Saturday 27 March 2010

New Round Open!

Hello all - I have decided to take the plunge and open Round 4 of ALQS. This round will take both traditional and art quilts and everything in between. It will run using the same method (with a few small changes) as ALQS3, which, overall, I thought very successful from an adiminstrative point of view (though one quilt did actually WALK to its new owner from around the globe - or at least it seemed to as the post took so long - in the end, of course, we were just glad it wasn't lost).

Rather than reiterate all the rules here on the front page of the (redesigned!) blog, I have put a new page tab at the top of the blog which links to the rules - please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear - I'll do my best to answer as quickly as possible.

If you have friends who you think may be interested, do direct them over - the more the merrier. And if you want a button for your blog, please feel free to grab the one from the sidebar (I will be updating it shortly with a "4", so you may want to wait for that one, if you don't see the "4" yet!) or use the HTML code below.

In order to encourage publicity for this swap, I'll be doing a little contest - offering these 5 ATCs (ATCs are Artist Trading Cards - they are 2.5x3.5" in size and these have all been made by me) up to five winners who join (in a preliminary way) this swap or mention it on their blog. If you express an interest in taking part in the swap, I will enter you into the drawing once. If you simply mention it in a blog entry, you will receive one entry; if you also put a button in your sidebar (code below), you will be enterred twice. So potentially, you could be enterred in three times! If you don't want to take part in the swap, you can still be enterred in the draw if you mention it on your blog. As I said, I'll pick five winners who will receive one ATC each. I'll do the drawing around the end of April or beginning of May. I'll confirm the drawing date later.

I do hope to see lots of familiar names expressing an interest here - and new folks, too. I haven't swapped in a while and am beginning to get itchy fingers...

If you want to add the badge, here is the HTML code for it - don't forget to change the brackets at the beginning and end of all three sections to pointy ones. Or, you can do what I did and put it in the sidebar as a picture, linked back to the front page of this blog. If this doesn't work for you, let me know and I will email you the code with the pointy brackets in it (if I put pointy brackets here it will just show the badge!)

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Winter Wanderings said...

Sounds like fun -- I think I'm in. I'll go read the guidelines & such now.

Thanks Kate, I'm glad you've put ALQS4 together!

Andrea said...

Hello Kate - yes please count me in. Haven't done a swap for ages.

Quiltin Jenny said...

Thinking I'll try to join in this round!

Button and post on my blog as well. Can't wait to see the quilts!

Crafty Maine Mom said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. I'm in I'll start sewing.

Cobi said...

code didn't work for me but I got it fixed anyway.


Sign me up please!!