Jacquelynne Steves

Teal Mini Swap for Ovarian Cancer Research

 

PicMonkey Collage

Today I have the privilege of talking about the Teal Mini Swap, hosted and organized by EvaPaige Quilt Designs. Beth from EvaPaige Quilt Designs said, “I started this swap several years ago because I lost my own mother to ovarian cancer in 2002. It’s an insidious form of female-only cancer that affects far too many women at a prime time in their lives – average age of diagnosis is 57, which is exactly how old my mom was and is also a popular age for quilters.  Awareness comes in as participants are invited to join the Teal Mini Swap Facebook page, where we share photos of our swaps, encourage each other to share articles and personal experience with ovarian cancer, and overall it has become a very lovely group of women who just want to make a difference. We have several survivors as members as well as a few who still fight. Sadly, we lost a member this year to the disease, but she’s a good reason to keep fighting.”

So, how does it work? You can register here. Participants are sent an 8″ square of the designated swap fabric along with info about their swap partner. Partners are matched 1:1 (in other words, you make a mini for your partner while she makes one for you) and the swap fabric must be used somewhere in the mini. You can choose to make a 10″ mug rug or 18″ mini quilt (choose when you register.) Everyone has until October 1, 2016 to get their mini finished and mailed to their partner. This year the designated swap fabric is being donated by Moda:

1867.37540

Participants pay $15 (US) or $18 (Canada) to register. $10 of that registration is donated by EvaPaige Quilt Designs to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, while the remainder goes to expenses for running this swap, such as postage, ink, etc.

Quilters are some of the most generous people I know, so I know you will want to participate. Plus, it just sounds like plain old fun!!!

If you’d like to participate, just click here to register.

I hope you all will consider taking part in this wonderful event… You know, I often ask God how HE wants me to use my gifts. I’m not a doctor or a teacher or a powerful policy maker, and I don’t work in an overseas orphanage… I’m not a celebrity with a huge social platform… But I AM a maker… I create things with my hands… and I think He’d be really happy that we use our talents for something as important as this. To be honest, when first approached, I thought I was too busy to participate, but I’ve decided- I’m signing up! I hope you will too.

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 And now, I have a giveaway for you!

aurifil giveaway-TealSwap

One lucky winner will be chosen at random and will win one of these Aurifil thread collections:

AurfilMoonshine AurifilSeascape AurifilSweetlyStitched

Here are the rules for entry:

  • *Comment on this blog post and tell me- What is your favorite color? (It doesn’t have to be teal!)
  • *Your email address must be included in your profile or in the comment itself- If I choose your name, and I can’t contact you immediately, I will choose another winner.
  • *Comment by 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time (that’s NYC time) on Sunday July 31, 2016.
  • *One winner will be chosen at random.

2016 Teal cover

You can visit other bloggers who will be doing giveaways this week and next week:

July 26 – Kelli Fannin, Seriously….I Think it Needs Stitches

July 27 – Amy Friend, During Quiet Time

July 28 – Jacquelynne Steves, Jacquelynne Steves

August 2 – Diane Harris, Quilty Pleasures

August 3 – Laura Piland, Slice of Pi

August 4 – Michele Foster, Quilting Gallery

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84 Comments

  • Alida
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    My favorite color is purple but I also love teal with it! :) thanks for the chance!!

  • Diana
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    My favorite color is anything in the blue family. I love teal with apricot. thanks for the chance to win :)

  • Joni
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    So hard to pick a single color. Can I say my favorite is Lori Holt fabrics? lol. Just love how the colors all work together. Thanks for such a fun giveaway! And I’m a three year participant in this Teal Mini Swap for OCRF. Lost my momma at age 46. I’m a three year survivor of breast cancer too. Life is short. Find time today to do something you love!

  • Sue Hook
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    My favorite color is burgundy. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Lisa Fellman
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Purple is my favorite color but I am finding more and more teal in my wardrobe and my stash! ?

  • Susan Lane
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    My favorite color is blue. Thank you for all you do! This is fun!

  • Barbara Gifford
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    If you look at my stash it would be blue, although in the winter far more drawn to red.

  • Pam
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is purple, but I may become a convert to teal after this blog hop! Thanks for this meaningful blog hop. pk_sews at yahoo dot com

  • Mary Jane Jones
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    I would be blue person. Whenever I got something new, my sister would ask me what shade of blue this time. I noticed my blue thread bin has the most spools.

  • monica
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is red but teal is my second favorite. I’m so excited to participate in the Teal Mini Swap

  • Jill
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Favorite color is blue but as I look at my last two quilts I have been using a lot of teal! We lost my MIL to this disease in January and I am glad to have something like this as a way to honor her memory.

  • Mara
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    I love the whole rainbow, but if we narrow it down to one color it would be aqua. grecomara at gmail dot com

  • Karen Hoyt
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Lime green is my favorite color these days. Thank you for sponsored this important cause.

  • Alicia DeRoche
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is purple! Yup I’m a purple girl! Real is pretty awesome too though!

