To get the party going, I will be sharing pieced rug mugs that I and my friend Lisa made as part of the 2017 Teal Mini Swap. This swap supports ovarian cancer research each September. It is hosted by Beth Hefter at EvaPaige Quilt Designs. The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance receives the funds that are raised through the swap. This was my first year to participate. Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts recruited me, and I am very glad that she did! They needed someone from Oklahoma to have a least one person from each state.
The process is simple. Each participant in the swap is matched with another participant. Then they each make a mug rug or mini quilt using a swatch of fabric provided by Beth and their their own fabric. The matched participants then swap the rug mugs by mail. This year the fabric swatches were provided by Quilting Treasures. Below is a photo of the the rug mug that I made for Lisa.
The fabric swatch that was provided is the teal fabric in the center. The other fabrics are from my stash. I had a lot of fun making it. I used my Accuquilt Mix and Match 9" Block Cube dies to cut the pieces so it went together easily. I really like the flowered background material. I am sad to say that I running out of it and that Connecting Threads doesn't sell it any more.
Below is a picture of the rug mug that Lisa sent me. Isn't it gorgeous? I just love it. It even has cute embroidery details. Lisa went above and beyond by sending me a card, a beautiful potholder that she made, and a fat quarter of Christmas Tree fabric. Lisa knows how much I love Christmas Trees. It turns out that she is a participant in I Wish You a Merry QAL. It is a small quilting world! I absolutely love the potholder. I am going to hang it in my kitchen. It is far too beautiful to use while cooking. I am a pretty messy cook. As for the cute Christmas Tree fabric, I know that I will be putting it to good use! Thanks, Lisa!
I really enjoyed participating in the 2017 Teal Mini Swap this year. It was fun, and it benefited a good cause. This year's swap is over, but if you want to participate next year, sign ups start in July, 2018. You can see photos of the 2017 Teal Mini Swaps on the group facebook page.
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I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.