Monday, July 4, 2016

Maryland and Pennsylvania Row By Row

Elizabeth left Virginia last Monday for her annual trip to New Hampshire and decided to do some Row By Row shopping along the way. After studying the map she chose shops that would not take her far from her route up Route 15 to I81 to I84 to I91 and then across the state of New Hampshire to Lake Winnipesaukee.  You can see that most of the trip is Interstate. Her first stop was at Capital Quilts in Gaithersburg, Maryland, conveniently close to the exit off Interstate 270 as she was heading towards Frederick Maryland to hop on Rt.15.
In March we attended CABS and met Alison Zacharkiw the owner. Unfortunately, Alison was not there when Elizabeth visited but it will not be her last visit.  While a bit of a drive from Herndon, where Elizabeth lives, this shop is so nice it is worth the travel time and traffic.  Light, large, open and full of beautiful fabric choices, it is wonderful to know that such a great fabric shopping opportunity is within a 40 minute drive.  Capital Quilts’ row this year features the White House with quilts encircling it on the iconic black iron fence.
They have a nice display of the fabric and this year’s row as well as a wall display of the past rows from their shop.

After leaving Maryland, she drove to Fayetteville, PA.  While there are many quilt shops in Pennsylvania not many are along Interstate 81 and of the few that are, not many are open on a Monday.  So, Elizabeth stopped at Sew’n Place Sew’n Place is on state route 30 which is a good connector road between 15 and I81.
She also stopped there last year.  This shop is in a gorgeous setting overlooking the woods and near the Michaux State Forest (
Who wouldn’t want to operate a long arm quilting machine with this view?  
The row this year interprets the Home Sweet Home theme with a series of birdhouses.

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