SIGN UP DEADLINE: January 31, 2017
START DATE: February 1, 2017
END DATE: OPEN
LIMIT: 12 Players for a full year for a total of 12 blocks or 6 Players for 6 months for a total of 6 blocks, or 2 rounds each player for 12 blocks total. Because of the cost of postage, the swap is limited to the United States. Block size is 9 inches.
Please read completely for full details. In order to sign up, please send the following information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is how the swap should work:
- Your name and address.
- Your email address.
- Your color choice such as red floral with cream background as an example.
Your partner for the month will have that time period (4 weeks) to make your block using coordinating fabric and she has the option of choosing her favorite method; it can be appliqué, pieced or whatever is comfortable for her but it has to use your swatch. She returns the block to you and you then go to the next person on the list until the list is finished.
DETAILS: Each player starts off with one partner and then works their way down the list until you reach the end of the list. (If 6 players, then you would repeat for a second round or you can opt out.)
COMMITMENT: There is some commitment to this swap and also to your theme or color. Everyone will choose their colors/theme and your partner will make a block within 4 weeks. Once the block comes back, you go to the next player and repeat, until you have reached the end of the list and you will have the beginnings of a new quilt! Think of it as a variation on a round robin, everyone has a chance to play and create. Please note that if we go with 12 blocks, this will take longer to finish, possibly 18 months, as it will take time for mailing, sewing and then mailing again. I estimate and hope for a month for each partner to finish. Of course, if we go with 6 players, it will not take as long for the swap to complete. Please read the swap guidelines very carefully on fulfilling swap rules.
PLAYERS: This is going to be where the square dance comes in. Everyone will send their fabric choices to me in the email to sign up. Once the sign up is closed, everyone will receive a list of the players with their choices. The person at the top of the list will send to the second person, the second person to the third, and so on, until we have gone down the list completely and then the swap will be over.
Thank you for playing!