modern siggy swap.

07 January 2010

modern siggy swap. {intro.}

welcome to the modern siggy swap yall.

in this version of the siggy swap we'll be using fresh, modern fabrics.

some fresh, modern fabrics would included any of the following designers:
kate spain, heather bailey, anna maria horner, tula pink,
amy butler, lila tueller, joel dewberry, paula prass, patty young
denyse schmidt, sandi henderson, erin mcmorris, tina givens
basic grey, momo, & chez moi.
just to name a few. lol.

if you have a question about a certain fabric, just ask.

if you've seen my tutorial, you know these blocks are easy peasy to make.
the amount of blocks made will depend on the number of swappers.
if we have 50 swappers, yall will make 51 blocks.
if we have 100 swappers, yall will make 101 blocks.
{sign ups will close at 100. that's a promise.}

so why the extra block???
i am asking that everyone make one additional block.
i will be making a charity quilt with all extra blocks.
this quilt will be blessed to a worthy cause.
{us swappers will discuss this later on.}

just a few particulars/guidelines:
you must follow my siggy block tutorial.
you must use quilt shop quality fabrics.
you must use a white fabric as your block centers. not cream.
you must handwrite your signature. not machine stitch it.

this will be a centralized swap...
meaning all blocks will be mailed to me.
with your blocks you'll include a SASE for blocks to be returned to you.
note: if you don't send a SASE, you blocks will live at my house until you send one.
it's only fair.

since this is centralized...international pals are very welcomed!!!
{we will use paypal for US postage fees.}

we will be communicating through our modern siggy swap flickr group.
NOT this blog.

sign ups start now and will stay open until january 15th at midnight.
deadline for mailing blocks will be march 1st.

sign ups will be conducted via email.
email me: rachel {at} psiquilt {dot} com
{please use "modern siggy swap" in the subject line.}

your email should include the following info:
your name.
your flickr link.
your address.

even though yall are signing up via email...
leave a comment so everyone can see who is playing along.
{that's the fun part before the swapping part.}

modern siggy swap. {button.}

and please take a button to spread the word.
trust me that yall won't want to miss out.

sign ups close when we reach 100 swappers or january 15th.
whichever comes first.

sign ups are now closed!!!
{we hit 100 swappers within a few hours!!!}

send your email, join the flickr group, leave a comment & grab the button!!!
on your marks...get set...go!!!

p.s. i've already made all 101 of my blocks!!!
{i had to have pics for the blog & button. lol.}
it only took me the weekend to make them all.
101 might sound like alot, but it was easy peasy.
promise.

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128 comments:

Jennie said...

YAY! I just sent the e-mail :)
~ Jennie

debralynntaylor said...

Yay, I'm in!

Stacey said...

just sent it

Molly said...

Yes! I just sent you an email too! :)

Ann said...

Question 1: Am I required to use different kinds of fabric, like you Rachel, or can I do this just using the same fabric (doubt that I would do this though - it is an opportunity to get new yummi fabrics *lol*)?

Question 2: What is a SASE?

I will send you an email in a second!

Ann from Denmark

Karamat said...

I've sent you an email. How fun!!

rachel griffith said...

all 101 blocks can be the same fabric.
no biggie at all.

a SASE is a self addressed stamped envelope.
basically you will send your blocks with an envelope that already has postage paid on it.
that way everyone pays their own shipping charges.

hope this helps.

Jennifer said...

Count me in for 101 modern siggy blocks! Yippee!

I'm new to Flickr - what is my link?

Jennifer

Messy Karen said...

i'm in.

marciekoch said...

I'm in too - I'm also new to Flickr. Learning a long the way!!

Needled Mom said...

This is going to make a beautiful quilt!

Jewel said...

I am in.... yippee I have been waiting for this.

ktquilts said...

Signed up and ready to sew!! I have some Erin Mcmorris Wildwood that wants to play!! If Kona snow is white enough, then I am all set!
Blessings,

KT

D-Carlton said...

This is my first swap. Can't wait!

Kyla said...

darn, I was so excited and now I'm going to miss out :( I will be staying with my parents for february and am not bringing my sewing machine :( PLEASE tell me rachel that you will be doing another swap that is nice and easy like this one!!?

