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Thread: Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0-MEROPE Group

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    Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0-MEROPE Group

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0 MEROPE Group

    Mailing deadline for completed blocks will be November 10,2013.

    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.

    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) or (9x22) We prefer the 18 x 11 for this swap as it gives a bigger cutting area for certain blocks but either measurement will work.
    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: RULES FOR SWAPS AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES - Updated 8 December 2010)
    1) Please make sure all fabric is prewashed prior to making the block and sending it home. You do not have to wash the fabric you receive.
    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 do not request specific blocks as the idea is to let everyone, of every level join in and try new things and grow.
    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. So measure, measure and when you think it is right, measure once more
    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 one block for each member in your group (not including yourself.)
    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. You can do a weekly update as well if that works better for you.
    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. Also be aware postage could run high on this swap so if you think that may be an issue you may not like this swap.


    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.

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

    Hugs
    April

    Swappers in this group:

    AnneMixon
    dotcomdtcm
    ljdugas
    Marich52
    nelco
    oldcatlady
    Oma7
    qltnrt
    queenof2802
    rose irish48
    Scrapper
    Shadowirish
    sisastitcher
    travelinggramma
    urgodschild2
    warm hugs
    Wendsy
    Last edited by LovingIzabella; 07-09-2013 at 07:04 PM.

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    Hello to all the gals I have swapped with before - and to all the new friends! My F8s are already in the envelopes so will be going out in tomorrow's mail. Let the fun begin!
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    Hi all! I have to get one more ready as I only prepped 15, but they should be in the mail by the end of the week.
    Have fun everybody!

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    Super Member LovingIzabella's Avatar
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    Sorry for the change in number of swappers. I did not have enough to make another full small group so I made it even across the board in 5 of the small groups so now you will get 16 blocks back (you don't have to make your own now teehee!)
    Hugs
    April

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    Hi All! I am not in this group but would love to do some extra side swaps. PM me if you are interested!

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    Hi all,
    I will be getting out my F8s next week (hopefully sooner) but I am house sitting over the weekend and the beginning of next week, so I will try to get everything ready before I leave but if not they will go out once I get home. Can't wait to see what all your fabrics!
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    Greetings fellow Merope's. I will have my F8 out to you by the end of the month. Why so late you ask? I am the textile Coordinator for our county fair (it opens July 24 but I have entry and judging and set up next week) and I will be busy, busy tell then.
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    Hello everyone. Wow what is a merope? Looked it up and it says a greek mythology. Hmmmmmm Me think it is a rope. LOL. Ok cutting my fabric and then will type up my note and then will send them all off. Will be on their way by the weekend. I hope this is a slow group because I just can't do fast.
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    I like having a place to post for our group...I won't get so confused, well maybe I won't. I hope everyone will post their special block requests here, then I can note it on my spreadsheet. I know there were a lot posted on the general list but I didn't keep track. Let the fun begin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marich52 View Post
    I like having a place to post for our group...I won't get so confused, well maybe I won't. I hope everyone will post their special block requests here, then I can note it on my spreadsheet. I know there were a lot posted on the general list but I didn't keep track. Let the fun begin!
    Usually if someone has a special request they will send a note along with their F8 so you don't have to worry about remembering anything or referring back lots of pages

    There is only one fast group so no worries there!
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    April

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