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2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange

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2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange

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Friday, 20 January 2017
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  • Tsunamis 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    21 hours 53 minutes ago

    Would someone please clarify for me; are these quilts to be an original design or can someone's pattern be adapted? Thanks.
    I am looking forward to having a partner.

    grandedesign Hello - the miniatures do not need to be an original design. It is always best to give credit when designs are copied or used as a starting point for inspiration Please check your email and look for a message from thequiltshowIMQE.com - you have a partner!
    14 hours 18 minutes ago
  • Sigab 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    yesterday

    Hello, I'm also from Germany nearby Frankfurt. It is my first time in a quilting group. I think it would be a great time to find new patchwork friends. Now I'm waiting to be paired with a quilter! I wish everybody an excellent time with sewing and sharing!

    Sigab Hello Marbles, I have just send you my first mail. I think we have a great time together!
    Bis bald!
    15 hours 43 minutes ago
  • silquilts 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    yesterday

    Hello, I'm from Germany and I have been paired with a quilter from Minnesota. We have a lot of things in common, like books, favourite colour green, gardening - and of course patchwork. It's interesting to write to each other and to get Information about daily life, how to celebrate special days and so on. This is a great project to come closer together in the world - thanks to The QuiltShow team

  • groosartig_quilten 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    yesterday

    Hello, I´m a quilter from Germany and have been paired with my Partner Rita and send an email to her just now. I´m waiting hearing back from her soon.

    fitness.jrbs Don't forget the time difference between countries. I live in New Zealand (and we have just won the Americas Cup!!! Go the Kiwis!!!!) and there is 19 hours difference between me and my partner Susan in Washington State.
    yesterday 2
  • bonitac100640 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    2 days ago

    Good afternoon from Alabama, Roll Tide Country. I have been paired with what seems to me to be an amazing woman, from two countries. She was born and raised in Germany and is now fand or a while been living Canada. Looks like I got a two for one with my partner, Canada and Germany. We have been conversing via e-mail and learning and becoming acquainted with each other. So happy, happy, happy.

    bonitac100640 Hi there, what part of AL do you live? I live in a small town called Vernon, in the kinda North West area about 20 miles from the Mississippi state line about 30 miles from Columbus, Ms.
    2 days ago
  • Pam_Gantz 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    3 days ago

    I just got a notice that I have been paired with another quilter! Woohoo!!

  • GraceFC 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    3 days ago

    Have been paired with my partner - shopping emails just now. So looking forward to progressing

  • debgiggles 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    3 days ago

    I think I joined twice, was trying to double check my membership. I have not received a matchup yet either and was wondering if there is a master list of pair ups? I worry that I'll miss an email. I never received the welcome email after signup that I should have gotten so was kinda worried. I am getting the posts from everyone though. Can't wait!

    grandedesign Hi - we've connected now Thanks for responding to the Welcome email - I hope to have partner for you today!!
    3 days ago
  • Diane1 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    3 days ago

    I haven't been paired with anyone yet, but I did just join this week. I do so hope I am paired with someone outside the USA. It's nice to connect with quilters around the world.

    grandedesign Hi - please check your SPAM and see if you have a message from thequiltshowIMQE.com (that's me) I need to know where you live to assign a partner please let me know you did not get the email posted 22 June 2017.
    3 days ago
  • fitness.jrbs 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    3 days ago

    Wendy did a great job pairing me, from New Zealand, with Sue in Washington State - we just have the Pacific Ocean between us!! We have both been quilting for decades, both teach, both been Presidents of our local quilt guilds, make small quilts and love curves and circles in quilts. So any Kiwis out there reading this, come and join in the fun! There were only 3 of us at last count.

  • Denise51 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    4 days ago

    My partner and I are on our way to starting our miniature quilts. Sue and I have passed emails back and forth getting to know each other. It has been a lot of fun so far. I am from Australia so if there is anyone here thinking about joining, jump on board. I will hopefully be able to meet my partner in San Diego next month as my son just so happens to live there.

    grandedesign I am so excited for you both! - I love these stories
    3 days ago
  • MistyLaneQuilts 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    4 days ago

    To all the Italian quilters. If you are near or in Spoleto, our grandson will be singing Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni on June 30 and July 2. If you go to the performance give Brian Michael Moore a hug from Grandma Moore. Thanks.

  • tangoaclown 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    4 days ago

    My partner and I have exchanged several emails. We have many similarities and differences, the similarities being many. We have exchanged photos--her quilts are exquisite. I enjoyed hearing from her! I sincerely hope to meet physically meet her one day soon! I am enjoying working on my miniature for her! It is a whole new experience working so small!

