mcbenno has taken over as organiser, here is a link to where she is keeping track of who has sent and received: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247549.msg2827240#msg2827240
I have always wanted to make a friendship album quilt, and this is my first try at organizing. I would like to host a series of swaps for quilt blocks with the intent of having enough blocks to do this in six months or so. All blocks will be 6" size, (really 6 1/2" when block is done, before being sewn into quilt).
Our first block is called Friendship Star, and is easy enough for anyone to make. The link to the pattern is below. Remember, we are making and swapping the 6" size.http://www.quilt.com/BlockOfTheMonth/1997/FriendshipStar.html
Swap name:Friendship Quilt Block Swap # 1 Friendship Star
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Prickly Venus
Sign-up date range:May 22 to June 1, 2008
Date to send item by:June 30th, 2008
Limited to a certain number of people: 12, including organizer
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Yes
If so, which country? USA and Canada Only
Age requirement? 18 years or older
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YEs
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
Details of swap:
The background fabric will be plain white quilter's cotton fabric, not muslin.
The focus fabric can be any fabric of your choice.
Fabric must be pre-washed 100 % cotton.
You will make sets of six blocks. Each set may have all the same focus fabric, or each block may be different.
You may trade 1-3 sets of blocks. Each set traded will be with a different person. New swappers may trade only one set of blocks.
Please sign your blocks, unless requested not to do so by your partner.
Blocks will be put into ziplock bags for mailing, with maker of blocks clearly labled on bag. One set of six blocks per bag.
Blocks can be machine or hand pieced, as long as it is your best work.
Please measure accurately, to make sure blocks are the correct size.
Delivery confirmation required.
If for any reason you mail late, you must notify organizer and partner ASAP. Late mailing will be severely frowned upon. If you have a history of mailing late or not sending, plase don't join us.
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no)
Do you want your blocks to be signed?
How many sets do you want to trade?
Does anyone smoke inside your house?
Do you smoke?
Do you have any pets?
Do you have any allergies?
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Participants: send to:
1) Prickly Venus----GatsbyGirl
2)1boy1girl1kitty2--verc81, pertelot, mcbenno
3)vecr81-------------1boy1girl1kitty2, GatsbyGirl, littlebiskit
4)pertelot------------ 1boy1girl1kitty2 (sent)
5)GatsbyGirl----------prickly venus, verc 81, Jenicat
6)mcbenno------------Jenicat, littlebiskit, 1boy1girl1kitty2
7)Jenicat--------------mcbenno, littlebiskit, GatsbyGirl
8)Colorado Deb-------audrey1999, ritapizza, chinarockfishakm
9)littlebiskit-----------mcbenno, Jenicat, verc81
10)audrey1999--------Colorado Deb, ritapizza
11)ritapizza------------Colorado Deb, audrey1999
12)chinarockfishakm---Colorado Deb (sent)