A couple of weeks ago, Sandy Greenberg posted to his Instagram account that he would be running an online mini-swap. The first 100 people to sign up would be included, and he’d partner people up for the swap. In just under 3 hours Sandy had his 100 participants, and more people asking to be included. Flash forward to just four days, and some awesome volunteers later and Sandy has over 500 participants.
Today, those that signed up started receiving their team assignments. I was super excited to meet Clairee Poppins and have her serve as our fearless leader. I also got my individual that I’ll be stalking and making something to send. I can’t reveal their name yet, but I’m already going through their Instagram, and loving the things I see. Over the next few weeks, I’ll start planning for what I’m going to make. The rules of the swap are fairly simple, do something your partner will like, make it no less than 18 inches, and no greater than 24 inches. The finished, shipped product must be quilted and bound.
As part of the swap, we’re asked to give some likes and dislikes to help our partners along. My list was pretty slim, as there’s not much that doesn’t excite and inspire me in the quilting world. I did, today, throw together this “quiltspiration” collage. These items really move and inspire me to want to create.
The finished swap item has to be done and shipped by 2014-12-1, so I have a little bit of time. I’m sure over the next few months I’ll share pictures of the creative process. I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things that are going to be made by both people on my team, and people in the swap.
If you’re on Instagram, be sure to look up the #IGminiswap hashtag, as well as #mommapoppins and #teampoppins