Tag: national quilting day

Traveling Patch Worldwide Fabric Exchange

 Do you love Dots?

Kim and the crew from Prairie Stitches Quilt Shop have come up with a fun idea. A worldwide traveling fabric exchange to celebrate National Quilting Day, March 15, 2014.
 Kim has done these types of exchanges before. They are the quilt shop that did a massive
 triangle exchange with Edyta Sitar making and exchanging thousands of sewn half square triangles. They definitely have the logistics experience.
This swap is much easier. 
You don’t have to sew a thing to swap.
Just send  60- 10″ squares of “quilt store quality” fabric to the shop. 
The squares can be cut from one fabric, cut from your stash or an assortment 
of dots as long as it totals 60.
Package each of your squares in a separate envelope and send all 60 to Kim. 
Here comes the fun part….. as if dots are not fun enough.
Write a little note and include it in the envelope introducing yourself or 
just saying hello to a new friend somewhere in the world.
Kim’s crew is going to handle all the shipping here and abroad. 
(details about shipping costs on attachment below)
Each person will receive 60 separate “Polka Dot Pal” envelopes.
Once you have all these fabrics, there will be inspiration and projects 
with what to do with your new treasures.
If you are interested in joining the fun, please read the complete set of guidelines, please click here. Must sign up by March 15, 2014.

Quilts, quilts, how many quilts?

In Celebration of National Quilting Day, I thought I would play a game similar to guessing how many jelly beans are in the jar. Instead  of jelly beans, it will be how many quilts are piled on my sewing room floor?
The contest is to see who can guess how many quilts/quilt tops are stacked in the pictures below.
First, let me tell you why my treasures are in such piles and the pictures are such bad quality.
I was leaving town when I found out that there was going to be someone working
 at the house
 in the room
where all these quilts were
 I quickly moved them all into my sewing room.

Stacks and rolls.. These are just some of the quilts I have made over the years. The ones that I do not want  to be used are rolled on a dowel rod or cardboard tube. These tubes are so handy to display in the corners of your home whether nothing else really “fits.”
 If I did this when the kids were younger, they probably would have used these “tubes” as
battering rams or some sort of weapon, but I think the quilts are safe now.

Some antique ones in this stack. I use to have a bunch of antique ones but I started getting rid of those to make room for the ones I made and to have money to buy fabric.

Some oldies but goodies including the Ohio Star that was on my 29 year old sons’ bed when he was little. The quilt was actually hand quilted and is very well loved.
There was a matching one on his brothers bed also. Who knows where that one is.
I don’t even know how many quilts/quilt tops are here, but go ahead and guess. I will celebrate National Quilting Day by counting the quilts, refolding them and finding a new resting place for each of them. 
I am going to choose two winners at random that guessed the correct qty of quilts.
Prize 1
Prize 2
I will announce the winners March 30th. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you.