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Wrapping up the New Beginnings Mini Quilt Swap

Wowzers .. I’ve finally had time to look through the photos for the New Beginnings mini quilt swap and let me just say, they are fantastic. I created a mosaic of some below, but check the Flickr group to see all of the gorgeous creations.

mosaic-new-beginnings


For Swap Participants:

This week’s quilt contest is Springtime Renewal… swap participants are welcome to enter the quilt they made and sent to their partner if they like. Deadline is Thursday at midnight. Enter here!

By now, your mini quilts should all be in the mail or already received. If you haven’t sent yours yet, PLEASE email me AND your partner to let us know the status and when you plan to ship. We all understand life gets in the way, communication keeps the swap a positive experience for all.

If you’ve sent your mini quilt, and haven’t emailed me yet, please do so with your full name and partner’s name and date sent if it was a while ago. If you’ve received your mini quilt please also email me AND the person that sent to you to let us know it arrived safely.

I’m starting to get a lot of emails asking if quilts have arrived and that quilts haven’t arrived yet. These take a huge amount of time for me to investigate. So here’s what I’d like to suggest:

If you’ve sent a quilt and it should have arrived by now, email your partner yourself. Her email was included in your partner info message. CC me if you like.

If you haven’t received a mini quilt yet and haven’t heard from the person sending to you, give it time to arrive. If you still don’t have it by next Tuesday, April 3rd, email me and I’ll start investigating then.

Upload your photos: to our Flickr group so that everyone can see what you’ve sent/received.


Our Next Swap:

Registration for your next swap will start mid April. This swap was originally going to be a project created by a designer, but due to life getting in the way, that isn’t going to happen.

What I’d like to do instead, and has been requested numerous times, is an Artist Trading Cards/Postcard swap. These are mini 2.5"x3.5" pieces of art. The size is exact, but you can let your creativity soar in whatever direction it takes you. If you’re unfamiliar with ATCs, see the bottom of this post, which includes a link to a tutorial and links to other resources too.

My thought is that for the next swap we will create FOUR ATCs to send to your partner. They can coordinate or be totally different. You’ll send all four to the same person.

What do you think? Is four too many? Would you rather just send two? You’ll have ~6-8 weeks to create and send. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below, or on the Flickr discussion post or just drop me an email.

Posted: March 27th, 2012

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One Response to “Wrapping up the New Beginnings Mini Quilt Swap”

  1. Judith Reynolds says:

    This sounds like a great idea for a swap! Something new….Judith

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