But you get the chance to win the presents.
On April 6th 2010 Quilting block swaps Australia was born. So first a history lesson for the newer members that don’t know.
I was reading about quilting swaps in a magazine when I was home from work with the flu. I googled block swaps, and quilting blocks and many other variations and found most swaps were long closed, not in Australia or at capacity.
My search continued and I eventually found a group simply called Quilting block swaps ran by a lady in Florida USA- Sandi Jahn. Sandi and I chatted online and I joined up, and doing so gave me an idea to start up an Australian one.
The date that I created my blog and put up the first post was April 6th 2010, and the link to that post is HERE.
Initially it was just for Aussies, and as i got busy I had to leave the USA swap, and Sandi handed the reins over to someone else and later joined my swap as I opened it up to be international as I thought it would be fun to get to know quilters from all over the world.
Anyhow, over the years many have come and left, but many have stayed for the entire time, you know who you are (smile). Many friendships have been formed and I have learnt so much, not just about quilting, but about blogging too.
I love running swaps and co ordinating the groups, and only wish that I did not work full time and had more hours and days to delve into my passion – stitching and quilting.
Birthdays mean celebrations and gifts, and at QBSA we are fortunate to have some gorgeous quilting suppliers that are happy to donate sponsored gifts. For our birthday the lovely Eve from Fabric direct has donated a pretty set of blue fat quarters from Odds and Ends.
The set that you can win is pictured below in the blue colour way and comprises of 8 fat quarters with a charming retro feel.
To win this set, all you need to do is tell me what you like most about QBSA. This give away is open to all past and present members of QBSA. The give away will be closed at noon on April 6th (our birthday) and the winner announced some time later that day (when I get home lol).
Hey, I just noticed we are at 193 followers, If we get to 200 followers by our birthday I will give away a second gift from my stash to a follower who is not actively a swap member. So you have nothing to lose.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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