sweet Home." The patterns are free -- but you have to go to the store to get them. Most shops also have kits, but I'm just looking for patterns. Can you help me out? Before September 5th?

Alaska: Fairbanks, Soldotna
Alabama: Huntsville
Arizona: Mesa, Tucson
California: El Cajon, Fremont, Mission Viejo
Colorado: Colorado Springs
Florida: Merritt Island (pleeeeease), Venice
Hawaii: Honolulu, Kamuela
Idaho: Garden City
Indiana: Indianapolis
Maryland: Gaithersburg (DC)
Massachusetts: Franklin, Marlborough
Montana: West Yellowstone
New Mexico: Albuquerque, Roswell
Ohio: Columbus, Fairfield, Middleburgh Heights
Oregon: Portland
South Carolina: Charleston
Tennessee: Knoxville
Texas: Austin (IKR?), Dallas, Denton
Virginia: Alexandria
Washington: Lynden, Seattle (pleeeeeeease)

Alberta: Drumheller, Pincher Creek
BC: Vancouver (pleeeeeeease)
Ontario: St. Catherines

Netherlands: Schagen

If you live in any of these places, or will be traveling through, or know someone who does, I'd love to hear from you! As always, I totally understand if you can't get to a store or aren't willing. No worries. But if you can help, I'll send you a little something quilty as a thank you. :)


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Jun. 29th, 2016 11:07 am (UTC)
I live near Seattle, but I'm afraid I don't understand exactly what you need? Is there a particular store?

ETA: I see, I think. Can I go to any one of these stores? Or does it have to specifically be in Seattle?


Edited at 2016-06-29 02:09 pm (UTC)
Jun. 29th, 2016 11:49 am (UTC)
Sorry for the confusion! There's one shop in downtown Seattle called Undercover Quilts, a block from Pike Place Market, that is offering this pattern:

They're open 10-6, 7 days a week. If you could ask for the free pattern (not the kit, it's super expensive) and mail it to me, I'd reimburse you for the postage. But if it's too hard to get to, I totally understand. Thanks for offering!
Jun. 29th, 2016 12:02 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see. Sorry for my confusion. Okay, I live about 45 minutes from there, but I do occasionally go down to that neighborhood. When do you need it by? (Sorry I didn't know about it sooner, I was right there on Sunday for Pride!)
Jun. 29th, 2016 06:17 pm (UTC)
No worries, it just started last week! It's available till Labor Day, so any time before then would be great. I'm trying to collect a bunch of city patterns to make into a quilt for my office wall, and this one is not only a skyline, but possibly the most beautiful out of the 3000 shops!
Jul. 1st, 2016 09:43 am (UTC)
Working on a way to get the Marlborough pattern for you, though it may be a few weeks, and I'll probably throw Franklin in there as well if I can because OMG THAT PATTERN *___*

/space nerd

Jul. 2nd, 2016 11:55 am (UTC)
Both of those would be AWESOME. A number of shops did a space-related pattern, but Franklin's is one of the best. "There may be life, but there is NO fabric on Mars!
We're heading home!" LOL.
Jul. 6th, 2016 12:04 am (UTC)
Hiya! We live in Arlington, VA so the Alexandria and Fairfax shops are close to us. We're also traveling to Richmond in a few weeks so could get one there too. Message me with your addy and I'll see what I can do!
Jul. 6th, 2016 08:43 am (UTC)
Oh, cool! I'll message you about the one in Arlington. Thanks!
Jul. 6th, 2016 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm in Austin! There's a place right near my work that's doing Row by Row; I can easily stop by. Or do you need the pattern from a specific store? The one near me is A Quilter's Folly, if that narrows it down any. Let me know if that's not one you need - I can see about finding the other shops in town.

As an aside, I just noticed that Tumblr unfollowed you for me recently (and added some strangers to my dash as well - like, suddenly an aesthetic blog and something else about food?)

I was going to send you an ask bc I thought it was strange I hadn't seen anything about this on your blog, and when I went to my "Following" list, you weren't there anymore :/

So. You are being followed. Again. *should I mwahaha? it feels weird not to, after that*

Jul. 6th, 2016 09:00 am (UTC)
Hi! Yes, that would be awesome! It's actually not A Quilter's Folly (figures, right?), but there's two in town or nearby:

Northwest Sewing Center
5448 Burnet Road Suite 1
Austin, TX 78756

Over the Top Quilting Studio
200 Buttercup Creek Blvd.
Suite 111
Cedar Park, TX 78613

The first one is this cute silhouette of downtown with the hills off to the west, and the second one is of the bridge with the bats flying away. :D If the second one is too far away, I totally understand. But thanks so much for offering! I want to make a separate quilt with just city patterns, and these would be perfect for that.

ETA: And Tumblr is weird. Thanks for letting me know, though; I got the message about you following me and was wondering why you hadn't been already! :)

Edited at 2016-07-06 12:02 pm (UTC)
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