The IBS1 Block Book

The IBS1 Block Book

Over the past months, your beautiful IBS1 block designs were highly admired and received much kudos from patchwork enthusiasts around the world.  Several quilters expressed the wish to have detailed instructions for your participating blocks. Even the editor-in-chief of a patchwork magazine asked us whether we could publish a tutorial.

Therefore, we now start a book project featuring the blocks of the 1st International Block Swap! However, to make this happen, we need your support and kindly ask you:

May we publish your IBS1 block in our book?

It is NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT whether your block is complicated, difficult, traditional, modern, or very simple. We would like to feature in our book as many blocks from different countries as possible with a broad spectrum of techniques and difficulty levels. However, due to layout reasons, we cannot guarantee that every block will be published.

How it will work:

Each block will be featured on a separate page with photo, description and step-by-step sewing instruction. Additionally, there will be some space for your personal comments about your block choice and your experience with the 1st International Block Swap. Only your first name and country will be mentioned.

The book will be published in English and German. The layout is not yet final but you can take a look at this sample page to see how it will probably look like:


IMPORTANT! This is just a sample and not a finished instruction for the shown blocks! Don’t use it for sewing!

And no panic, you don’t have to write the instruction for your block yourself! Everything, we need from you is the following information:

  1. Your explicit permission that we may publish your block in our book
  2. The name of your block. Please also indicate whether the block pattern is your original design or which idea/instruction you used to sew your block (e.g. patchwork book, quilting magazine, website) if the block is not a traditional pattern like the Ohio Star. If you’re unsure whether your block pattern is protected by copyright law, please contact us.
  3. Two to three personal remarks about your block idea and your experience with the 1st International Block Swap.

Please e-mail us your response with the above mentioned information at by May 20, 2013.

Thus, we will be able to realize the IBS1 book project this summer.

We would highly appreciate your participation and look forward to hearing from you!

As always, your feedback and remarks will be very welcome and highly appreciated. Please contact us if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about the above.