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COVID-19 Friends Tribute FAQs

Participation


How do I participate?
You can sign up online or at the shop.  The fabric exchange for this quilt has ended. You can still register to participate in the program and have access to the Facebook group, video library and patterns. 

Can I still participate in the exchange? 
No, unfortunately, the fabric exchange has ended. Feel free to coordinate and exchange with your own quilting buddies!

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
Private Facebook Group
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.  There is 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/548098616079718/

What if I get started after September 1st?
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 has ended.


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

  • Bright & Cheery Blenders/Basics (red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, turquoise)
  • Bright & Cheery Batiks (red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, turquoise)
  • Deep & Rich Blenders/Basics (red, coral, pumpkin, gold, green, blue, purple, teal)
  • Deep & Rich Batiks (red, coral, pumpkin, gold, green, blue, purple, teal)


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” x 20” strips (cut 5 WOF strips from each of the 8 colorways and cut in half) and (80) 2-1/2” x 20” strips (cut 5 WOF strips from each of the 8 colorways and cut in half) 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 Sept 1.  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.
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