Thursday, 26 August 2010

How Did Global Piecers Begin?

The origins of our little group stem from another swap group, Fiona Marie's Great Global Christmas Swap.  Fiona Marie organises an annual festive swap to promote worldwide quilting friendships and to raise some money for children's cancer charities.
Last year I was paired with Sal and previously she had been partnered with Twila and so our group grew.  Sal has visited the South Dakota contingent and I met up with Katrina when I was in New Zealand.  Sadly Sal and I have failed to meet up twice, once we didn't meet in Sydney and then we didn't meet in England - third time lucky I hope.  We exchange frequent emails, "chat" on Facebook and send each other goodies once in a while, just because we want to.

As now is the time to sign up for GGCS I wanted to promote it here and encourage you to give it a go, great things come from small acorns.  Who would have thought that eight quilters across the world would be having lovely swaps and developing wonderful friendships?  Today I received two parcels of fabric as we have a birthday Fat Quarter Swap - what could be better than fabric arriving from the other side of the world?  We are currently organsing swaps for the rest of the year.  I'll post the details of what we are doing and would appreciate your thoughts.

What is the Great Global Christmas Swap?
Patchwork quilting and stitching has a global following and the Great Global Christmas Swap is about making
the acquaintance of a stitcher from another country, who shares your passion for this craft, and exchanging a
small gift.  The theme of the 2010 Great Global Christmas Swap is “Bag a Fat Quarter for Christmas”.
How do I join?
You will be able to register from August 2010. Visit the swap page at for more
What happens next?
You will be matched with a stitcher who has registered from another country, and sent their contact
details. You will also receive a link to a Swap web page with FREE patterns supplied by Natalie Ross In
Stitches, House on the Hill Pattern Co. and Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly Designs. Previous swap
patterns designed by Kookaburra Cottage, Leanne’s House, and Bronwyn Hayes will also be available to download.
Registration fee is $NZ15 ($US11: €8.50 ) Payment can be made securely online using most major credit cards or Paypal. $NZ1 from every registration will be donated to Camp Quality (Christchurch branch), an organisation that brings fun and happiness into the lives of children living with cancer.

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