Thursday, February 20, 2014

Polka Dot Traveling Patch Worldwide Fabric Exchange

In celebration of National Quilting Day, one of my favorite quilt shops, Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe, owners Susan and Kim are doing an awesome traveling patch exchange.  Here is how it works: 

We thought it would be fun to exchange fabric worldwide, so…
Polka Dot 10” squares it is

How it works:

• Reserve your spot in the exchange by emailing us at, or call
us at 630-554-9701. We will need your name, email
and physical address. The cutoff date for registration is
• Purchase 5 yards of “quilt store quality” Polka dot fabric
• Cut fabric into 10” squares (you will have enough fabric to exchange with 60 quilters)
• Maybe add a little note (sticker) to each square if you would like to introduce yourself, some
suggestions for your note could be:
• Where you are from
• How long have you been quilting
• Why you have chosen this polka dot fabric
• Maybe just a simple “Hello” or “I Love Quilting”
• Put your squares in the individual envelopes (envelopes must be 4” by 9.5”) along
with your note; make sure your return address is on each envelope. Enclose
with a check (US only) or call shop with credit card number (US &
International) for $66.00(return postage & handling) and send them to us at:

Prairie Stitches Quilt Shop
72 Main Street
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 554-9701
• We must receive your box by 3/30/14

Then in April, 2014 wait for 60 individual traveling patches from quilters around the
world to show up in your mailbox.

I am planning on joining the exchange and will be designing a quilt to go with the 10" squares.  

There are a few other designers participating in the exchange and are helping spread the word:

ModaLissa Blog
Susan & Kim were so excited when Lissa Alexander from MODA fabrics wrote about the exchange.  Read the blog by clicking below.
Click here for Blog

Laundry Basket Quilts
Susan & Kim did Edyta's triangle exchange, we had so much fun doing the exchange.  Edyta is an inspiration to us and our customers.  
Click here for Blog