Monday, November 18, 2013

Second International Block Swap

Deadline: December 31, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Second International Block Swap
Quilt around the World

Muenchen, Germany

The Idea: "Water is the elixir of life," and the most valuable resource on our planet. What are your associations with this element?

Quilters around the world are invited to take part in the second International Block Swap (IBS2). Make 9 quilt blocks with a water theme and send them to us. All participants will be grouped into teams and the blocks will be swapped within the team. You will get back your own block plus 8 different blocks from quilters around the world.

The Rules:
Sew 9 identical RECTANGULAR blocks 6" x 18" or 15 cm x 45 cm plus a seam allowance of 1/4“ or 0.75 cm on each side.
The predominant colour MUST be BLUE (ie more than 50% of the surface should be blue). More colours MAY be used. Please use only good quality, prewashed cotton fabric.
You may use any textile technique or any block pattern. If you use embellishments, please make sure that these don‘t exceed a depth of 1/4" or 0.5 cm and that the block can still be quilted.

Please enclose 9 picture postcards of your town/region/country in your block package. You may use the postcard to convey as much information about yourself as you wish (eg hobbies, family, e-mail and/or mail address etc.).

Swapped blocks will be sent in January 2014.

The Registration fee for EACH set of blocks is as follows:
15 Euros for EU participants
20 Euros (or 25 USD) for everyone else
The return shipping address for the block packages is the determining factor.

Paid up members of Quilt around the World should deduct the special member discount of 5 Euros.

The "Water for the World" Community Quilt:
We would like to have a lasting reminder of IBS2 and to this end are asking you to make and send an extra block on a voluntary basis, of course, which we will then sew together to make a gigantic "Water for the World" community quilt.

Download Flyer:

For additional information, visit website: Here you will find pictures of already finished blocks, inspiration and lots more.

You are also welcome to contact us via e-mail:

Quilt around the World GmbH
Gross-Nabas-Strasse 3
81827 Muenchen