Here’s our row for 2016 – Home is Where Your Honey Is. We used to have bee hives and “grew” our own honey several years ago so we are used to having bees buzzing around.

This extremely cute row gives you the opportunity to get creative in your quilting path. I just did some bee trail swirls in the places that looked like they needed some quilting as well as stitched in the ditch around the flowers, leaves, and hive layers – anything goes.

Aren’t the country bee buttons cute that Jennifer picked to gather nectar from the flowers. The yo-yos on the flower centers give a nice dimension to the row and accented with yellow buttons.

Remember you can get the pattern free (one) or kit (buy as many as you want with pattern included) ONLY if you come into the shop between June 21st and Sept 5th. Then there is a hibernation period until November 1st that nothing is available either in the store or by mail. On November 1st we can start to mail out kits and/or patterns to those who would like them. If you pick a pattern up in the store they are furnished free of charge. After the hibernation period, they will be sold rather than given free. We will also have just a button pack available for sale if you want to use your own fabrics.

Our kit will include all the fabric you will need for the front, buttons and letters printed on freezer paper for ease of applying. All the strips are cut to the correct width so you just have to cut to the right length and sew together.

The first person to bring in a quilt completely bound and labeled using at least 8 rows from 8 different shops wins 25 fat quarters, plus if you use our row in your quilt, a $25.00 gift certificate. We would be happy to display your finished quilt for the duration of the “experience” so others can see how creative you are.