TOBE is an acronym for TreadleOn Block Exchange. It's purpose is to encourage you to use your
people powered (PP) machines, therefore all TOBE blocks must be made on either a handcrank or treadle sewing machine. You make blocks
according to the TOBE specifications and send them to the hostess, who swaps the blocks from all participants. You get the same number
of blocks back that you sent in, from lots of different people and sewn on lots of different machines. We sometimes exchange individual items instead of quilt blocks. Past exchanges have included pin cushions, aprons, tote bags, and pot holders.