Monday, July 7, 2014

Calling all Swappers!

The Swap Groups have closed - Thanks Everyone - Check for an email.

**I have set up a FB page for this swap.  Click here and request to be added.  I've already some of my FB friends so you may already be there.  

Happy Monday!  Here is an update on the swap.
The Complete list of 50 repro swappers:

Barb V                 Susan H                  Carolyn H           Roxanne
Rachael S            Mayleen V             Sandra H            Mary P Watt
Ginger S              Dixie H                   Angie H               Rondi L
Carmel L             Laura W                 Kyle R                  Ruth
Nancy S               Jill M                       Karen D              Sujata S
Cathy B               Cathy S                   Debbie S              Linda O
Mary G                Lorene H               Sally S                  Jacqui C
Julie K                 Amy L                     Judy M                Taryn F
Diane K               Didi S                      Janet O                Patti A
Vivian R              Mona R                   Valerie K             Patti S
Debra R              Laurie N                  Donya B              Belinda
Jeanette T         Kim S                       Meredith L         Judy S
Lynelle P            Suzanne A

Complete list of 25 Modern Swappers:

Barb V              Cathy B           Sue A                  Nancy W
Susan H           Juliann P        Elizabeth W      Penny J
Laura W           Kelly M           Karen D              Sue A
Ginger S           Debra G          Didi S                  Heather K
Sharon K          Norma A        Rona R               Joanne B
Sarah W            Theresa S      Nancy B              Barbie VFM
Karen D

If you have cast a vote, but do not see your name on the list, it is because you have not sent me an email.  I have set a limit of 50 swappers for the repro group.  And 25 for Modern group.
Here are the details:

Make a set of  3 inch finished 9 patches for each swapper using the technique I posted about here.  The sets can be all the same, or you can use up scraps, as long as there is a set for each.  I will confirm the final number at the end of the week.

For repros:  Use a light and a dark fabric.  I don't want to put many restrictions on this because the scrappier the better.  Please us good quality fabrics only.
For modern swap:  Use a light and dark fabric.  Use modern bright new fabrics and avoid muddy colors.  Some solids are fine too.   We will  be doing 2 (different) sets for each swapper because we have less people.  
The deadline will be October 1st.   I want to give everyone time to make them since it's summer.

If you are on a list feel free to start sewing sets!  Have fun!


  1. Great! I am going to make my patches when I go to my retreat next week - perfect social sewing project. Thanks for organizing

  2. Thanks for organizing this, girlfriend. It's going to be fun!

  3. Thanks for getting this started. I'm ready to sew.

  4. Those are some gorgeous samples! That first quilt made me sigh. This is going to be so fun!

  5. Hi Barb….am I too late for the repro swap?? If you haven't reached the 50 yet would you please include me!!

    I might also be interested in the brights/modern swap too.

    Love the 9 patch technique and A-L-L your patriotic quilts!!

  6. Hi Barb, tried to email you but box came up saying 'invalid address' Anyhow, I'd like to be in the modern group if still open. How many sets for each person? and they don't have to be the same? Thanks, Anita

  7. I'm hope my e-mail (that I sent a few minutes ago) reached you in time to be included in the repro swap group. But if not, I'll just have to wait till another time. I've never joined a swap before, but repro fabrics are my favorite, and this is just to tempting to ignore. Thanks for organizing it, Barb. I'm already pulling out fabrics, hoping I made the cutoff.

  8. Yay!! It's going to be a 9 patch party!! You've certainly got it all organised. I loved seeing all the examples of different 9 patch quilts.

  9. Starting to pick my fabrics tonight! I'm thinking that these little babies will make great leader/enders while the current project is ongoing. Then they will get the full attention that they deserve.

  10. Thinking about joining one of the swaps....curious to know what you consider a "set". How many 9 patches are in a set?

  11. I too am excited for this swap. the quilt will beautiful. by retro you mean like civil war fabric? a set is dark light dark and light dark light 9 patches? thanks!

  12. I am sooo looking forward to this. Thanks for organising it for us Barb.

  13. So sorry not to join in but I have way to much on my plate right now. Look forward to hearing more about it. Good of you to host.

  14. If you do this again. I would love to get in on the swap.

  15. I'm too late to join in this swap, but I was in a swap at a retreat awhile back with 3" nine patches. When I unpack them, maybe I can get mine put together into a top. It looks like you all are going to have fun, and I can't wait to see the quilts!

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