Stitch 'N Swap Blog Party!

teri • April 24, 2014 • 262 Comments

Here at Generation Q Magazine, we’re all about community. We know that without our community, we would not still be here, against all the odds, continuing to play with you. You make it fun for us to do what we do: playing with fabric and sharing our findings and creativity with you.
That’s what our first book is all about: community and creativity. Stitch ‘n Swap is a collection of fun, stylish sewn projects designed to be made quickly and shared completely. This book brings together some of the best designing talent in our q-niverse today, including some of our very own GenQ peeps with whom we snuggle with every day.
It’s not just about the projects, though. Stitch ‘n Swap is designed to be a resource for anyone interested in hosting or participating in a swap. Whether online or in real time, swaps are a perfect way to foster your circle of like-minded stitchers. A good swap can challenge you to stretch your creative muscles and serves as an easy lesson to prove that giving and receiving are delightful experiences.
Take the ideas from this book and make them your own. Entice others to join you in a creative swap. Then you and your friends can conquer your world.

Oh, and celebrate with us, as we launch a series of blog parties about Stitch ‘n Swap with many of the designers who contributed to the book. You’ll see a list below…don’t hesitate to visit your faves, or find a new designer you hadn’t heard about before! And of course, there will be giveaways. Details on our fellow blog party participants and the giveaway scheme are below.

Next week, as the parties roll out, we’ll have another perfect stitch-and-swap project for you. Our very own Scott Hansen made two different sets of place mats and a table runner for the book. Space only allowed one to be published, so we snapped up the other version to share with you. Here’s a tease: It’s a table runner named Chow Time and it’s the perfect complement to almost every casual table setting.

-Jake, Melissa and the GenQ Crew

About the book: Stitch ‘n Swap releases May 19, 2014. It has 112 pages filled with 25 projects from amazing designers and get this–it’s only $17.95. Pre-order now through C & T Publishing, or beginning May 1, from our website.

About the party list: Join the festivities! Over the next 3 weeks, our fellow contributors will be sharing their favorite bits of the book, tips on hosting a Stitch ‘n Swap or other glimmers about their design process.

Blog Party week 1: Jeni Baker, Anne Deister, Emily Herrick, Sam Hunter, Lynn Kraus

Blog Party week 3: Jake Finch, Scott Hansen (Blue Nickel Studios) , Karen Cunagin, Michelle Freedman, Linda Hansen, Kevin Kosbab, Melissa Peda

About the giveaway: We’re giving away three copies of the book to winners drawn randomly from commenting on THIS post. If you live in the U.S., you’ll win a hard copy of the book. If you live outside the U.S., you’ll get a digital version. How cool is that? We’ll hit the ol’ Random Number Generator on Thursday, May 8, to choose the lucky stitchers and announce the winners noonish New York time.


Our Amazing Contributors!
Jeni Baker
Carrie Bloomston
Karen Cunagin
Anne Deister
Jake Finch
Victoria Findlay Wolf
Michelle Freedman
Linda Hansen
Scott Hansen
Emily Herrick
Rose Hughes
Sam Hunter
Heather Jones
Kevin Kosbab
Lynn Kraus
Tracy Mooney
Melissa Peda
Vicki Tymczyszyn
Elaine Wong Haselhuhn

 

 

 

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262 Comments

  • Sam • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #1

    Looks like a great book!

  • Erika • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #2

    The best thing I ever received in a craft swap was a handmade Geocaching Log book. Each page was hand written and embossed. It is beautiful!

  • Penny G • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #3

    I have never participated in a swap because I have no skills, but I love seeing what other people do. I do have skills, but I can’t stitch a straight line and as much as I love to make things even my grandchildren cann see the flaws.

  • Alyce Rodriguez • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #4

    Thanks for the chance to win! I have participated in several swaps and received lots of great items, but I think my favorite was a fabric basket that I use for my scraps.

  • Dita • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #5

    I’ve never done any swap before! It sounds like so much fun! The reason why I’ve never done it is because I have never found it though, but I am following more blogs now so hopefully sometime this year I will be able to participate in a swap!

  • melissa • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #6

    It looks like an interesting book. I’ve not participated in this type of swap.

  • Neva Asinari • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #7

    Thanks for the opportunity

  • Allison C • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #8

    Looks like a fun book!

  • Susan • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #9

    I gave up on blind swaps because of the etiquette issue- not being thanked for things made is very sad! Now I make and swap with my online friends. At least I know they are appreciated!

  • Kathy Davis • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #10

    I participated in a pin cushion swap once. Mine went to New Zealand!

  • Tanya Quilts in CO • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #11

    I have participated in 3 swaps. It has been lots of fun and I would love to get some ideas from this book.

    • Jan • 4 years ago
      COMMENT #

      I haven’t participated in a swap yet, but am planning on participating in one during the last half of this year. This book sounds like it would be something that would help me. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  • Tanyia • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #12

    I have never done a swap before, it sounds like fun. What a great book, thanks for the chance!

