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Thread: 2019/2020 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    2019/2020 2.5" Birthday Swap

    Hello everyone...........

    2.5 Candy Birthday swap is now open
    for sign ups and will remain open until we get 37 people to join or February 19th.

    Hello and welcome to the 2.5" Candy Birthday Swap. Candy squares are 2.5" 100% cotton squares that you would be happy to put in your own quilt. Please do not resend any previously recieved squares from any other swap.

    This is how this swap will work:



    1. Very Important this is a year long commitment.

    2. PM me your name, address, Email, phone number and your birthday (month and day)

    Newbies (new to this swap) you must get a recommendation from a past hostess or from Anyone that was in a previous birthday swap. Absolutely No Flakers here!!! You must have swap or know the person giving the recommendation.

    3. While you are waiting for the swap to start get your packages of 50 unique 2.5" candy squares ready to be mailed. I will show you how the best way is to package them.

    4. Starting for March (on feb 20) I will send everyone a list of who is celebrating a birthday that month so you can send out their "candy present". I will send out the list on the 20th of each month. You should have your envelopes ready when I send these addresses out.

    5. Birthday person please keep track of who you received your candy from, please let me know if you have not received a package from someone. Please post a Thank You on the board to Everyone that has sent you a package on our thread.


    6. I will have contests again this year but they will be randomly throughout the year. Feel free to play as often as you want the only rule is: You must be a swapper in good standing to win. Which means Every package that has been sent by you has been received on time. I keep track when every package is received....this is why it is very important for the Birthday receiver to post received packages in a timely manner.

    7. Birthday Recipient, please give positive feedback to everyone who you receive from on time. Your package must be on time to get positive feedback. Anyone over 10 days late will get Negative feedback.

    8. Sit back and wait for your birthday then go to your mailbox and enjoy little packages all month long!

    9. Please post on the thread when you have mailed your birthday package and of course wish them a Happy Birthday.
    10. 3 or more "Late" packages will disqualify any one to participate in future swaps.



    I am going to limit this to the first 37 people and only addresses in the USA (for postage sake Sorry).

    The general swap rules apply: https://www.quiltingboard.com/member-swaps-round-row-robins-f11/rules-swaps-similar-activities-updated-8-december-2010-a-t20154.html


    Any questions please feel free to post them in this thread...because someone else probably has the same ones!

    This is our seventh year for this swap .....the first, second and third year went well and many friends were made. Fourth year ...everyone’s packages were on time… Fifth and sixth year almost all were on time!....I expect to have everyone one on time this year!!!!

    Looking forward to another year of fun, friends and of course cute little candy squares!!!



    Barb
    "Queen B" of the "2019/2020 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    I'd love to join - been watching for this thread!

    I'll send you a PM.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Welcome Macybaby!
    "Queen B" of the "2019/2020 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    Thanks Barb for running this -- I would like to join in the fun!

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    Welcome IrishMom!
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    The cast of characters returning from last years (and back years) swap:

    1) Me!
    2) MizMelly
    3) Happylab
    4) travelinggramma
    5) JENNR8R
    6) WMUTeach
    7) Janice McC
    8) Jane Quilter
    9) Rosemary Attaway
    10) Patrick's Mom
    11) Trish b
    12) LottieParker
    13) CrazyConnie
    14) Gaijin
    15) Lstew2212
    16) Jaba
    17) Sunrise450
    18) Armylady 2012
    19) kele
    20) hav4boys
    21) pinkflowers
    22) SheriR
    23) Clmay
    24) Redstilettos
    25) LUM
    26) Oldcatlady

    and add our two newbies......Macybaby and Irishmom we are already up to 28!
    "Queen B" of the "2019/2020 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    Glad to be a part of this swap as a newbie. Thank you Janice Mc for referring me and to Barb for hosting!

    Cheese

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    I'd like to join. Sent my info.

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    I would like to join this group!

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    These are some great ladies, and it's amazing what different fabric candies you receive.

