Mulberry Chapter Block Builders

Quilt Block Swaps and Exchanges

Are you interested in using your stash, reducing your scraps or creating blocks for scrappy quilts? This is a new project we started in February 2022. Join us each month, on the third Tuesday of the month, where we will be introducing a swap block that you have a month to make as many - or as few as you like. Flying Geese Swap blockThe number of blocks you submit are the number you will get back.

So what is a swap?

It's a way for quilters to make and exchange quilt blocks with one another. Usually the swap is set up in such a way that each quilter puts in a set number of blocks, all the blocks are put into a group or pool, shuffled and then a different set of blocks is sent back to each quilter.

See Swap Acronyms

The links below are about swapping, learning new techniques and ongoing swaps. Feel free to join in at anytime.

Quilt Block Swaps

Block Swaps - Block Exchanges, Birthday Blocks. How swapping changed my quilting life!

Block Resizing

When you have a 6" block and want to make a 9" block. How do to do the math.

Block Swap Acronyms & Definitions

What does HST, QST or WOF mean? Click on link to get the definitions.

SWAP Block Tutorial

Lots of information about the guidelines and expectations (rules) when doing block swaps.

Mulberry Locals

If you are in TV, and I am not there, feel free to turn your blocks in to Paula, Tina or Ginger. I will collect them before the next swap.

Back to Block Swap Quilts

Mulberry Chapter Block Builders

QST triangle or Hourglass blockOur Mulberry quilters have stepped up and embraced Block Builder swapping. We have about twelve of you that are making blocks each month!!

Snowball Quilt BlockInstructions are handed out on the third Tuesday, blocks due in one month on thirdTuesday.

Mulberry Demos

Christmas in July Series

Ten Minute Tablerunner Print your copy, or pick up a print out for 1$ at Chapter.
$$ goes to programs.

Shipping Block Builder Blocks

Betty Baker
9179 SE 171st Cooper Loop
The Villages FL 32162

If I need to email you each month while you are 'up north', please let me know.

Be sure to include $$ for return shipping. For some of you snowbirds, you can mail your blocks to me, and I can 'hold' your blocks until you return! Just let me know.

Note: if you are mailing your blocks in, please try to mail them at least seven days in advance to allow the blocks to arrive. We cannot swap blocks after the due date. If received AFTER the due date, your unswapped blocks will be returned to you. (although, sometimes I make take pity and swap some of the blocks that I have already received). I always suggest USPS Priority mail as they provide a tracking number and you can stuff A LOT of blocks in the Flat Rate Envelopes.