Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Swap Plan!




Okay:

How about this: Everyone make 4-6 fat quarters of printed ( or fancy dyed) fabric and you will get 4-6 sent back to you. What you send in, you will get back.

International swappers are fine. We are going to do this ATC swap style: everyone send the fabric to me and I will collate and redistribute. So if it is coming from overseas... It would be great if you sent early, if at all possible. Aim for having it to me by the last week of July, then I will send it back out the first week of August, if humanly possible.

I think if everyone sends in fabric and some nominal postage money (just match what it cost you to send it to me please)..
Then, we should be good.

So far we have 10 swappers. And quite a talented group!!
Anyone else? (Sonya? Stef?)

I will leave the sign up open until Tuesday. After that I will gather everyone's info, and we can go get printing.

Now I better get loading the car and putting on my Craft show lipstick.

This is where I will be today:

Cis4Craft.com
June 9,2007 11am-5pm
Lifestyle Culinary Arts
101 B Cooper Street
Santa Cruz,CA

( That is right downtown , near good coffee, books and gelato!)

If you have no plans you should come to Santa Cruz.. shop for crafts and then hit the beach!

26 comments:

stephanie s said...

ok, you better put me on that list too.... but you are going to have to tell me what size a fat quarter is - i know i could find out elsewhere, but this way everyone will get to know that i don't...... great idea bitter b.

Fanny Fairbanks said...

Yeah! So excited! Maybe we could have a flickr group where we could display what we give and what we get - and maybe what we make with what we get!!

Bitterbetty said...

I will satrt a flicker group. If anyone wants to post teasers or inspiration photos there that will be great too!

sulu-design said...

This is all Greek to me, but I'm excited to see where you crafty sewing ladies go with this.

JulieZS said...

ooh yeah! Sign me up BB. I'll even come over and help you swap it all out.

Angelina said...

That is one hot bathing beauty! I love these early pictures of swimmers, so racy.

What methods will people use to print on the fat quarters? I think this is way out of my depth, but I think it's a very cool swap.

Angelina said...

OK, just read the previous post which kind of answers my question. I don't know if I can learn techniques fast enough to participate.

Christelle said...

I would like to play!

pasha said...

Oh, I want to join! This would be just the push I need to get out my silkscreen stuff!

Sonya said...

Yes, yes, yes! Geez take a break from blog reading and look what nearly slips between my crafty grasp. Sign me up!

Marisa said...

I'm tempted to join, but not sure I'm fit for the group! I would love to make some plain white fabrics with in calligraphy on there in permanent ink. Would that count? Maybe I'm too much on the fringes of what's pretty!! Cool swap though.

Lee said...

I found you from Mimi K's blog. May I join the swap? I'm good at dyeing, and painting, and I could do some GREAT experiments with printing...

Elizabeth said...

OOh! I have to do this! Good thing I checked this blog today....tomorrow is tuesday! Please, sign me up!

micha mae said...

sign me up as well, please.

i think a fat quarter is about
18" x 22" - it's a quarter of a yard and half the selvage?

Vanessa V said...

Craft Show Lipstick? Is it that the white kind that turns the "special" color of choice once put on? Usually bright fuchsia, but who's noticing??? ME! AS you always share the most luscious lips...Red??? xxxoooo Have fun!!!

freefalling said...

I wouldn't know a fat quarter if I fell over it!
It's a quilting thing, right?
A far too energetic undertaking for me.
But I do enjoy your blog, so I'm sure I will read some sparkling, witty posts about your swappings of fat quarters!

TakeWrning said...

I've been reading your blog for a while and would love to participate if possible. I just made a whole new batch of linocuts and silk screens and would love to use them! -Pete

Gwen said...

Love, love the idea of this, but I don't know if I could print a fat quarter. I adore fabric, though, and would love to do it.

Is it anything goes? Does it have to be "pretty", or could it be wild and graphic??

If it is anything goes, sign me up.

Gwen

Frizz said...

Thanks so much for the invite but I've got a major project ramping up that is going to keep me from swaping for a while :(
But I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Please share photos of all the creative goodness.

Nancy said...

wait! was I one of the original ten?! i hope so, 'cause i'm super excited about this... (goes off to check the actual measurements of a "fat quarter")

laeroport said...

Okay, it's 3:00 on Tuesday afternoon and the last thing I should be doing is signing up for a swap that involves more fabric, but I can't help myself.

Sigh. Count me in. It sounds too good to pass up. ;)

Alma said...

Hi Bethany,

I have always loved that name....
Anyway, sign me up. I'd love to be a part of it. Please post a specific due date, how much of return postage will be needed...priority mail/or first class etc..,

My new blog is at http://www.almastoller.typepad.com but in my old blog, I posted a very easy tutorial on fabric painting which might be of interest to you.
Here is the link from my old blog.... I also have a tutorial on stamp carving.

http://almastoller.blogspot.com/2006/04/fabric-painting-tutorial.html

http://almastoller.blogspot.com/2006/02/stamp-carving-tutorial.html

Thanks so much,
Alma

Sandy said...

Is it too late to get in on the swap? I would love to swap fat quarters and freshen up my stash without increasing it!

dorie said...

oh, I meant to post last night. Can I still be in?

Wende said...

I'm going to sit by the sidelines and admire. This is so far beyond my abilities--but I bet I learn something by watching?? :D

beki said...

Awww man! I'm bummed I missed this!!!

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