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Thread: International and USA/Canada Round Robin II GROUP INFO is OUT!!

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    We are opening a new IRR for 2009/2010. Following are the "rules" for this one. If you are interested, please let me know. You will need to let me know if you want to play only Internationally or mail only to the US/Canada or if it doesn't matter. We will be running several groups. Send me your name, address, phone and regular email addy via PM.

    Just FYI...I mailed internationally on the current IRR..shipping costs started at $12.95 for the earlier smaller rounds and the last one was about $30.00 to ship. Multiple these costs by 6 for the number of rounds to estimate International shipping costs.

    Deadline for sign ups is Aug. 15 when we will be assigning groups. If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or you can pm me or Butterflyspain.

    International and USA/Canada and Mixed Round Robin II
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    Overview:
    This round robin is meant to be a fun, social and learning experience. There is no skill level requirement, only to do the best work that you can. You should not feel that every round has to be a very complex design…sometimes the quilt will just need something very simple added at that particular point. If you have concerns about what to add at any point, feel free to ask for help from others in your group, the host of the RR, other sewing friends, or even the owner of the center. Remember…this is FUN!

    Rules:

    1. Fabric should be prewashed and of a quality that you would be happy to receive yourself.

    2. Use any techniques in which you feel comfortable, machine/hand piecing, machine/hand appliqué, machine/hand embroidery, paper piecing, broderie perse, etc. This in not particularly the time to experiment with new techniques unless you are confident that you can pull it off. You might want to experiment before attaching the border to the quilt in case you have to rework something.

    3. Your round may be made up of one or more borders. Example. If your round is to be 5”, you could have 2-1” borders and 1-3” border.

    4. We will be posting pictures with each round, unless you specify that you do not want to see your quilt until it is finished. For most of us…we just can’t wait.

    5. Please stay on target for the mailing dates. You will have approximately 2 months between mailings. If something happens that will cause you to be late mailing, please email the person who you will be mailing to and the leader of the group. Specific mailing dates will be sent out with the group assignments.

    6. You will need to insure your packages when mailing. More specific shipping information will come out with the group assignments









    The Quilt:

    The center block is the design of your choice. It may be any size between 12 inches and 24 inches finished. (Be sure to add ½” for seam allowance!) The center may be square or rectangular. The size of your center will determine the finished size of your quilt. (The center block, all borders, cornerstones, or whatever should be carefully squared each step of the project.)

    Option - in lieu of any one of the first 2 rounds, the block may be turned on point, if appropriate. Triangles are then added to each side of the "diamond" to make it into a square again. Appliqué or embellish the corners.

    Borders will start at 3” for the first round and 1” will be added for each successive round. If we have enough people we will have 6 rounds for each group.
    Center
    Round 1- 3”
    Round 2-5”
    Round 3-6”
    Round 4-7”
    Round 5-8”

    These are finished dimensions….you need to add ½ “ for seam allowance!!

    Example:

    If your center is 12” x 12”…your finished quilt will end up being 70” x 70”.
    If your center is 24” x 24”…your finished quilt will end up being 82” x 82”.

    If you make your center 12” x 24”…your finished quilt will end up being 70” x 82”.

    If you need help in determining what size to do your center, please ask. I’ll find a math expert to help you!

    Add a Label

    We suggest that you add some type of label to circulate with your top so that all the members of your group can sign it. Please use a Black Pigma pen or some type of black permanent fabric marker. You might want to leave enough room for everyone to list their name along with their board name, their city, state, country, and the date.






    Graciously accept your finished quilt

    Sometimes the final quilt owner will want to add more embellishments or add an additional border, but everyone who worked on your quilt used their best abilities. After the IRR has closed, of course it is your quilt to do whatever you choose. We will all look forward to seeing the quilted final product! Please do not post pictures that show alterations or changes in someone else’s work though. Please be conscious of other feelings. If this isn’t acceptable to you, please don’t play.

    Tips and Lessons Learned:

    1. Print off the rules, mailing dates, round size requirements and your group mailing list.
    You will be referring back to it.

    2 Don’t panic…hang the top for a few days and let it speak to you. They tend to “tell you what they need next”.

    3. If you are trying something new….do it on the separate border, do NOT sew it to the quilt until you are sure it worked.

    4. Make sure you understand how to fill out the customs forms BEFORE you send an International package

    5. Please DO NOT let tops pile up on you. If you need help, ask…there are others who can and will step in to help you through a time crunch bind. We can work it out.

    6. Please handle the quilts carefully. We all drag them around to show them off to friends, guild members, LQS, etc. but when doing so, we can stretch the borders so the finished quilt doesn’t lie flat. Please make sure it does lie flat prior to mailing it on to the next person.

