In case you are wondering about the swapping process, here are some of the guidelines I use to help myself match things up:
- Find a new home for the greatest number of quilts possible.
- Try to give people quilts as high on their lists as possible (in all cases, but particularly if someone has made a very popular quilt).
- If a quilt is on someone's preference list, they did like it, so it's better to give someone one lower on their list than to leave a quilt unswapped.
- If the above criteria have been met, try to give everyone quilts by people they haven't had quilts from before (so e.g. if Ann's quilt and Jane's quilt were both in your top tier of preferences, but you had a quilt from Ann last time around, I might give you Jane's this time).
Anyway, that's just a little insight into the process - it's a lot more complicated than that, and I do appreciate everyone's flexibility in listing loads of choices and being patient!
I'll be emailing people over the next few days with instructions for how and where to mail your quilts. Watch your email!