Christine Broers and Colleen Little explain
how the Round Robin works.This
information is available at guild meetings
for anyone who is interested in participating.

Round Robin Information and Guidelines

Getting Started
Choose any straight-edged medallion piece measuring no larger than 12.5 inches in any direction. It may be printed, pieced, painted, appliquéd, etc. Optionally, include up to one yard of fabric scraps that others may choose to use for your quilt top. Place all items in a pillowcase-sized cloth bag that has been prominently marked with your name and phone number. Close the bag with safety pins. Bring your bag to a guild meeting to exchange for another participant’s bag.

First Round
The border does not need to be symmetrical in shape, color, or style. It can be plain, pieced, embroidered, or appliquéd, etc. Place your finished work in its bag and return it to a meeting to exchange it for another bag.

Second Through Sixth Rounds
Add a border to at least 2 sides of the work you received. Instead of a new border, you may choose to embellish a previously added border (appliqué, couching, etc.) Place the finished work in its bag and return it to a meeting to exchange it for another bag.

Final Step
After a piece has traveled through 6 rounds, its rotation will be complete. At that time, it will be shared at the guild meeting and then returned to you. We would love to see your top after it has been quilted.

This is a “blind” round robin. Please do not share what you are doing with any other guild member so that the final quilt top will be a surprise for the participants. The skill levels and interests of the participants will vary so this is a wonderful opportunity for you to use “orphan” fabrics and to try new techniques. You may also choose to donate the top or completed quilt to the guild's Community Outreach group.

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Christine Broers and Beth Purkett
show examples of quilts that were
created Round Robin style.