Hello quilting friends,

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. It’s hard to believe that this is the last full week of August. There is a crispness in this morning’s air, just to remind us that Fall is around the corner.

Teal Mini Swap

PicMonkey Collage

I’m excited to share with you this fun event that is being hosted by my friend Beth from EvaPaige Quilts. For the 5th year, Beth is running a Teal Mini Swap to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research. The cause is really important to her as she lost her mom to this terrible disease.

Participants pay $15 (USD) or $18 (USD) for Canadians, to register and $10 of the registration fee is donated, by Beth, directly to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The remainder of the fee goes toward the expenses involved in running the swap (e.g. printing, shipping, labels, email services, fabric cutting, etc.).

Participants are sent an 8″ square of Teal challenge fabric (shown below). Our good friends at Moda Fabrics are this year’s fabric sponsor. When you register, you’ll have a choice of making either a mini quilt (18″ square maximum) or a mug rug (10″ square maximum). The challenge fabric needs to be included somewhere in the mini quilt that you’ll make.

teal fabric

Beth will assign the partners for the swap, and you and your partner will become friends and communicate via email to discuss your preferences, likes, dislikes, and your stories too. Partners are assigned 1:1, which means the person you are sending to will also be the person you are receiving from.

Additionally, swap members can join the Teal Mini Swap Facebook Group, where you can share photos of your minis, as well as, personal stories about ovarian cancer. Hint: from my own personal history of doing swaps, it’s fun to tease your swap partner, but uploading sneak peek photos as you make your mini.


  • July 25 – August 29, 2016: Swap registration is open – Register Here! OR until Beth runs out of fabric… as of my writing, she only has room for 49 more participants.
  • August 15 – September 2: Behind the scenes envelope stuffing and mailing of packets to swap participants.
  • September 2 – September 30: Celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by creating your mini for your swap partner and mail it by the October 2, 2016 deadline.

Join the Swap:

EvaPaige Ad

I hope you’re excited to join the swap, click the button below to register:

Register for the Swap

If you have any questions, join the Teal Mini Swap Facebook Group or send Beth an email from her EvaPaige Quilts web site.

HURRY! According to Beth this morning, there are only 49 spots left for the swap.

2016 Teal Mini Swap

Teal Mini Swap for Ovarian Cancer Research