Each participant provides a starting block to be added to by 5 other group members in a Traditional (adding fabric on all sides) or Improvisational (adding fabric anywhere) style, with exchanges every 2 months.
The final return to the "owner" will happen in the fall.
Sunday, February 6th will be the initial exchange, when you will receive your first block in a large bag, and a notebook for comments. Future exchange dates will be: March 20, May 15, July 10, September 11, and November 13, all Sundays.The location for all exchanges will be the outdoor porch at Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St., Suite 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804 at 2 p.m.. If you are unable to bring your quilt at the scheduled time for any reason, don't worry, just contact me and we'll make alternate arrangements.
Guidelines but no "rules"!
Traditional means a center block (pieced, appliqued, or whole cloth), square or rectangular 10 to 12" on a side. Subsequent quilters will add a 3” to 8" border on all 4 sides.
Improvisational means a similar center block, (pieced, appliqued, or whole cloth), however fabric can be added to one, two, three or all four sides and should be between 2 to 6" in width.
If originators have requests, please write them in the notebook which will be included in the bag with the center block. For example: no blue fabric, no curves, lap size, etc. As the quilt top passes around, adding a short note to the originator about your addition will be appreciated.
If you wish to provide fabric to be used, please include them with your initial block, but this is not required. You may include all, some, or no fabric. Round Robin provides the opportunity to explore new techniques, and to use fabrics and colors that are different from your usual style. Feel free to experiment.
To quote 2020's leader: "Participants should be good at honoring deadlines and be prepared to do good quality work."
To view the 2021 Round Robin gallery of finished quilts click here.
To sign up for the 2022 Round Robin click here.
Questions? Visit the Directory for Diana's phone & email information.