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    Check this out on Facebook

    You might be interested in what Pennsylvania is advertising on Face book to encourage those interested in quilting to visit their state this summer. Sounds great, doesn't it? I found it on Facebook under: Pennsylvania Row by Row Quilt Shop Hop. Enjoy.
    Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.

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    I didn't see anything special. I must be missing something.

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    It says "Join Pennsylvania Shop Hop. No fees. Visit shops from 7/1 to 9/2 and receive free pattern from each. Mix and match rows to create your own unique quilt." People often post requests when they are planning a trip for names of quilt shops or fabric stores they might visit while there.

    Good for Pennsylvania advertising this on their travel/leisure post.
    I am hoping that someone on this board will be able to post a finished quilt from their travel. Should be interesting.
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    I do not use Facebook OR Twitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch View Post
    I do not use Facebook OR Twitter
    DITTO!! ... and i am beginning to resent the fact that our beloved world of quilting has decided that we quilters are ALL facebook mentalities
    the rogue quilter - in from wandering in the sun and snow with camera in hand.

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    Our town could use taking a page from Pa. Advertise tourist attractions. This is what it is. Has nothing to do with facebook mentality. It was just used as an advertising tool.

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    While I don't post on facebook I find it is a great way to keep tabs on what my kids & nices and nephews are doing because they do post on facebook. They also post wonderful pictures of my grandkids and great nices and nephews.
    It is a tool that I am happy for.

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    I don't have a facebook account, but I do Pinterest. I am careful what I pin as I don't want to infringe on anyone (unless it has the pin it; I don't pin ! If there is an item I am interested in I send it to the favorites!LOL).
    Its a great social media just not for me tho ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PensyDutch View Post
    You might be interested in what Pennsylvania is advertising on Face book to encourage those interested in quilting to visit their state this summer. Sounds great, doesn't it? I found it on Facebook under: Pennsylvania Row by Row Quilt Shop Hop. Enjoy.
    Thanks! Although I'm not in your area that's very thoughtful of you to post the info for other members. Most of us with FB get ads that are in our own area, so we wouldn't get to see that particular one maybe.
    You can google the info and some of the individual shops come up so you would be able to "visit" them online without heading to FB. Here's the 1st one I saw http://friendshipstarquiltshop.com/

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    You do not have to join, sign up or post on facebook to read the PA row by row thread. You can enjoy pictures, see names of stores, see the store's row pattern, etc.

    https://www.facebook.com/PARowbyRow/timeline

    If you do want to comment, you do need to sign up, but if you are leery of FB, for whatever reason, you can still find good info on threads that are open to the public.

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    PA & NY Row by Row Promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by PensyDutch View Post
    You might be interested in what Pennsylvania is advertising on Face book to encourage those interested in quilting to visit their state this summer. Sounds great, doesn't it? I found it on Facebook under: Pennsylvania Row by Row Quilt Shop Hop. Enjoy.
    NY has had the Row by Row project for a few years now. It was started by the owner of Calico Gals (Janet) in Syracuse NY. I think NY had almost 70 shops participating last year. The challenge is to collect the free patterns of 8 different rows, put them together in a finished quilt and take it to a store that hasn't yet awarded their 25 FQs. Yes, every store that offers a free row pattern offers a prize of 25 FQs to the first person who brings in a finished quilt. If you watch the FB page, you will see the pictures of the finished tops from the participating shops. The are wonderful!

    https://www.facebook.com/NYSRowbyRow

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguequilter View Post
    DITTO!! ... and i am beginning to resent the fact that our beloved world of quilting has decided that we quilters are ALL facebook mentalities
    I didn't know there was a Facebook mentality. I use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family all over the country as do all my family and friends. So, what exactly is a Facebook mentality?

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    Thank you for posting this link, I just might have to "hop" over to PA since the border is only an hour away. It's always fun to find new places to visit. I am a major fan of both FB and Pinterest and I don't understand why it is so terrible that companies use all the tools they have to reach their audience? It is no different than choosing between using newspaper ads or email newsletters. Most places use all of them that they can afford. It just so happens that using FB is much cheaper than a print ad, and doesn't use paper.
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    Will have to check it out.

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    Ditto..Ditto...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch View Post
    I do not use Facebook OR Twitter
    If you have a computer, I don't know why you wouldn't. You don't have to put on anything you don't want to share, but more and more businesses are using it, and apparently PA tourism is one of them. Lots of good offers are on Facebook, plus I've reconnected with so many friends I had lost track of over the years. Give it a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguequilter View Post
    DITTO!! ... and i am beginning to resent the fact that our beloved world of quilting has decided that we quilters are ALL facebook mentalities
    What on earth is " a Facebook mentality"? Someone who keeps up with the times and uses current technology to keep in touch with friends, avails themselves of good shopping opportunities or learns about the world? I really don't want to turn into one of those " you kids get off my lawn" old people, so I'm trying to not get lost in the technological dust! (Just for a time frame benchmark - we had one static-y black and white console TV, one big black corded phone in the house with a party line,and if you wanted to contact someone in another part of the world, you wrote a letter!) And if we want to pass on "our beloved world of quilting " to the next generation, Facebook and blogging will be right in the thick of it! Just something to consider .....

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    Thank You . I love going on shop hops. I live in N.Y. but close to Pa. so I can visit several. Its also nice to see them on facebook. Sometimes its the only way we know about shops not in our area.
    PS---I use facebook but don't think I have a facebook mentality whatever that is. Its a nice way to connect with people you don't visit everyday as well of finding info. such as this.
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    If you don't want to use Facebook then don't. But lots of us do... so please don't put us down as "Facebook Mentalities". It's a nice way to keep up with family and friends when they live too far away to see them often.
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    There are never fees for shop hops because they are counting on you visiting each shop listed, to collect a pattern or whatever their gimmick is, enter for give-a-ways and door prizes and , yes, shop shop shop at each stop. There is sometimes a shop hop quilt with each shop offering their own kits with their own fabric/colorways for you to buy. They are fun, but very expensive when you add up the cost of the gas for the travel, the expense of all the shopping that you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpcarolyn View Post
    While I don't post on facebook I find it is a great way to keep tabs on what my kids & nices and nephews are doing because they do post on facebook. They also post wonderful pictures of my grandkids and great nices and nephews.
    It is a tool that I am happy for.
    That's why I started doing it. My kids and grands are scattered all over the world, so FB is where I see pictures and get updates regarding their families. Then some of my highschool friends found me and we have all reunited. So now I check it two or three times a day.
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    i have a facebook page, but not a" facebook mentality", whatever that is. i'm 62, i have children and dgd in another state and country. it's a free way to see and hear what they are doing. i don't resent that my daughter-in-law posts pictures there because i receive notification in my e-mail to check my page. i try to avoid the strictly commercial stuff, just not interested in that facet of it. this is just one more tool to keep in touch with friends and family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch View Post
    I do not use Facebook OR Twitter
    Me either.
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    OMG I wish I lived close to Pa. What fun this looks like. Nevada is too far away

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