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All articles related to our First International Block Swap including all subsequent activities, such as the IBS1 Travelling Exhibition

Festival of Quilts - The IBS1 Gallery

Festival of Quilts - The IBS1 Gallery

What a wonderful, wonderful experience! Our first really big show nearly blew us off our feet and we are still overwhelmed by the warm welcome and the keen interest so many quilters showed for the IBS1 quilts and for our 2nd International Block Swap.

Quilts on tour again...

Quilts on tour again...

Tomorrow is the big event - 17 quilts from our first International Block Swap will be exhibited at this year's Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. If you are at the show, do come and visit us at stand O12! On the first day, Anke and Johann will welcome you because Jutta is still on the road, but will be at the show from Friday till Sunday.

The IBS1 Block Book

The IBS1 Block Book

We now start a book project featuring the blocks of the 1st International Block Swap! However, to make this happen, we need your support and kindly ask you...

Joan's Quilt

Joan's Quilt

Not only does Joan belong to a very creative and productive IBS team, but she is also the one who is ultimately responsible that there was an International Block Swap at all. It was her idea initially which she very graciously allowed us to hijack...

Cindy's Quilt

Cindy's Quilt

Cindy arranged her IBS1 blocks in a 3 by 4 layout with block sashings and a border in the same width and using the same warm, dark read fabric. Cindy asked a friend to embroider the names of the quilters, their towns and countries below the blocks to have a lasting reminder where the blocks came from...

Lubica's Quilt

Lubica's Quilt

Lubica from Slovakia arranged her IBS blocks around a panel showing the 12 zodiac signs surrounded by images of the moon and stellar and astrological symbols...

Dawn's Quilt

Dawn's Quilt

Dawn chose to set her 12 IBS1 blocks into a medallion style layout with the block forming the border and the picture postcards transferred to fabric making up the centre of the quilt. Dawn embroidered the quilt's "motto" (International Block Swap) right into the middle of the postcards...

Derry's 2nd Quilt

Derry's 2nd Quilt

This beautiful and truly majestic quilt is actually Derry's 2nd IBS quilt...

Karin K's Quilt

Karin K's Quilt

Karin from Austria set her IBS1 blocks in a 3 by 4 layout separated by narrow brown sashings. The quilt centre is framed by a wider border using the same brown border. The outer border is embellished with wonderful country style appliqué which give Karin's quilt a calm and stylish overall look...

Marion's Quilt

Marion's Quilt

Marion from Brazil also used a 4x3 layout - the first to put this well-loved layout in landscape format instead of portrait.

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