Saturday, 28 August 2010

Current Global Swaps

Any member of Global Piecers can suggest a swap and organise it for the rest of the group.  Members can join in a swap or not - but we only receive if we give! 
At the moment we are coming to the end of our first Fabric Postcard Swap which Carol has masterminded for us. 
Some have already committed their creations to the postal system ("nude" or in envelopes according to their faith in the service) and others should be on their way around the globe by 15th September.  There was no specific theme and it will be really exciting to see what has been created and to decide how to display the cards.  I'm thinking a mini-washing line with those small craft clothes pegs might be fun.  These are the fabric postcards on their way from Teresa, adorned with vintage embroidery, I wonder which is for me?  The postcards I made are at Online Quilting.
Throughout the year we have had a Birthday Fat Quarter Swap.  We have a database showing our favourite colours and stitching techniques and when our birthday comes along every other member of Global Piecers who has opted into this swap sends us two FQs in fabrics they think we will love and a birthday card.  I have just had my birthday and it was wonderful to receive a whole series of delightful packages from my quilting friends all over the world with lots of gorgeous fabrics and some additional goodies too sometimes (optional but very much appreciated).  This is what arrived from Sal this morning:
I think everybody has enjoyed the Birthday Swap and I'm sure all the Global Piecers will join in again next year.
Our next swaps will be an Autumn/Fall block swap, a Christmas block swap and a Secret Santa swap.

1 comment:

  1. Lis I was very sneeky and didn't photograph yours as it might have been too obvious.


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