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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



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

JANUARY PARTNERSHIPS and a NEW SWAP IDEA.

I have just completed sending out the January partnerships.

Our Membership numbers to start 2012 are: 61 with 7 sitting out this month.  Melody has the honour of being my double swap queen for this month.

If you are a relatively new member and are interested in doing a double swap on the odd occasion please email me to let me know.  I may call on you if

A) We have an odd number of members swapping in any given month and
B) We have new members join up during the month and wish to start straight away.

I try to share this around and keep tabs on who last did the double month so its not the same person all of the time (which includes me).  One month for instance we had 7 new members join up, so I was over run with finding partners for all of them.

Secondly I have an idea for a new kind of swap with a difference.

A USED PATTERN SWAP

How it will work is I will partner you with a member in the standard swap with someone that will be your 12 inch partner, and as well as sending each other a block, you will also trade a used pattern that you no longer require.  I am thinking of trialling this for the March swap, and possibly running it on a seasonal basis. (depending on how well it is received.)
Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer  - I will also do it by kinds of patterns each time
ie, bags, softies, lap quilts - you get the idea.



I know that I have a drawer full of old patterns.  I have sold the odd few BOM's on ebay, as they do fetch a nice price, but the simpler ones I would rather trade.

If you think that this sounds like a fun add on to a swap email me or pop a comment on this post to join in hte fun in March.

5 comments:

Fiona said...

I'm happy to join in the trial one Sue... a good idea..
Hugz

Béa said...

I have not a lot of simple patterns but I like this idea !

Melody said...

I love this idea and would love to be included in the trial.

frog cottage said...

Id like to be added too, sounds great!

Bobbie B said...

this is a great idea Sue .. and would love to join in on the trial ...