August 17, 2012

Pincushion Swap signups

 So here is the Pincushion Swap sign up information.  I have also posted the information below on our flickr groupThe link to the sign up form is at the bottom of the post.

In October we will be swapping Pin Cushions! The style & techniques to use are up to you and should reflect your partner's stated style & preferences. What is a pin cushion you ask? Its something that can hold pins. They can be a traditional round shape, made in a glass holder, the shape of a house, or it can be anything you want it to be. Pincushions can be embellished, made with materials other then cotton. However all should be able to be used as its stated purpose.

You will sign up for the swap by filling out the form below. I will keep a master list of swappers at the bottom of this post. This is a blind swap, meaning that all partners are kept secret. The person you are making a pin cushion for will not necessarily be the person making a one for you. You should also create an inspiration mosaic. See discussion topic on how to create one.  Big Huge Labs is the free app that I use.

Once you receive your partner information design and create a quilt for that person. You are free to use whatever techniques you'd like. 

Please remember the cardinal rules of swapping before agreeing to participate:

1. Put as much care and diligence into the construction of your pin cushion as you would for yourself, or you would expect others to do for you.
2. Please be sure you have the time to complete the it before committing to the swap.
3. Don't be upset if the pin cushion you receive is not exactly to your liking. This is part of the fun -- and risk -- of a swap. After all, if you only wanted items that you would make yourself, you would just make them yourself, right?
4. Accept that this swap is open to quilters of ALL skill levels. Quality and care is expected; overly complicated designs are not.

I will assign partners Sunday, August 26.

Bring your pin cushion to the October meeting wrapped in such a way that it is not visible until the recipient opens it. and be willing to share the process of how you made it!

Here is the link to the signup form .

You can leave questions on the flickr discussion post or email me, Colleen.

Have fun and get creative!
Colleen at Lucky Duck Dreams

ps  All pincushions pictured were made by me except for the top two in the button.  They were received in a swap.  I included them for inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. our guild is doing a pincushion swap too! have fun!


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