Friday, 24 October 2014

2014 Christmas Swap - sign-ups open!

After the huge success of last year's Christmas swap, and with lots of requests for another, we are delighted to open up sign ups for another Christmas themed swap. This time around we are making a Christmas cushion!
This year's swap will be for a modern Christmas themed cushion size 18" x 18" to facilitate the standard Ikea cushion insert. You'll also be making a small Christmas decoration for your partner, e.g. something suitable to hang on a Christmas tree.  For inspiration check out last years swap items on our Flickr group Modern Irish Quilters Swap.

This is open to all sewing levels and is a beginner friendly swap.  This week's blog post showed how to create a mosaic like mine above to give your partner an idea of what you would like to receive.  Next week's post will include instructions on how to make a simple envelope back cushion with the dimensions needed for this swap.  Swaps are a lot of fun and some require prior participation to be accepted.  Now is your chance to get one under your belt and if you have not made a quilted cushion before,  take it from me they a little bit addictive and are great fun to make!
Sign ups will be open until next Friday, 31st October, and partners will be assigned by Friday 7th November latest. You'll then have 4 weeks to make your items for your swap partner, and posting dates will be 8th-10th December.

This swap is open to members of Modern Quilters Ireland residing in Ireland. If you are not currently a member, and want to join up (membership is free) please find the information and link to the registration form here or email us at
So I hope to see you over in the flickr group where you'll find the sign up thread open and more detailed instructions there. Will you be joining?  Last year was a lot of fun and we hope for more of the same this year!



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