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We are posting this on several forums because we all like to visit back and forth. Recently some of us did a quilt square fabric exchange on the Countryside forum. It has been great fun, and the inspiration behind cleaning out my sewing room. Some of us were bemoaning the fact that we live away from organized quilt groups and we miss out on some nifty projects, so we were thiinking-hey, Why not to a quilt group through the mail type project. If anyone is interested, let us know- Kristean Thompson and I are willing to co-ordinate.

This is an idea we had-maybe someone has a better idea, but-we thought about doing a row exchange-for those who don't know(I didn't) heres how it works. Say you have 8 people. Everyone makes one row. then number 1 sends hers to number2, who sends hers to number 3 and so forth. The last one sends hers to number one. It keeps going until the first quilt comes back to the original quilter-it is now 8 rows long. and you do what ever kind of row you want.

We thought it would be good to have a Patriotic theme-red, white and blue, stars and stripes, that kind of thing, And this would be a small quilt-like lap quilt or wall hanging-how about a nifty patriotic wall hanging for the forth of July?

If you are interested, please either let me or Kristean know by next Sunday Evening. If you have done this before, we would LOVE AND CHERISH your advice. If you havn't, don't worry, neither have I! But I think it would be lots of fun! We would love to hear comments, suggestions ideas, ect.

-- Kelly (, March 17, 2002


As I wrote on the other thread, I just finished doing this. It will really help if everyone either makes the rows always the same width. 48" say, or if all the rows belonging to one person are all the same width. Trying to fit 7 or 8 different kinds of rows, all dofferent widths, is trly a challenge. Some of the ladies in my group solved it by simply cutting off the ends of the rows that were too long.

48" is a nice width to use because it is divisible by 12, 6, 4, 3, and 8, all commonly used block sizes. It is also a good idea to agree beforehand that everyone use 100% cotton fabric, and whether or not the fabric will be pre-shrunk. If you are #3, you always send your row to #4, and #2 always sends her row to you. We used pizza boxes, and all the boxes had the name and sequence # of the maker. It halps to have the whole list written in the box.


Sorry for all the typos, tired tonight.

-- Rebekah (, March 18, 2002.

Kelly- this sounds like fun, count me in. Will each block in the row be the same? Or is that something that we would have to spcify in our special instructions?

-- Lynelle SOwestVA (, March 18, 2002.

Well I have 3 wedding presents to make by June, 4 birthday presents by Aug, 25 ornaments for Christmas, plus all the Christmas presents, a garage to build and I'm moving in Aug. and countless other projects that have to be done, BUT when you said it would have a patriotic theme, well you had me then. So count me in. In Jan I had gotten a quilt leaflet called "A Pieceful Year" that is a row quilt. It just looked so pretty I couldn't resist. Haven't started it yet as it is for me and everyone else is always first. So count me in.

-- Billie in CO (, March 18, 2002.

Here is my email , So you can contact me too. I look forward to this one... ALot!!! YOu are such a smartie Kelly... LOL

-- Kristean Thompson (, March 19, 2002.

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