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Civil War Block Swap


Civil War Block Swap

Each participant shall be required to make 30 blocks with a light background and up to four additional colors per block. You can make 30 of one blocks or as many different blocks of your choosing. This will begin Feb 1, 2011 and end July 1, 2011.

Location: Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Members: 5
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

Discussion Forum

Civil War Swap Update.

Started by Debra Symons May 3, 2011. 0 Replies

I know some people have questions regarding number of blocks for this group and the light background requirement.I stress all blocks should be constructed of Civil War era fabrics and any type of…Continue

Block Exchange

Started by Debra Symons. Last reply by Sheila M/FL May 2, 2011. 6 Replies

Want to meet and quilt with people from all over. Then let's get quilting with my block exchange. I would like to start with 30 participants. We will be making a 9" block with a light backgraound.…Continue

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:56am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Sandy B /AUS on October 19, 2011 at 5:49pm

I am so sorry Debra for dropping out late. I am pleased everyone has received theirs - I think the postage to Australia would have been quite high too. Is it possible for people to put a photo of their blocks up on this site? I would love to see them. Have fun everyone.

Comment by Sheila M/FL on October 16, 2011 at 3:48pm
I got my blocks today and I love them!!  I can not wait to get the time to get them shashed and pieces together I love them!!  Thank you all for your time and energy I'm thrilled.  Thank you Debra this was a great undertaking.
Comment by Debra Symons on October 14, 2011 at 9:15pm
You are all welcome and thank you for your patience in getting them. I had a couple of people bow out at the end and I was waiting on theirs before I sent any out. All in all I think this swap went well. Thinking of a mystery quilt in Civil War era for later. If you think you might like to jion let me know.
Comment by Barbara S/IL on October 14, 2011 at 5:32pm
Got mine today too. Hope to get to them before Christmas-LOL. Thanks Debra- You done good.
Comment by Debra Symons on October 12, 2011 at 8:10pm
Blocks have gone out everyone should get their blocks by end of the week. Load des of fun quilting.
Comment by Chris Keenan on October 11, 2011 at 7:02pm
I got my blocks yesterday and I love them. Everyone did a great job. Hope everybody gets theirs soon.
Comment by Sheila M/FL on October 10, 2011 at 8:49pm
Debra any uodates seems like the deadline has been awhile ago.  If they are not able to finish do you think that you could sort and send out what we have so far.  I really had plans for these blocks to use for a Christmas gift.  Since we each sent in 30 it means that it will make a nice sixe to give to my friend.  Please keep us updated not putting the pressure on anyone.  I've been sick myself recently and had to let another swap down by just sending my cut blocks to them.
Comment by Debra Symons on September 27, 2011 at 9:02pm
Waiting on three people to get blocks sent to me then will get blocks sent out
Comment by Sheila M/FL on September 27, 2011 at 7:53pm
Debra where are we on this?  Any updates you can share or ideas as to when we will be getting this blocks returned?

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