Megan said...

Just sent you an email signing up. Can't wait to get home and start!

Laurel H. said...

Rachel,

Would you consider swap groups of 50? First, I have a feeling you will be receiving a LOT of emails--far more than 100. Second, there may be people who are interested in doing this, but are not necessarily able to do 101 blocks. But this is a GREAT idea!

rachel griffith said...

laurel...
i have considered doing groups of 50. i really envisioned a group of 100 though.
manly because it would warrant a hefty size quilt for both the swappers AND the charity quilt.

i promise to turn people away at 100.

and just so you know...
i easily tackled my blocks in one weekend.

i spent saturday morning preparing...picking & cutting all my fabrics.
i spent saturday afternoon stitching...i sewed ALL 101 blocks and ironed them.
i spent sunday morning {before church no less} signing...it took less than 15 minutes to sign all 101 blocks.

it was very relaxed and smooth.

Jodie said...

I just sent my email, thank you so much for organizing this even though my signature is not great. This is my second swap ever, so really excited. going to get started very soon.
blog www.justbecausejodie.com
Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12784349@N08/

Jewel said...

Oh one question... do you have a pen type to recommend for signing?

Leanne said...

Hooray! I have been checking the blog all the time waiting to sign up. Just sent my email. What a great way to start a Thursday! Thanks so so much for organizing all this, Rachel - you are awesome.

Leanne

Anina said...

Fun!
I know this will fill up very quickly.
I sent my email.
Hope I'm not too late.

Michelle said...

I just sent you my email, let the fun begin:)

jaybird said...

i'm in {and yes the new button is cuter}

Ariane said...

I'm in!! I sent my email to you!!

audrey said...

just sent an email :)

Valerie said...

Dropped a note to join in --- it's my first swap and I will do my best!

SewLindAnn said...

Yahoo..I'm in.

Vickie E said...

I'm In!!!! of course.

Shelly said...

My first swap! I love your blog by the way!

In Awe of Applique said...

Did I really make the first 100? AWESOME!! can't wait to get started : )

P.S. I have already sent the email
Thanks Rachel, you're the best!

~Andrea

Tiffany said...

Sounds like so much fun but I'm feeling too overwhelmed with my WIPs piled up to add another right now. Can't wait to see progress on this swap. Maybe next time!

Bradie Sparrow said...

Hope I'm not too lat!
Bradie

Denise said...

Sounds so fun...I am in!

ange said...

I am excited..my first swap ! Just sent my email :)

Diane said...

email sent! Thanks for hosting!!!

Erin said...

I'm in, so excited, this is my first. E-mail is in and new to Flickr, can't wait.

Karen said...

Hi Rachel

I'd love to join in but I have a quick question about international return postage first.

If I put UK stamps on my return envelope will the US postal system honor them or would I need to Paypal you the $ equivalent for you to buy US postage?

Thanks

Karen

Erica said...

Just send my email! I am so excited!
Erica

Sherri said...

Just sent my e-mail Rachel...love the new button to btw! Soo looking forward to this!

rachel griffith said...

karen...
i'm looking into the easiest way to do international return postage.
i think it's going to be paypal, but let me do a little more research.

thanks.

Claire said...

I'm in...this will be my first at any kind of swap...this will be fun!

Della said...

I'm in, I hope.

Jo said...

Rachel,

Sending you an email now w my info. This should be fun!

Jo

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Just sent an email. Will be curious how you want to handle the interntional people like me from Canada. I'm a total newbie to Flickr so I'll have to figure it out.
Wish me luck!

PunkiePie said...

Okay, email sent and flickr group joined. I hope I made it in!

rainylakechick said...

Email sent! Going to join the flickr group now.

p.s. How do the international people send a SASE if they only have postage from their home country? Just curious... I am in the USA, but I hope it works out for everyone else!

John said...

awesome! fun new project! i can't wait!

jmn3 said...

I just sent my email ... need to sign up for Flicker... but I am at work so that will have to wait for later...

Ruby said...

Yippee!!! Just sent the email. What a great way to start the new year!!!

Shannon said...

On my way....

SGreen said...

Sounds like so much fun!! I've sent my email. Looking forward to the swap!

Rene' said...

