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Thread: Row Robin 2011 - "Memory Makers" Group 15

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    Bookworm asked me to be Group Leader. All that means is that if anyone has a sudden problem that you need an answer to, just let me know. I will do my best to answer. If I don't know, I will get ahold of Bookworm and get an answer for you. It just saves her communicating with everyone, and makes her hostessing easier.

    So fellow Quilters our Group 15 consists of
    booklady, craft phanatic, Robbi24, saritabee and myself as group leader, (Short an Sweet). We'll decide on details once the holidays are over meanwhile, patience with me please this is my first time as a group leader. Any suggestions on what we should call ourselves?

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    Hello fellow fifteeners! I am so excited to start but I guess it would help if I sew my row first! I have it drawn on paper and will start sewing next week. I am looking forward to getting to know evryone. This is my first row robin so if I make a social blunder please let me know because I want this to be loads of fun for everyone in our group. Enjoy the rest of your holiday:-)

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    lol at least we're in this together, this is my first time as Group leader and my first Row Robin, my row is planned and 2 blocks are made.
    Quote Originally Posted by craft phanatic
    Hello fellow fifteeners! I am so excited to start but I guess it would help if I sew my row first! I have it drawn on paper and will start sewing next week. I am looking forward to getting to know evryone. This is my first row robin so if I make a social blunder please let me know because I want this to be loads of fun for everyone in our group. Enjoy the rest of your holiday:-)

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    Wanted to post this on the first page so it will be easy for us find

    Overview:
    This row 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. 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 type that you would be happy to receive yourself. This means 100% cotton but but does NOT need to be LQS.

    Please remember that each top will circulate through many sets of hands and equipment as it travels the world. There may be a variety of techniques used as well. it's best to select fabrics that will hold up well under a variety of conditions and that can withstand repeated machine washing. Fabrics you can see through, that appear to fray easily, or that are loosely woven are not the best candidates for a shared project.


    2. Use any techniques in which you feel comfortable, machine/hand piecing, machine/hand appliqué, machine/hand embroidery, paper piecing, 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 row to the quilt in case you have to rework something.

    3. Each row will be 12 ½” by 60 ½”

    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.

    7. Please, ONLY sign up if you are serious! We understand that life does and can get in the way, but if you KNOW you cannot fulfill your end, PLEASE do not sign up.

    8. These rules apply to EVERYONE!

    The Quilt:

    The theme is a design of your choice. You need to make the first row 60 ½” by 12 ½” but you can orient it either horizontal or vertical. (Each row should be carefully measured and squared)
    Each sequential row should be a continuation of the theme of the first row but can be what technique you would like.

    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.
    If you don't want to do a label for people to sign because you haven't figured out what you want the label to look like, that is fine too...just add a piece of paper that people can sign.

    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 Row Robin 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 DO NOT play.

    Tips and Lessons Learned:

    1. Print off the rules, mailing dates 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 row, 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 rows 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 don't 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.

    8. If for ANY reason, you feel the need to resign from doing this at ANY point in the "game", PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know! It's not fair to the others for someone to just pull out, not tell anyone and keep what is not theirs.


    Group Leader: Short an Sweet

    Short an Sweet
    sends to
    booklady

    booklady
    sends to
    craft phanatic

    craft phanatic
    sends to
    Robbi24

    Robbi24
    sends to
    saritabee

    saritabee
    sends to
    Short an Sweet


    Mailing Dates

    You have two months to get each round done.

    1st Row – mail by February 15th (your row)
    _____________________________________________

    Row 2 – April 15th
    ________________________________________________

    Row 3 – June 15th
    ________________________________________________

    Row 4 – August 15th
    ________________________________________________

    Row 5 – October 15th

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    if we could post pics of our rows as we do them it will help us plan ahead by seeing style & color and even pattern choices. Any tips or tricks please feel free to voice and share them here : )
    Don't forget we need to name our group so... any ideas?

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    Hello and Merry Christmas to all. This sounds like so much fun and it's good to know I'm not the only newbie in our group. I've been quilting on and off for years, mostly baby ones. This is my first round robin and thought long and hard about joining as to not mess up someone elses quilt. I need to learn how to post pictures and I think I want to see as each row is added. So many patterns dancing though
    my head ha ha.

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    Hello hello, and Merry Christmas! :)
    I'm a row robin n00b too, although I've done a round robin before (and it was awesome. *grin*). I'm looking forward to this one!
    Does anyone remember where the list of all our themes was?

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    I have a list of our themes I will post them here, do you all have the addresses you need to send to? if not I will PM them to each of you?

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    I did create an activity page for our group the address is
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/group_a...sp?gracnum=106



    Short an Sweet
    Veronica
    Theme: Fall Theme ie: fall colors (oranges, burgundys, rusts, browns etc...)

    booklady
    Judy
    My theme will be "charms". I love the scrappy look of the old patterns.

    craft phanatic
    Robin
    theme: main color blue(preferably no electric or neon blues) with contrast of cream/beige/tan in any design or method(IE-applique, piecing...)

    Robbi24
    Roberta
    theme Christmas (traditional colors red, green ,white,and gold).

    saritabee
    Sara
    theme: traveling the countries of the world

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    If you go to the original Row Robin 2011 post, on the first page Bookworm has a link. If you click on this link and look under your name and there we are! YAY us!

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