    Fun, fun, fun.

    Barb, my email is on the way!~

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    I'm very happy to be joining in this year. I already have a project in mind for the candies.

    I'll be able to use my stripology ruler to cut the squares, goes really fast!

    I also love any reason to play with my stash.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    welcome newcomers! You will love this swap! I think this is my 4th or 5th year.I have three projects to finish.I have had some arthritis and back problems it has been hard to sit and sew for very long at a time.My hope is to get these finished before I start anything else!!!

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    This sounds interesting but I don't quite understand how it works. Are you paired with another person to exchange with?How many packets of 50 would be required during the year? Thanks.

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    Suern3 the way I understand it is that you get a list of the birthday people and you send each a pack of 50 - 2.5" squares

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    Barbarakibler23, I just sent my intent to you to be in the group again this year. I really enjoy this swap. My life was so extremely busy last year. I had two daughters and a niece get married, moved my mom to Assisted living and cleaned out her house to sell, and had an auction, and my mother-in-law passed away and had to clean out here house and have an auction, too. This year I have already been cutting as my life has now slowed back down to normal. Welcome to all the newbies. It is so much fun. I am currently working on a quilt with my squares from this swap and my own stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queenbarbiej View Post
    Suern3 the way I understand it is that you get a list of the birthday people and you send each a pack of 50 - 2.5" squares
    Thanks for the info. Now that I understand, I don't have enough fabric to participate.

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    drum roll....look at how fast we are growing...

    Who's in:
    1) Me!
    2) MizMelly
    3) Happylab
    4) travelinggramma
    5) JENNR8R
    6) WMUTeach
    7) Janice McC
    8) Jane Quilter
    9) Rosemary Attaway
    10) Patrick's Mom
    11) Trish b
    12) LottieParker
    13) CrazyConnie
    14) Gaijin
    15) Lstew2212
    16) Jaba
    17) Sunrise450
    18) Armylady 2012
    19) kele
    20) hav4boys
    21) pinkflowers
    22) SheriR
    23) Clmay
    24) Redstilettos
    25) LUM
    26) Oldcatlady
    27) Macybaby
    28) IrishMom
    29) Cheesehead
    30) Queenbarbiej
    31) Cuppy
    32) GramE
    33) Aborning

    Looking like a good group of ladies



    "Queen B" of the "2019/2020 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    Thank you for having me. I’ve been scanning my fabric since I learned about this swap. I’ve been in other swaps with many of these wonderful quilters.

    Now, i’ll Wait for further instructions. Or when you say begin, i’ll Ask a dozen questions.

    GramE/pat
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    GramE.... make sure you read all the info on the first post. Then you can start cutting your squares out. make sure you have 50 different fabrics for each person. So far we are up to 33 people but I pretty sure we will get up to 37.
    Quote Originally Posted by GramE View Post
    Thank you for having me. I’ve been scanning my fabric since I learned about this swap. I’ve been in other swaps with many of these wonderful quilters.

    Now, i’ll Wait for further instructions. Or when you say begin, i’ll Ask a dozen questions.
    "Queen B" of the "2019/2020 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbarakibler23 View Post
    GramE.... make sure you read all the info on the first post. Then you can start cutting your squares out. make sure you have 50 different fabrics for each person. So far we are up to 33 people but I pretty sure we will get up to 37.
    Well, prewashing required?

    GramE/pat
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    Great question.
    Quote Originally Posted by GramE View Post
    Well, prewashing required?
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    I’d like to sign up, is there anyone willing to sponsor me?
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    PamelaOry, just sent a message to Barb.
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    Id like to sign up, is there anyone willing to sponsor me?
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    Thank you Janice!
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    I'm happy to join for another year. Last year I made the mistake of using all of several colors in a project so I'm short on variety. This is the perfect way to get that problem solved. It always amazes me that I'll get 1,850 squares of fabric without any repeats!

    Welcome newcomers! I hope you have as much fun as I do.

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