  • Athena Andrzejewski
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    When decorated my, now 1 1/2 year Olds nursery with foxes so his colors were blue and orange and I did a lot of custom sewing because their isn’t a ton of orange baby decor on the market. Ever since then I’ve really appreciated and enjoyed the color orange more. (And it’s nice that it pairs well with teal)

  • Anne Boundy
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    fave colour is Purple, but I never use it in quilts for some reason! Red is my very close second colour.
    And what a great swap – going to check it out now :)

  • meg
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I can never choose one favorite color. I love most shades of purple but I look better in red… if fabric wants to get my attention it is usually in some kind of rainbow spectrum! I’m a sucker for the rainbow!

  • Donna Martel
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color to wear is purple but I love a good yellow in my quilts. Teals and turquoise make my heart dance. And boy do I stay away from reds and greens. But love a challenge and work in all colors. Thanks for your wonderful blog. Quilter4u@comcast.net

  • Sherry V.
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is yellow…..or maybe purple……but lately I have been loving orange! LOL

  • Leah
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I would have to say that I have two favorite colors, teal & plum. I collect fabric and both colors and prefer them in my non-quilting life as well. I’ve loved teal forever, I have a teal streak in my hair and I’ve noticed more recently that plum is a favorite too. They’re pretty colors, I think they make great favorites!

  • Brenda E
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I love blue, from light to dark. From quilting to decor I always have some blue if it’s for my home. bjegrandma at gmail dot com

  • Tricia D.
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    I love all colors, but probably blues and yellows best! This will be my second year in the Teal Swap. I quilted a mini quilt last year, and can’t wait for a new swap partner for a mug rug! Have a sew lovely week, everyone!

  • Lee
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    I love Purple which would go nice w/ teal! thank you!

  • Sabrina
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    I really love all the colors in the visible light spectrum.

  • Lissa LaGreca
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is red, but if you look at my stash you would think it was blue!!

  • Barbara
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Teal really is my favorite color – using it in a quilt of Lemoyne stars right now!

  • Janice Svercek
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    I do love any shade of blue and teal especially. Thanks for the swap and giveaway.

  • Jill Addington
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color since I was a small child has been purple. I must admit to now having great affection for all of the jewel tones, maybe because living in Alaska, I am surrounded by white for much of the year. Thanks you for the chance to use one of the great colors of the spectrum!

  • Maryellen McAuliffe
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    I love purple! I’m doing this for the second year. The swap was so much fun last night. teachmca at aol dot com.

  • carol
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    I like dark reds.

  • Nadia
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is pink! Followed closely by purple!

  • Alex L
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Woohoo! Who doesn’t love a giveaway?? My favorite color is “Tula Pink” :) thank you so much!

  • Diane Austin
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m purple and teal all the way. Just live give a ways. Good luck everyone.

  • Connie German
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m a turquoise gal. Can’t wait for the swap. Thanks

  • Cindy
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Blue. All shades but especially aqua. ?

  • Pat
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    I love blues and greens so the combination comes out to Teal. ?

  • Elizabeth
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    I never think PINK is my favorite but that’s what my husband ALWAYS buys me soooo over the years, pink has become my favorite!

  • Linda Pearl
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is a toss up between teal/turquoise and hot pink – maybe I’ll figure out how to get both into the swap piece. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Laura McFall
    Posted July 28, 2016 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    Honestly, I love all the colors! I tend to wear pink and jewel tones. I like to try different combinations and recently finished a 3-color quilt with apricot/salmon, lavender/purple and gray.
    Thanks for the chance to win Aurifil – I’m a new fan! Love your blog, too!!

  • Kathy E.
    Posted July 29, 2016 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    Thank you for joining this hop and sharing the awareness of ovarian cancer. My favorite color is purple, every single shade of it!

  • Natalie
    Posted July 29, 2016 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    I would say I have two favorite colors right now one is a cross between coral and peach and the other would be a cross between mint and sage green put them together and that’s my happy place!

  • Christine Orlando
    Posted July 29, 2016 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    This will be my third year participating in swap, can’t wait to get started. I really don’t have a favorite I love them all. If I have to pick one I would say I would lean more towards a color in the purple family.

  • Mary Indelicato
    Posted July 29, 2016 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    My favorite color is green.
    It is funny that you said that the average age is 57. My mother started in her early 60’s. I am 55 and just picked up quilting, to learn how to quilt so that I can finish my mother’s last quilt.

  • Delaine
    Posted July 29, 2016 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is blue, followed closely by purple. Thanks!

  • Cathy
    Posted July 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Blues and greens with a good portion of teal/turquoise too! I also love any kind of quilt that features a happy rainbow of fabrics!

  • Karen
    Posted July 29, 2016 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is green! Purple is a close second.

  • Nancy Hilderbrand
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    My favorite color is crimson red.

  • Frances
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Definitely my favorite color is green .. any shade any pattern design that includes green draws my eye immediately.