Love it. I'm sending the email right now. Count me in.

Betsy Lynn said...

Yes, I'm IN !!

mandylifeboats said...

yay i am "in". waving hello from eileensideways on twitter.

Melody Lake said...

Just sent the email. Just too much fun to pass up, I can't wait! My first time doing this type of swap.

Kelly Todd said...

YEA!!! Sending an e-mail now :)

Dianne said...

I am in!

Trudi said...

Rachel, Like Karen, I'd love to participate, but wondered about the postage issue, if you can work out paypal I'd love to join in! I know it means a bit more work for you with getting the packages into the post office.

m•e•l•i•s•s•a said...

Yay!!! My first!

Mishka said...

I'm in hopefully .. shipping to Canada tho.

~ Sara ~ said...

I'm in... :) I hope! :)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Good thing I didn't make any drastic resolutions for the new year, like NO MORE SWAPS! Whew! Indecision has saved me again!

I'm in! Sending my email in a moment!

MGM

TaraB said...

I'm in (I hope!)- sent an email, joined flickr, soooo excited!!!

Rachel - Did you stabilize your blocks with something to sign them??

rachel griffith said...

tara...
no stablizer needed.
at least i didn't think so.

i guess if you feel like you need it stabilized, you could iron your block to freezer paper.

hope this helps.

passingdowncrazy said...

I'm in. I've never ever done any type of swap, so this is a first!

Polly said...

I'm in! Will put button on my blog in a minute and email on it's way! Polly :-)

Rachel Carlson said...

sent you my email. PLEASE tell me i haven't missed out. i look AWFUL when i pout, just sayin'. hugs!

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

Do I have to have flicker?

Jessica said...

I sent my email! Can't wait!

jabeybaby said...

I'm in! I sent you an email and will put the button on my blog now!

Deb said...

Don't know what number I am, but I hope I'm IN!! (is there anyway to have your comments numbered??) ... Just sent my e-mail to you~ This is going to me WONDERFUL !! Will you let us know if we're in or not; confirm somehow?? Thanks~

Deb said...

OOoops, meant BE wonderful, not ME wonderful~~ sticky fingers/typo...sorry...

Karen said...

I just sent an email. Hopefully I'm in! This looks fun!

Anonymous said...

I'm in, too!! Hope I'm not too late!!!
Bonnie P.

Allie said...

Just sent email. Hope I'm not too late. My first ever swap.

QuiltyGirl said...

I sent my email! I'm super excited for this. :)

teresamnj said...

I'm so excited! I can't wait to get started. :)

Crafty Maine Mom said...

I want to play. This sounds like a fun swap.

Kaye Prince said...

I'm definitely in! I'm so excited for this! I'm sending you an email now.

ColiBee said...

flickr account - YES
Flickr group - YES
mail sent - YES
comment this post - just doing - in progress

seems I am in!! :o)

This is my first swap - I am really exited... Thank you Rachel for hosting!

Conni
Berlin, Germany

Patty said...

My New Year's Resolution was to finish all my projects before adding any new ones...that lasted 6 whole days! Hope I'm able to pertisipat, eventhough I can't spell.

Tracey said...

count me in. :)

(now off to send my email)

(Is the white "bleached white" or "snow"?)

kait. said...

This is exciting, I can't wait!

Bobbi said...

I'm in!!!!

ellsworth family said...

I just emailed you, I am so excited!

Rachel Carlson said...

cheers to YOU rachel.

i. am. SEW. excited.

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

Oh man! I've been waiting for this for so long! And I missed it! :(

Dorine said...

Hello from Holland
I have send an email to you Rachel.
I hope I can Swap too.
with the modern siggy Swap.
Greetings Dorine

Lisa Joiner said...

I sent you an e-mail! I hope to join in the swap!

Thanks~
Lisa

Dorine said...

Oh what a pitty I am too late............................

Cyndi Walker said...

Can't wait to get started Rachel and stretch my fresh n' funky wings! They've been cooped up too long. :)

Do we need to sign the blocks or leave them blank?

angela said...

I may cry! Snow here - hubby was logged into work and I just got on! Put me on a wait list? If somebody drops out, I would love to get in.

Sonja said...

oh no, i am too late. what a pitty :-(

Patty said...

