Thursday, January 18, 2007

Friendship among quilters

Meetings, work and no sewing or blogging :( I wish time will slow down a bit soon, or that I can get more hours each day to do what I want. I have sendt several applications, but not yet got more hours.

I want to show you this top. Some months ago I got a question if I had been in a siggie swap. I do not remember who asked, but here it is.

Some years ago (read: many years ago) I participated in a siggie swap started on a dear Jane list. When I look at the blocks I can see it was in 2007 (six years ago!!!!) I made many siggie blocks and got as many as I made back. And I made this quilt, and it is big. It is about 150 blocks in it. And they are mostly from USA, but also from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Austria, Canada, Finland and Australia (if I remember correct, did not have time to study it now).

When I got the siggies it was so fun to read where from they came and lovely comments each women had written on them. All the siggies I got was from different fabrics except two. And look what happends when I put it all together. I managed to get the two similar fabrics next to eachother LOL. I have some close ups of some of the blocks so you can see the names on them. How fun would it be if anyone of my blogging friends "owns" a block in my quilt. If you recalls joining in this siggie swap please let me know. And I can try to find you in my quilt. I treasure this quilt very much and I ought to finish it very soon. Think this is one of my oldest WISP's. Or I rather call it a WIVSP (work in VERY slow progress)







When I started blogging I had no idea I would get so many friends out in the blog world. Now I have made good friends all over the world. And it is fo fun learning to know you all.
To read about your daily life and family, see beautiful pictures of where you live or where you are on holidays. And all the inspirations I get from looking at all the beautiful things you are making. If I have a question about something or need help, I always get a quick answer. And I enjoy receiving comments on what I'm posting. Imagine if we all came to a get-together-party sometimes. What a event that would be :)
You are great friends!
Quilt saying for today:
Friendship is the Rainbow to Happiness

21 comments:

joyce said...

I agree with you about blog friends. Where else could you find so many people with the same interests.

Mary Ann said...

I did an international siggie swap in that time frame with Estelle on the french quilting list. Is that the same siggie swap? It was the same block although I am thinking I used 4 gold fabrics around the siggie. Buried away in my huge stack of UFOs I'm afraid!

QuiltingFitzy said...

What a wonderful quilt and quilting memory. I didn't do the swap, but still looked at all the pics to see if I recognized any. I only came up with one person's who's blog I read, Judy-KC Quilter.

Quilters ARE just the best, I really enjoy your blog.

Nadine said...

This is such a nice post, May Britt ! I did a block swap, two years ago, but didn't get so many (maybe 20, 25), but I treasure them, as well....

Big hugs & smiles,
NADINE.

Patti the Hardenbrook Girl said...

That would be one marvelous get together party - we can only dream. Thank goodness we have the internet!

What a wonderful treasure this quilt is. I'm sure you cherish it very much.

Pam said...

It is so nice to spend time with you too.

It would be fun to get together for a giant party. We can all come to my house!!

I belong to the Dear Jane digest and I see the postings for the siggy swaps - maybe one day I will have to do one - it looks like a great quilt.

Diana said...

I am amazed at the world wide interest in quilting. I, too, like to read about the daily lives of people from all over the world who are interested in quilting and what they are making. Until this past November, I had no idea that the blogging world existed to this extent!

Tazzie said...

What a lovely memory of your DJ journey. I wasn't on the list anymore in 2001 as I had finished my quilt, so I didn't participate in that swap. I have quite a few sig squares tho. It was fun to see the blocks and remember the girls that made them.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Oh WOW!!! What a pretty snowball siggy quilt you have there! Thanks so much for showing photos!!! I love the close-ups that show how some people got creating with drawings on their blocks!

I hosted a small snowball siggy swap last year - there were only 25 of us so I don't have enough for a top yet. Although I should go ahead and set together what I have and I can always add to it.

I wonder if any of the current bloggers would be interested in swapping snowball siggys now??? Give me a shout if you hear of any swaps for these. :) ~Bonnie

Owens Family Adventures said...

I love the quilt!!! I agree with you about blogging and making new friends. Maybe some of us will meet someday, maybe not..the wonderful thing about it is that it doesn't really matter. It's just nice sending a note back and forth, checking on people, praying when needed or just giving a word of encouragement every now and again. Blogging is great!! You have a wonderful weekend!!!!!
dawn

Belém said...

I start quilting just three years ago because in Portugal we have no tradition in this craft. I just started my log a few days ago but I already fell I belong to a big, big family all over the world.
The quilt in your picture is wonderful and full of emotions.

Candi Harris said...

Oh my gosh! That is just gorgeous and all those friends! Wow that's such a treasure to have:)
Candi

Cynthia said...

i love the siggie blocks you have and so many of them. I wasn't on the list you mentioned but it has me thinking about the Millenium swap that was going on a few years ago. I was collecting them and have wondered if any of the squishies belong to any bloggers.

I like Bonnies idea of perhaps having a siggie swap amongst bloggers. Perhaps it's something we could think about if there is enough interest.

Susan said...

Yes, friendship is the best thing! I love technology. I met my *very best friend* on the internet years ago, and lots more friends have followed, like you. =)

Barbara said...

Hi! this siggiquilt looks just great. It must be very special to own such a quilt!

Jeri said...

that is a fantastic quilt! I agree its a treasure. Quilters are such nice people.

Gerry said...

What a wonderful keepsake this is. I have to laugh when I notice that TEXANS send siggies with the great state on them. Enjoy!

pamina (laurence) said...

Wonderful quilt, what a great memory of your journey with Janes !

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, I feel just the same. Blogging has been great. L love your suggie swap and would be up for doing this amongst the bloggers. LOL Tracey

Hanne said...

I think you might have a block from me from the DJ swap. I think I participated in the 2001 swap. You are a great friend to - and blogging is the best :-) Hugs

Anonymous said...

I think i did the same siggy swap with Brenda's dear jane list and next year the triangle swap .

I have a very large quilt .I would like to show you .
Catherine .J from France .

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