  • Meg Nordhagen
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is grass green! It’s in the high 90 degrees here in Parson, KS
    But, I will be going home to Grove, OK tomorrow and hope it’s a bit cooler there.

  • Sandy A in St. Louis
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is pink, from the palest ice pink to the deepest fuchsia. My stash shows it too!

    Thanks for the information on the swap and the wonderful give away!
    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahoo.com

  • Beth T.
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is red, I think. Although some days the answer to that question is pink. I suppose it depends on my mood.

    Thanks for being part of this important effort. We can’t find a cure too quickly.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  • Maxine E.
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    my favorite color is orange.

  • Sally Dixon
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Teal is my favorite color and I love purple too!

  • Sue R
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is green. I’ve registered already for the mini teal swap, can hardly wait to start ! Thx

  • Geri Alper
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I have three favorites, preferably together — teal, purple and peach!!

  • Kim L
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Blue,,,plain and simple,,,always has been! This sounds like a wonderful swap, thank you for sharing
    sew4you57(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Cheryl Lea
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is Pear–hex #d1e231. Similar to chartreuse. ;)

  • Sam
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    My fave color is pink…………wich I love to pair with teals and lime greens.

  • Shannon Clark
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color is purple because really, what doesn’t look good in purple?! ?

  • Laura
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Have to admit that teal and it’s color wheel sisters are my favorite colors.

  • Janan Doster
    Posted July 30, 2016 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    I love orange!!!! All shades,all tones, peach, coral!!!! Love orange!!

  • barbara blair
    Posted July 31, 2016 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    I love blues and greens

  • Mary D
    Posted July 31, 2016 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    My sister in law lost her 3 year battle with ovarian cancer in 2014. I moved in to help her & my brother’s family through this ordeal. I admired her resolve to be here for her children. she inspired me so much with her determination in face of such a devastating illness. I love most colors but teal with fuchsia floats my boat.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Rita Mulvey
    Posted July 31, 2016 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    My favorite colors are all shades of orange and all shades of turquoise

  • Barbara Gifford
    Posted July 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Blue is my favorite color, at least to use in quilts

  • Vicki Mannion
    Posted July 31, 2016 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    I love every color, but yellow makes me smile.

  • diane willard
    Posted August 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    I am kinda stuck on melon shades and teal.

  • Snoodles
    Posted August 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I’m just crazy enough to be enamored with all colors! LOL Thanks for the chance to win some thread!

  • Theresa
    Posted August 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    I love all colors but black is my favored color.

  • Allison
    Posted August 2, 2016 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I love teal and purples together! Please encourage everyone to join in this challenge! I did it last year and my partner was wonderful! A great cause – everyone is touched by cancer!!!

  • Pheydra Schworm
    Posted August 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I love All colors! I love the feelings, smells, thoughts and emotions that all colors bring to us through our imaginations, memories and gifts. If I had to choose one it would be teal or green or purple but I love a good surprise! Thank you!

  • Barbara Heimowitz
    Posted August 2, 2016 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    I love all shades of blue. I’m so happy to be part of this swap challenge. It’s for such a good cause!

  • Carol Nickles
    Posted August 2, 2016 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    My first quilt was a doll quilt in teal for my granddaughter. We both love the color teal.

  • JOYCE
    Posted August 2, 2016 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    I love all colors- no fav -can just choose one – color is just so beautiful all together –
    as for cancer we have seen a lot in our family – most resent is my 11 yrs old granddaughter – who just had surgery
    this will be my first teal swap and second mini swap
    what a great cause – just started quilting a few years back – it helps mellow me out – until – I notice my stitch line is crooked lol

  • Carol Wilson
    Posted August 2, 2016 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Green, definitely Green. Used to be yellow( still like it). But l LOVE GREEN, really into brights greens. Not quite neon, but close.

  • Stella Liwanpo
    Posted August 2, 2016 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    My favourite colour is red, but I use every colour in my quilts. Right now I am doing The Splendid Sampler with Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson.

  • Judith Martinez
    Posted August 3, 2016 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    My favorite color is blue but I also love purple.

  • Susan L.
    Posted August 3, 2016 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    My favorite color for quilting is red.

  • Shannon G
    Posted August 3, 2016 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Mermaid Blue, Emerald Green and Purple are my favorite colors.

  • Tina Sheppard
    Posted August 3, 2016 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Green. I like all greens. That being said I think emerald green is my top green color. It goes with my strawberry gray hair.

  • Toni Leggate
    Posted August 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I would love to take part but unfortunately the swap is not open to UK quilters and I am not aware of a similar swap in the UK.
    Have fun sewing and quilting in the name of this excellent cause everyone…

  • sandy
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    tHE TEAL MAKES IT POP.. LOVE IT.. MAY HAVE TO TRY THAT ONE

  • Ginny
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I have always love reds,,,my home is done in reds and roses….Such a warm inviting color to me….

  • Marsha
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color actually IS teal. Every single rosette in my LaPassacaglia quilt (in progess) has teal in it somewhere!

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