  • Charity • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #13

    I have never participated in a swap but have exchanged many handmade gifts with crafty friends and family. One of my favorites was a star table topper and another was a set of napkins. Beautiful and practical!

  • Tamie • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #14

    I am participating in a swap at the moment. We are swapping minis and I’m super excited.

  • Judith • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #15

    I’ve never participated in a swap, but I think that I’d like to now that I’m a more confident quilter. Thanks for the chance to win your book. It looks tempting.

  • Desiree • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #16

    I have never participated in a swap, but nothing like a fun book to get me going!

  • Shar F • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #17

    I’m sho excited about this book. It looks like such a great book to have for a resource. I hope I win!

  • Debbie H • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #18

    I would love to win it!!

  • Diane • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #19

    Looking forward to the blog party. I haven’t participated in a swap – still learning here – but love to see all the creativity.

  • QuiltinGram • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #20

    I have participated in 6 swaps. I received several small pins from around the world but mostly it is some of the friends I have made that will last for a longtime!
    I am currently awaiting for the blocks to arrive from the last swap. Due to the cost of postage in Canada I probably won’t be participating in any more. I have enjoyed these swaps even though there were a few who waited til the last moment to advise that they wouldn’t be able to fill their commitment. Sadly, Most of us had already mailed our blocks!

  • Jeneta@PlumJam • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #21

    I have participated in two swaps – a mug rug swap and a cushion cover swap. The mug rug swap was great. The cushion cover swap was terrible (so the less said about that one the better!).

  • Anita • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #22

    I have participated in a couple of swaps. I would love to read this book!

  • Evelyn • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #23

    A swap sounds like an adventure. I’d like to try one out and see what happens.

  • Tabitha K. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #24

    I’ve never been in a swap before but I’m new so I’m sure it will eventually happen! Count me in, I would love to have a copy of this great book! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  • DeborahGun • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #25

    Looks like such a fun and useful book!

  • Terry • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #26

    I’ve never participated in a swap but this book looks like a great way to start.

  • Cindy Dahlgren • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #27

    I so so much want to take part in swaps, but have no idea of what to make, etc. This book would be such a great jumping off place! Thanks for the giveaway, and I will be watching the blog hop.

  • Nora • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #28

    Wow! Looks like a wonderful book!

  • Virginia Wilson • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #29

    What a great idea for a book! I am in a quilt guild and am helping plan a swap. My past experience has been to participate and this is the first time to be involved in the planning. I don’t want to sound over zealous but I NEED this book! Thanks, Virginia from California.

  • brenda shaw • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #30

    I have never participated in a swap yet but it sound a super idea, I’m sure I know people who love to do this, the book would be really good way to get started and have lots of fun. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Melanie Sim • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #31

    I’ve never participated in a swap, but I would love to one day. This book could be useful for inspiration for gift giving though!

  • Beth T. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #32

    I participated in only one swap. Sadly, it was at a time when my health took a header and I was quite late in completing my assignment. When the person making something for me never actually did, it was easy for me to be understanding, as my swap partner had been. So, while it wasn’t a huge success in a crafty way, I learned a few things from it. For me, a swap with a deadline is tough, and I might be better at those events in which you bring something and then take something home, so that if I haven’t finished, no one else has to wait.

  • Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #33

    Oh, I love to participate in swaps. There are lots of things that I love, fabrics, sweets, notions, pincushions, but the best gift is the thank-you comment. Thanks for this giveaway

  • Gill • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #34

    I’ve only swapped once and my partner never bothered to thank me though I know she received her parcel – maybe she didn’t like it!!

  • Gina • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #35

    I have participated in many swaps and enjoyed them all. I’ve had lots of swappers spoil me and go a bit overboard with the extras and goodies. I try to do the same. I like to always make an extra small item to go with the larger item and so I will always make sure I make enough time to make something special. I can’t name one thing that stands out as the best item received, I have been spoiled many times.

  • Heidi • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #36

    I’ve been in one swap, and the best thing my partner sent was a charm pack… (The oversized strawberry pincushion was amazing, too!)

  • Salamanda • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #37

    This books looks fabulous and I wanting to try out swaps and this would maybe give me the kick start I need.

  • Lee • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #38

    Looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Paula K. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #39

    I love anything fabric! Ideas using fabrics are such creative activities. I hope i win a book! I am excited!

  • Chris • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #40

    I can’t wait to see the book. It looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Charlotte L • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #41

    I love to participate in swaps. I usually do about 1 per month! its so fun to get a little surprise for me. I really love a bag I got made from Vintage sheets. thanks, this book looks great!

  • Chris • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #42

    I forgot to say that I have only swapped I Spy fabrics and 2.5 inch fabrics. Both were met with mixed results. Some fabrics weren’t useable or cut correctly while others were fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jenny • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #43

    I’ve not done many swaps but I bet there are lots of great gift ideas in the book!

