It’s voting time for this week’s Group Exchange quilt contest. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pencil to make note of your faves. You can vote for FOUR favourites this weekend.
If you’ve entered a quilt in the contest, be sure to read the updated rules and guidelines page on inviting others to vote for your quilt.
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday – Monday, October 1st at 8 a.m. (EDT)
- One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
- Winner announced Monday afternoon/evening
How to Vote:
- Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all. You can also click the link to the slider version to review the quilts in the large format and then return to this page to vote.
- Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. You can select up to FOUR favourites this week.
- Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.
** Note: If you don’t see the square buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted, or that the voting period has ended, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP addresses are very common in home or work networks.
- Total submissions: 30
- Total countries: 7
- Total provinces: 3
- Total states: 12
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|2011-2012 Batik Club Block Exchange
By: Connie Haynes,
This quilt is the result of a block exchange with members of the Batik Club at my LQS. We all made blocks for everyone else using their focus fabric/colors. Since no two blocks were the same size, figuring out how to put them together was a challenge.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 48"
|All in a Row
Blog: Life on the Block
Our Patchwork Group had fun doing this secret Row by Row. My theme was Bird Houses…..
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"
|All my friends are stars
By: Julie Fukuda,
Blog: My Quilt Diary
Twelve members of my quilt group were given 1 meter of the feature fabric and asked to make 12 blocks using that and their own choice of fabric and pattern. The finished blocks were then given to each member with the challenge to make a quilt.
Quilt size: width: 82" height: 82"
|Autumn Friendship Quilt
Blog: Cathy’s Sewing Room
This quilt was finished in 2012 using some of the first swap blocks I have ever received whilst being a member of two Swap Groups, QBSA & BSA, during 2010 and 2011. I love it that all these blocks have come from different parts of the world and look so great together – Thanks to my swap partners!
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"
By: Judy MacLeod,
I took part in a Birthday block swap back in 2004. July 2012 I finally put my blocks together and quilted it, using skills I’d learned in the 2012 FMQ Challenge hosted by SoCalGirl, on Facebook. I’m thrilled with how this quilt came together and my quilting of it! I have a treasured memory quilt now
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 70"
|black and white
By: Věra Panáčková,
My first blog swap – theme was black and white blocks. My friend recomend me to add and extra colour and I realy love the result. Everything is hand-quilted.
Quilt size: width: 31" height: 40"
|Double Friendship Star Swap
By: Rhoda Forbes,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: aRt by Rhoda Forbes
I participated in a Facebook Swap called Double Friendship Star. I received fabric to make the block from friends all over Canada, USA, Australia, Germany and Sweden. It has so many memories each block is very special. I sashed it with small white stars twinkling all over the world.
Quilt size: width: 100" height: 100"
|Fab Hearts for Norm
By: Cynthia F,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Cynthia F
I wanted to indulge my husband Norm in a quilt made just for him. I’m hosting the Fab Bee, and my month was first! So Norm helped me choose the theme of hearts, and colour scheme, and I asked each bee member to make a heart block of their choice, any style, any size!
Quilt size: width: 43" height: 72"
By: Gwen Windham,
Blog: In My Own Little Corner
Hand quilted Autumn leaf quilt using charms from an online swap. I chose to add appliqued blocks of Sunbonnet Sue playing in the leaves with her loyal sheltie puppy, Tom Turkey and a pumpkin with Autumn fruit! The quilt has a scrappy Autumn leaf binding. Fall is my favorite time of year! :-)
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"
By: Claire Witherspoon,
The Bourgoyne Surrounded blocks in Amish colors were won in a BOM drawing at my quild. The blocks varied a lot in size because they were so big, so rather than sew them in a matrix I used them as a border. I designed the center to go with the border, rather than the other way ’round.
