Thursday, October 04, 2007

Okay, Let's Try It!

Wonderful May Britt recently shared the results of a round robin she participated in with a group of local friends. The completed projects are simply wonderful, and so diverse! You really have to look to see that they all followed the same recipe.

A few people thought it would be interesting to do this with blogging friends, and I thought so, too. I thought, also, that it would be fun to start a little group and chat about ourselves and share our lives a bit so that when the final projects come home, we'll really know the people who worked together on them. And, then, when I was searching for a picture to illustrate my post, I stumbled on this book cover and got to thinking we might also read the book and maybe talk about it. I dunno -- maybe I'm getting things too complicated.

To learn more about the original project, go here and read the post for September 28, "Mini Round Robin."

My thoughts on this are:

  • Group would be fifteen people, one for each prescribed round of the robin
  • Group would be only people with USA mailing addresses -- I'd really rather have it be an international group, but I can't figure out a way to make the mailing costs equitable, so we'll just do USA
  • Preference would be given first to members of the Quilting 4 Pleasure Ring
  • Other bloggers would also be welcome if space is available
  • If you want to join and are not a blogger, perhaps now is the time for you to start one!
  • Really precise rules will be developed once we have the group in place

If you are a blogger and would like to participate, and if you are comfortable making a fifteen-month commitment for one small round each month go here and sign up! The group is set up so that only members can view messages and files, and once the group is full, it will be removed from the Yahoogroups directory.

We'll try to form a group of fifteen, work out the details together, and get started. If we don't get fifteen participants, we'll decide whether to modify the plan or abandon it f0r the present.

Y'all come!

13 comments:

May Britt said...

I wish you good luck with this RR. It was so fun to do.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I wish you luck too. I'm on 10 hr. days at work with too many obligations and not enough time.

Have a wonderful time, I'm so jealous!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I would love to be a part of this RR, am not a member of the Quilting 4 Pleasure Ring; so will wait by patiently for an available slot. Thanks, Nancy!

Juliann in WA said...

I would love to do this too. Haven't done something like this in a long time.

Sharon said...

I'd love to participate in this too. I've added myself to the waiting list at the ring, so let me know if there's room?

Hedgehog said...

Oh, I so wish I could participate!! But I do understand that mailing overseas is a bit of a pain. Maybe there's a way to make it work? I've actually never done a round robin!

In any case, have fun! (Great book, too.)

Tanya said...

I saw May Britt's post too and was enthralled with the differnces in the quilts and the workable size. I've been trying to get a couple people interested in this in my little quilting group too but so far no takers.

Chookyblue said...

oh bugger I live in Oz and can't do this .........I think it would be fun.........but yes I do understand about the postage costs......

anne bebbington said...

Wish I was in the US - I'd love to join in - but quite understand the postal difficulties - good luck with it - look forward to seeing the progress and ultimately the results. Fascinating post about your quaker school

swooze said...

I signed up yesterday! I love RRs!

Quilting Pirate said...

I would love to join, so I did! I haven't done a mailing round robin, but I think it would be wonderful fun!

Nana's Quilts said...

Nancy - Could you tell us more of what you (and May Britt) are thinking. I am already part of an international gift exchange and want to be sure that I can give this the attention it would need.

Thanks.
Marne

Nana's Quilts said...

Sorry - I hadn't read far enough. Yes, please count me in! I assume that we will get into details re deadlines, mailing, etc, etc.

Sounds like great fun.
Marne
Q4P member