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!
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.)
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.)
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!
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).
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!
July 26 - Seriously...I think it needs stitches!
July 27 - During Quiet Time
July 28 - Jacquelynne Steves
August 2 - Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures
August 3 - Slice of Pi Quilts
August 4 - Quilting Gallery
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!
Don't forget to sign up for the Teal Mini 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!)