Teal Mini Swap 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Have you ever participated in a quilt swap?



Maybe you remember my deer quilt? Or my art quilt of the road I live on? Or my Horton quilt? Or my big dipper quilt? Those were all for quilt swaps!

Reverse applique deer mini quiltBig dipper mini quiltHorton Hears a Who Dr. Seuss mini quilt

Deer autumn leaves art mini quilt



In a quilt swap, you make a mini quilt and mail it to another participant, and someone mails you one in return!

If you've been around here for awhile, you know I love mini quilts! They are perfect for trying something new. Even with the most challenging patterns, a mini quilt is a relatively quick finish. Of the 28 quilts I've finished this year, 21 are mini quilts! "Make a cathedral window quilt" has been on my quilty bucket list for years! A couple months ago I scratched that itch and my cathedral window mini mini quilt was featured last week in Issue 12 of Make Modern Magazine!

My friend, Beth of EvaPaige Quilt Designs, is hosting a one-of-a-kind quilt swap during the month of September to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. Beth started the swap five years ago in honor of her mother who passed away from the disease. She is hoping for a record number of participants this year! (Don't know Beth? Check out her blog or Facebook page! She's honest, real, and hilarious. And a spitting image of one of her teenage daughters.)
Teal mini quilt swap

The swap costs $15 - $10 goes to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and $5 goes towards the administrative costs of the swap.

After you sign up, Beth will send you an 8" x 8" square of teal fabric to use in your mini quilt. Slice it, dice it, put it on the back, but use it somewhere! Every mini quilt and mug rug will have the fabric in it. I can't wait to see how creative everyone gets! (Fabric is a print from Basic Mixology by Moda.)

Teal mini quilt swap 2016 fabric Basic Mixology by Moda

Another unique component to this swap is that the person you make a mini quilt or mug rug for is the person that will be making one for you! Make a quilt, make a friend!

Teal mini quilt swap

You'll have the entire month of September (ovarian cancer awareness month) to make your mini quilt (18" square max) or mug rug (10" square max).
Teal mini quilt swap

Signing up is easy! Just click the "Register now!" button on the very bottom of this page!

Join the Teal Mini Swap Facebook page to share pictures of the swap mini quilts, encourage other participants, and read personal stories of how ovarian cancer has affected the members of the group.

Be sure to check out these other bloggers that are participating too!

August 3 - Slice of Pi Quilts
August 4 - Quilting Gallery

As a thank you for stopping by and reading about the Teal Mini Swap, I have a giveaway for you! Giveaway now closed.

Teal mini quilt swap

Mistyfuse has donated a large package (10 yards!) of Mistyfuse for one lucky reader! Have you ever used Mistyfuse? The description from their website says: "Use paper-less Mistyfuse® for all weights of fabric from velvets and cottons to delicate tulles and organzas. It's a dream to work with—it handles well, is incredibly sheer, doesn't add bulk and bonds firmly once cooled. Since there is no added adhesive, it will never gum up your scissors or quilting needles. Each package comes with simple instructions for easy fusing with no waste."

How to enter: just comment below and tell me what's on your quilty bucket list! Is there a skill you haven't tried yet? Or a quilty event you want to attend?

I want to try curved piecing and go on a quilting cruise!

Teal mini quilt swap


Feel free to share about the swap with a friend or on social media - let's help Beth get a record number of participants this year! (Use the first image on this post to tell your friends that you're participating!)

Disclaimer: Giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Blogger. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Blogger of responsibility, and agree to Blogger's terms of use. No purchase necessary to win. Open to legal residents in the contiguous US only that are 18+ years of age. Giveaway starts at 12:00am CDT August 3, 2016 and ends at 11:59pm CDT on August 7, 2016. Winner will receive a Mistyfuse collection with a retail value of approximately $30. Odds of winning determined by number of eligible entries received. How to enter: leave a comment on this post. One comment per person. Duplicate comments will be deleted. Winner will be chosen by random.org on August 8, 2016 from all eligible entries and notified by email. If prize is unclaimed after three days, a new winner will be chosen by random.org. Winner is responsible for paying any taxes related to the prize. By entering this giveaway, you release Slice of Pi Quilts from any liability whatsoever. Void where prohibited by law.

