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Beth Helfter 
EvaPaige Quilt Designs 

Teal Mini Swap 2018


Designed by Beth Helfter, EvaPaige Quilt Designs, Teal Mini Swap is an annual event intended to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, funds for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, and give quilters and sewers a fun little swap.

Participants each recieve a 6" x 9" piece of ONE of the Riley Blake challenge fabrics shown, which is to be used in their mini quilt, along w ith information about their swap partner. Minis are to be completed during the month of September and mailed to partners no later than October 2. 


Participants have a choice of making either a mini quilt (18" square maximum) or a mug rug (10" square maximum). Be sure to check your preference on the registration! 

The cost to participate is $15 for US registrants, and $18 for Canadian residents, of which $10 per participant will be donated directly to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund during the first week of September. The remaining funds will be used to offset administrative, supplies, and shipping costs.

Event timeline:

  • July 25 - August 29 (or 650 participants, whichever comes first) - Registration open
  • August 9 - September 2 - Behind the scenes envelope stuffing and mailing of packets to partcipants
  • September 2 - September 30 - Celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by creating a mug rug for your swap partner and mail it by the October 2 deadline.

For more information, check out and join our "Teal Mini Swap" facebook page, where we'll be able to post photos of our minis mug rugs as we receive them, and the "Teal Mini Swap" page of my website.


The fine print: Unfortunately, there are some caveats to participation.

  • Because of the astronomical cost of shipping anything larger than a cake crumb outside of the US borders, I have to limit this swap to those with a US and Canada postal address only. I am sorry. I love all people everywhere and wish I were made of money so that I could afford to have this be totally international!
  • Registering means you are committing to making a mini for a swap partner within the month of September and mailing it to them by October 2. Please check your calendars and make sure that this is possible for you before signing up. We don't want disappointed swap partners!
  • You may not choose your preferred challenge fabric. I will do my best for you. You and your partner will receive the same fabric.

Hit that cute little button down there to register! I'm excited to have you aboard!

Thank you to Riley Blake Designs! Be sure to thank them if you see them at a show!




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