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BLOCK SWAPPERS, INC

Our Group is for people who like to swap blocks, have fun and learn. Open to:  beginners and  intermediate quilters.  Advanced quilters may join if they wish, but remember, this is a learning group.

Members: 154
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The Blocks Above are:

The blocks shown in the photo above are some of the blocks I received from a previous block swap within my quilting bee in Alvin, TX. The theme was a Christmas Swap and we had 25 members sign up for it. The instructions were to make a block for each participant (and one for yourself) from Christmas fabric. They could be any color, or combination of colors as long as they were Christmas Fabrics and had a creme colored background. We were told that we could use any block we wanted and any technique we wanted, applique, paper piecing, traditional piecing, etc. At the end of the challenge, we discovered that no block had been duplicated and none of the fabrics were the same. This was all accidental, since no one knew what the others were doing. Can you believe that 25 women who sewed together every Tuesday could keep secrets for such a long time? I made a table cloth for my dessert table from them. Thanks for joining our Group!

Discussion Forum

BLOCK SWAP #20, "SECRET SISTER #5" JANUARY 1, 2016 TO DECEMBER 31, 2016

Started by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas). Last reply by Amanda Best Feb 7. 123 Replies

This will be our 5th,  and possibly final, “Secret Sister Swap” and is a yearlong commitment.  Please do not sign up for this swap if you can not complete this commitment!  You will need to make only…Continue

BLOCK SWAP #17 "SECRET SISTER 4" JANUARY 1, 2015 TO DECEMBER 31,2015

Started by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas). Last reply by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) Jan 11, 2016. 60 Replies

This will be our 4th “Secret Sister Swap” and is a yearlong commitment.  Please do not sign up for this swap if you can not complete this commitment!  You will need to make only 1 block per month for…Continue

BLOCK SWAP #18, "STEPS TO THE COURTHOUSE", JULY 15TH TO OCTOBER 15TH, 2015

Started by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas). Last reply by Sheila M/FL Dec 7, 2015. 104 Replies

BLOCK SWAP #18,  “STEPS TO THE COURTHOUSE” JULY 15TH TO OCTOBER 15TH, 2015This swap is open to all levels of quilters and should be fairly simple and easy.  If you want to participate, please send me…Continue

BLOCK SWAP #19, "ITTY BITTY BLOCKS", SEPTEMBER 15TH TO NOVEMBER 15TH, 2015

Started by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas). Last reply by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) Nov 2, 2015. 33 Replies

BLOCK SWAP #19, “ITTY BITTY BLOCKS”, SEPTEMBER 15TH TO NOVEMBER 15TH, 2015This swap is open to all levels of quilters, BUT WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN ANYTHING WE HAVE DONE BEFORE.  If you want to…Continue

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Comment by Amanda Best 2 hours ago

I agree with you there, Connie. I have so many books and magazines that have patterns I just cannot wait to start. If there wasn't so much "real life" stuff to do I would get a lot more quilting done.

Comment by Connie/KS 2 hours ago

Sorry to hear of your brother's passing, Carol. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Amanda.....that is beautiful!  I need to start on making the blocks from that book of patterns. Just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day!

Comment by Amanda Best yesterday

So sorry to hear of your brother's passing, Carol. I have missed you, on here and I don't think any one has had any swaps, lately. Here is my quilt all finished from the SS blocks you made me:

It is hanging up at a library quilt show right now and I will be happy to get it back soon. 

Good luck teaching your granddaughter to quilt, a very happy thing no doubt.

Comment by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) yesterday

Hi everyone! I have been off line for several months. My brother passed away last month leaving me with all of things to take care off. It took me over a month to go through and clean out his trailer and find a place to store it until I can get it cleaned up and ready to sell. Donna R, I am glad you like the blocks I made and you have done a great job putting them together. Donna C, I am sorry to hear about your hubby and I will keep him on my prayers! Have you done any swaps since I left? I don't see any posted. Maybe I will try to get one started after things calm down a bit. My 6 yr. old granddaughter told me she wants to learn how to quilt! I am so excited about it. Keep posting and I will check in again later.

Comment by donna rosengarten on May 4, 2017 at 1:31pm

Donna-So Sorry to hear about Hubby--I can imagine the amount of work you went through and Annalee is so precious.  Hope you get to spend many more relaxing hours with her!  We are blessed with Grandchildren!

Comment by Donna Coppin on May 4, 2017 at 8:14am

Hello Everyone!  I haven't done any quilting or sewing for the past month.  Hubby had a mini stroke at the end of March and I have been keeping busy with him, keeping appts, making sure he is eating properly, picking up grandkids from school, etc.  Thankfully, he is on the mend and no longer needs therapy, but still cannot drive, and tires easily in the afternoons.   

I am just now getting back to my sewing now that I know he is going to be okay.  I have a lot of catching up to do and many projects to work on.  I was going to do a sale with a friend of mine in April but that got pushed to the side with hubby, and now I have a huge bin full of fabric that needs to find a new home.  I plan to take it to the guild next week, put a sign on it, Free to Good Home, and let them take what they want.  The rest will go to the guild.  Don't worry, it didn't make a dent in my stash at all!

On a lighter side, my granddaughter, Annalee aged 4, has been coming over after preschool and I have been teaching her how to sew.   She will be 5 in a few days and I bought her the Sew Cool Toy Sewing Machine for her birthday.  She's not quite ready for a real machine yet, but when she is a little older, then she can use one of mine.   We made a doll together yesterday, she put the stuffing in and colored the face in.  She took it home before I had a chance to get a picture of it.  We also made a table runner together back in March, she even got to help use the machine (pushing the start and stop button) and cutting the threads.  She loves coming over and helping me and I truly enjoy our time together!  Here is a picture of her.  

Sorry this is so long, thank you for letting me share.  

Comment by Connie/KS on May 4, 2017 at 7:50am

I have a wallhanging made with the paper pieced tulips. I believe they were made with this group, but I couldn't find the discussion. The list of participants with the tulips had Sally as the one who started this swap, so maybe it disappeared when she passed away and was deleted from the group. Anyway, here is a picture of them.

Comment by Amanda Best on May 3, 2017 at 6:38pm

Okay, Donna, thanks for letting me know. Good luck finding your old blocks!

Comment by donna rosengarten on May 3, 2017 at 8:53am

Hi everyone! Amanda that is very kind of you to offer the star blocks, but I have to tell you that with the move I just don't know where my blocks are. So I appreciate the offer, but if you can find a good home for mine just leave them with the rest. Thank you again!

Comment by Connie/KS on April 17, 2017 at 9:48am

Amanda...I have purchased fabrics for the paper pieced stars.....progress! They are Stonehenge fabrics in black, gold and cream. I think they should be pretty.

I've been working on setting the paper pieced tulip swap blocks we did in 2012-2013 into a wall hanging. It is basted together and ready to start quilting. Hoping to get it finished before the end of the month.

 

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