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Thread: Boomerang 7.0-EARTH Group

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    Boomerang 7.0-EARTH Group

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 7.0 Mailing deadline to mail all blocks home to their owners is July 15, 2012.

    Hello and welcome to the Boomerang Friendship Swap. You are the EARTH Group. Please remember how the swap works.

    How it works:
    1) You will select a fabric or selection of fabrics from your stash (or you can buy new-up to you) and cut them in to Fat Eighths (18 x 11).
    2) You will send each member in the swap one F8 to work with. The person who receives the fabric will make you a block with your fabric in it.
    3) You may advise the person of colors you would prefer they use or not use but please do not request specific blocks. This is meant to be a “friendship” swap where your friends pick, design and create a beautiful 12.5” unfinished block for you based on the fabric you send them.
    4) In turn you will receive an F8 from each member in the swap and have to make them a block.

    Rules/Guidelines:
    (please make sure to also refer to the basic policies that apply to all swaps announced through the board: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm )
    1) Please make sure all fabric is prewashed prior to making the block and sending it home.
    2) When sending your fabric please make sure it is in some kind of sealed item (Ziploc baggy, saran wrap) with a piece of paper or even a peel-off label with your name, address and quilt board name so that the items are protected and won’t get mixed up. Please do this when returning blocks as well. (This way if for some unhuman reason the PO mangles a package the plastic has a chance at saving the work and with an address visible it just might make it home)
    3) Please mail your F8 within three weeks of receiving the address list. This helps ensure we all have ample time to work on everyone's blocks.
    4) Please handle all fabric received with the utmost care and place it somewhere where it won’t be lost or forgotten about.
    5) In order to help keep track of the blocks sent and received I will be emailing out a chart to all members who participate so that you may fill it in as we go.
    6) All blocks should be 12.5” unfinished. They can be regular pieced, paper-pieced, appliquéd-whatever the quilter decides to do. It is up to each individual. Again the feeling is to get a true friendship quilt out of this. Please remember to measure two, three times and cut once and do your very best to make sure the finished block you are sending home is 12.5". PLEASE PLEASE MEASURE YOUR BLOCKS!
    7). Please remember to trim your threads, cut your dog ears...in essence remove any excess work from the back of your block that the receiver should not have to worry about. We do not want to have any extra bulk in these blocks that are not needed (harder to quilt them :-) )
    8) You may sign the back of the block if you wish to or perhaps pin a small muslin square with your name, where you live and what the name of the block is.
    9) Please measure your block before mailing it. We all started somewhere but it is nice to be able to get all the blocks back measuring the same size so the quilt can go together nicely.
    10) Please make a block that you yourself would be happy and proud to call your own.
    11) This is a one block per swapper swap. You will have to make 16 blocks in this group.
    12) Please be courteous to our swappers and post when you receive either someone's fabric or a completed block. This helps us to know the postal gremlins are not at work lol If for some reason you cannot get on the board to post please let me know and I will let the members know. We appreciate interaction with all of our swappers.
    13) Have FUN!!! This swap will let you explore your creativity as you do not have to make the same block for everyone. You can try that block you always wanted to. Try new fabrics, new colors...step outside of your comfort zone in to a different box

    PLEASE DO NOT SEND FABRICS/BLOCKS WITH PERFUME OR OVERWHELMING FRAGRANCES ON THEM DUE TO ALLERGIES. THERE MAY BE MEMBERS OR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE SEVERE ALLERGIES TO CERTAIN THINGS SO PLEASE TRY YOUR BEST TO NOT SEND ANYTHING THAT COULD CAUSE AN ATTACK

    Also please remember when posting on the board to use members board names or just first names and not their full names. This is a courtesy to our members as the information here can be seen publicly and we do not want anyone to have that private info.

    Please, NO public complaints or criticisms of other swappers, items received, or other type for any reason. ALL complaints must be addressed by Private Message (pm) to me. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE!!!!!

    Just one more friendly reminder-please make sure your packages have proper postage on them-if you are unsure either take them to the PO or throw another stamp on. We do not want anyone to have to incur any extra expense during this fun time.


    I think you will find yourself enjoying the blocks because you can work at your pace as they come in as long as they are all out by the established deadline.

    As always please feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns-I am always happy to help.

    Hugs
    April


    Members in this group:
    birdlady
    crqltr
    MaryMo
    Roe
    dahna42
    dotcomdtcm
    hoppyfrog
    lvbabyboomer
    lynnquilts
    marcialee
    Ok Darla
    marytoddliz
    shnnn
    Kehoeta
    urgodschild2
    Sandynorm
    yayaquilts

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    How exciting, I am ready to go, heading out the door in the morning... But not too early as I am a night owl. getting to bed by 4:am is about normal for me. Unless I have an appointment or managed to get up to early, then I might make it to bed by 2:am.

    Honestly when I retired I always thought I was a morning person, I had to be to work by 6:30. Now that I can pick my own hours I am for sure a night owl. I love sewing at night when it is quiet.

    My fabric is bright Parrots on a black and green back ground. I love the fabric and am at the end of my bolt. So this one I am going to keep for me, in my sewing room.