  • Kim Petershack • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #44

    Fun! I have never participated in a swap but this book looks irresistible!

  • Justine Malinski • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #45

    I am a newbie, never swapped,but looking forward to the opportunity. Great ideas I am sure in the great looking book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Penny D. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #46

    I love the design collective books! So much fun.

  • Anne Mc • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #47

    Never tried a swap. I am concerned about finishing a project in a timely manner. I love my job, but it does take away from free time for sewing. I have a swap on the bucket list though. The book would be a help and a motivation. Thanks

  • Heather Hambrick • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #48

    I’ve never participated in a swap before. Looking forward to seeing the book in person.

  • Meredith • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #49

    The best thing I have received in a swap was candy from the giver’s country! It was so fun to try something different from what I can get in the states and I loved that they shared their fav treats with me!

  • Cheryl • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #50

    I’ve never done a swap-2 small kids makes it hard to make these kind of promises!

  • Andrea • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #51

    I’ve never participated in a swap before but would like to. Not sure how they’re done and how participants get onboard, so I’ve never given it much thought, but I have an inkling this book might open up a whole new world.

  • Kelsey • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #52

    I have never done a swap but would love to! It looks like so much fun!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Kathleen • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #53

    Although I’ve never participated in a swap I would still love to win this book. I’ll bet any of these projects would make great gifts for any occasion! Thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂

  • Reece • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #54

    I have not participated in a swap yet. I am just now acquiring the skills to feel confident enough to do so. Thanks for the chance!

  • Brenna • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #55

    How fun! I’ve never done a swap, but I’m hoping to do one this year at some point!

  • jnell • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #56

    I have not yet participate in a swap but have always wanted too, I wasn’t sure how to get involved, looking forward to the book release….

  • Michele Minehart • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #57

    I am looking forward to participating in my first swap with my local guild this summer! This book would sure come in handy then!

  • Brenda Melahn • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #58

    No, sorry to say I haven’t participated in a stitch and swap … hoping this book may give me inspiration (and confidence) to try it!

  • Louise • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #59

    I have never participated in a swap, but I should! Maybe I can even organize one. Nevertheless the book looks like great inspiration for projects to make and share with ones I love. Thank you for the opportunity and for learning about your great web-site.

  • Sue • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #60

    Sounds like that book is filled some great projects!

  • Debra • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #61

    The only swap I have participated in was an ornament swap. I enjoyed it.

  • Yvonne • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #62

    best thing ever received in a swap? Made two friends that I think could be my BFF if we lived closer. One is in CA and we have been swapping and emailing for about 6 years now. Love you, Heidi! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  • Kathleen • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #63

    I have never participated in a swap. Of course that would mean that I actually have time to sew something….

  • Carol F. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #64

    Perfect! Just what I need to get a jump start on crafting for gifting!

  • Cathy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #65

    I’ve never participated in a swap but would like to sometime.

  • Charlotte • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #66

    Looks like a FUN resource. Our local quilting community is the best!

  • Linda Pawlak • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #67

    Looks like a book I would love to own! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Lisa McGriff • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #68

    The best swap item I have ever received was a pillow cover in low volume with pops of color! I absolutely love it!

  • Jeanne • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #69

    The most wonderful thing I ever got from a swap was the most recent, a beautiful doll quilt made with 100 year old fabric in a tiny tiny tumbler pattern. It is absolutely gorgeous and I am so proud to be the owner of it. Thanks for a chance to win the book,

  • Carole Henell • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #70

    Looks like a book that would be perfect for our 14 year old daughter who loves to sew, too! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • shirley tener • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #71

    I swaped purses, it was fun because your partner didnt know you and we had specifics and pictures so you learned from it too and I made a friend. Plus the purse was gorgeous, I get lots of compliments and she included some charm sq and a wristlet too as an extra. how Cool is that.

  • Jo • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #72

    What a fun book!

  • Nancy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #73

    I have never precipitated in a swap, but I am tempted to. I need more information, and this book would be a great help.

  • Michelle Hart • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #74

    We do regular swaps with my guild. I’ve received a few zippy pouches that I love!

  • JulieCC • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #75

    I’ve only been sewing (again…25 year break since high school) for a couple of years and haven’t done a swap like this yet. But just today I’m sending off 224 charm square blocks for a scrappy exchange. So that’s a start!

    I do love giving small sewn gifts and even if it wasn’t part of a swap, this book would be awesome for ideas! I’m excited to see it!

  • Buffy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #76

    What a great idea for a book! I’ve never participated in a swap but would love to…love making little fun things for folks so it would be fun to get something in return.

  • Kathryn Van Klaveren • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #77

    I have never been involved in a sewing swap only card making. However I am a new quilter and would love to start a swap with my quilting friends. This book look awesome!

  • Debbie Weishaar • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #78

    What a wonderful giveaway. This book likes like a great addition to my quilting library. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Susan • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #79

    I have never participated in a swap. I am still a beginner quilter and don’t feel I have good enough skills yet.

