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    Senior Member miholmes's Avatar
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    Okay, I've seen people mentioning this on some of their replies. I got "so and so" thanks to my Quilting Angel.

    Is this like a swap? Is there a place I can sign up? I think this sounds like a nice fun idea. Is it like a secret santa thing but all year round?

    Details, details please! :)

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    I was wondering that myself because how do you get someone's address if you don't sign up?

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    There was a year long swap, it ended in December. There is not a new one now.

    Check out the swap section, a new one may start at any time.

    Also, some are just random gifts. If you ask around in PM's, you may be able to get a hold of a person's address to send them a squishy :D:D:D

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    omg, it is a swap a secret pal swap, I think its every month. if you go down to the bottom of the page you will see a link to swaps.

    it is very orginized, their will be a message sent out for May. I signed up for the April swap it closed on april 2 and by the 3rd or 4th I received my secret pals information address, likes, dislikes. There is a 10.00 limit it can be stuff from your stash or store bought. We have to mail out our stuff by april 19th

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    omg, it is a swap a secret pal swap, I think its every month. if you go down to the bottom of the page you will see a link to swaps.
    The secret pal swap is different.

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    Ooo several of these sounds great....why haven't I looked at this section before? :)

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    A secret quilting Angel is kept a secret.
    Quilting Angel knows you and you know her/him.
    Secret pal swap is kept a secret until the package is delivered with a note of who it is from. There is a secret pal swap on the board that runs from month to month and you have a different pal each month that you sign up.
    I don't know how you would become a secret Angel.

    I have a wonderful Quilting Angel who contacted me first so as not to insult me by just sending something. I would never be insulted by a surprise package. Anyway we have become great friends and everyonce in a while she sends me quilting things in the mail. I can't tell you how excited I get.
    I have also sent items to others who needed help.

    If you really pay attention to some posts you will be able to find someone to bless.

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    Yeah it was a one year long swap that I hosted. I am still twitching over that one. The month to month secret pal swap is a much better idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Yeah it was a one year long swap that I hosted. I am still twitching over that one. The month to month secret pal swap is a much better idea.
    Thank you for hosting the S.Q.A.! I have made some really good friends because of the swap!

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    I am pleased so many have made wonderful friends. i would not take it back if I had the opportunity.......nor would I do it again. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Okay, I've seen people mentioning this on some of their replies. I got "so and so" thanks to my Quilting Angel.

    Is this like a swap? Is there a place I can sign up? I think this sounds like a nice fun idea. Is it like a secret santa thing but all year round?

    Details, details please! :)
    this is a great board. I am two swaps right now and have gotten great 12 inch blocks. Also, when my wife was diognosed with breat cancer in feburary I sent out a message to ask if anyone had time to make her a chemo comfort quilt for which I was going to pay for and before you know it the "Angels" on this board got to gether and made her a beautiful quilt and to my surprise there was one for me too in the box. Pictures are posted under Robert and Cathy's comfort quilts. People send blocks from all over the world and a great man named Stuart in Flordia put them together and longarmed them. So that's why I call them " Angels". Welcome to the board.
    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfbrazell
    this is a great board. I am two swaps right now and have gotten great 12 inch blocks. Also, when my wife was diognosed with breat cancer in feburary I sent out a message to ask if anyone had time to make her a chemo comfort quilt for which I was going to pay for and before you know it the "Angels" on this board got to gether and made her a beautiful quilt and to my surprise there was one for me too in the box. Pictures are posted under Robert and Cathy's comfort quilts. People send blocks from all over the world and a great man named Stuart in Flordia put them together and longarmed them. So that's why I call them " Angels". Welcome to the board.
    Robert
    What a beautiful story. The thing I like most about it is this, even with all of the sad, violent and depressing news we hear everyday. There are still people out there who are generous, with a beautiful heart. They want to help people out and take time out of their own life and troubles to do something meaningful for another person in need....and that really says something positive about the people on this board. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Quote Originally Posted by rfbrazell
    this is a great board. I am two swaps right now and have gotten great 12 inch blocks. Also, when my wife was diognosed with breat cancer in feburary I sent out a message to ask if anyone had time to make her a chemo comfort quilt for which I was going to pay for and before you know it the "Angels" on this board got to gether and made her a beautiful quilt and to my surprise there was one for me too in the box. Pictures are posted under Robert and Cathy's comfort quilts. People send blocks from all over the world and a great man named Stuart in Flordia put them together and longarmed them. So that's why I call them " Angels". Welcome to the board.
    Robert
    What a beautiful story. The thing I like most about it is this, even with all of the sad, violent and depressing news we hear everyday. There are still people out there who are generous, with a beautiful heart. They want to help people out and take time out of their own life and troubles to do something meaningful for another person in need....and that really says something positive about the people on this board. :)
    Hey there Homles,
    I saw in your profile you listed theather as one of your hobbies. Are you an actor, behind the scenes, or ? I did worked in the commercial costume houses in the LA area for 18 years............YIKES. Talk about demanding people...........Whoa
    Talk care I'll see you on the board.
    R

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    Hey there Homles,
    I saw in your profile you listed theather as one of your hobbies. Are you an actor, behind the scenes, or ? I did worked in the commercial costume houses in the LA area for 18 years............YIKES. Talk about demanding people...........Whoa
    Talk care I'll see you on the board.
    R[/quote]

    I've done local community theatre for YEARS! :) And really love it, here's a little example from when I did The Secret Garden. Now remember this is local community theatre in Iowa. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QWs4d-HBEg

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Hey there Homles,
    I saw in your profile you listed theather as one of your hobbies. Are you an actor, behind the scenes, or ? I did worked in the commercial costume houses in the LA area for 18 years............YIKES. Talk about demanding people...........Whoa
    Talk care I'll see you on the board.
    R
    I've done local community theatre for YEARS! :) And really love it, here's a little example from when I did The Secret Garden. Now remember this is local community theatre in Iowa. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QWs4d-HBEg[/quote] That was amazing for community theatre. A real Irish Tenor. Great Job. Here are a couple of some of the costumes I made 20 years ago in LA, My Fair Lady was at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion and the King and I was at the Shrine Auditorium. I'll try and dig out the archives and scan a few more. I did the ascot scene costumes for My Fair Lady and "Miss Leanora" gowns and the Children's costumes for the king and I.

    My fair lady at the Dorthy Chandler Liza's Acsot the little white balls on her bodice and arms and around her hat were the balls from the ball fringe you buy at the fabric store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Yeah it was a one year long swap that I hosted. I am still twitching over that one. The month to month secret pal swap is a much better idea.
    And what a wonderful host you were. It was a lot of fun. I pull something out to use it and get a really great feeling knowing it came from my very own angel Barb.

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