Only 18 left to reach our goal! No Wait ~ only 2 left to reach our goal!
So which is it? 18 or 2? To reach our goal of 300 IMQE partners we only need 18 more partners! To reach our goal of all 50 of the United States participating--we need quilters from Hawaii and West Virginia. We have 8 US quilters waiting for international partners. Won't you join us?
Internationally, the United Kingdom now leads with 55 quilters, followed closely by Germany with 54 quilters. In the United Sates, California leads with 30 quilters and Texas is close behind with 28. Illinois is the next closest state with 15 quilters participating in IMQE.
So WHY join the International Miniature Quilt Exchange? Jean Amaduri, founder of the IMQE for Thimble and Thread in St. Louis, Missouri in 2000, offers us her insights:
Friendships are formed as we now leverage email and the internet.
We have had US and International Quilters make vacation plans so they can meet in person.
Thanks to the many translate programs available online – we are not limited by language.
An opportunity to try something new in the world of quilting, learn new techniques or how challenges are overcome from our International quilters.
Experience a cultural exchange – find out about the respective family, heritage and country.
"When you get an exchange quilt ... there is an emotional tug--one that shows a sisterhoor/brotherhood of quilters around the world."
Let’s break records with this exchange!
Quilters have until March 2018 to complete their miniature quilts.
1 International Quilter + 1 United States Quilter + A Passion for Quilting
= A Priceless Experience