  • Jess • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #80

    I haven’t done a swap before (well, other then failed recipe swaps!), but it would be fun to try! 🙂

  • Nancy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #81

    Please please pick me!!! N

  • Kathy Corpuz • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #82

    Sounds like fun! I would love to win a copy 🙂

  • Marti • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #83

    I haven’t participated in a swap, yet. I just started sewing again after about a 15 year break and I want to dust off my skills first. Thanks for the chance to win, this book looks fantastic!

  • Claire • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #84

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Looking forward to the blog party.
    Claire

  • quiltzyx/sue • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #85

    I am so looking forward to getting a copy of this book! I’ve saving up my change to use for something fun, and I think this will be it. Should I be lucky enough to WIN a copy, I’ll give it to my guild library!

  • Terry • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #86

    I just participated in my first two swaps this spring, and have already joined a third that I’m working feverishly on to finish. How addicting and fun this is. It really is discovering new like-minded friends, and it doesn’t matter how far away they live! I’m looking forward to all the parties you have planned!

  • Bonnie • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #87

    The best thing I recieved was a mug rug, it was so cute but I just loved what it was wrapped around… a package of German Cookies… YEP the lady was in Germany and she sent her favorite cookies and coffee to go with the mug rug…

  • Jowyn Jenson • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #88

    I’ve never taken part in a crafty swap. This book looks really good. Great that you are also giving away digital copies.

  • Vicki H • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #89

    I have not participated in any kind of swap. The book looks intriguing.

  • Sandy K • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #90

    I would love the book. I haven’t considered my sewing skills up to swapping just yet. More practice, practice.

  • Mandy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #91

    I’ve only done a few swaps – but they were so fun! I’m constantly amazed at everyone’s creativity!

  • Kathy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #92

    I have participated in a swap and my favorite was a book of poetry. 🙂

  • LaurieTigner • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #93

    oh, yeah….would love to win that….great projects for gifts!

  • Sarah • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #94

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sandra Lee Childs • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #95

    I’ve never participated in a sewing swap. Great idea!

  • Carla • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #96

    A very lovely give away. I’ve received a nice zippered pouch in a swap. Thanks!

  • Sandy B • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #97

    I have never done a swap but am interested!! Wow. thanks for a chance of winning this great book!

  • Marly • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #98

    I’ve never taken part in a swap. Come to think about it, I’ve never seen a swap being announced! I think it’s time they started happening where I live. It looks like this book could prove the inspiration to get one organised. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Helen Rosenberger • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #99

    This is such a great idea! Can’t wait to order my book! Or win one! Thanks!

  • ronnie • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #100

    I have never participated in a swap. Book looks great.

  • Nicole Sender • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #101

    I think this book would be so much fun to work with! Such creative ideas!

  • Sherrie Naquin • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #102

    I am just learning how to quilt so I have never participated in any swaps but I sure would love to give it a try!

  • Lucy D • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #103

    I love swapping. I’d love to read and show this book to others.

  • Mary Wilkes • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #104

    This book looks like the perfect go-to book for little gift ideas, or for sewing swaps. Looking forward to reading about all the artists who contributed to this book.

  • cindy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #105

    I would love to win this!! Thank you for the chance!!

  • Kim Zone • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #106

    I have need done a swap. I am fairly new to the community of quilting. I have joined my first sewing bee and am excited to see how this turns out. Then will be looking for my first swap to join. I am enjoying all the new experiences that quilting has introduced me to.

  • Karen Mason • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #107

    I have never done a swap before. Sounds like fun!

  • Anita • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #108

    I have never participated in a swap before so this is something interesting for me to learn about. I am in Canada so a digital edition would be lovely. 🙂 Thank you!

  • Katie Stevens • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #109

    Great book, not been in a swap yet…

  • Katy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #110

    I want this book so bad. I love doing swaps…they are tons of fun!

  • Evelyn • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #111

    To Jeni Baker’s question: I’ve never participated in a swap yet. It sounds like fun, so I’d like to try one out.

  • Jen B • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #112

    Looks great, can’t wait to see more.

  • Nancy Woodworth • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #113

    I’m always looking for books with projects to swap with my quilting guild. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Veronica • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #114

    This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  • AnneSATX • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #115

    I’ve never participated in a swap but it sounds like a lot of fun. I’m just getting started in quilting and this book looks like it would have a lot of great small projects for me to work with. Thanks!

  • Cheryl • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #116

    I love the idea of swaps , but haven’t taken part in one. This may be the year to try one. Would love to see more projects from the book.

  • Melissa Slofkosky • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #117

    I have been in a few swaps and received some beautiful fabrics.

  • Lucinda Fenske • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #118

    Looks like a fun book! Can’t wait!

  • Linda Nelson • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #119

    Looks like such a great book! I have only participated in fabric swaps, not project swaps! Sounds fun.

