Saturday, October 25, 2008

Announcing the Challenge in a Bag Mini Quilt Swap!

I will be hosting a mini quilt swap. Here are the details. Signups begin today and will end next Saturday,November 1st. To sign up ,just leave a comment here on the blog. On Sunday,Nov. 2nd,I will send you the email address of your partner. This is NOT a secret swap,so the two of you will exchange mailing info. Then the fun begins:

1. Assemble in a bag/baggie ingredients to make a mini quilt. (Let's say anything under 20" finished quilt size is acceptable)This can be fat quarters,charm squares,strips,and/or embellishments of any kind. Think outside the box....beads,silk flowers,felt,floss,etc. Don't send batting-your partner can provide that! Send them to your partner by November 30th.
2. Once you receive your baggie of loot,create a mini quilt for your partner. You must use at least a bit of every item in the bag....you may also add items from your stash.
3. Mail the finished top (quilted and bound )to your partner by the end of January. This should give us plenty of extra time around the holidays.
4. Include a label on the back with pertinent info. Please email me when you have sent and rec'd your quilt. Post pictures!

Hope you play!

48 comments:

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Oh please sign me up, this is gonna be a blast !!!

Katy said...

how about international swaps? I'm in the UK. Can I play?

Tracy said...

Everyone is welcome! :)

Bronwyn said...

I've been looking for another swap to enter - so thanks!
Put me on the list please.

Tom H said...

OK Tracy, If you think I can handle this.....

Not Lucy said...

This one sounds like it could really make a person stretch, depending on what is in that bag. I think I am up to the task - at least I hope I am!

Solidia said...

Hmmm...I've been looking for something different to try, sign me up!

LauraJ said...

I'm just wondering who provides the backing fabric?

Sign me up please.

Tracy said...

Backing fabric....let's say maker provides backing fabric and batting-ok?

I AM said...

me.me.me

(you are very dangerous you know...)

septemberbird said...

hi Tracy ~ Please sign me up too! I like this idea :0)
lucyellen

pinktrees said...

how fun! me too!!!! sign me up!
~xo~ shanna

Katy said...

Well, DQS5 will be over shortly, I'll need another swap to join before I get the shakes....I'M IN!!!

LauraJ said...

I'm so happy! All the cool kids are swapping!

Tina said...

This sounds like lots of fun! Sign me up! :o)

Tiny House said...

That sounds like fun! I want to play!

Holee said...

Great swap! I will doing this so, please sign me up!

Holee said...

Let me say that again..

I will enjoy doing this so much ..sign me up.

(sorry, sometimes I think faster then I type)

Sarah said...

I'm in. this sounds really fun!

dmenberg said...

This challenge sounds fun. I'm looking forward to it.
www.flickr.com/photos/sewz4fun/

Heidi said...

I would love to be included too!
Yes- very fun idea!!
Heidi

Gina said...

I'd love to take part in this swap.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

our shabby cottage said...

This sounds like fun. Count me in too! Kathryn.

The Quilting Pirate said...

What a great swap idea!! I'm in!! And I'll do outside of the USA too!

SheltonDHW said...

I'm in!

Sherry said...

Hi Tracy, I heard about this swap through Swap Dex.

I would like to sign up for this. . .it sounds too cool to pass up.

I would be willing to send internationally.

In peace & pieces,

Sherry V.

Abbie Simpelo-Dyer said...

I'm in on this one! yeah! i am also doing your scrap cabin blocks & this should be fun! Please add me to this. thanks, abbie

Rebecca said...

love the mystery thing. gotta do it.

Rachel said...

I would like to sign up.
Thanks!

Holee said...

I'm ready! My bag is filled, just need a partner now!

I am also willing to swap internationally.

everythingquilts said...

I would love to join this swap also. I found out about through holee's blog, which I read almost everyday. This sounds like so much fun.

everythingquilts said...

It says to email you but I haven't found your email addy.

Kelly said...

Sign me up! I wasn't going to go for this until I read that the deadline is in January, which gives me a bit of a breather after classes end for the semester. So exciting!

Sherry said...

Oh darn. . . .I won't be able to participate in this swap after all. . .just found out that there is a family situation that needs to be taken care of.

I don't know how to delete my previous email asking to be part of this. . . .so if you could do that for me (I don't want to confuse things even further than I have already done) I would appreciate it.

Thanks & have a wonderful swap,

In peace & pieces,

Sherry V

Bonnie said...

Sign me up. I haven't used any embellishments before but I can go out of the box. It would be good for me. Right?

Kathleen said...

I am game. Got challenges going on in my life why not add one more. Thanks.

Marcey said...

Hello! Please sign me up! I am hoping to exchange with someone from Japan or Australia, both with rich histories of quilting. Do the partners ever KEEP what they swap, or do they always mail back and forth?
Marcey from Ohio, USA

Melissa Searle said...

This sounds like so much fun! Sign me up. :-) Im in. :-)!

Dee said...

I am so looking forward to this. I love mini quilts. This would be my first swap. Please sign me up too. Kind regards D. :=)

Christine said...

This sounds like so much fun - please sign me up!!

frankenpug said...

Sign me up! I am looking forward to branching out from apron swaps:)

frankenpug said...

Forgot my email address:

hbender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Chelsea said...

sign me up please. vetcw3 on flickr

Fanny said...

Hope I'm not too late. I'd love to play!!

Tracy said...

ATTN> FANNY:
We need to be able to contact you in order for you to play! Please send your email address by tonight !

Jill said...
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Jill said...

Hi, I'd love to join too! This one looks really fun. (I left a post on flickr to join and someone directed me here) I hope this is the right place to sign up. My flickr is spinster sister and my email is spin52@mail.com. Hope I'm not too late! Thanks so much!

Rebecca said...

I would like to join too! My email address is rebecca [at] boxwell.com Thanks!