28 comments:

  1. I have heard so much about MistyFuse, but have not used it...yet! On my quilty bucket project list for August is to start a quilt for my daughter's Christmas gift. She loves gray (oh well!) and I've collected several shades and patterns, so there'll be plenty of gray eye-candy within this quilt. Now, I just have to choose a pattern.

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  2. Someday I will go to Quilt Market! But until then, with the help of my "bee" friends in the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild, I will try to improve my paper piecing skills, (and like it, maybe?!)

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  3. There's a local quilt retreat I'd love to attend someday! And thanks for such a fun giveaway!

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  4. On my bucket list is a dresden plate quilt. Would love to win.

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  5. I working on getting applique techniques down. I've been avoiding them for years.

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  6. There's a drunkard's path quilt in my future, but I'm still intimidated. I'm building skills, yet. :) Also, I'd like to remodel my studio to make it more functional and add a longarm.

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  7. This is a fantastic challenge - I did it last year and it was a wonderful experience. Please encourage every quilter you know to participate - the more the merrier!!! I love the idea of a quilting cruise! (maybe some day...) but I would love to develop my designing skills and learn how to applique better! (I am too much of a perfectionist at the moment - my applique looks too crude!)! Thanks for the chance - Mystyfuse is a great product!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Have never used Mistyfuse,,,,sounds AMAZING! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! :D

    My Bucket List has a Cathedral Windows Pattern I want to make...plus want to make a quilt for each of my Kiddo's.

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  9. I would like to try long arm quilting.

    Thanks for being a part of the blog hop for the Teal Mini Swap!!! :)

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  10. I have never tried this kind of fusible and would love to try it. my first try with a fusible on a quilt was a mistake because it was way to hard to stick a quilting needle into.. LOL live and learn.. Dorothy Holt, thiasyahoo@hotmail.com

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  11. I think I have a pretty huge bucket list. Who doesn't! I want to do a Starburst by Derek Lockwood, want to do all sorts of Moda Bake Shop recipes, Nordic Crystals by Marsha Hemening, a double Irish Chain, and several Quilts of Valor like Three Tours. Just to name a few!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. A Double wedding ring and a pineapple block quilt. I have stuff for them, now to find the time!

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  13. I love cruising and have been on over 10 cruises so far. I have thought about a quilting cruise but I enjoy cruising for the leisure so not so sure just yet. But I know I want to go to one of the big quilting retreats and to make it to Sisters Oregon for the outdoor quilt show. those are on my list. I have several must get done quilts on my list right now. I need three of me to get it all done.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. I want to make a rainbow quilt using Beth's pattern Vinnie Loves Maude. Its planned out in my head and I have my background material now I just need to get started.

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  15. I recently purchased a used HQ16 from a friend who had moved (she doesn't have room for it) and I would love to get good enough so I could quilt some of the Judy Niemeyer quilts that are in my queue. No computer so it is all free motion!

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  16. I have been working on blocks for a swap. Two of the blocks, so far, have had wonky blocks. These are giving me fits! Guess I need to work on that. I also want to work on my applique skills.

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  17. On my bucket list is needle turn appliqué. Think it would be fun

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  18. On my bucket list...making a quilt for ME! Lol perhaps someday! This mysti-fuse sounds AMAZING! Hope I get to try it :)

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  19. I would love to go to the Paducah show and any others I can drive to. I have not done a wedding ring, Judy N. design or Dear Jane. Those are on my bucket list!

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  20. My bucket list is long and always has Dear Jane at the top. I have about five blocks done but I haven't touched her for over a year. I sometimes think I can hear her crying from her storage drawer-

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  21. I would love to applique a Baltimore Album quilt with motifs that reflect my memories. But maybe that''s a project for retirement! In the meantime, I'd love to attend the Houston show.

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  22. I would like to do a grandmothers flower garden quilt.

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  23. I want to go to quilt market to help you with your booth!

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  24. My bucket list has to include making and completing a bed size quilt! I've never done one. I always stick to smaller projects.

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  25. I would like to learn how to do a scallop edge quilt.

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  27. Someday a Jinny Beyer quilt! In the meantime, TEAL it is!

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  28. I just made a red and white vortex quilt. That was high on my bucket list. Next will be an Artsy quilt.

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