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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 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

Friday, August 24, 2012

Spring Fling

Winter is almost over down under,  although the weather in Adelaide (where I live ) over the past week has been nothing short of being in the thick of winter, with wind knocking over trees and power lines, ice and hail on the roads.  Good weather for baking, casseroles and of course sewing.

Spring is in the air though.  Lets hope I don't suffer to badly this season from the typical hay fever that the spring winds bring, with pollen thick in the air.

Daffodils are in the shops, new grass is sprouting in the gardens and the days are getting longer.  Now and then we get a glimpse of the sunshine teasing us that better days are on the way.

To celebrate Spring QBSA will be holding a spring themed give away sponsored by the lovely ladies at the Fat quarter shop.  I am in the final stages of confirming the gift and its sure to be a beauty to lift you out of the winter doldrums.  Stay tuned for that, details will be announced within the week.

I have just finished the mammoth job of sending out our September partners, with the emphasis this month being on communication. 

Every day I seem to receive an email from someone that they have not heard from so and so, and I am more happy to send you an email but all of this can be avoided if we simply talk to each other.  I do understand that sometimes life gets in the way, we are taken ill, have to suddenly leave town for something important so please be patient with each other.  Remembering that you have a whole month to make and send the block to your partner and they have the same time to get theirs to you.  Which means the cut off deadline for the August swap still technically has a week to go.

This month we have 94 members in our group with only 5 sitting out this months swap. So if you are reading this and thinking about joining there are only 6 places left before you may have to go onto a short waiting list.

 This month we only have one newbie to welcome -

 Cathy from Georgia USA.


Julianne said...

Welcome Cathy!

Fiona said...

I definitely find it a great idea to send an email at the beginning....

CathyB said...

Thanks for the welcome!I am really happy to be a part of the group. All the blocks I have seen posted are beautiful!