Owl & Drum's Sew Very Modern

It's time for the Row by Row Experience! June 21, 2017 00:00

Today is the first day of the Row by Row Experience. This worldwide quilt shop hop started in 2011 with only 20 shops in the New York area. Since then, it has grown immensely to include thousands of stores across the US, Canada and Europe - and Owl & Drum is proud to one of the shops for the second year!

Each year there is a theme and this year's theme is On the Go. Our panel, "Rainbow Tracks," is an abstract take on vehicle tire tracks. We wanted our panel to be pieced, contain solids and, of course, be a modern design. Another fun feature about our panel is that it can be used as either a vertical or horizontal panel in your quilt.

To receive our pattern, you will need to visit our shop in Tulsa, OK. The pattern is free and we also have kits, featuring American Made Brand solids, available for purchase. During Row by Row - which runs from June 21 to Sept. 5 - this will be the only way you are able to get your hands on our pattern and kit.

(Unfortunately, it won't be until Nov. 1 when you will be able to get our pattern through mail and pdf download. So, stay tuned if you cannot make it into our shop this summer.)

We really hope you like our modern take on the Row by Row Experience. Happy Quilting!

P.S. Something new this year is Row by Row Junior. A selection of quilt shops will feature specially designed row patterns just for quilters ages 6-14. Owl & Drum is proud to be one of those shops. Each child who visits Owl & Drum will receive a free pattern, as well. So, be on the lookout for our next blog post where we will go over this new and exciting quilt program just for kids!



Owl & Drum's brand-new blog! June 19, 2017 18:01

Hello and welcome to Sew Very Modern, Owl & Drum's new blog!

Let me start off by introducing myself. I'm Bianca Howell, co-owner of Owl & Drum. Owl & Drum is a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based sewing and quilting store focusing on a modern aesthetic. Since I can remember, I have had an interest in handcrafts, whether it be embroidery, cross-stitch, fashion design or quilting. It has always been my dream to open a retail store and I'm so fortunate that Owl & Drum is approaching its 5th anniversary this summer!

The Owl & Drum team and myself are very excited about this new blog. We have lots of ideas up our sleeves for the coming months and look forward to sharing them with you. Be on the lookout for local-maker profiles, free sewing and quilting tutorials, product information, inspiring ideas and lots more! 

If there is anything specific that you would like to learn more about we would love to hear from you. Just leave us a comment. We look forward to getting to know you!

Left to right, Lauren Zavala, Mary Perisho, Bianca Howell and Kelly Crowley at the Owl & Drum's Urban Sew & Quilt-In.