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COVID-19 Friends Tribute Quilt Along Frequently Asked Questions

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COVID-19 Friends Tribute Quilt Questions


Let us know any questions you have regarding the COVID quilt. We'll get back to you with a reply and may add your question and answer to our FAQ list.

COVID-19 Friends Tribute FAQs


Participation


How do I participate?
You can sign up through Stitchin' Tree or any of the participating quilt shops.  The deadline to participate in the fabric exchange is July 27.  But you can sign up to participate without the fabric exchange after July 27.

How much does it cost to join?
The cost for the COVID-19 Friends Tribute Quilt is $40 -- payable to the participating quilt shop that you are joining through.

What does the $40 include?
Membership in this quilt along includes
COVID Friends pattern

Meet new quilting pals
Fabric exchange
     *Fabric Exchange postage costs to distribute to the other quilters
Private Facebook Group
Fabric exchange prompts
Block 1-2-3 Quilt Along Zoom August 17
Block 4-5-6 Quilt Along Zoom September 21
Block 7-8-9 Quilt Along Zoom October 19
COVID Friends Show & Tell Zoom November
Quilt Along Image Library     
Quilt Along Video Library


Do I have to be on Facebook?
No.  We have created a Facebook group for the COVID-19 Friends Tribute Quilt participants, but you do NOT have to be on Facebook in order to participate.  If you are not a Facebook follower, you will be able to follow along through traditional email posts, blog posts, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and the websites of participating quilt shops.

What if I get started after July 27?
No worries you can still participate in the quilt along, receive all of the patterns, and participate in prompts and Facebook group.  You may be too late for the fabric exchange, but we (and the other participating shops) will work with you to make sure you have plenty of fabric for the quilt.


Fabric Exchange


What are the fabric exchange groups?
Stitchin' Tree is coordinating fabric exchange in for fabric groups.

  • Bright & Cheery Blenders/Basics
  • Bright & Cheery Batiks
  • Deep & Rich Blenders/Basics
  • Deep & Rich Batiks


How do I participate in the exchange?
You will be exchanging fabrics with 80 quilters, which means that you will have to cut (80) 1-1/2”x20” strips and (80) 2-1/2”x20” strips of fabric to share, for a total of 4.444 yards.  note -- this is equivalent to (40) strips that are cut in half on the fold.

You will send all (160) pieces of fabric to Stitchin’ Tree.  Mail the package by July 27.  The strips should fit in a Flat Rate Envelope, keeping your postage costs under $9.  We will make copies of your information sheet and provide copies with each fabric set (one 1-1/2” and one 2-1/2” strip) shared with others.  You will receive a package by return mail that includes (80) fabric sets and information sheets from other quilters. 

Do I have to participate in the fabric exchange?
No.  Quilters can choose to participate in the COVID-19 Friends Tribute Quilt without participating in the fabric exchange.  If you want to use your own fabrics only, you are welcome to do so.  For example, if you wanted to create the quilt in 30's reproductions, we have no exchange that meets your needs, so you would use your own collection for the entire quilt.  

Do I receive a discount if I do not exchange fabric?
No.  The price for the COVID-19 Friends Tribute Quilt along is the same whether you exchange fabric or not.

Can I cut from one fabric for the exchange or does it need to be a variety?
You will cut a variety of colors.  Depending on the fabric selection that you signed up for, you will be cutting a minimum of (5) 4” cuts (1-1/2” + 2-1/2” strips) of each of the following: 
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Teal/Turquoise 

You can choose to cut (5) strips from the same fabric, or choose (5) fabrics from each of the color ways.

What if I don't have all of the colors that are represented in the quilt?
If your stash does not have all of the colors represented in your quilt, check with your friends to see if they want to share their stash with you, or visit your local quilt shop for supplies.

How will you protect my privacy?
You will receive (1) form to fill out to send with your fabric strips.  Stitchin' Tree will duplicate a portion of the form that will indicate your name and city/state to be distributed to others in the the exchange.  That way they will know where the fabric came from.  The rest of your contact information (address, email and phone number) will only be used for shipping purposes, and will not be collected for marketing purposes.