  • Diann Cornell • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #120

    Great book idea.

  • Ali M • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #121

    I participated in one pincushion swap, I believe I underwhelmed and my partner overwhelmed, so I have been nervous to do it again unless I felt confident about what I was making. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Veronica Rushton • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #122

    Looking at the list of contributors that’s sure to be a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Ella • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #123

    Just this past weekend, I got a Sherlocked fabric basket and a cat mini quilt out of some of my favorite AMH. (Also lots of edibles and post-its!)

  • auschick • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #124

    I love that pincushion? on the cover – really cute!

  • Anita • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #125

    Looks like a great book with lots of interesting little projects!

  • L • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #126

    I’ve participated in some swaps with my modern quilting group–I especially like getting zipper pouches, so useful!

  • Kelly Wilson • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #127

    I haven’t yet participated in a swap. I am so new to sewing and quilting I think my skills need to build a bit before I offer an exchange. They do sound fun. Thanks for the opportunity!
    notwendy gmail

  • MoeWest • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #128

    Sounds like a great source of gift ideas.

  • Tiffany Sherman • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #129

    This book looks like a blast! If I don’t win, I’ll be buying it!

  • Anne Shelbaer • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #130

    My first swap was disappointing but got brave enough to do an online swap just last month. Was thrilled with the projects from my partner. Beautifully sewn and will be keeping to use and enjoy. Apparently she liked what I made also so all was good. Before the second swap we were asked about our level of sewing and other questions and I think that really helped with the swap more than anything. We were also able to email each other about any likes and dislikes. Will do another swap when time allows. Thank you for the chance to win this super book.

  • Darlene H • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #131

    I have never participated in a swap. I have done round robin quilts Looks like an awesome book.

  • Sarah • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #132

    I have never participated in a swap, but it looks like fun. 🙂 If I did, I think I would like to do a pincushion swap. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Margaret • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #133

    looks like a great book, not sure I have seen the magazine here in the UK. I have only done one swap and that was for pin cushions, have also done a round robin which was fun

  • Janet • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #134

    I participate in lots of swaps. This year I am only doing three: a Canadian one where we swap blocks, a paper pieced block one and a hexie flower one. The best gift I have received in a swap is a hot pad that I got in a hot pad swap. Or maybe in is the little zip bag that I received in a bag swap. Or….

  • Betty Ayers • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #135

    This book sounds wonderful and yep, I’ve participated in a swap – terrific fun!

  • Kathy Nester • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #136

    Thank you for the opportunity to win…looks like a book I will use often…

  • Catherine Etter • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #137

    Lovelovelovelovelovelove swaps and my most favorite items to receive are every and all sorts of pincushions!!!!!!

  • Mary Parker • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #138

    Sounds like a great idea for a swap!

  • julie gier • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #139

    I love the stitch and swap ideas! I would love this book for myself, friends, and for ideas for my mqg!

  • Anya • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #140

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

  • Melinda • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #141

    I never have, but I think it would be lots of fun!

  • Rochelle M • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #142

    Hi, like the idea of twenty five small projects.

  • patty • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #143

    I have not participated in a swap, but it sounds like it would be fun! I have received hand made postcards from several quilters as a thank you and I cherish those!

  • Amber • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #144

    This book looks great! I’ve never participated in a swap 🙁

  • roccagal • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #145

    The best swap I ever did was a wonky house swap over flickr! I got some great houses and put them together to make a really fun quilt!

  • Carole M • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #146

    this book sounds like it would be great for ideas my online quilt guild and I do.

  • Julierose • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #147

    The only swap I did was an embroidery small wall hanging one; I was totally blown away by the receipt of my paftner’s finished hanging …and all the little goodies she included. Thanks for the opportunity to win..julierose

  • grace thorne • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #148

    the coolest thing i ever got in a swap was actually something to keep me warm….a hand made knitted scarf for our cold maine winters with a special slit that allows the wearer to slide thru one end of the scarf securing it for the wearer…i absolutely love it!

  • Sonya Forman • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #149

    I love the instant gratification of quick projects! 🙂

  • Doreen Diehl • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #150

    I’ll hold off on pre-ordering the book and keep my fingers crossed with the Hope of maybe winning a copy of this little gem! Full of ideas for a swap and gifts! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book—either way!
    (LOVE Gen Q!)

  • sharon • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #151

    I would like to participate in a swap
    but maybe for starters I will do one with my quilting friends

    deadlines and on time aren’t always my forte

  • folksmith • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #152

    i’ve never done a swap of any kind. looks like fun.

  • elsa • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #153

    This book looks so fun!
    I’ve done lots of swaps and the best thing I ever got was a patchwork pincushion! It’s huge, very colorful and I love it (so does one of my cats ~ he’s always stealing it)!
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ so generous!

  • Kim • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #154

    I do love to swap, I have done table runners, and doll quilts and a few pin cushions.
    I work really hard to make mine special because I have gotten some gorgeous pieces in return.

