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Thread: Round Robins

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    I love the concept of Round Robins. I was just wondering if anyone one has ever participated in one? What were the positives and negatives if you have? Would you do it again? Do you have any pictures of your Round Robin quilt?

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    I joined two round robins on the internet with mixed results. The first one, one of the ladies kept everyones fabric and quilt. Never to be seen again. We did everything we could think of to get our fabric and quilts back without success. The second one there were five of us and I was hesitant to join. however I am glad I did. MY quilt went to New Zealand, Australia, Indiana, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. It is one of my favorite quilts. Marge

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    There are some going on right now, and a row robin...type it in search that is at the top of the page...a lot of happy people :D

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    I won't do one again. The first one I did from within a guild was to have four rounds. The only person to get four rounds was the person who did not do her round for the other three of us. And she was the one who insisted we do a round robin.

    Again, within another guild, I made the first row, the second row was wider, the third even wider, etc. Just a miserable mess. Obviously, this was a row robin.

    Very disappointed in both cases.

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    I am in a round robin now here on the board. Right now I have the center downstairs and need to put the 3rd of 5 borders on it. So far I think it is going pretty well and it really neat to watch all the quilts "Grow and Blossom"
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    I am on a round robin and a row robin on this board. I watched last year and this time around took the plunge. It has been a very good experience, I have gained great new skills. Everyone has been patient. I would just die if someone kept my quilt. I handle each one I receive with care and admire them so.

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    I'm shocked that someone could keep the fabrics and quilt and not send it on! I'm a great believer in karma though... everytime they look at that quilt the guilt will eat a little deeper. There can't be any enjoyment in it.

    I'd love to be involved in a round robin, I guess you would want participants of a similar skill level and taste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    I'm shocked that someone could keep the fabrics and quilt and not send it on! I'm a great believer in karma though... everytime they look at that quilt the guilt will eat a little deeper. There can't be any enjoyment in it.

    I'd love to be involved in a round robin, I guess you would want participants of a similar skill level and taste?
    yes, that really is awful! I hope that person feels really guilty. I would however do a round robin on the board here, because I trust all you guys to be honourable! :D

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    My cousin and I do a form of round robin, only we make 2 so each of us have one when we are done. I make 2 12.5 in squares and then mail them t to her and she works on it and mails them back. We are doing 6 panels and lap quilting each as it is done. Cuz only lap quilts and this is really fun! The first 2 panels are done and now it is her time to start the next two. We have 30 days each so we still have plenty of time to work on other things! the anticipation is crazy, not knowing what the other one is doing! And it gets the imagination flowing coming up with unique ideas! Ninnie in NC

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    I was thinking about the person who kept the quilts as well as the fabrics. I really doubt she kept them. I think she used the fabrics to finish and sold them or gave them away. How could she keep them and see them on her wall? This is why I think she got rid of them.

    Is she part of this forum? Just wondering. Suz

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa
    one of the ladies kept everyones fabric and quilt.
    Now THAT'S low and she was no "lady."

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    I am part of the round robins going on with this board. I have found it to be a very rewarding experience. We make sure each round is mailed on before we send each person another one.

    Why would you keep mailing them to her if she isn't mailing them on? That means she could steal 2 max. That is really low.

    I would definitely do it again with people on this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suz
    I was thinking about the person who kept the quilts as well as the fabrics. I really doubt she kept them. I think she used the fabrics to finish and sold them or gave them away. How could she keep them and see them on her wall? This is why I think she got rid of them.

    Is she part of this forum? Just wondering. Suz
    No she is not part of this forum and I did go on another forum and let eveyone know her name and address so they would not deal with her if this sort of thing came up again. She was from Texas. Marge

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    I have not participated in any round robins...
    But I think the ones on this board are fabulous!!!!
    This board rocks!!!
    Kirsten

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    Ok I need to ask. Exactly what is a Round Robin(besides an overweight bird)

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    A Round Robin is generally when you make a center block for your quilt. You then send the block as well as the fabric you'd like used to another person participating in the Round Robin. That person then adds to your quilt, and you recieve someone elses quilt in the group and then add to theirs. With each quilt you get you add atleast one new fabric. When the quilts have made their rounds, you get yours back and if all goes right, you have a beautiful quilt top! Hope I explained that all correctly.

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    This is the page where we started our International Round Robin complete with rules.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/10272.page

    Round 2

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/11239.page

    Round 3

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15006.page

    We are currently on Round 4

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/17515.page

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    I'm DYING to participate in an international round robin, I can't believe I missed the thread for the last one. I remember tracking the one before that and really really wanting to do one... I guess I wasn't paying enough attention. I'm guessing there will only be another one started after the current one finishes in September?

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    I have never participated, but at our guild meeting Thursday, this years participates got their own quilts back. They got to see them for the first time in front of all of us. It was so much fun to watch hesitant looks change to elated. They all turned out beautiful.

    I think doing the international one would be a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamabird3
    A Round Robin is generally when you make a center block for your quilt. You then send the block as well as the fabric you'd like used to another person participating in the Round Robin. That person then adds to your quilt, and you recieve someone elses quilt in the group and then add to theirs. With each quilt you get you add atleast one new fabric. When the quilts have made their rounds, you get yours back and if all goes right, you have a beautiful quilt top! Hope I explained that all correctly.
    {{{{{{{{{BOING}}}}}}}}} I didn't realize you sent fabric along with your block. I thought the next person in line decided what to use on the next row. I missed that somehow. Sounds like fun. I can't wait to see the pics of those that are being done now.

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    I could be wrong Gail. I've never done one myself. I am thinking it would all depends on the rules decided by the participants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamabird3
    I could be wrong Gail. I've never done one myself. I am thinking it would all depends on the rules decided by the participants.
    Yes, I've been informed by PM that it's according to the guidelines of the particular Round Robin.

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    I started quilting in 1999 when I met a group of 11 other women who all either were quilters or wanted to learn. Six of us decided to do a round robin-we each made a 12" square that represented our quilt theme and passed it, along with our journal and some fabric we might want used in other blocks to the next person. Since it was our first ever round robin, we decided to each make a 12" square to go along with the theme. We did not see our quilts again until the unveiling 6 months later--the anticipation was so much fun!! My theme was Christmas and my wall hanging is adorable!

    In the summer of 2000, we all moved away and eight of us decided to stay in touch by doing round robins through the mail. We all agreed on the rules, mailing dates, etc and began an annual tradition of working on round robins from September through April and then having a reunion in April or May to see each other and get our round robin back. Each year the rules for the next round robin change some (like to keep things from getting boring). I have 5 great quilts from doing round robins with this group. It is a wonderfully talented group of ladies. They are still making round robins and getting together annually. (I quit the group in 2005--long story :cry: ) They live in WA. VA, PA, KS, and SC.

    Doing a round robin with others can be a great experience. You just need to establish rules and make sure that everyone is committed to it.

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