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How to JOIN quilting block swaps Australia

Hello and thank you for visiting. This is a community group for all Australian quilters to join or just follow. Membership is FREE and you are partnered each month and we make each other a 12 inch quilt block based on our preferences which we swap. (12.5 inches raw edge to raw edge) The emphasis of the group is on friendship and sharing. To find out more or register to join email me on quiltingblocks@hotmail.com This purpose of this blog is to chat and showcase blocks and quilts made by members, kind of like a show and tell . Yours in stitching, Sue



Saturday, April 30, 2011

Remember the golden rules

I am feeling a little sad.

Its because this month, I have had cause to suspend 2 members for failing to meet their swap obligations.

I understand that if you are ill unexpectedly you may not be able to fulfill your swaps, but please please please communicate with me or your member if this is the case.  Likewise I need to know if you are moving house, going on holidays or just to busy to swap in any month.  It just gives me the opportunity to assign a new partner.

There is nothing more upsetting for your partner to take the time to make a lovely block, pack it and post it off to you - often with a few extra goodies and then wait and wait and get nothing in return, not even an email to say that the gift has arrived.

Remember that we all have joined this group with the onus on friendship and sharing so please remember this.  Maybe all members have to take the swappers pledge.




I also have a few members on hand to do an extra swap when someone gets let down like this (as I cant do it all), but am hoping for a few more offering to help when needed.  So if you would like to do an extra swap on some occasions please let me know, I like to share this around and not lean in the same people every month.

Thanks for understanding. Sue xx

10 comments:

Maria said...

Good idea for us to take the pledge.

I just did.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I've took the pledge but we really needn't as we are supposed to be responsible adults. No ons is obliged to participate. If one doesn't wan't or can't should immediately warn you.

BubzRugz said...

Hi Sue,
This is sad when it happens... I'm happy to be on the list for a 'fill in' block....
Hugz

Doris said...

It's not fair when this happens. Put me down to do an extra when needed.

Melody said...

Hi Sue, I am very happy to help out anytime you are stuck. I took the pledge a while ago and think it is very important.

Sylvia said...

Hey Sue,

Put me down as a spare :)

Hugs,
Sylv

Maro said...

Hi Sue,
I've took the pledge.

Cheers

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue I am happy to have my name put down for and occasional extra swap when needed. Cheers

Catswhiskers said...

I am sad that this is happening.
I took the pledge and please sign me up for an additionall block when you need.
Gina

Bobbie B said...

this is a fantastic group and we should all strive to keep it that way ...
and yes there are always going to be those who don't follow thru .. but that is life ... and they are only really hurting themselves in the long term ....
but enough on that .... count me in too for the extra swap when needed ... huge hugs and thank you ...