Sunday, August 26, 2012

Planning Ahead for 2013 & a Poll

With the end of the Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin and the Halloween See Saw Swap coming in the next couple of months, I've been thinking ahead to 2013 and what sorts of these sorts of events I might want to host. So many of you that are participating are having a great time so far and want to do more. I'm certainly not going to say No to that. I also have a totally different sort of swap in the planning stages too.

So the big question looms.....what sorts of events should we do? The Modern Mystery one for sure and you know that I'm putting a Halloween one on the schedule (as long as there are others willing to play along), but what others are you interested in? This inquiring mind wants to know.

In the future, all Mini Round Robins will be a group of 6 quilters each and will obviously run for 6 months. The current groups of 8 are working just fine but I think that groups of 6 for future ones will be easier to manage.

The See Saw Swaps will be between 2 people, you send the piece back and forth to each other for 6 months.

Please vote in the poll below so that I can have some clue as to what my readers want to see in the coming year. I ask that you only vote if you would plan on participating in one or more of these events. That will give me an idea of how many people are truly interested. You won't be held to the fire if when it comes time and you aren't able to fit it into your schedule but for planning purposes I need some ballpark number of how many of you would like to play along.

Which themed Mini Round Robins and/or See Saw Swaps would you join in during 2013 and which format do you prefer?
Mystery Round Robin
4th of July
Halloween
Christmas
Other-tell me in your comments
I prefer Mini Round Robins
I prefer Mini See Saw Swaps
Create your own poll

21 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. I voted :-) Love the Mini Round Robin, wish I had done the See Saw and love the holidays you asked about, LOL, so I am pretty much "in"

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    1. No surprise there Rachel. I think I have a few of you addicted like I am. LOL

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  2. I started following hops with the Red, White, and Blue Hop. Could someone explain how the Mini Round Robin works and the See Saw? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Linda, Just click on the labels for each topic over on my sidebar and you can read all the posts about them. The 1st ones explain how each of them work.

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  3. have had such fun with the swaps this year... NOW I want to see the finished results xx

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    1. Thanks Diane and me too. I can't wait for the reveals.

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  4. I just want to DO IT ALL...just count me in for whatever!!

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    1. They are hard to resist, aren't they!

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  5. Hey Michele I love doing the mini mystery and wish I had done the Halloween too How about Valentines day and or seasonally appropriate Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? I also like to have the "modern" aspect factored in since I haven't done much that could be called modern and would like to do more specifically in that vein.

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    1. Thanks for the ideas. Of course I’d love to do them all but one very smart lady once told me not to have too many going at the same time. I’ll have to see how they all work out on the calendar.

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  6. The Halloween See Saw has been so fun - can't wait to see the reveals! AND I had a GREAT partner. I voted for this - holiday's would be great for these.

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    1. Yes the See Saw Swap has been great fun. I do love working on something different each month.

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  7. I haven't done any swaps before, but I think it sounds like fun! I'd love to try one.

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    1. I'll hold you to it in the coming year.

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  8. Michele I would love to do a Christmas one --- only in July or earlier in the year..maybe ending in July. Also I have been wanting to do the mug rug thing, so just an out and out swap of those would be cool to get me going. Never done the round robin but I'm game. I'm sure I would find a way to be in on them all.

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    1. Of course you'll end up doing them all. Christmas is on the must do list for sure.

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  9. I became a follower and voted. The Mystery Round Robin sounds like a great first time Robin activity!!

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    1. great. Welcome! This was my first Round Robin too and I'm loving it. Plus I do like working on a mini instead of a full sized robin. You'll definitely have to join in on the next one.

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  10. I liked participating in the Modern Mystery Round Robin, but I would like to see 1 rule changed up a bit. I would like to suggest keeping the maximum amount at 8", but allowing the participant to keep all inches on 1 side instead of spreading it about. This would have allowed me to actually design a block to attach to the quilt and stay within the limit. This ended up being a Mystery Border Quilt instead.

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    1. That is sort of what I intended, to be a mystery border but I was hoping that most people would do more than just a plain regular border. Some have and some haven’t. I do like your idea though and will think of how best to do that on one in the future. Thanks for the input.

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  11. Great meeting you last night, Michelle. Can't wait for the show this weekend.
    I love the idea of a Mystery Round Robin and am a big fan of anything Christmas (as long as we have all year to work on it!). Hope this helps.

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