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Thread: Round Robin - UP and RUNNING!!!

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    Junior Member imaquilter's Avatar
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    Is anyone interested in doing a round robin swap?

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    Please post the details. Thanks.

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    I am not sure what a round robin swap is. Sorry. I love doing swaps though.

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    Sounds like fun, how do we do it?

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    I don't know what it is, but it sounds like it could be fun. Count me in.

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    I would probably do it. but like the others I'm not sure what a round robin swap is.

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    Sounds very interesting, but need more details.

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    Okay, sorry.....

    A round robin works this way:

    You make a quilt center. Any size you want is okay but, keep in mind your finished quilt size. For example: I have a center that is about 20 x 20. It is an embroidered design of mice quilting around a frame.

    Once we establish a list of people, let's say there is 8......I would mail my center to the 1st person on my list. They would put a pieced border of some kind around my center (any size, style you want - just not plain) and then mail it to the next person on the list. It continues in that form until the 8th and final person receives it, puts the last border on and then mails it back to me.

    Each month you would have a border to put on someone's quilt for 8 months as everyone's center would be making it's way around. Your list order would be different than everyone else's.

    I hope this makes sense. It is alot of fun as you get to see others creativity and imagination come to live on your quilt. And, at the beginning what was a center is now a full blown quilt made by you and all your quilting friends.

    If you are interested, let me know.....PM me your personal email and name so I can get the list made. No matter how many....we can do 2 or more groups to keep the list at 6 to 8 members in each. Any bigger in each group and the quilt gets too large and it takes too long to get it back.

    I will try and find some pics of some quilts to post and ideas for borders to add for examples. But, the idea is to use your imagination and work off of the last border put on.

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    http://www.teaquilts.com/Round%20Robin.htm

    Here is an example of one.

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    http://www.scarlettrose.com/round.html

    Another one. Some of these are pretty intricate. No one has to commit to the "A" word but, if you want to.......GO FOR IT!

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    So who finally ends up with the quilt? Are they donated to charity or what?

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    You would get the quilt back that started out with your center block. You could then give it to charity or gift it or keep it. It would be up to you.

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    This sounds FABULOUS... How fun. Getting to know each other a little bit more. I am in...hope we get 8 more people!

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    This sounds like so much fun!! I will pm you my info right away.

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    I"m in!
    I'll send you my info.

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    So far we are at 6, including me.

    I am going to be working Thursday and Friday at the quilt shop I volunteer at for SHOP HOP (crazy madness - 2000 quilters in 4 days!!!). Then out of town Saturday and Sunday.

    So, let's give this until Monday for sign ups and then I'll start compiling the order and lists and contacting everyone.

    I will check the board each night just in case anyone has any questions. But I won't get time to do planning or answering everyone til Monday.

    This is going to be so much fun! I have never done one either just always wanted to! Yeah!

    I thought I would let you all know too (in case you want to do this also) that I am going to be sending along a journal with mine so that each person who adds a border can write something about their part of the quilt or notes to me, add a pic, etc. I am also going to send along a label so that everyone can sign it and I can add it to the back of the quilt. I wouldn't mind making labels for everyone if you want me to send you one. I can embroider them, that will be so cute!!!

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    I CAN"T WAIT!!!

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    I was in a round robin once, you make your first block and send it to your mailing buddy. You receive your other buddy's first block, make one to compliment it and send it along. At the end you get your block back with all the blocks made for you by the people in the round robin.

    Only problem with the one I was in, the blocks all stopped at one person and we never heard from her again... LOL

    Have fun with it, they are fun to do. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Dancer
    I was in a round robin once, you make your first block and send it to your mailing buddy. You receive your other buddy's first block, make one to compliment it and send it along. At the end you get your block back with all the blocks made for you by the people in the round robin.

    Only problem with the one I was in, the blocks all stopped at one person and we never heard from her again... LOL

    Have fun with it, they are fun to do. :)
    That's a horrible thing for a person to do.

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    WOW! Very cool! Had never heard of a round robin before but count me in! :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll:

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    That sounds very exciting! I'll pm you.

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    I'm in. Sounds like fun! :mrgreen:

    mareliba

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    Okay ladies.....

    I have ten people on the list for the Round Robin:

    mareliba
    vicki reno
    sew happy
    tlrnhi
    imaquilter
    littlehud - need personal email addy
    Dawn Hendrix
    Quilting Turtle
    barbsbus
    bettylove

    Please PM me with your personal email address if I listed above that I need it.

    I will email everyone in the morning with instructions, dates, specifics, etc.

    In the meantime, be looking for what you want to use for your center. It should be at least 20" square. But, not more than probably 36" square. This way, you can get a nice lap quilt out of it.

    I think we'll set the date for you to mail out your center to the 1st border person on the 1st of May. That gives you 2 weeks to get your center done.

    I'm VERY excited!!!


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    I can't wait to see the pics of your work in progress on this. I'll have to catch the next one hopefully!

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    I can't wait. I already have some ideas. As usual I am having trouble deciding.

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