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    50 state embroidered block exchange

    I think it would be a neat idea to have 50 embroidered blocks with a different state on the block to make a quilt with. Would anyone be interested in starting a group with me. I'm thinking 6 inch blocks with the state you live in embroidered on it. Maybe your name too. We would need a person from every state to participate.

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    That's pretty ambitious. Don't mean to burst your bubble but I don't think that's going to happen. Welcome to the forum.
    Since you're always on my mind can you straighten out the mess up there?

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      #3
      Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

      Who would get the blocks? Would each member be required to make 50 blocks of their state, so everyone could have a block from each state? As Leah53 said, I think that's awfully ambitious. I'm a member of a birthday block exchange and it is a massive amount of work with a huge number of dropouts.

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        #4
        Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

        Like the others said, you'd be hard pressed to get 50 people from different states that would be interested. I am one of the only regulars from New Mexico and I have no interest in a state quilt because 1. I don't have an embroidery machine, 2. I don't havethe time to sit and hand embroider that many blocks and 3. It's not a quilt I'd want.

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          #5
          Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

          I just thought it would be neat to have a quilt made from all 50 states. I wonder if it would be simpler to do around the world quilt. Just because if someone dropped out you wouldn't really be missing a "piece" as you would if a person from a state dropped out.

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            #6
            Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

            I don't think either quilt will be simple. Fifty states...for reasons stated above. Around the world....how would all these squares be shipped?
            Shirley aka buckeyequilter
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              #7
              Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

              While your idea is neat, I have to agree with the others. I have an embroidery machine and the thought of making 50 blocks of Indiana is not something I would want to tackle.
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                #8
                Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

                Plus the amount of stabilizer and thread would get a little pricey.
                "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used"― Dalai Lama XIV

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                  #9
                  Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

                  Do you think a block exchange with 50 states or international would be easier?

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                    #10
                    Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

                    I don't do block swaps, so I am only offering advice as a forum moderator. Getting 50 people to participate will be very difficult. Most swaps limit size of group to 30. Develop a more complete idea for what you propose, or no one will join in. From what you have proposed so far, no one is jumping on this idea, because they don't know what kind of work might be involved in the swap. Or they aren't interested in making a quilt such as you are proposing. Don't want to rain on your parade, but this idea needs more work before you ask others to join you.

                    We have several members who run swaps, and their guidelines are well researched as to what others might like and they have a great set of guidelines. Look in our Group section to see samples of how they set things up for their swap.

                    Please don't think of me as mean, just trying to get you pointed in the right direction to make your idea fly.

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                      #11
                      Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

                      Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                      Please don't think of me as mean,
                      Haha, you just had to say that! All day I've had Mean Jean, the Sewing Machine stuck in my head ...
                      K is for Karen 😊​..................
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                      H - is it HELPFUL?
                      I - is it INSPIRING?
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                        #12
                        Re: 50 state embroidered block exchange

                        It just doesn't seem feasible to me. For one thing, this is a quilt forum, not an embroidery one. Not everyone on here has an embroidery machine. Also not meaning to burst your bubble, but I don't think to many people, including myself would get involved in a swap run be a new member, that has no proven track record. Just saying what I think....and if you ask some people they would tell you I AM mean, lol....just tell it like it is.
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                          #13
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                          I don't have an embroidery machine and do not wish to handle embroider all that for a quilt I have no interest in. Swaps are fun , but only if the benefit everyone. I am thinking what you really want is someone from each state to send YOU an embroidered patch so YOU can make your own quilt. That would not be a swap just something for you.
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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by Iris Girl View Post
                            I don't have an embroidery machine and do not wish to handle embroider all that for a quilt I have no interest in. Swaps are fun , but only if the benefit everyone. I am thinking what you really want is someone from each state to send YOU an embroidered patch so YOU can make your own quilt. That would not be a swap just something for you.
                            I'm so sorry if I made it seem as if I just wanted people to send me blocks for only myself. I just thought it was a neat idea and wanted to ask if anyone else would be interested. People do blocks swaps with embroidered flowers or different things all the time. Just thought I would ask.

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                              #15
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                              Originally posted by hvanduren View Post
                              I'm so sorry if I made it seem as if I just wanted people to send me blocks for only myself. I just thought it was a neat idea and wanted to ask if anyone else would be interested. People do blocks swaps with embroidered flowers or different things all the time. Just thought I would ask.
                              It's a cool idea It's just 50 people is too many for this kind of swap. If you join the embroidery group maybe something could work out there, I think there a 70 of us. Some more active than others.

                              Maybe try with something smaller, like a flower in a 4x4 hoop. It's not a lost cause. Not everyone has the machine to do it. So come join the group.
                              "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used"― Dalai Lama XIV

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