Row by Row Experience. I joined a swap which includes quilters from California, North Carolina, Georgia, and Ontario. Each of us is gathering four different license plates for the others, and yesterday I received four plates from Carol in NC.
So far I've visited three shops and just have to visit one more before sending the folks their plates. This may take some time since I have hit all the shops that are close (within 45 min.) to me. I would love to visit Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire this summer and get their plate. I sent away for plates from the Missouri Star and Hancock's of Paducah online shops, and I have some saved up from last year.
Along with the license plates, each shop has developed a row pattern, so I'm picking one of those up, too. I love the Colorado one which Mom sent me and I received yesterday. It's from Harriet's Treadle Arts (Harriet Hargrave's shop) and shows the lovely Rocky Mountains along with traditional blocks. And isn't the card Mom sent with it cute? It reads, "Would you be the designated quilter this week?" Cards like this would be fun to make with scraps. Hmmmm...
I don't know when I'll get around to making anything with the plates or the row patterns I've collected, but I figure they may come in handy if I participate in another row robin, either locally or online. I certainly don't plan to enter the contest each shop is sponsoring. Too much pressure!