My Quilt Place is an online community of quilters who gather to share knowledge, ideas, photos, and fun! There’s a lot going on at MQP, and you’ll always find someone there who likes to talk about quilts as much as you do.

Besides the blogs, forums, and photo galleries you’ll find at My Quilt Place, MQP Groups provide a place to gather with those who share your specific interests. Stop by and tap the Groups tab to find over 100 groups of like-minded quilters!

Here’s a sample:

The theme of Swapping “FUN” is for Everyone is “swap til you drop!” It is one of the busiest and chattiest groups on MQP. The Butterfly blockgroup members swap fabric, blocks, mug rugs, jelly rolls, and any quilty thing a member might suggest, and have a lot of fun in the meantime. The current swap: a Butterflies and Dragonflies Block Swap! (Photo: a block by Ginny Andersen)

At UFOs, you can chat about those in-progress projects! (You DO have them, right?) Whether you need quilting suggestions, how-to advice from experienced quilters about techniques when you’re in over your head, or several friendly eyes to give opinions about colors, borders, or block arrangements, this is the place for you! Any UFO conversation is welcome.

Singer FeatherweightDo you own a Singer Featherweight? There’s an MQP group for owners, “wannabe” owners, and enthusiasts. The conversation includes any vintage sewing machines. Scroll through the threads to find out where to buy and which models years are best. It’s an active group with friendly Featherweight owners regularly participating.

At A Quilting Bee, there’s a Scrap Busting Challenge going on and it’s not too late to join! You can jump in at any time. It’s a gathering of friends urging each other to complete and CELEBRATE the end of their completed quilts made entirely from scraps. Photos are posted, progress is reported, and the goal is to make as many scrap quilts as possible. There will be a prize at the end from a drawing of all finishers!

batik swapThe Designer Batik Swap shares specific quality fabric in swaps, but they also engage in quilt-along projects and are a lively group of encouragers! You’ll find some incredible quilt photos here. The group started by simply swapping strips, but have progressed to challenges involving the strips and layer cakes they’ve swapped. Some of the members are participating in a State Row by Row that’s very active right now.

Free Motion Quilter on a Domestic Machine? Here’s the group for you. Are you a fan of hand stitching? You might like the English Paper Piecing group or the Hand Quilting group.

You’ll find groups from your state or region, a fun Gardening group, and a Cooking group that could use a little boost from quilting chefs!

There are over 100 groups and over 19,800 members on My Quilt Place who are bursting with quilting energy. Check them out! If you don’t see a group that fits you, you’re welcome to start one of your own and see how many quilters just like you want to participate. Have fun, enjoy making some new quilting buddies, and keep in touch through


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Connie Weiger

I am eager to see & learn from others.