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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, January 18, 2013

Amalgamated groups - orphan blocks,

Hi lovely swappers,

As we have had a few members drop out (or be suspended) from our Beginners group (only 8 members left in that group) I have decided to amalgamate the Beginners into the Intermediate group.

I have kept track of who the Beginner members are and will be certain to only pair them with members requesting a simpler block pattern.  When allocating partners I will make a note in the email that your partner is a Beginner.

If receiving a block from one of our Beginners and its maybe not 100% perfect, please remember that we were all Beginners once and the best part about being a member of this group is the act of giving and friendship, and making items from blocks received is a lovely bonus.

I know (from experience) that incorrect blocks can be disappointing but remind myself that too that orphan blocks (in wrong colours, patterns or slightly undersized) make good cushion centres, bases for table runners, pot holders or the sides of carry bags.

Merging the Beginners into the Intermediate group has boosted the number in the Intermediate group to 52 active members.  If we get an influx of Beginners we can always branch away again.

If you are in the Intermediate group and you wish to expand your skills, you can also request to jump up to the Advanced group which currently has 15 members. 

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