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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

Sunday, September 30, 2012

October swaps and meet our angels

Hi Ladies

Welcome to October. 

We have 88 members now with a few dropping out, I also have 11 members sitting out this swap, and on the real down side have had to suspend two members for failing to honour their swaps or communicate (one suspended member has since left the group).  Welcome to Melanie from Kanmantoo in South Australia as our only new member this month.

My guardian angels have certainly been busy with 8 ladies in need of either a helping hand with their swaps or a friendly thinking of you gift.  

A special thank you to all of the ladies that have registered to be guardian angels, they are:
Tarnyia, Sue P, Jeneta, Julieanne, Jan, Carolyn, Maria W, Lori, Ruth, Elizabeth and Michelle.

The angels will have a dual role which works in the following way:

*  Each time there is a swap that some one has not been able to complete I will nominate one lady to fill in and make this block for the member.

* When I hear that a swap partner has been let down, so the person who has missed out should only get one replacement block for each month they have not received a block for.  Your block needs to be outstanding for more than one month to be considered for a replacement block (eg, if you have not yet received your August block it is now a month overdue to let me know). 

* Illness, injury or hard times:  Either all angels, or some angels will be advised of the situation and they will choose if they wish to make this member a block or not. 

Last month, the first 7 ladies to be angels were told of several ladies that I felt were deserving of some angel love.  Since then 4 more have registered and they have been given a task this month.

For now I will close of the angel roll, as I have 11 (+ me) to do fill in or deserving blocks.  Cathy that runs the Christmas group has found herself in similar situations so the angels names will be also be shared with Cathy to help out in the Christmas group.


Maria said...

Sew nice to read you have many Angels...
Both Cathy and you do a great job at being swap Mums sew it's nice to have someone that can help out....

Maria said...

Oh Sorry Melanie. Welcome to the group and have fun swapping.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Oh Sue, thank you for offering to share your Guardian Angels ;-) I do hope I don't need them, but it is so nice to have a back up. Thank you so much ;-)