Welcome to the Doll Quilt Swap site!
[Jennifer’s first quilt ever]
In April 2007, 28 creative women joined in an international doll quilt swap hosted by Lisa K. (that’s me!) hosted at http://losabia.wordpress.com. Each agreed to craft a doll-sized quilt to send to another swapper.
The swappers came from 4 countries and all walks of life. Some were mothers or grandmothers, others students, wives, or girlfriends. A handful hadn’t ever made a quilt, bravely entering the swap to challenge and enrich their skills. Others had made a few quilts. Still others were expert quilters.
As the swap progressed, many began to post photos of works-in-progress on their blogs and the doll quilt swap group on flickr. Some wrote of their process, inspiration, techniques, struggles, and triumphs along the way. Their fellow swappers were enthusiastic and supportive, offering praise, encouragement, or advice.
The resulting quilts are as varied, innovative, colorful, and wonderful as the partipants. The care and creativity with which each quilt was made is evident in every stitch. I’m proud to have been a part of this swap, and hope to continue its spirit into this next round.
Thank you, swappers, for making this adventure a fun and rewarding one. Welcome, newcomers, and thank you for your interest in our “little” community.