Hello everyone - just a note on the second round of this swap, as I said I might start taking signups in early August - I've decided to push the dates back a little and not begin taking signups until later in August - part of this is that I'm just too busy! But also, there are still two outstanding quilts from the previous round and I'd quite like to get these finished off before I start again. I'm still looking at a completion date of October, but probably right near the end.
Thanks to all of you who responded to my survey - the information will be helpful when it comes time to start the second round. I think that for the second round, I will offer the option of choosing to make and receive an art quilt* - if I get at least 10-12 people who would be interested in that option, we'll run an art quilt sub-set - but rest assured, it will only be an option, and there will be plenty of participants who wish to stick to something more traditional.
*in this context, I am using "art quilt" to cover a range of possibilities - from something using fairly traditional materials but in a modern, free-form construction (like what Lorraine or I made in round 1) to something much freer - for instance, a mixed-media construction like Lynda made.