Boo Hoo! I didn't get in had to work. This is the first chance I got to get on your blog. If ther's a wait list put me on it.

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

Hey Rach, what type of pen did you use?

House of Mouse said...

I am so sad...I already had blocks started and 25 made. Hopefully you will do this again.


Anett

Heidi said...

Thank you for hosting this. I'm glad I made it in at the last minute.

Holley said...

Fooey. I didn't make it in. Hopefully next time.

I don't suppose you could run a second swap for the runners up?

;oD

Sara said...

Darn. I missed signing up. I made a note to sign up then got distracted at work. Maybe next time. Have fun!!!

Mikol said...

Can I join in? I see there are 100 comments, but also a couple are yours, so I'm hoping your not full yet.
Thanks much, should be fun to see all the different modern choices.

Mikol said...

Oops, just noticed it is already closed. Oh well, maybe next time.

Molly said...

Just picked up some new Sharpies today in anticipation! :)

Yaya and Papa said...

Darn-just saw this post was going to join than read it is closed. What about a second group??? Any chance?

Sarah Lennox said...

Wow! What a response! I sent my email, hope I get in! Thanks for organizing, Rachel!

-Sarah
www.littlestitchesfromsarah.blog.com

Melody said...

Oh man! I missed out! Maybe next time.

Kathryn said...

I'm another of those sad followers who wasn't on the web first thing this morning. Sorry I missed the signup.

Deb said...

Awww...I'm usually home all day and out of the blue I wasn't today :( and didn't see the update on bloglines. I'm another to add to the wait list...just in case. Thanks!

ByTheSea said...

Oh my gosh... I cant believe that I missed it.. I had a headache all day.. whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Lauren said...

Grr. I am so sad I missed it. I was so looking forward to it.

Linda said...

Looks like I missed it, too. Too bad it would have been fun. Can't wait to see some of these finished quilts!

Erin O. said...

So much for working nights to be home in time for sign ups-bummer! Hope you do a second round; I'd love to join in the fun.

~melissa p. said...

Hi Rachel, I sent my email first thing yesterday morning and I'm in. WOW!! My first swap. I can't wait to get started. I just want to leave a comment since i didn't yesterday. I can't wait to see all the blocks everyone makes. SEW exciting!!!

Ashley said...

So bummed I missed it! I would love to be on the wait list...or if there is a 2nd group please sign me up!

rhonda said...

I would be happy to be in a 2nd version pleeeeaaaassssseeeee!

Conny said...

Oh yeah, that will be great, if there is someone, to do such a swap aswell.
I've read it aswell too late (by twiddletail).
Please - let's do a second group.
conny from germany

Lazy Daisy said...

I am sorry i missed out was looking forward to having a go. Any chance of doing it again or a second group?

Meghann said...

so bummed that i missed it as well:( Maybe you will run another one in the near future or if someone backs out I would be happy to step up.

Desi said...

aww because I was at work I was not able to sign up in time :( And it all went fast lol I hope you do this again I would lovee to do it next time! Enjoy!

DocSly said...

Rachel, I totally love your blog and wonderful ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to read your ideas.

DocSly said...

Rachel, Would you mind if I copied your idea and shared the signature swap with others?

Sandy said...

so sorry i didn't make it to your blog in time....yesterday when I arrived, i was too late.
I think i may do it anyway by myself....love the idea of modern and bright!

fiberdoodles said...

Snooze you loose ~ so sorry I missed it! What a wonderful idea!! Have fun ;)

Hooks, Pins and Needles said...

please let me know if you do another siggy swap..i missed this one...

Rita said...

hi rachel
I saw your site in the Forum in Germany and i want to link your Blogsite. You have so beautifulls Quilts and more!!!
(Sorry my english is terrible;)I come from Switzerland and i'm married to, now in few day's come 2.child....
So i wish you all the Best for this year and have fun to stitch!!
Greetings Rita

angelfishy said...

Any thoughts on doing a second section of the swap?

lej619 said...

yea what angelfishy said!!
if you have someone dop out let me know and I'll jump right in!!!
thanks

KarrieLyne said...

I'd be interested if you decided to do a second swap too :) So much fun!!

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