    Thanks for the chance to win this inspiring book and
    Happy Sewing

  • Mary Jane Cardwell • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #155

    Would love to win a copy of the book. I regularly join swaps. The receipts are usually worth the join and the learning is invaluable.

  • Jackie • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #156

    I have only participated in 1 swap, and I received the most beautiful tote you have ever seen.. with my favorite colors and fabrics!!! Large bright floral fabrics, consisting of orange and the most delicious hot pink.. I absolutely adore it and still use it to carry my handwork when I travel..

  • Tina Short • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #157

    I have never participated in a swap – mainly because I think what I send might disappoint my swap partner even though when i give hand made gifts the recipient always seems to like them. I’d love to take part in a swap, I’ll just have to ‘pull up my big girl pants’ and get on with it!

  • Elizabeth Bolton • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #158

    I did a mug rug swap, and my partner lives in Iceland – it was so thrilling to receive her package which contained not only her outstanding mug rug (complete with tiny pincushion, spool of thread, etc) but chocolate, cards, dried fish, Icelandic knitting wool, and more – we still stay in touch via Facebook, and I am delighted to know her!

    Thanks for the chance to win this fascinating-looking book!

  • Paula • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #159

    Looks like a really great book. I love swapping. I’ve swapped fabric ATC’s, mug rugs, totes, doll quils, pincushions and a triple zipped pouch. I’ve always enjoyed the swapped and have received so many wonderful items from around the world.

  • Clara Chandler • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #160

    Looking forward to seeing all the projects in the book and on the blog hop. I like Scott Hansen’s quirky style. Yeah for Snohomish!

  • Allison D • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #161

    The projects I’ve seen from this book have been great so far, along with wonderful advice on swaps.

  • Barbara Arcement • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #162

    I have taken part in a couple of online swaps and quilt bees.. Each time I was very pleased with what I recieved!
    For the online quilting bee i made several friends and even got to meet one of the quilters when she cams to the USA for a trip all the way from Australia. I did a great swap where we were asked to make a mini quilt and interpret a famous piece of art. that was lots of fun.

  • Cheryl • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #163

    We had a pincushion swap in January. The pincushions had to be made on either a treadle or hand crank sewing machine. At least one person from England participated, too.

  • Marcy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #164

    Sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to see it.

  • Marlene • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #165

    I love swaps! I’ve participated in several through online groups and have pleased far more often than disappointed. The key is good leadership. I’d love to win this book and start up a new swap.

  • Ann hill • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #166

    Love this site. You still measure in inches! We work in metres for everything except for teaching quilting.

  • Val • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #167

    What a fabulous book and a great blog hop. I would love to win. Thanks.

  • Sarah • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #168

    Would love to win this! I really want to make that French Press Cozy ya’ll posted.

  • Kathie L • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #169

    I have never done a swap, but think it would be fun.

  • Robin Shilman • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #170

    I have participated in an ornament swap, 5×5 lw volume fabric swap, and a 6×6 chunky book page swap. I love doing swaps as it is always fun to receive unique handmade inspiration. I think the book is a great idea.

  • Sue Staum • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #171

    This book looks full of fantastic projects!! Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Elizabeth • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #172

    I have been a part of a postcard swap group but that is it. I loved receiving the variety of cards and be inspired with ideas for new techniques. Thanks for sharing.

  • Agnes Stadler • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #173

    I am looking forward to this book, the GenQ team never stops to amaze me. Always fresh and original ideas!

  • Marcia • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #174

    I’ve never done a swap before, but I’d love to!

  • Kathleen Schwalbe • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #175

    I’ve never participated in a swap, but they sound like so much fun and I would love to find out more about them. I think it would be a great opportunity to try something new.

  • Hayley • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #176

    What great inspiration!!

  • Marilyn • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #177

    I swapped one if my handmade bags for a Helen Nock piece of art. How lucky was I? Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Ali • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #178

    Love the swap ideas concept! Looking forward to seeing more!

  • Kris Garst • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #179

    Looks like fun!

  • Rand • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #180

    Sounds terrific,

  • Sara • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #181

    What a great idea! I love it! I’ve never done a swap but would love to.

  • Helen S. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #182

    I’ve never participated in a swap but regularly make quilts for my quilt ministry. Love seeing what small projects may be available to do between quilts!!

  • Chris McMaster • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #183

    My mom used to do swaps and made some awesome quilts. I’d love to give it a try.

  • Deanne • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #184

    Looks like a great book. I have only participated in one other swap and that was for fabric. This book looks like it gives great ideas for some great swaps.

  • Colleen • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #185

    I’ve never believed in my sewing enough to participate in a swap. I think I’m pretty close now. Just need to find the right one.

  • Bonnie Panattoni • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #186

    I’ll have to get 2 copies, one for me and one to send to my sister in Ohio.
    Great looking!

  • Deb Hazell • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #187

    Can’t wait for publication date to come!

