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Thread: Row Robin 2011 group 3 - *3's a Charm*

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    Welcome to Row Robin 2011 Group 3. Our group includes: Mariah, Roseysue, Scaroca, boohoofish, and ssnare. Mariah is our group leader. My name is Sherry. I am going to help Mariah with this thread. This is where we can communicate with each other and show our pictures and progress on each row. We can ask questions. Some of us are new to quilting and some are more experienced. Four of us have flowers as our theme and one has Christmas. This will be so much fun.

    Since we are group 3, I thought "3's a charm" would be a cute name. Mariah likes it , what do the others think about this?
    I have been watching the threads on group 1 and 2 to get ideas.

    We will want to send a journal with our row telling about ourselves, and each adding to each journal. We want to make an autograph block to send with our row and 5 signature blocks . One to keep and one for each to put one on the back or front of her quilt.

    Since my theme is flowers, I decided to put a large butterfly as my autograph block for everyone to sign. And I drew a smaller butterfly to make the 5 signature blocks for each one to keep with my information on it.

    So be thinking about what you would like for your items. Take plenty of pictures. Keep us posted on your progress. Let each person know when you mail and when you receive the rows. The other groups also mentioned to insure each package and get a delivery confirmation when you send a package. If anyone has any other information or suggestions, please let Mariah or me know. Let the fun begin! I am looking forward to meeting all of you and learning about each one of you.
    Hugs, Sherry

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    Looks good; Before I forget; how do you add your signature? Also, I am sure you realize we are "neighbors, of about 100 mi.,Our 2 daughters live in the KCArea. The oldest daughter lives in Bucyrus, and the youngest, who lost her husband recently, lives on a farm outside of Paola. Our Son lives here in town.
    I love your blocks. Did you use cheater cloth, or fussy cut? I might have a picture ready to send by next weekend. It depends on how tired I am after Christmas!
    I saw in your bio that you are a registered nurse. Our oldest daughter finished her RN at Park University last May. She got her degree the day after our son-in-law took his life. We were ready to go to spend a day of Joy with her grad., but it ended up we were mourning the loss of Tim, Deb's husband. Guess we never know.
    I will send a picture of us as soon as I can get organized a little better.
    Thanks for helping; I really appreciate it!
    Merry Christmas.
    Keep in touch.
    Mariah/Martha.

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    Just making sure I get this. I make my row with 6 blocks and I also send along 5 signature blocks for eveyone to sign and then I can add then on to the quilt when I receive it back.??

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    Ok I re-read the directions. 5 blocks and 1 label for everyone to sign. got it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaroca
    Just making sure I get this. I make my row with 6 blocks and I also send along 5 signature blocks for eveyone to sign and then I can add then on to the quilt when I receive it back.??
    The row you make, needs to be 12 1/2" x 60 1/2". It can be made from (5) 12 1/2" square blocks or a whole scene that is one piece the measures 12 1/2" x 60 1/2". Or it can be any size block you choose, just so the finished row is 12 1/2" x 60 1/2". The signature blocks don't have to be blocks, I may just cut out butterflies and write my info on them and the other group members can put them on their finished top or back however they want to use them. The 1 autograph block is for everyone to sign and it goes with your row and comes back to you at the end of the row robin.

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    We have 2 votes for the name of our group. How do you like
    "3's a charm" for our group name? Mariah and Sherry like this.
    Is this ok with the others in our group?

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    I thought I would post the rules from bookworm so everyone has them at their fingertips.

    Row Robin 2011

    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.

    Mailing Dates

    You have two months to get each round done.

    1st Row – mail by February 15th

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    Row 2 – April 15th

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    Row 3 – June 15th

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    Row 4 – August 15th

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    Row 5 – October 15th

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    3's a charms sounds good to me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaroca
    3's a charms sounds good to me too.
    Yeah, we have 3 votes for "3's a charm" as our group name.

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    I think we have 4 votes for our group name " 3's a charm". We have not heard from boohoofish yet. Maybe, she is busy with Christmas and holiday stuff. I hope she is ok.

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