Birthday Block Exchange for 2013
I am looking for a hostess or co-hostesses to coordinate the Birthday Block Exchange in 2013. If you might be interested, please post here and let the group know or send me an e-mail message. I'm sure Kristene will provide information also if you request it. Late in 2011, Kristene and I thought we could co-host the exchange for 2013, but it is not going to work out for us. Kay (kay_in_PA) stepped in to help this year, but it's time to turn it over to some new hands.
We will be happy to pass along the lists that we have for rules or block choices or anything else we have on hand. If the previous rules and lists don't suit you, you can change things because this program belongs to those who are participating and there is nothing that has to be done in a certain way from year to year.
The Birthday Block Exchange has provided friendship and fun here on the Quilting Forum for maybe 6 or more years so we hope someone will step up to allow it to continue. It would be sad to see it come to an end.
As for what is involved, you would post the information about the exchange here with a date by which people must sign up. Then in the past we have set up groups of 13 people. You send a predetermined quilt block to each person in your group so it will arrive for his or her birthday. In return, you receive 12 blocks of your choice for your birthday. It's lots of fun to receive the blocks and everyone agrees that they try new things and work with different colors and types of fabric than they may have otherwise used. And, of course, we love to see the competed quilts when the blocks are all put together!