Birthday Round Robin

Dian Moore 2004

   
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The gals in this Birthday Club started many years ago when we all met together on the Quiltropolis crazy quilt group site. We all joined the Newbie Round Robin and that's where our wonderful friendships began.

We have traveled through many journeys of Round Robins to get to where we are now with our stitching experiences. Commitment, which is such a BIG PART of Round Robins, was always met by all these gals. There was never a block lost and everyone got her blocks home safe and sound. The gals are from all over the United States and Canada.

One night I was thinking about how we could do something special for all our birthdays. Because many women don't get the wonderful birthday parties that they plan for their own family members, I wanted to do something extra special for the group members. I thought we could have a Birthday Club and exchange blocks with one another. In addition to my usual Round Robin group, I invited some stitchers, who do beautiful work and are very responsible, to join.

The ladies made their own choice of what theme they wanted for their blocks. We have themes like Dragons, English Gardens, Ocean, Fans, Florals, etc. All the girls in the Club make the birthday gal of that month a CQ block using her theme; hence each girl would receive 11 blocks on her birthday. She would make the 12th block for her birthday quilt. Blocks are 8 " by  8 " and all are pieced in the Birthday gal's colors and theme. Those were the only rules. You could embellish the block as you wanted.

On January 1st 2003, I posted all the months' themes, so the gals knew what to do for the whole year. And 3 months before each block is due, I post a friendly reminder about what the Birthday girl wants again and what date to mail. Now some gals had the same birthday months, so some were gracious enough to take another month for their birthday blocks. It has been such a success, and many have asked about doing it again next year.

If you have never done a Round Robin, try it. The friendships you will make could lead to wonderful, friendly, cherished memories for a lifetime.

The Birthday Club has been going in full force over the summer months, and the girls are all doing a good job on their blocks......Its been great fun for all of us and we are enjoying the big challenge of doing the blocks.

Part 1 of this article appeared in the May Issue. Part 2 of this article appeared in the July Issue. Part 3 can be found in the October issue. All are now in the archives. 

Dian Moore's Blocks:

Stitched by  Rita Goff
Stitched by Rita Goff
Stitched by Jane Cunningham
Stitched by Jane Cunningham
Stitched by Margaret Terry
Stitched by Margaret Terry
Stitched by Ida Billig
Stitched by Ida Billig
 Stitched by Dorothy Matheson
 Stitched by Dorothy Matheson
Stitched by Nikki Young
Stitched by Nikki Young
Stitched by Sandra Bochard
Stitched by Margaret Terry
Stitched by Dian Moore
 Stitched by Dian Moore

Stitched by Jakkie Lease

Stitched by Sandra Bochards

Rita Goff's Blocks:

Stitched by Dian Moore
Stitched by Dian Moore
Stitched by Jane Cunningham
Stitched by Jane Cunningham
Stitched by Margaret Terry
Stitched by Margaret Terry
Stitched by Deann Worthington
Stitched by Deann Worthington
 Stitched by Dorothy Matheson
 Stitched by Dorothy Matheson
Stitched by Nikki Young
Stitched by Nikki Young

Stitched by Ida Billig
Stitched by Ida Billig


Stitched by Sandra Bochard

Ida Billig's Blocks:


Stitched by Jakkie Lease


Stitched by Sandra Bochards

For Jane Cunningham


Stitched by Jakkie Lease


Stitched by Sandra Bochards

Deann Worthington's Blocks:


Stitched by Sandra Bochards


Stiched by Ida Billig

Nikki Young's Block:


Stitched by Jakkie Lease

Phyllis' Block :


Stitched by Jakkie Lease
 
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