  • rakerlm 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    4 days ago

    I have emailed my partner a number of times. We have found many similarities in tastes and preferences! Carol is a member of a FaceBook group of U.K. Quilters and she invited me to join that group. It has been great fun to see what quilters in the U.K. are doing! That group is doing a mini swap as well and it has been fun to watch. Carol is a quilting teacher and much more accomplished than I

    grandedesign Sounds great - do you see any differences in what the current "quilt scene" in the UK is compared to the US?
    4 days ago
  • grandedesign 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    4 days ago

    Tell me a story Many of you have been exchanging email with your partner for 3 months and some for 3 days. Tell me what has surprised you. Just send a quick email to thequiltshowIMQE@gmail.com and "tell me a story". We want to reach our goal of 300 partners, we're now at 238, only 62 more to go. Your story might just be the one to inspire a quilter to join IMQE and help us reach our goal.

    MaterialChick Is there a way to separate the chit-chat e-mails from the ones with information about the exchanges?
    3 days ago 1
  • grandedesign 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    4 days ago

    Hello everyone! Be sure to check your email inbox (or possibly SPAM) and look for a message from me thequiltshowIMQE@gmail. I am waiting to hear back from about 20 new IMQE members so I can add new partners - WooHoo!! Still waiting to hear from quilters in Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota, Rhode Island and West Virginia.

  • cstyles 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    4 days ago

    Can hardly wait to get started

    cmindrup I just sent you an email. We are in as partners. YEAH!!!
    4 days ago
  • bonitac100640 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    4 days ago

    Yayyyy! Just been notified that I have been paired and sent her an email. Happy, Happy, Happy.

  • Pam_Gantz 2017 International Miniature Quilt Exchange
    5 days ago

    I just joined the group and am looking forward to being paired with someone from another country. Can't wait to get started.

 The purpose of the International Miniature Quilt Exchange is to promote quilting across borders and cultures. The project allows two-member teams to communicate and connect with each other. Teams will then have the  opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition which will premiere at the  International Quilt Festival in Houston during the Fall of 2018. To see all the details - click on the Announcement tab and read about participation and quilt guidelines.
Category
Member Groups
Created
Friday, 20 January 2017
Group Admin
grandedesign
  • LauraAust
    Keeping our minis secret
    Started by LauraAust Saturday, 03 June 2017 5 Replies
    fitness.jrbs

    Thanks for clarifying that. It is so tempting to want to share photos.

    Last replied by fitness.jrbs on Sunday, 04 June 2017
  • Bammer
    Location?
    Started by Bammer Friday, 07 April 2017 2 Replies
    perua4

    I live in Belgium and so glad to join TQS comunity!

    Last replied by perua4 on Saturday, 03 June 2017
  • Titta55
    Patners
    Started by Titta55 Saturday, 20 May 2017 3 Replies
    tangoaclown

    No, just saying "hello!"

    Last replied by tangoaclown on Saturday, 20 May 2017
  • penyquilter
    Go Team 186
    Started by penyquilter Friday, 19 May 2017 0 Replies
  • Lorchen
    I have been matched!
    Started by Lorchen Friday, 07 April 2017 4 Replies
    annajb

    I have been matched as well. I am in a very rural area in north central Ontario and my match is in bustling Los Angeles (outside of) Sandi, I used to live in Edmonton. and Lorchen, I was born in England and my aunt lived in Nottingham.

    Last replied by annajb on Saturday, 06 May 2017
  • Shari3
    Start Quilting when?
    Started by Shari3 Thursday, 04 May 2017 3 Replies
    Jugarden

    The short answer to that is any time. My partner and I are getting to know each other. We've decided on how we're going to proceed and I have started to stitch my miniature. I was so excited that I couldn't wait and design ideas were forming. It'll be ready way before the deadline in January and the hardest thing will be to not share it with my partner. Relax and enjoy the process.

    Last replied by Jugarden on Thursday, 04 May 2017
  • grandedesign
    Welcome Information
    Started by grandedesign Wednesday, 22 March 2017 1 Reply
    Dorothy90

    Hi I am in the UK I thought I had joined last week? but as yet have not heard from anyone !

    Last replied by Dorothy90 on Tuesday, 18 April 2017
  • grandedesign
    Welcome, Welkom, Bienvenue, Vitajte, Bonvenon, witaj
    Started by grandedesign Wednesday, 22 March 2017 8 Replies
    Sandimaha

    I have spent a little time researching miniature quilts. Most of what I have seen are traditional. I am not fond of making the same block over and over so I know I don't want to make them even smaller. So how do I translate miniature to a landscape quilt or some other art type quilt? And I love to embellish. I guess I am looking for tiny buttons and beads! Any comments?

    Last replied by Sandimaha on Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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