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 85"
|international border exchange quilt
By: mim spencer,
I started the center block. It traveled to england, france, south africa and canada. Each of us received back a full sized quilt. The work and the colors are amazing. I love the bright fall colors. The maple leaf block is the bud of the national fllower of south africa, the protea.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 108"
|KayeWoods Group Siggie Swap
By: Pam in KC,
Blog: Quilting and Stuff by knitnoid
In 2006, members of the kayewoods-quilting-friends Yahoo! group did a signature block swap. We each received a block signed by Kaye Woods (center name). The center came together easy, but it was my husband pushed me to work outside of my comfort zone to finish the piece in a non traditional manner.
Quilt size: width: 43" height: 54"
2009 Sunshine Quilters of San Diego, CA Row Robin Challenge. Started with my row of Dancing Sea Gulls and grew both up and down another six rows. The exchange started in November 2009 and finished in June 2010. Finished Keeping Kool February 2012. Much of it is 3-D!
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 50"
Blog: confessions of a serial quilter
Friends and I saw this in Quiltmania Magazine and HAD to make it – each of us took one section of the quilt and made 9 of those blocks and we exchanged. Different styles and skill levels but all the blocks and the quilt turned out wonderful.
Quilt size: width: 43" height: 53"
By: Barbie K in NC,
North Carolina, USA
Golden Girlz mini group V-Dub Blocks finally assembled after ten years with my sashing design, border design, machine quilted on domestic machine. I enjoyed quilting each block to remind me of the quilter or to go along with the block itself. Joni Pike designed the V-Dub Block designs, Buggies #801.
Quilt size: width: 69" height: 69"
|My Round Robin Quilt
By: Helen Simpson,
Blog: Patchy Work of Mini Grey
This was a round robin quilt with 3 other quilters from around Australia. We each sewed the centre of our quilt and then posted it off to the next person to add a border. This happened 3 times before coming back home to me. Went from February – December 2010.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"
|My Treasured Quilt
Blog: ColourinStitch – Flickr
In December 2010, Anita who lives in Holland invited me and seven of her friends to take part in a Robin Rowers Row Swap. The themed rows were swapped with friends from Australia, Canada, USA, Holland and UK (my own row) The rows hold many memories, I made the rows into my quilt in February 2011
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 72"
By: Mandy Stokes,
Blog: Bobbidink’s Doings
This quilt was made in a Round Robin Bee.I made the center block and then never saw it again until it was all done. Then I got to quilt it. Great experience with great ladies. It is called Night Owl because my kids were little when then and I had to do most of my work at night after they went to bed
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"
|Pinwheels and Patches
By: Nancy Myers,
Blog: Patchwork Breeze
This was a guild pinwheel block exchange weused a particular fabric as the smaller pinwheel in the block. The 20 blocks weren’t all the same size. To detract from the size variations and make a larger quilt so I made patchwork blocks and added sashing.
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 104"
By: Becky Ray,
Blog: Sew Help Me Quilts
I challenged 11 members of the “Love of Art Quilts” group, on Quilt With Us online community, to recreate a 10″ square section of a photo with me. They could use any techniques they chose, but did not see the entire photo beforehand.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 30"
|pops of color log cabins
By: svetlana sotak,
Blog: s.o.t.a.k handmade
this quilt was made by our Trust Circle of do. Good Stitches. I asked the ladies to make log cabin blocks using blue and aqua colored fabrics, plus adding one contrasting solid colored fabric in the middle. We all love how this quilt turned out and it’s going to be donated a child in foster care.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"
|Psycho Deco Fleurs
Blog: Nellie’s Needles
This wall quilt is made up of a collection of “flowers in a container” blocks sewn by Thursday Bee members of the Smoky Mountain Quilt Guild. Sashing and border fabrics give an art deco influence to the piece. “Silk” flowers and old buttons decorate the surface.
Quilt size: width: 32" height: 41"
|Rockin Robin Row Quilt
By: Denise Schillinger,
The pattern for this quilt was found on the internet, and was last years challange at my quilt group. Every month we did a diffrent row.
Quilt size: width: 74" height: 86"
|Seven Friends In The Country
By: Christine M,
Blog: MacDonald’s Patch
This is a Row By Row Friendship Quilt.