    7. Feel free to add information to accompany your quilt such as colors you would prefer or something you definitely DO NOT want., that it may be a gift, etc. Please don’t add fabric to your package as it does cost more to mail it along. You can add a little swatch card with what fabrics you used, the manufacturer’s name, etc. as someone may want to match something. If you do have extra fabric, you might want to let others know, they may ask for some to be mailed to them directly to work on a specific round if they can‘t purchase it.








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    Here is who I have so far..please correct me if I have you listed wrong.

    Esqmommy International/USA-doing 2
    Butterflyspain International - doing 2
    omak International- doing 2
    SazuBMidlands International- doing 2
    Quilter 1962 International
    Gaigai International
    Baren*eh*ked International
    b.zang International
    sandpat International
    NorBanaquilts USA/Canada- doing 1 each group
    saravincent USA/Canada
    mamabird3 Either group
    barbsbus USA (either if necessary)
    Lacelady International
    mardi USA/Canada
    BlueChicken International
    Kluedesigns International and USA- doing 2
    buddysmom International
    quiltwoman International
    sewjoyce USA/Canada
    littlehud USA/Canada
    lovingizabella International
    collettakay USA (2 groups)
    pittsburgpam International
    Ducky International
    Ninnie International (2 groups-where needed)
    kwhite USA/Canada only
    tlrhi USA-doing 2 if needed
    SNUGQUILT USA/Canada
    mareliba Internationa-either
    LoriJ International
    Teacup USA
    ai731 International (can do either if necessary)
    Betweens International
    Tulip 43 International
    mgrhs USA
    suzic46 USA
    kgoodhand USA/Canada (2 groups)
    scrap quilter USA/Canada
    k3n International
    sew cornie USA
    chewboo USA
    Blueribbontoes USA (can do either if necessary)
    Tabby1957 International
    peaceandjoy International (can do either if necessary)
    Ruth Camp USA
    Mamatobugboo USA
    TEXAS QUILTS USA
    cutebuns International






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    I can see one that is missing Bluechicken International. Our thread for the first posting has disappeared for some reason. I wrote them down as people participated on that thread. Think also Lacelady from Ireland was interested.

    So lets have your definates ladies and go have some fun.

    Elle

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    Yes, Bluechicken and Lacelady and there was a couple others that I cannot remember. The old thread is gone,,,why? No clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Yes, Bluechicken and Lacelady and there was a couple others that I cannot remember. The old thread is gone,,,why? No clue.
    No idea why its been swiped. Yes Lacelady decided to come in as well.

    the others that were interested were a bit undecided. Wrote them down from the other topic.

    Think its best if they PM with their names and addresses to Patti or myself and whether they want international or USA/Canada

    Elle

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    I do have those names listed as maybes...I'll update the list as I get names and preferences. I wrote down all the names off the other thread too. :wink:

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    How irritating! I was just glancing at the interest thread. Went and fixed my breakfast and was planning to read it in depth while I ate and it is gone!

    Anyway... Am I understanding it right that a participant would up make the center square and pass it on. Then when the next center square would come to you and you would make the 1st border on that quilt, then on the next the 2nd border then the 3rd border on the next one passed to you?
    You would end up with 7 people in a group so would then end up making all 6 borders one on each plus your center square on 7 different quilts?
    Another question: with mailing every 2 months does this work out to a 14 month time frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Yes, Bluechicken and Lacelady and there was a couple others that I cannot remember. The old thread is gone,,,why? No clue.
    No idea why its been swiped. Yes Lacelady decided to come in as well.

    the others that were interested were a bit undecided. Wrote them down from the other topic.

    Think its best if they PM with their names and addresses to Patti or myself and whether they want international or USA/Canada

    Elle
    Yes, you were right, I am in as an international RR please. I've printed off the instructions, now I have to sort out a centre, ready for October, is that right. I will PM with the details wanted. In at the deep end, let's hope I can keep my head above water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Yes, Bluechicken and Lacelady and there was a couple others that I cannot remember. The old thread is gone,,,why? No clue.
    No idea why its been swiped. Yes Lacelady decided to come in as well.

    the others that were interested were a bit undecided. Wrote them down from the other topic.

    Think its best if they PM with their names and addresses to Patti or myself and whether they want international or USA/Canada

    Elle
    Yes, you were right, I am in as an international RR please. I've printed off the instructions, now I have to sort out a centre, ready for October, is that right. I will PM with the details wanted. In at the deep end, let's hope I can keep my head above water!

    Thats great, this is going to be really international.

    Welcome aboard.


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    By the way, when you PM your details please add your email address as well


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