Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We're Having a Jo Morton Charm Swap!

Do you think I have enough Jo Morton fabrics to cut out some charms to swap? Last week I had mentioned that we were wanting to hold a 5" charm swap in our shop's Jo Morton Club, and figured I'd open it up to any Jo fans that read my blog too. We have had a really nice response of people who are interested in participating, so here are the details of the swap:

• Block size to swap is 5” Charm Squares. Please remove selvages before cutting your squares.
• Only fabrics designed by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics are to be included.
• Send in as many sets of (8) blocks as you wish, with no more than (8) squares of the same
fabric. (One 5” strip of fabric 42” wide will yield 8 charms). They can be all different with no
duplicates – that’s ok too.
• You will receive back as many squares as you send ~ hopefully all different (as long as we
don’t all send in the same few fabric prints). I will try to have as few duplicates as possible.
This is where the More the Merrier comes in to play!
• Place your squares in a plastic bag with your name on it and the number of sets included.
For example:
Dawn Stewart
5 Sets
(5 sets would be 40 squares)

Squares are due to me by October 15th. (You can bring them to our shop’s Jo Morton
meetings or participate through the mail.)
• I will turn them around and return the swapped blocks to you by November 1st ~ as long as
everyone meets the October 15th deadline.
• Swapped blocks that are turned in at a Jo Club meeting can be picked up at the shop anytime
after November 1st, or at our November Jo Club meetings.
• If participating by mail, email me so I know you plan on participating and I can give you my
mailing address, along with special instructions for receiving your blocks back through the
mail. springwaterdesigns@gmail.com

Let me know if you have any questions. I’ve had enough people express an interest in the swap that it should be a lot fun!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

2 comments:

Angie's Chit Chatting Corner said...

I have a question. Since you are a shop owner/employee how do you recommend that I suggest new things to my local quilt shops owner. She seems to be one who likes to be in charge and not one who listen throughly before stopping you.

I would love to do this at my local shop but I don't want to approach her the wrong way.

Karen said...

Wow, I don't think I have quite that much Jo fabric. LOL
I was hoping to do this swap, but am now wondering if the timing is going to be too tight. I'll send you an e-mail.