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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, October 28, 2012


Happy Halloween to our Northern friends that celebrate this haunting time of the year.  Not something that is really celebrated down under, but I always have a few treats on hand in case some littlies come knocking on my door.

I have just completed sending out our November swaps, and we have 77 swapping this month.  As you can see numbers are down, but I have "culled" quite a few for not honouring swaps, or not communicating so I am hoping that the ladies still with us are all doing the right thing by their swap partner and honouring the code of conduct.  If you have not completed your October swap now is the time to let your partner know you are running late, to get an email is better than not knowing.

Thank you also to my gorgeous angels that have been hard at work making some missed swap blocks and also sending some quilty love to the ladies in our group that are doing it tough or have been unwell.  I have a couple of new missions to send you on for November.

As we approach the Festive season many of you do wish to sit out a month or two so please let me in advance so I can get my data base organised, if anyone is ever wondering what it looks like, here is a picture

Blue means you have had an international partner, green is an Australian swap partner and yellow is sitting out a month or two.  Purple is the double swaps and you don't want to have red against you, as that means you are on my radar for not playing nice.

Most months it takes me around 2 hours to partner up and send out the emails.  I only keep track of the last 6 months worth of swaps, as I figured that if you happen to get a double up with some one, it would have been more than 6 months ago, so that's ok.

Well that's me signing off for this month, I am now heading back to my sewing room to play. But first a cuppa, as I think I have earned one.

Quilted hugs, Sue


Maria said...

Thank you swap Mum you do a fabulous job keeping track of us...

Julianne said...

Thank you for all you do Sue! You rock!

Jeneta said...

I think you're fabulous too!

Sooli said...

A bit like herding cats would you say!? Hehehe!

Rev. Hoglen said...

You are so organized. Thank you!

Karen Pior said...

Ah Sue, you are a busy little bee. Thanks for all the hard work you do co-ordinating this swap so we can all have some fun and get to know others. So sorry that you have to deal with those of us who aren't playing well with others. Thanks for doing this hard task for us all. Cheers, Karen.