Round Robin 2015

Round Robin3I love a round-robin.  Lots of people don’t and I can understand that – sometimes participants vary wildly in skill, artistic understanding, and taste.  I think that if you set the right parameters, you should have something workable by the end!  For those who don’t know, a round-robin, when applied to textiles, means that several people contribute elements of a piece to each other so that at the end of the project, everyone has the same number of pieces from which they construct a finished item. I have seen work by groups of artists and the results can be astounding.  Usually there are rules –  which can help or hinder.  In 2011, the rules of the challenge set by my local quilt group – Welsh Heritage Quilters –  were that each of 6 participants contributed blocks that amounted to 12″ square.  Read about it here.  This year, the rules are that each participant, (again 6 to a group) contributes a 4″ x 36″ strip.  I have chosen to set my own theme as Analogy and will be giving participants a rainbow of hand-dye remnants and rejects which are use-able in bits, but are too flawed to use whole, (until I get around to playing with them with print etc.)

Book for Round Robin Analogy

I have made a book to send around so that participants can add their thoughts and ideas.  Who knows what will result!

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  1. I’ve participated in several round robins. Yes, there are pros and cons — varying ability and imagination, people who don’t show up, etc. I’ve had good experience and bad. But the quilts that have resulted have been terrific, and the participants have been very happy with their projects in the end. I would certainly do them again. My sister and I have done “round” robin with each other, passing work back and forth to create medallion quilts. She’s the best round robin partner. 🙂

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