Barter - to trade by exchanging one commodity for another. I've been watching the news about people losing their jobs and turning to bartering. Rather than exchange money they have their skills for trade. It all makes perfect sense to me.
It got me thinking. Why not use bartering in the quilt world? How many bloggers would rather piece a top than to quilt the top? What about applique? Are you awesome at applique but not so fond of, let's say a paper pieced project you've admired? Do you make for example tote bags or purses but always long for a table runner or quilted pillows? Quilter's also have tools of the trade (extra rotary cutters, templates, rulers etc) and fabric stashes they aren't using but do need or want something different. The quilt world is a good place for bartering.