Each row had a theme. Row 1 was “Own Choice”. Row 2 was “Stars”. Row 3 was “In The Garden”. Row 4 was “Hearts”. Row 5 was “Home”. Row 6 was “Nine Patch” and Row 7 was “Going North”.
I added the appliqued flower border to finish it off.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 70"
|Some of my favorite things
Nova Scotia, Canada
Blog: Sheila’s Quilt World
This row quilt was a RR that I took part in with gals from Australia , the US and other parts of Canada .Each person was to make a 6×18 row to represent the theme we each chose . For me it was some of my favorite things , the top row was made by me the rest were by the other members in the group .
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 40"
|Steam-punk Time Travel
My group of 6, each had to make a 10″ block for everyone, theme was our choice. I received the top left hand block and have made 3 blocks that depict a vortex (painted and quilted with colour changing thread), a steam-punk time machine and parts used for making a time machine (from an old computer)!
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"
|Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy
By: Bette Gove,
Blog: Sew Much Fun With Bette
This was a Round Robin quilt my Bee did. Participants were Linda P., Sharon C., Linda R., Dottie W., Dianah B., and myself. Each of us started the first block of our quilt, and decided the theme and provided any fabric we wanted. After all blocks were passed around we got ours back to finish.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 35"
|Test Pattern quilt
I asked each member of my bee to make a large block using the solid fabrics I provided. The style was suggested as “improv log cabin”. I got back 11 amazing blocks and made one myself. Leftover fabrics were used to pull them together and found that they ended up looking like the old TV test pattern
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 85"
|The Vitamin F Quilt
By: Judy Stone,
Our good friend was undergoing chemo and radiation. This quilt was made by 4 of us as a get well wish for her. It was designed and quilted by Barb who also made one of the panels. Liz, LaVerne, and Judy made the other 3 panels.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 80"
|Tuesday round Robin
This was made by a group of friends there was a “map” for the size of the blocks. I made the Flower pot in the lower left corner. I asked for blanket stitch applique. It holds a special spot because 2 of the 6 friends has sinced passed on!
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 42"
Group Exchange Quilts
- Double Friendship Star Swap (24%, 123 Votes)
- Pond Challenge (21%, 112 Votes)
- black and white (16%, 82 Votes)
- Keeping Kool (16%, 81 Votes)
- Love Bugs (13%, 69 Votes)
- All my friends are stars (12%, 62 Votes)
- All in a Row (12%, 61 Votes)
- Kokeshi Dolls (11%, 58 Votes)
- My Round Robin Quilt (10%, 51 Votes)
- international border exchange quilt (9%, 47 Votes)
- Psycho Deco Fleurs (9%, 46 Votes)
- 2011-2012 Batik Club Block Exchange (8%, 44 Votes)
- Geisha Surrounded (7%, 39 Votes)
- pops of color log cabins (7%, 39 Votes)
- Night Owl (7%, 38 Votes)
- Rockin Robin Row Quilt (7%, 38 Votes)
- KayeWoods Group Siggie Swap (7%, 37 Votes)
- Test Pattern quilt (7%, 35 Votes)
- The Vitamin F Quilt (6%, 30 Votes)
- Fab Hearts for Norm (5%, 27 Votes)
- Some of my favorite things (5%, 24 Votes)
- Tuesday round Robin (4%, 21 Votes)
- Fall Fun (4%, 19 Votes)
- Pinwheels and Patches (3%, 14 Votes)
- Steam-punk Time Travel (3%, 14 Votes)
- Autumn Friendship Quilt (2%, 13 Votes)
- Summertime and the Livin' is Easy (2%, 12 Votes)
- My Treasured Quilt (2%, 12 Votes)
- Seven Friends In The Country (2%, 10 Votes)
- Birthday Blocks (1%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 521
Next Week’s Quilt Contest
The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Quilts for the Little Ones. If you’ve entered an earlier contest this year, please don’t submit the same quilt, we want to see something different. You can submit quilts or wall hangings made with any technique (pieced, appliqué, embroidery) as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted).
To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, October 5, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).