  • karen • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #188

    I participated in an unplanned swap once. I brought an ugly (to me) to show and tell, and a guildmate loved it. I gave the quilt to her, and she made me an awesome bag! The best swaps are when both people feel like they got the better end of the deal. 🙂

  • Kelly Cline • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #189

    Love a new book!!

  • PT in SC • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #190

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Laura Fiedler • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #191

    This book looks great. My quilt group has done several swaps and I haven’t, but would love to, participate in an online swap. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  • Loretta • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #192

    I have participated in fabric and block swaps, it was fun. Would love to win!

  • Connie Cain • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #193

    I am a newbie and have not participated in a swap yet. Would like to, but want to get better first so the other person won’t be let down by my lack of experience. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  • Lisa Cutlip • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #194

    I have never been part of a swap, but after seeing this post, I will make it a goal of mine to host one. It’s funny, I have crafted all my life. I have given away so many of my creations as gifts, yet I have not found myself in a group of other crafters and sewists. I have also taught or led creative classes, yet we have not swapped. I’m baffled by this, but I am inspired to make it happen! Thanks so much. I look forward to seeing more of the book.

  • Jen Beatty • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #195

    Can’t wait to own this one! Best thing I’ve rec’d in a swap is a really large pin cushion that never falls off my table!

  • Adrienne Klenck • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #196

    I have participated in a Skinny Pin Cushion Swap. It was very fun!

  • Tisa P • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #197

    I’ve sent in blocks for charity quilts and contributed blocks to my quild for various group projects but have never done a swap. The projects look great!

  • Arianna M. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #198

    Looks like a great book!

  • susan leblang • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #199

    I have never even heard of a swap before this, how exciting.
    The book looks amazing, I hope I win. 🙂

  • Sande • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #200

    I’m very excited about this book! What a great idea to organize an in-person sewing swap. I love to sew and am just getting into quilting! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to sew and make gifts for family and friends! I can’t wait to get my hands on Stitch ‘n Swap Blog Party!

  • Sandra • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #201

    This looks like a really a fun idea! Can’t wait to get this book!

  • Vicki • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #202

    I have never been part of a swap, but think it sounds like so much fun!

  • Deborah M • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #203

    Have never swapped! Can’t wait to see the book!

  • Christine • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #204

    I could really use this book! I am going to a quilt retreat and I need to make 20 of something to give away. I need help, this book is the answer!

  • Marisa • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #205

    I’ve never participated in a swap. This book would certainly give me a reason to-thanks for the opportunity!

  • vicky • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #206

    I am interested in this swapping. Never done this before.

  • JoAnne T. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #207

    The projects in this book are just perfect for so many things! Such darling things in it. Thanks for showing it to us.

  • Kimberli • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #208

    What a fun book! Would be a great addition to my sewing books!!

  • Susan Lewis • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #209

    I have been quilting for almost four years. We did a swap of fabric for a Christmas log cabin quilt. I had so much fun. Since then I have not been able to participate in the guild meetings due to back surgeries and a few strokes. I’m still quilting, but I would LOVE to participate in an online swap of fabric, patterns, ideas. I have no idea how to do that, but I have LOTS of Batiks to swap! Any ideas! I follow Rose Hughes blog, have all of her books, and she mentioned this on her blog. I’m ready….
    Happy Quilting!
    Susan

  • AngieSue • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #210

    I’m looking forward to reading the book!

  • Elizabeth E. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #211

    Since I am a regular follower of Anne of Springleaf (and own some of her patterns) when she mentioned this book, I was in! Anything that Anne does will be done well. I love the idea of little projects of swaps–I just finished a big swap of 50+ Cross-X blocks over several months. One of my favorite little gifts to give (can I tell this part?) was a sweet little earbud pouch with my favorite sushi fabric that I read about on someone else’s swap!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • Lynn Hahn • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #212

    Looks like some great ideas.

  • Debbie Messick • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #213

    Participating in swaps is really exciting and fun! Gets my creative side flowing when I am down…..

  • monique Morgan • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #214

    would love to participate

  • Kimberlee • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #215

    This book sounds awesome! I love swaps & my friend and are trying to decide on a swap for when the one we’re in end.

  • Dee D • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #216

    This looks a really neat book – I’ve never done a swap but I want to do one someday.

  • Cynthia • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #217

    I would love to organize some swaps so I think this book is for me!

  • Debbie Painter • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #218

    Love your magazine! I got started from 1 picture I saw of a handbag! Found out it was in your magazine. Found the designer and started following her blog! She sent me the magazine, fabrics and advise on her design! Now I see 100 billion stars with her daily!

  • Mary Ann • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #219

    What a talented list of contributors! The books looks amazing, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Di Wilsey Geer • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #220

    I love a party, especially one where I get to sew or get sew inspired!

  • Christine • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #221

    What a great looking book!

