Quilt With Us



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: 152
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

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 21 ROW BY ROW QUILT SWAP November 2017 to ....(final date still to be set)

Started by Megan/Australia. Last reply by donna rosengarten Feb 8, 2019. 131 Replies

ROW BY ROW QUILT5 - 8 people9" blocks chosen from the site patchworksquare.comEach person is responsible for choosing a block design to be used to make a row. eg houses, tulips, Ohio star, card…Continue

Batik Pineapple Block swap

Started by Jackie Baker. Last reply by Jackie Baker Jan 12, 2019. 2 Replies

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing a batik pineapple block swap?Continue


Started by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas). Last reply by Amanda Best Feb 7, 2017. 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


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

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:14am

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 Donna H/MI on January 12, 2018 at 11:18am

Any new swaps being planned for 2018??

Comment by Megan/Australia on October 28, 2017 at 10:50pm
This swap is now closed and information has been sent to participants.
Comment by Megan/Australia on October 21, 2017 at 3:22pm
The Row by Row Quilt swap is going ahead. Please hurry if interested in joining.
Comment by Megan/Australia on October 19, 2017 at 4:39am
Final call for participants in Row by row quilt swap. Please read discussion , reply there or by email to me direct
Comment by Megan/Australia on October 14, 2017 at 3:45pm
I was just looking at some of our members pages. What a lovely quilt you won Muriel. I've often thought of doing a quilt in that pattern.
Comment by Megan/Australia on October 4, 2017 at 1:39pm
We have three for the Row by Row quilt swap, but really need 6 for it to go ahead. If interested please read the comments below as well as the discussion. Thanks
Comment by Megan/Australia on October 4, 2017 at 1:29am
Hi Donna so far there is Donna Coppin and myself ready to go ahead. If you read the discussion bit I hadn't thought of using a theme. I was leaving it to individuals to ask for their blocks to be a certain, colour, etc. As part of the discussion Donna has said she would like hers to be scrappy. I'm thinking of pastels for me. If someone wanted to do a Christmas theme the only restrictions I see would be that no one suggested a block that might not look right in Christmas materials.
Comment by donna rosengarten on October 3, 2017 at 6:40pm
Hi Megan I could not see if anyone else was part of your row quilt but I would like to do it!! Just one question are we doing a theme like springtime or Christmas or do you have just a pieced block style?
Comment by Megan/Australia on October 2, 2017 at 3:48pm
6-8 people
8" finished blocks
Each person is responsible for design of one block to be used to make a row and for providing pattern
1 coordinating colour to be used as background?? Decided by group
Each partisans makes the relevant number of blocks each 1/2 months and posts them to the other partisans...6 participants, make 6 blocks, keep 1 and post 1 to each other participant.
Every 1/2 months blocks for current row to be made and posted by 20th of month
Each person participating can ask for their blocks to be a set colour.... pastels, brights, blue and yellow, batiks, etc.

Finished quilt would be 48", 54" or 64" with borders to be added by individuals. Quilt could be lengthened by rows of sashing.

I m happy to coordinate. If interested please reply, will post this in discussions for show of interest.

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