Participating in a Round Robin is a lot of fun, however it’s important to remember that it’s also a commitment to the process and your fellow quilters. You will need to honor the RR’s exchange deadlines, do good quality work, and let the RR coordinator know ahead of time if you can’t make it to an exchange. Please keep these requirements in mind when you sign up. Read all the Round Robin guidelines here, then sign-up here.
The initial exchange with be Saturday, February 4th at 10 a.m., when you will place your starting piece in a large bag, along with a notebook for comments, and any fabric you'd like to include (optional). The exchange dates and the list of quilters in your group will be on the bag.
Future exchange dates will be: March 18, May 6, June 24, August 19, and October 14, all Saturdays at 10 a.m. The location for all exchanges will be Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St., Suite 3-C, Richmond. If you are unable to bring your quilt at the scheduled time for any reason, please, contact Mindy to make alternate arrangements.
Each participant provides a center piece to be added to by 5 other group members in a Medallion or Improvisational style. On the fifth exchange, the quilt top will be returned to the originator.
A Medallion top starts with a center block (pieced or whole cloth), square or rectangular, 10 to 12" on a side. Subsequent quilters will add a series of 3” to 8" borders on all 4 sides, usually using traditional block designs, incorporating symmetry, and color coordination. Borders can also include scrappy fabrics, self-designed quilt blocks, and wholecloth fabric; a liberated design style ala Gwen Marston. Many 2022 quilt tops incorporated many of these ideas.
An Improvisational quilt starts with a center piece of an unspecific, whimsical shape, pieced or whole cloth, covering approximately a 10 to 12" undefined area. Subsequent quilters can add fabric anywhere they please, as well as slice slice into and rearrange fabric.
Round Robin provides the opportunity to explore new techniques, and to use fabrics and colors that are different from your usual style. It's your chance to experiment. and expand your design repertoire.
Questions? Visit the Directory for Mindy's phone & email information.