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EB Sewing and Quilting Group Swap Calendar for 2011
Updated with themed sew-along details


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#1 becanne

Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:29 PM

This thread is so we can keep track of what swaps people are planning throughout the year.

If you are planning something or would like to participate in future swaps then please check the attached thread about swap rules and guidelines.

Link to Swap Rules and Guidelines

To add a swap details to the list just copy the details below into a new post and fill in the required information.

Name: x
Organiser: x
Sign up dates: x (open) – x (close)
Start: x
Post: x
Details: x

I will check regularly to include the information on the original post.
(Please PM me if I don’t update something or if I get it wrong!!)

Also, share your ideas, what works well, what has caused issues in the past, what you have seen or participated in on other web groups.....anything really.

Remember to join the Swap Flikr Group and share your swap sewing with everyone!

Happy swapping.

Calendar

In Progress

Name: 'Under the Sea' Sew Along (not a swap)
Organiser: Nayjay
Start: 1st June -start chatting and sewing and sharing sneak peeks
Reveal: 22nd June - Commence sharing photos of finished items. Select person to pick next theme.
Announce new theme: 25th June - Announce next monthly theme
Details: The idea is to inspire and to be inspired.
There will be a monthly theme. At the start of the month the theme will be announced and participants will sew something/anything according to their personal interpretation of the theme. The theme can be used in any way (E.g. using embroidery, appliqué, printed fabric, softy design, etc, etc.) It is open to anything that you want to make that relates to the theme.
Share photos, links and ideas as you sew and then reveal your finished item at the end of the month.
Open to all so just join in the chat thread. See post #4 below for full details
Thread:

June - Under the Sea thread 1


Date Claimers - tentative future swaps

Name: Advent Swap & Xmas Pressie 2011
Organiser: Pennywiggle
Sign up dates: June 16th 2011(open) - June 30th 2011(close)
Start: July 1st 2011
Post: November 14th 2011 latest
Details: To make/buy 24 items to be opened each day from Dec 1 thru Dec 24 with a final personal handmade pressie to be opened xmas day by your swapee. More details at time of sign up.

Completed swaps

Name: EB Doll quilt swap #4
Organiser: AJ
Starting date : 30 Aug 2010 (Signups closed)
Posting date: 31st Oct 2010
Details: See first post of the thread for info
Thread: EB DQS4

Name: Christmas theme table-runner swap
Organiser: Yakkers
Starting date: 20 Sept 2010
Posting date: 1st Dec 2010
Details: See first post of thread for info
Thread: Christmas table runner swap

Name: Round Robin Quilting Swap
Organiser: Rose
Starting date: Sign ups close mid Oct 2010. Will run Dec 2010 to July 2011
Posting date: Organiser to send completed blocks back to participants in July 2011
Details: Participants in the Newbie Quilters thread only. Limited to 12 participants. Complete 2 blocks per month.

Name: Potholder Sew/Show/Swap
Organiser: Becanne
Starting date: Dec 2010
Posting date: last week of Feb 2011  Parcels have all been sent back to participants. Link to photos in last post of chat thread
Details: Make some potholders and share your work in the chat group. Swap is optional. Send five potholders to me and I will send you back five random ones each made by a different person. See the thread below for full details.
Thread: Potholder sew/show/swap

Name: Kids' clothing swap
Organiser: SuesZ
Sign-up open: Monday 10 January
Sign-up close: Monday 24 January
Parcels posted by: Wednesday 23 March
Opening day: Thursday 31 March
Details: Secret swap. Make an outfit for you partner's child and someone else will make an outfit for your child. Please see thread link below for full details.
Thread: Kids clothing swap
Chat thread #1
Chat thread #2
Chat thread #3
Opening - photos and chat
Outfit and pattern details thread

Name: 'No buying during April"
Organiser: Nayjay
Details: This is a challenge not a swap.
Join in the chat as everyone tries to use their stash instead of adding to it!
Thread: No buying during April chat thread

Name: Inspire Me!
Organiser: Joy (jgal)
Sign up dates: April 28th 2011(open) - May 7th 2011(close) Note - Cancelled
Start: Shopping and put together pack - May 10th 2011
Post: May 30th 2011 latest
Sewing and sharing: Make your item, chat and share the results between 30th May and 30th June
Details: Buy a pattern, accent fabric and a couple of trimmings/notions to put together an "Inspiration Pack" for your partner, following their colour/style guidelines and what they want to make. This one is an easy one as it's just gathering supplies, but we should then make up our packs into the garment/item in the next month (eg. by June 30th) and post pics in the thread/flickr group. This give people some accountability so they actually make something (adding to the inspiration side of things) plus it will be great to see what everyone does with their pack and perhaps give us all a little more inspiration!
Thread: Inspire Me! sign up thread

Edited by becanne, 31 May 2011 - 05:16 PM.


#2 GeraniumQueen

Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:05 AM

Just adding the link to last year's swaps original.gif



#3 becanne

Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:57 PM

I've just tidyed up the last two swaps and moved them into the 'Completed swaps' section.
As there is no action on the swap front at the moment I've added in the April 'no-buying' challenge.

Let me know if anyone is ready to start something new!

#4 nayjay

Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:28 PM

Hi Becanne
Here are the details of the Themed Sew-a-long:

THEMED SEW-A-LONG GUIDELINES
HOW IT WORKS:
The idea is to inspire and to be inspired.
There will be a monthly theme. At the start of the month the theme will be announced and participants will sew something/anything according to their personal interpretation of the theme. The theme can be used in any way (E.g. using embroidery, appliqué, printed fabric, softy design, etc, etc.) It is open to anything that you want to make that relates to the theme.
During the first 3 weeks participants can enter into discussion about the theme, suggest ideas, talk about sewing techniques and add sneak peeks or “show as you sew”.  Inspiration boards can be set up by way of pinterest, flickr or blogs.  In the final week there will be a reveal of the created items. Links to flickr, blogs, etc can be added to the thread. The thread will then stay open so that anyone who needs longer time can add their creation at their own pace. At the end of the month a new thread will be started with a new theme. Participants do not have to be involved in every challenge/theme. If it is a busy month of a tight budget month, etc then it is ok to skip and join in on another month or to just join in on themes that are of interest and are applicable.
NEW THEMES:
A new theme commences on the first day of each month. The new theme will be announced in week 3 of the month. Each month a participant will be chosen (using a random name generator) to choose the new theme. The theme can be chosen from the theme list or can be another theme idea altogether.  It is completely up to the person how they choose the theme. (If you are really unsure about choosing a theme then you can cut and paste the theme list into the random name generator and it will select a theme for you.)  
STARTING DATE
The start date for the first sew-a-long will be the 1st June 2011. The theme is UNDER THE SEA.
OTHER KEY DATES:
22nd of June: New theme selector announced. Reveals of finished items commence.
25th June – New theme announced.
1st May – new theme/thread begins





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