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Friendship Bag Swap


During the Spring Blooms swap, Gabi Tietz posted this adorable mini quilt and the little purse.

I emailed her to ask her about it. She told me that her and a group of friends have been making these friendship bags to share with each other. They’ve been having a great time.

Gabi suggested this would make a great swap. I agreed.

Shortly after our exchange, I heard about International Friendship Day and decided this would be perfect day to start the Friendship Bag Swap.
One of my main goals for the Quilting Gallery site has always been to bring together quilters from around the world. I’ve always wanted this site to be very International-based. It’s through the experiences of all quilters everywhere that we can each learn and be inspired by one another.

I’m very pleased to host this Friendship Bag Swap. It’s a small project, with lots of room for creative goodness. Head on over to read the guidelines and then register to participate. Here’s the list of participants.

To get you started, Rachel Griffith put together this fabulous tutorial.


Registration closes August 20, 2009 and I’ll send out partner information by August 25, 2009. The deadline to mail your friendship bag is October 6, 2009.

Please don’t email me to register, instead use the registration form provided.

When I was looking at the Summertime swap Flickr group, I noticed this gorgeous creation by Stacey. It reminded me of friendships throughout the world. It’s a free pattern from Barbara Skjønberg from Norway, entitled All the Children of this World.


If you’d like, here’s the code to use the swap graphic on your blog.

<a href="http://quiltinggallery.com/swaps/friendship-bag-2009/" title="Friendship Bag Swap"><img width="125" height="125" border="0" src="http://quiltinggallery.com/images/friendship-bag-swap-2009.jpg" alt="Friendship Bag Swap" /></a>

A HUGE thank you to Rachel for creating the tutorial for this swap. You are very talented and very generous!

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This post was published on August 2nd, 2009. Post topics: Free Projects, Site News. Post tags: .

One Response to “Friendship Bag Swap”

  1. rachel says:


    .-= rachel’s latest post: friendship bag tutorial. =-.

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