Round Robin Guidelines

How it works:

• Any A2MQG member may join the round robin swap at any regular meeting.  To join, bring a starter quilt block in a manilla envelope with your name, email address, and phone number written on it.  You should probably also include extra fabric for others to work with in your  envelope, and you may want to include loose instructions.  (Instructions like style of quilt, color family, embellishment restrictions, etc.)

• At each meeting, envelopes are swapped between participants.  Swaps will be determined by the swap chair.

• Between meetings, participants add to the quilt in their possession. 
  • Participants can add to the quilts in whatever way they are creatively inspired.
  • Additions should be respectful of the owner's requests and the work of the participants who previously had the quilt.  (For example, currently there is no one who wants embellishments on her quilt, so adding yo-yos would not be appropriate.) adding a piece to the envelope to be used later are all OK.
  • There is not a required way of making the addition.  Borders, blocks, improv, and even

• A participant can leave the swap at any time, whenever she thinks her quilt is done.

• After initial rounds, the same person will likely work on a quilt more than once.  The swap chair will try to limit repeats.

• A participant may “hold” her quilt to temporarily remove it from rotation.  Useful for vacations I found this sentiment from Sherri Lynn Wood's round robin class to be useful: Think of round robin quilts as ongoing conversations.  You want to listen to the conversation the quilt is having, and then continue it, adding your own voice. 

What to do if...

• If a participant is not at a guild meeting, her quilt will not be worked on in the next round.  The quilt will be held by the swap chair.

• If a participant can not attend a guild meeting and has someone's quilt, it would be best if she could have someone bring it to the meeting for her.  Otherwise, she will need deliver or mail that quilt to the next participant for the following round within 1 week of the meeting.

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