The Year of the Swap

There are so many great ways to mix quilting and community out there these days.

My Pillow Talk Swap mosaic

In 2010, I joined my first two virtual quilting bees.  They were very different; one fairly traditional and one modern and improv.  My Warm Winter Night quilt was the result of The Bee’s Knees VQB and I just love the way it turned out.  Unfortunately, my Mid Mod Bee quilt is still in blocks.  I really do want to get this put together as my bee buddies made amazing blocks for me.

In 2011, I participated in my first quilt along and took an online class.  I made Cherri House‘s Socken in the quilt along and Rachel Griffith‘s Facade in the online class.

My For The Love of Solids mosaic

In 2012, I have signed up for three swaps.  My participation in the Pillow Talk Swap has not yet been confirmed, but I am in on the Valentine swap from GenerationQ magazine and the For the Love of Solids Swap on Flickr.  I’ve been having a lot of fun reading (and answering) all the questions from members of the FTLOS group.  There are so many fun decisions ahead.  Swappers in the FTLOS group post mosaics and answer a questionnaire as to the things they like.  Now I get to “stalk” my partner and see how she answers the various questions so I can try to make something she will love.

Are you trying anything new that mixes quilting and community this year?

  • Brigitte Heitland
    Posted at 14:56h, 25 January Reply

    Debbie, the mosaics provide a wonderful pool of inspiration – thanks for sharing! And isn't it wonderful, that these modern beauties create also a feeling of community by taking part in swaps and bees. I'd like to be part of one, when I have more free time, I will

  • Lisa
    Posted at 05:49h, 24 January Reply

    I am honored to see the pillows I made for my nieces in BOTH of your mosaics! And there's some pretty cool other stuff too! I have signed up for my first quilting class ;-). I'll be taking the Curves class by Rachel at Stitched in Color!

  • I Plead Quilty!
    Posted at 14:42h, 23 January Reply


  • I Plead Quilty!
    Posted at 14:42h, 23 January Reply

    Hey, I recognize that mini-quilt there! 😀 Thanks for including White Wedding in your mosaic.

  • Richard Healey
    Posted at 04:05h, 23 January Reply

    Your warm winter nights link wont work for me. I have never done a swap new to quilting. But they should like a lot of fun.

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