No - I am talking about Liz. As you know, the Row by Row frenzy has hit North America. There are Facebook groups swapping everything possible (within the rules - no photocopying allowed!). But kits, plates, pins and original patterns picked up by non-quilting family members who were coerced into the shop are flying faster than a speeding bullet from coast to coast. The postal services must have noticed a serge in business.
Last year was the first year for Canada and there were about 70 shops in Ontario that participated. Some had license plates, some did not. Who wants to buy a fabric license plate???? Most asked "what the heck is a fabtic license plate???"
Anyway - I have shopped from coast to coast this summer, so far through 7 of the 9 participating provinces and through several states in the US. However there is someone way more crazy than I. That would be Liz.
I am in bed one night just checking Facebook one last time and I see that Liz has arrived in Red Lake, Ontario. Oh - she is on a camping trip I thought to myself. Hey - where the heck is Red Lake???? I check a map and OH MY GOD - it is way way north. I mean WAY up norht. That is a pretty isolated place to camp - but why not!!! Then the next day, I realize that there is a Row by Row participating quilt shop in Red Lake. NO WAY - she did NOT drive all that way to get the pattern???? or did she????? She was very elusive in her response to me.
Liz anad I finally got a chance to meet yesterday. Bottom line - I had a great visit with Liz as I heard all about her exciting Row by Row experience. I think her photo and her caption say it all.
|Here you go Elaine what can I say after 14 days and over 8000 km I made it to all 127 row by row quilt stores across Ontario. Seriously I think I've lost my pea pick'n mind. You've seen the plates, here is a combination of kits and/or patterns|
I think she deserves a medal!!!!
|Liz's stack of Ontario license plates - the fabric ones that is!!|
|2014 plates from Dryden|
Way to go Liz!!!! Proud of you - you crazy quilter you!!!!!
Besides meeting with Liz - I managed to get this giant quilt done. This particular customer who shall remain nameless loves to make huge quilts. But they are beautiful and beautifully done.
And I'm off on another adventure at Northcott to see what is in store for me today.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!