Monday, March 13, 2017

2017 4th Annual Doll Quilt Swap

The past three years I've hosted a doll size quilt swap and both have been resounding successes! Time for our 4th Annual Humble Quilts Doll Quilt Swap 2017. 
Continue reading for all rules. When the number of participants continues to rise, please READ everything before asking me a question. Please take the time to make a quilt that you'd like to receive. Due date for your little quilt to be in the mail is May 1st. Please do not participate if you cannot meet the deadline.
State Historical Society of Iowa: Mary Barton Collection

State Historical Society of Iowa Mary Barton Collection- Quilt Index

Fabric: 1775-1910 is a wide span of time but that is what we are looking for. Look HERE if you are unsure what reproduction fabric is.
We are not using 1920's-Current
Not primitive style, like Jan Patek, or cutesy like some of Primitive Gatherings or Joined at the Hip. (which I love, just not for this swap)
We want the quilt to look like it time traveled from days past.

  • Hand or machine quilting is fine. Quilted with a few ties is fine. Ties only is not.(please no yarn)
  • No pre-printed panels
  • Please attach a label and add a note so the recipient knows who to thank.
  • Thank the person who sent you a quilt. 
  • If the workmanship is very poor and it looks like it was done very unthoughtfully I want to know and I'd like     to see photos. 
  • We will have a linky party so we will be able to see all the little quilts!

  • 24" x 24" or smaller. (It doesn't have to be square), Civil War reproductions, a label, with a deadline of mailing by May 1st.  

    If you cannot (for whatever reason) send international please let me know.

    If you are interested please send me your full name, mailing address and if you do NOT want an international partner.   
    Even if you were in a past swap, please send me the pertinent info. 
    I'll take signups through Sunday, March 20, 2017- Midnight PST
    I will send you your swap partner soon. 
    If I do not know you, if you have never commented on my blog or we've never emailed than I may not allow you to join. Don't take it personal. 

    It isn't a race (although there is a deadline) there is no reason to rush and do a crappy job. This type of workmanship is not acceptable.  It doesn't have to be perfect. So many of my points do not match, but I do know how to attach a binding and basic quilt construction. Have fun and enjoy the process!

    Need some inspiration?

    The swap is now closed with 76 participants!


    1. Looking forward to this again this year. Thanks for hosting another year.

    2. You mention date range of 1775-1910 and then only mention Civil War repros in the details. Are other repro fabrics from the date range ok? What a great idea. Thank you, Peggy

      1. Any fabric from 1775-1910. CW repros are pretty much the easiest to find.

    3. I've been looking forward to this announcement! My email to join has been sent. Thanks for the opportunity!

    4. Always enjoy seeing the little quilts that criss-cross the country in your swap!

    5. Me encantaria poder participar, soy una seguidora de tu blog, aunque no suelo comentar. Vivo en España y me encanta hacer Small Quilt. Un saludo

    6. What sweet little quilts!! I love their use of red :0)

    7. Yay i've been hanging out for this.. love your doll quilt swaps Lori!! hugs, Marian

    8. Yea, thanks for hosting again Lori!

    9. Oh, count me in for sure. I always love this swap.

    10. Count me in again !! Thank you Lori !
      I will write to you my mailing adress if you didn't keep it !

    11. Yes please Lori. I love doing these swaps.

    12. I've been waiting for this announcement! Glad you're keeping the annual swap going.

    13. I've got to be in it as it's the best of swaps.
      Beautiful - Simple doll quilts, I love the second one.

    14. Lori
      So exciting!! I am in..

    15. So looking forward to another swap! Email sent!! 💌

    16. I love your doll quilt swap! This will be my second, I'm in.
      Thank you Lori!

    17. I would love to join in this swap.Email sent Regards Lyn

    18. Of course I'm going to do it!! (just in case you don't know my email address.... jk)

    19. i would love to participate

      1. You will need to send me the information I state I need in the blog. PLease let me know what your connection is to Humble Quilts. Do you blog? Are you on my Facebook group? Are you a regular commenter?


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