    OK Can't wait to get started and meet all the new friends and get re-acquainted with the ones I have already met.
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Ok I am excited about this too. I am leaving for Australia tomorrow for 6 weeks. I am going to buy material down there and I will send it to everyone from down under. BUT don't worry, I will put an envelop in for all of you to return the square to CAL where I do live. My son in the mean time will be telling me who has sent me F8 so that I can let you all know that I got them but I won't be able to work on them until I get home. Oh it takes about 2 weeks to get mail from down under so I am going to buy, wash and mail my material the first week I am there.
    I am thinking of getting the babuska doll pattern material. I love it.

    I agree with Marytoddliz about being retired. I am a morning person before I retired. BUt now I prefer to sleep in and stay up late. Although when the occasion calls for it, I can revert to that morning person. A true morning person is up, awake and rearing to go the minute their feet hit the ground. That's me and in Australia I will be again a morning person because I want to walk the gks to school. So I will be going to bed around 10 down under. LOL.
    I will miss my lazy wake ups in the USA and staying up until 2 am.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urgodschild2 View Post
    I am leaving for Australia tomorrow for 6 weeks. I am going to buy material down there and I will send it to everyone from down under.
    WOW! I want to go to Australia too!! Are you going just for fun?? Will you be able to sew down there too?! Really fun! (I've heard fabric is really expensive "down under!" Is that true? (Excited to see your fabric since I do not think I am familiar with it).

    I'm also retired--I am definitely more of a "night owl." I like mornings once I am up, especially this time of year with daylight savings time!!

    Excited to be a part of "EARTH" Boomers!! I have all my squishies ready to mail out today or tomorrow. Can't wait to see what you all make for me. I am also looking forward to seeing all your fabric squishies so I can start the design process. (That won't be till around March 27th as I am out of town til then. Once home I will let you know if I have received your f8's--don't worry til then--we are having our mail held at the PO--hopefully none of your pretty squishies get lost there!!)
    Karen, aka yayaquilts (yaya-Greek for grandma to 5 beautiful granbabies, 2 girls & 3 boys)
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    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and the fingers just won't work anymore."

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    I thought I would share my brain storm idea with you; Since this is the busy season for me, I have decided to be "better organized" So when I made my envelopes last night I made a matching manila envelope, to send the grown up Blocks home in. My idea is to put the squishy that I receive from my fellow "swappers", into the manila envelope, then when the block is finished mail it out!

    I will let you know how well my idea works by the time we are done. Today I am super optimistic!

    And my Earth Squishes are in the mail! I had to do a little improvising because I ran out of material. So a few of you are getting some really cute peace signs. The rest are getting a very bright Parrot fabric that I totally love. I had purchased a bolt of it and the last of it is now on it's way out.

    Well Happy sewing ladies, hope you have fun in Australia Barbara, I would love to go there one day! I have a friend that lives there and a few email pals; On my bucket list! And have fun at Spring training Karen!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Barbara, when my feet hit the floor in the morning the only thing my brain is able to register is Cold!

    I am very blessed, I have a wonderful husband who brings me that first cup of coffee, he is a real morning person cheerful, singing, whistling... Drives me crazy, till I am awake!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Thanks Marybeth. My husband is a crazy morning person too, and he makes the coffee. (So much so he sets his alarm for 7 am because he doesn't want to sleep in too late and miss the morning! WEIRD I think!) I am slow to get going. With Daylight savings time I'm easily up by 8 !!!

    To stay organized I pin the envelope to each squishie and each block I receive back. Definitely helps to keep track of which one belongs to whom!
    Karen, aka yayaquilts (yaya-Greek for grandma to 5 beautiful granbabies, 2 girls & 3 boys)
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    I took a trip down Memory Lane while preparing my beautiful fabric for you. I surely developed my love for fabric when I was a teenager. I worked after school at Gerta's Needlecrafts on Rt 46 in Parsippany, NJ. Perhaps you once shopped there! We made prom dresses and circle skirts. I coveted the remnants. The owner stocked Concord cottons- just like the one I am cutting today! Roses on navy. Let's call this "American Beauty"! In the mail today...Dotty
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    I am so excited about getting started, but it will not be till next week sometime. My fabric is picked out and washed, but I had to get ready for vacation so I have not cut it yet. And I am still on the beach in sunny Daytona for a couple more days, and in the quilt shops buying fabric later in the days!

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    Yes material is expensive in Australia......About $18 to 20. Plus our American Dollar is about 5% less then theirs.
    Ok I guess even though I get up at around 8 to 9 nowadays......I am still that crazy person who is singing, whistling, etc. I know, I drive the rest of you nuts. LOL I do stay up late at night though and I love that. The nicest thing about being retired is that no one tells me when to get up or go to sleep. lol.

    Ok a question about the envelops. Do you all just use a simple office envelop? I need to know because I need to buy them here today before I leave so that I have them down there. Saves me money. Plus I am bringing my roll of stamps. How many stamps do you think it will take or how many do you all put on? I hope someone answers this before I leave. I don't fly out until 11:30 tonight.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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