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Group Since June 10, 2012
Cottilello ADMIN May 7, 2015
Dear X-factor peeps,The group description, instructions and help can be found in the group description and also in the discussion threads.
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Group DescriptionThis is a modern & secret quilt swap group, but instead of being assigned a partner, you will make a modern patchwork pillow and post a picture of it to the Group Admin by the given due date. No advance sign-ups required!
The Group Admin will post everyone's anonymous pictures to the group in the order they were submitted. After the deadline all swap participants will be instructed to vote. This is a secret swap, so please don't reveal which pillow you made until the voting is over.
The person whose pillow gets the most votes will get their 1st choice from the pillow pool. The person whose pillow gets the second most votes gets their 1st choice from the pillow pool unless it is already taken, in which case they get their 2nd choice. And so on until every one has a pillow.
After the voting has been completed, your partner's details will be emailed to you for posting the pillow. Please note that this is an international swap and you may be required to post overseas.
After the voting is done, you may start posting pictures to the group pool, blog, Instagram etc. and reveal which pillow you made, but please keep your partner secret until they have received their pillow.
The pillow must be made from MODERN quilt fabrics, as this is a modern swap.
The size should be standard 16inch, 18inch or 20inch, but we have allowed other sizes and shapes in the past, as the majority of members were happy to make a filler pad themselves. The size must be clearly stated, so that at voting time members know what they might be getting.
When you are a member of this group, you don't have to participate in all the swaps, but we would love to see that you participate as often as you can.
If you have not participated in the last 12 months, we may review your membership.
Chatting welcome, but not compulsory - but please don't reveal which pillow you made before the voting and please don't reveal your partner before they have received their pillow.
This is a great swap formula for busy crafters - not much participation is required (unless you want to), and you get to make a pillow you fancy without taking into consideration anyone else's likes/dislikes. We set a broad theme for each swap, and leave the creative side and the interpretation to you - have fun!
Looking forward to seeing many amazing and creative pillows!
At the moment we only take new members based on recommendations, by invitations when we come across amazing work.
We want to see proof of quality craftmanship and succesfully completed Flickr swaps/bees in your photo stream and an active Flickr account. Please don't ask to join unless you can fulfill these requirements, as we will have to decline the request!
We expect modern designs, excellent workmanship, neatly quilted and finished projects.
Poorly/hastily made pillows are not welcome here - it is very unlikely that they would receive many votes and therefore you wouldn't get a fabulous pillow in return, so let's all bring in our very best designs/sewing skills and aim for best quality! Enjoy the challenge!
- Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
- Accepted safety levels: Safe