WSQ Pincushion Swap

We had so much fun with the Mug Rug Swap in 2022 that we’re going to continue the fun with a little twist. In 2023 WSQ is having a seasonal Pin Cushion Swap! You can never have too many pin cushions! Each season, we will match you with a different partner to swap Pin Cushions. If you participate all year, you will meet 4 new quilters and have 4 fun new Pin Cushions. If you sign up at the January meeting, you will be paired with a partner in February and have until the April meeting to make your first Spring themed Pin Cushion. After each meeting, we will assign you a new partner and a new season for the theme.

Fill out the swap form below (scroll down) to join the swap, or download the form and follow the mailing instructions on the form.


Sign-up Deadline

Receive Partner By



January 31, 2023

February 15, 2023

April 27, 2023


April 30, 2023

May 15, 2023

July 27, 2023


July 31, 2023

August 15, 2023

September 28, 2023


September 30, 2023

October 15, 2023

January 25, 2024



1-1/2” – 2-1/2” is a common size, but feel free to go a bigger or smaller.

Absolutely not! Hexagons, circles, rectangles, chicken shaped, pear shaped or any unique shape is fine.

Search the internet for "Pin Cushion pattern" (or “Free Pin Cushion Pattern”) and you will find lots of inspiration and tutorials on how to make a Pin Cushion. What a great way to use up some that fabric in your scrap bin! Pin cushion patterns come in lots of different shapes and sizes (animals, vegetables, flowers, circles, squares, hexagons) so explore and enjoy!

Crushed walnut shells (inexpensive at pet stores), sawdust, sand, wool or cotton batting/stuffing, a combination of any of these. Batting/stuffing may be too light weight to keep your pin cushion upright so consider adding something heavier toward the bottom like a heavy washer.

If you can’t make it to the meeting to swap with your partner, you can mail your Pincushion.  If you only want to swap by mail, we will try our best to match you with another mail-only partner.

We hope you will, but if you can’t just let us know.

Yes! Join in anytime and we will add you to the next season swap.

Yes, you must be a paid member for 2023 to participate in the swap.

Feel free to add a little surprise for your partner but keep it small and inexpensive (under $5).  Remember this is all about the Pincushion!

We understand, life happens. Please let us know ASAP so we can pair your partner with someone else.

Let us know, and we will make sure you get one from someone else.  No quilter left behind!

Swap Entry Form

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