I took the plunge. I asked if she and her friends would be willing to try a Round Robin. She tested the waters with her friends and said she could come up with seven who would like to participate. I said I could match that. We set very few rules, parameters, guidelines...call it what you will. I just wanted to try this, make it simple and friendly.
So, tomorrow I mail our package! There are eight centers measuring no smaller than 12.5 inches and some small gifties for all eight there. We are dividing and distributing the eight centers in two groups of four so the end quilts don't become huge. We will mail them this week and next January mail them back to each other. We've included a small journal with each of our centers showing a picture of ourselves, some of our work, some our homes, and included email addresses. Some of us added some of the fabric from their center to be used in the borders. I didn't do that. We will each make our border and pass it along until each of our centers - and theirs - have four borders.
Below are the squares we are sending to Germany. Not ironed any longer since they've been packed (and to take a picture I unpacked them!!! then repacked!!!!) Have a look. You'll see we are a varied group, and I am so very excited about this. I'll keep you posted! This is going to be so much fun!
I was much encouraged by the Secret Santa exchange I am in with Chookyblue. She manages to organize, match up and encourage over 100 people worldwide in a much smaller time frame. I think this can work.
Here they are, Elke! Packed and ready to go!!! I'm sending it out tomorrow!