  • Christy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #222

    I used to participate in a lot of blind swaps, but now I only swap within my friendship group. The best thing I’ve ever received is a fabulous tote bag that I use every weekday at work.

  • Kathy Garringer • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #223

    I have never participated in a swap…..YET!!

  • Lucy Cesar • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #224

    It looks like a wonderful book

  • M-R @ Quilt Matters • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #225

    Very exciting! Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Barbara Thompson • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #226

    I would love to get involved with a swap. I would love to win this book!!

  • Cyndee Davis • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #227

    I’ve never been in a blog party. Sounds like fun!

  • Beth Bosshart • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #228

    Can’t wait, I love swaps.

  • Ruth Williams • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #229

    looks wonderful, how fun

  • Anne McClenaghan • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #230

    I’ve never participated in a swap so therefore haven’t received any interesting things. It sounds like a fun thing tho. The book that is coming out sounds like it’s got some pretty good things to make. I really like things that are doable in a reasonable amount of time. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Mary Dahlberg • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #231

    Looks like some fun, fun small project sewing. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Lauren Nash • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #232

    I want to participate in a sewing swap in the future! I just need to look around better I guess. ^__^ I’ve swapped Artist Trading Cards many times before though with other artists around the world, it’s great fun! <3

  • Linda Duncan • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #233

    Great idea!

  • cindy oneal • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #234

    Would love to make the small casserole carrier. Loved the little mug rugs from my last swap. Always looking for ideas for sewn gifts to give. Hope to win. C

  • Susan • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #235

    Another one to add to my library! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nikki Moshier • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #236

    I have participated in fabric swaps, selvedge swaps and goodie box swaps (little things you didn’t even know you needed.)

  • Cindy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #237

    Looking forward to seeing what this beauty has to offer!!

  • Karen Cunagin • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #238

    SOOOO happy to be a contributor to this super book — everybody get one and make fun stuff to share with your BFFs!

  • lisa cox • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #239

    I’ve never been in a swap!

  • Andrea Harles • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #240

    I have only participated in fabric charm swaps. That was fun, but swapping projects sounds like great fun. Will have to organize one.

  • terri herman • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #241

    My e-mail is what I do, make one and give one away.. I did not know of this magazine, I only see what is at our fabric store here in rural Montana. it would be cool to win this and share with my sewing friends,, we are all looking for small projects to sew , we do quilts , but like to sew other projects too.

  • Michelle Banton • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #242

    My favorite swap was in 1999 when I swapped fabrics for a Millineum Quilt. I now have a quilt that contains exactly 2000 different pieces of fabric from around the world. I got it done just before the new year when everyone was afraid all the computers would crash. The book looks like a fun one.

  • Gene Black • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #243

    Probably the coolest swap I was ever in was a block swap where we signed out blocks and each participant got enough blocks to make a quilt. I love my signature quilt. http://blog.geneblack.com/2010/01/it-is-bigger-than-i-thought.html

  • Darrell Hardenburg • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #244

    The swaps I have been involved in fabric swaps (i.e. charm squares, jelly roll strips, fat quarters) but never in a craft swap. I have received some beautiful fabrics over the years… But a craft swap sounds marvelous and I would not mind receiving some of those placemats or the table runner designed by Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios.

  • John Bonner • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #245

    I just started quilting. How do I swap?!

  • Margo • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #246

    What a great giveaway! I love books! I keep them around to motivate and of course to get new projects up onto my machine!

  • Jo • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #247

    What a fun book. I have never participated in a swap, but I would like to someday

  • Karen Martin • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #248

    I’ve never done a swap, but it looks like a lot of fun!

  • Chris W • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #249

    A mug rug swap. I am still using it every day.

  • Cecilia • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #250

    I’ve not participated in a swap before. This book looks interesting. Thanks!

  • Susan the farm quilter • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #251

    I have never participated in a swap but they look like so much fun!!! This book looks like a great resource from some very talented people!!!

  • Mary • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #252

    All the projects look like fun.

  • Dora Cary • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #253

    I have yet to participate in a swap so I am very curious about the process, designs, and insights. Also, I have yet to win anything so I am not very hopeful I’ll be one of the winners but I still do have some hope. 🙂 The book looks to be quite interesting, judging by the cover alone!

  • Linda • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #254

    I have been involved in many swaps over the years. I found it stretches my skills and my creativity. You only had to make one block, so challenge yourself!

  • Elizabeth Johnson • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #255

    Best ever was a pouch out of HST that I use everyday!

  • Kimberly Russell • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #256

    My small guild did a mug rug swap after a scrap swap. I love my mug rug from Eric!

  • Martha • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #257

    I have been in several swaps with the guild and within our bee’s…. have gotten several blocks/rows to make wonderful quilts with lots of memories…… we are currently looking for something new, quick and small for our one bee so would love to see the ideas in this book!!!

  • Sophia Moroz • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #258

    This is such an amazing giveaway opportunity! Thank you so much for doing this.

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