Hey rectangel, is it okay if I do the quilt blocks to send out? The blocks will be seperate to assure there will be enough space around the art to sew into the quilt ya know? BUT...since all the images will be going into one project I didn't think it would be against the rules. I still want everyone to play off each others work. I think it will come together nicely.
From what I understand, this still isn't OK because that's still taking away the concept of one organic piece. The idea is to have it be one piece to begin with, but it's ok if you want to cut it up later. Here's what the organizer had to say when the same question was asked earlier...
Please don't come up with too many restrictions for your group to accomodate. The absolute best thing to send is a white finished edge piece of fabric (ie a tea towel). DO NOT mark off where you want each person to stitch or send patches for people to stitch...if you decide to cut them up later that is fine but part of the fun is designs are meant to be done as one piece and you will notice if you look through past galleries that they often organically come to interact with the designs already on the towel. It is really cool
Basically, your idea is taking away the concept of multiple people working together on one thing, interacting with what's already there.
Here's an example of a similar swap, but of moleskins, where the artists worked on the same notebooks & everything flowed together...http://moleskinex12.blogspot.com/