Throughout the year, various swaps will be done for blocks. This often requires participants to make a specific number of the same type of block, which are then sorted & distributed so that each member of the swap has several unique blocks with which to turn into a project.

Sneak Peek of What’s Coming

We have some exciting swaps coming up this year! I don’t want to give everything away yet, but watch Love of Quilting, episode Patchworthy for a hint (check it out on YouTube via this link https://youtu.be/fP8cPyse4ag).

Friendship Quilt Block Swap

Before we get to that though, our first swap will be a Friendship Quilt Block Swap.  You will swap in groups of 7 so you can sign up individually or with any number of your friends, up to 7 swappers. You will provide the fabric for the quilt blocks your friends will make for you.  This is a great way to use up that fat quarter or half-yard bundle, or yardage that has been sitting in your stash.   Just grab it and a few coordinating solids or prints and put them in a plastic container.

Each month you will receive the box of one of your swap-mates and make them two 12.5” blocks of your choice, using their fabric. At the next meeting you will pass the box on to the next person.  At the end you will have twelve 12.5” blocks that will finish at 12”.

Sign-ups will be in January and February and you will need to have your fabric ready and with you in March.  This is a 6 month commitment so please only sign up if you are willing to see it through. There will be more details at the meeting.

If you have any ideas for swaps you would like to do, or if you have any questions about the Friendship Block Swap you can contact Mary Hoffman, Co-Chair of Swaps and Coordinator of Block Swaps.

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