Are You Up For It? Down For It? Perhaps…

Simply Sign MeLife is a series of ups and downs, twists and turns, and in the end, each day is a memory in how you lived it. We all have many memories, and part of the fun with quilting is that each quilt has its own story.

This post is the newest event to come along at Seams To Be Sew… Joan Kawano from Moose Stash Quilting and I are doing a Signature Swap together. We’d love for you to join us.

We’re still putting together some of the guidelines, but we thought we might try and see if you have a general interest in swapping blocks. Yep, this is for everyone to participate in, a fun interaction for everyone to enjoy and get a little bit of our history together in this day and time.

What we know, you will create enough blocks for everyone participating. I know the dates seem a long ways off, but, we want to give you enough time to really think about this, and enough time to implement them. With Christmas, Halloween and The Road Home Row Along in between all these dates, we are anticipating that most blocks won’t even be made until the first part of the year.

We will take signups until September 09, 2016. We will let you know a total amount at that time of blocks to make. If you think you can’t make that many, we’ll find a way to make it work.

The blocks must be mailed to Joan by March 2017. (We’ll set an exact end date later).

Joan will separate them and re-send them via USPS to you. When you send your blocks, we’ll ask you to send a matching pre-stamped envelope with it so it’s easy to send back to you. Thus, you don’t have to send any money, and we don’t have to account for it. 

This is open to everyone.

There are many blocks that can be used for signature blocks, I have uploaded a few here so you can get a feel for them.

However, there are literally thousands of blocks you could use, it really depends on how much time you wish to spend making blocks. 

You can add anything you like to your signature blocks, name, date, city, state, country, area you live, blog name, url, business name or even just a phrase that says “this is me”.

You can embroider your info, machine embroider your info, or just use a permanent pen to write on your fabric, it’s up to you.

As you make your blocks, you can show them off by uploading them to the Flickr group created for them, or the Facebook group where we can chat about them.

If you make the commitment to join us, please follow thru. It would be very disappointing if we all make 100 blocks, and then 90 people send in their blocks. 

Tell your friends, perhaps your guild members, we encourage everyone to come and join us for this fun event.

If your interested in joining us, you can let us know by writing us here to let us know your interested.

Update June 11, 2016:

  • We will be doing 4 1/2-inch blocks.
  • You can just sign a 4 1/2-inch square, or you can make a block. We’d prefer you make one, but for those who have time issues, a square will be great.
  • No color requirements, it’s your color choice.
  • International Participants, how we will work the postage is, that Joan will find out your return postage, and you can pay her via her Paypal account prior to her shipping your blocks back to you. I will ask you to send her an envelope so she doesn’t have any out of pocket expenses to deal with, so when you send your blocks, just throw in an extra pre-addressed envelope.


10 thoughts on “Are You Up For It? Down For It? Perhaps…

  1. I live in Australia so postage is going to be different on the return blocks. Is there any way we can get around this?

  2. You make it sound so appealing! I’m thinking about it. And Joan said 4.5″ blocks on her post. Maybe you discussed and decided that after this post? Anything is possible. I’ll see what the summer brings me before I commit. I hate backing out of things!

    1. Only 50 eh 🙂

      Yep .. I’m shooting for 100 people tho.. doubt I’ll get it, but I’d be over the moon if I did.

    1. I’m not going to get technical about color requirements Vicki, Color is a personal preference, and at the same time, it tells people about yourself. I for instance love working with black fabrics, but other people like cream, white, etc.. We haven’t firmed out a block size, but my thinking is I’d like to keep it small. We’ll delve into the size soon.

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