Show Me Some Teal!

I signed up for a mini quilt swap benefiting ovarian cancer research. I found the swap through a conversation on Facebook with the woman who started it – Beth of Eva Paige Quilt Designs. She directed me to the Facebook group she created. You can find it here.

This year, she had participants from all 50 U.S. states and Canada and raised more than $4,000! I was the only participant from Hawaii! (I’ll have to do a better job of recruiting for next year!)

She sent each participant an 8″ square of this fabric, from Moda’s Basic Mixology collection, which had to be used in some form or fashion in the mini quilt or mug rug. That’s about it for the rules…make something of your own design, about the size of a mug rug or mini quilt.


My swap partner this year is Joan C. from Massachusetts. Here were my fabric choices – I used a group from Sandy Gervais’ “Flirt” collection, the inner border is part of “Desert Bloom” by Sherri & Chelsi of a Quilting Life (which my daughter sent to me from Japan!), both from Moda, and a teal fabric in my stash for the border.


Joan has received her mini so now I can share it! It measures 17″ square. I used the MSQC “Wacky Web” (also called the Periwinkle) template and triangle papers for each section.


Joan happens to be an ovarian cancer survivor so this was really a special mini quilt to make!

Please consider participating in next year’s swap or any other opportunity to make a quilt for a good cause. I made this in just a few hours over Labor Day weekend…it was truly very little effort and a lot of fun on my part, and I hope it feels like a huge hug for Joan…whom I have never met, nor knew until this event.


P.S. I was having technical issues but now have the picture of the mini quilt that Joan sent me along with cute batik necklaces she makes and info on her hometown! Thanks, Joan!!





4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy Robbins Defatta
    Sep 10, 2016 @ 14:18:34

    What a sweet swap!

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    • Tracy
      Sep 10, 2016 @ 16:14:28

      It really was fun, too! I had never participated in a swap but it was great! I look forward to the next one! With a specific focus fabric, you get creatively challenged!

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  2. Kim Smyth
    Sep 10, 2016 @ 16:42:53

    What a neat and special thing to do! I have no idea how to quilt, I have done a bit of crochet and I make jewelry and do shell crafts-or, I used to before I started writing. Now, I don’t have much time between writing, my other part time job and housework. It looks like fun though! I’m glad you care enough to spend your time creating for a cause.

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    • Tracy
      Sep 11, 2016 @ 08:34:33

      Quilting is not that hard! There are lots of ways to learn and most quilters are happy to share their knowledge! Visit a quilt shop and you just might get the “bug”!! Writing is a challenge for me…as you can see with the inconsistency of this blog! 😉

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