In 2013 my Quilting Bee held an exchange challenge of quilt blocks. Each person made squares for others and the same number of squares were made for them. I sent out eight blocks from a BOM (Block of the Month) that I never got done. In exchange, I made eight blocks for eight other women in the group. We had all year to finish the blocks, then they were given back to their owners at Christmas.
This is my exchange quilt from that challenge. Isn’t it lovely?! I love the idea that a village of quilters contributed to this wonderful beauty. You wouldn’t know to look at it but ten people worked on this cutey. Eight people made squares and then I put on the sashing and borders.
The tenth person did the fabulous quilting. Isn’t it amazing that so many can work on a piece and yet it looks like one person did it all?
This is truly a community effort and somehow all the love and care of each contributor comes through whenever I touch the quilt. It’s like being hugged by a whole family all at once. It doesn’t get any better!