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Thread: Boomerang Buddies Group Buddies Post here :-)

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    Super Member LovingIzabella's Avatar
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    Boomerang Friendship Swap 4.0-GROUP BOOMERANG BUDDIES
    Mailing deadline to have all blocks completed and home by is April 15th, 2011

    Hello and welcome to the Boomerang Friendship Swap. This swap is about a great opportunity to get a large number of blocks from all over the world made by our online quilting friends. This swap will be limited to groups of 36 people. There will be a three week sign up window and after the three weeks you will have just about 4 months to complete all blocks. If you are interested in doing two groups please notate that in your PM.

    This swap is open to anyone and everyone in the group no matter where you may reside no matter your skill level and no matter if you are a new member or an old one . This is a great way to get a larger amount of blocks to make a bigger quilt out of from all of your online friends.

    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 handle all fabric received with the utmost care and place it somewhere where it won’t be lost or forgotten about.
    4) 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.
    5) 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.
    6) 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.
    7) 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.
    8) Please make a block that you yourself would be happy and proud to call your own.
    9) This is a one block per swapper swap. You will have to make 35 blocks. Please be aware of this before you commit yourself if you do not think you would be comfortable making 35 blocks in 4 months.
    10) 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
    11) 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 and not their real 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.

    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 once the swap is closed.

    Again I look forward to swapping with you all and let's have some fun! If you check these three threads you will see some of the awesome work that is done:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-32780-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41063-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57109-1.htm

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

    Hugs
    April

    The activity page can be found here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/group_a...sp?gracnum=102


    Buddies Please Post Everything here! ;-)

    Buddies List

    AnnTherrian
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    bibliostone
    brenda 5
    Chigger Holler Quilter
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    Cyndi H
    Gigi07
    goldendog55
    janecat
    jlin52
    jtapp9
    Karen
    Kathy N
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    Kristen0112
    Ksea
    Lillie
    MarieM
    Mbogenpohl
    Missmare
    montanablu
    moonrise
    Nurse Bonnie
    Ok Darla
    Qbee
    raya69
    rejenea
    Roseysue
    Sewwhat85
    shaysmema
    SUZI'S
    tealfalcon
    Tink74
    tolepainter54
    Wendsy

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    all my squishies went in the mail today you will soon have mail

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    Tomorrow(Friday) I am mailing the following: AnnTherrian, brenda5, craftymainemom, CyndiH, Roseysue, shaysmema, and tolepainter 54.

    Can't wait to start receiving some squishies!

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    I don't have my fabric even picked out for sure yet. I will get o it. I did post a pic on the main thread. If you ladies would look at it and tell which fabrics you would be able to deal with it would be helpful. I will use 2 for this Boom and then the other 2 in Boom 5!

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    Karen they are all very pretty and any of them will be fine with me :)

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    karen i think all of those fabrics are just great cant wait

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    OK....so I am hoping to get my F8s out tomorrow and thought I would give you a look at the "line" that the fabric came from so you can kind of tell what the "theme" is. Here is how they describe the collection:

    This charming collection pays honor to the folk art traditions that have captured the hearts of Americans throughout the years. Vibrant colors and designs coordinate for a unique stylized view of the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area townscape. You will recognize the Capitol building, Mary Dickinson's Store, the Golden Ball, and other buildings amid the picket fences, carriages, and grazing animals. A perfectly pastoral scene. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has a strong tradition of celebrating folk art through the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum's collection. A patroness of all genres of art, Mrs. Rockefeller gave a significant portion of her own folk art collection to the Foundation to start the museum. With beautiful designs, enticing colors, and timeless appeal, these fabrics will help quilters create their own piece of history.

    The first picture is my fabric again, then I posted a picture of what I am thinking of using as my sashing...I'd LOVE your feedback. The last picture is of the "collection". I'm just getting more and more excited!!!

    My Boomerang Fabric :)
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    Possible Sashing...
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    The Whole Collection!
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    All envelopes are stuffed ans will go to post office when they open this am. Gail I love your fabric. Can't wait to start getting squishies in the mail

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    Hello buddies, can't wait to start getting every ones squishies in the mail. Mine will be going out sometime next week as soon as I make the final decision on which ones to use.

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    Gail that's a gorgeous folk art collection. That's going to make a pretty quilt with that sashing!

    Cant' wait to get your f8!

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