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April Secret Pal Swap Closes March 31st 4:00pm CST

April Secret Pal Swap Closes March 31st 4:00pm CST

Old 03-22-2016, 09:17 AM
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Default April Secret Pal Swap Closes March 31st 4:00pm CST

This is a monthly secret pal swap. There is a sign up every month, and you can choose whether or not to participate each month. You will get a different partner every month, and the person you send to will be different than the person you receive from.

1) You Need To Send The Hostess A Private Message When You Mail Your Package To Your Secret Pal.

2) Once You Get Your Package From Your Secret Pal, You Need To Send A Private Message To The Person Who Sent The Package To You Thanking Them And Acknowledge That You Did Receive It.

3) After You Have Thanked Your Secret Pal, You Will Need To Send Me A Message Telling Me That You Have received Your Package So That I Can Keep Accurate Records.

Failure To Send These Three Messages Is Reason Enough To Be Banned From The Next Month's Swap.

Packages need to be mailed out by April 15th, this is a Firm deadline (Not a suggestion). If you know that you can not mail by that date, Please Do Not Sign Up. You can send your package as early as you'd like!

If you are sending an international package it will need to be mailed by the 10th of April. Due to mail processing, our mail <nobr>dates</nobr> for international mailing has to be as early as possible! No later than the 10th of April. It can take many weeks to reach your SP so any delays in mailing can delay the <nobr>start</nobr> of the next month’s sign-up sheet being posted.

For international mailing it is very important that you mark your parcel as a 'Gift'. Usually on the Customs Declaration there's a box you can check.

Also, the value should be $10 only (even if you send diamond necklace, lol). I know that each and every time the wonderful generous gifts are far in excess of this amount, but if the true value is listed (and it's over the allowed 'Gift' amount) The person receiving the package is liable for Import Duty,
<nobr>Tax</nobr> and a Handling fee. This can cost the person receiving as much as $40

As an aside, <nobr>padded envelopes</nobr> are much cheaper to send compared to small boxes. I'm not sure if that's true for every carrier or not.

Our International board members are welcome to join the swap.

You must have a phone # or email to sign up

Screen Name:
Real Name:
Apartment number/lot number:
City, State, Zip:

Favorite Color(s):
Least favorite color(s):
The fabric color I am looking for is:
Your favorite notion/fabric line:
Least favorite notion/fabric line:
Brand of sewing machine:
Do you have an embroidery machine?
Do you hand embroider?
How long have you been sewing/quilting?
What are you currently working on?
Would you like to receive gently used items (templates, patterns, appliqué books, orphan blocks, magazines)?
Besides quilting, what do you like to do?
What types of books do you like to read?
Do you have Allergies (Smoke/Pets/Fragrance)?
Do you have Allergens (Smoke/Pets)?
If you have a pet what kind?
I do/do not celebrate (Holidays):
I like to collect:
The One thing I want the most is:
I would not like to receive:
Favorite candy/cookies/snack:
Least favorite candy, etc.
Favorite beverage:
Tell a little about yourself &/or your quilting:

Can you mail international?
email address:
phone number:

There is a 10 dollar budget for this swap. Items from your stash or homemade items are not included in the $10 limit. Postage isn't included in the ten dollars. The most important thing to remember with the budget is to have fun, but please do not spend more than $10.

Sign ups will <nobr>close</nobr> the 31st of March, and names will be paired on the 1st of April and sent out no later than the 2nd of April (I will try to have all names out on the 1st.)

2. If your pal does not receive her/his package within a reasonable time (7 days max from mailing deadline for within the same country. Then I will need tracking information, 15 days for between countries. There are exceptions, but I
must be notified of any delays in sending on your end). Failure to comply may result in the following: Being banned for the next month

This is why it is imperative that you keep the hostess informed on any mailing issues. Along with negative feedback, you will not be allowed to participate in <nobr>future</nobr> secret pal swaps. It is also possible that other coordinators will not allow you to participate in their swaps.

It's all about fun, so please have fun with it.

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Old 03-22-2016, 10:38 AM
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I'm in-I love these swaps! Thank you sew much Lori for organizing this! Sent you a PM
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:58 AM
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I'm in, vitals on the way. love this swap, having fun putting packages togethers.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:59 PM
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I'm in, I'm in just sent my info to Lori.

Thanks for the PM to let me know sign ups was open.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:31 PM
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Yay Louise you made it! I'm in again, sent Lori my pm! Love these swaps!
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:07 PM
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I am in again. Sent my information to Lori. This will really be a fun month to send, and of course to receive.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:58 AM
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I'm taking a break this month, but will follow along to see all the goodies that are sent and received.
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:03 AM
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I am in again this month. I have really enjoyed the swaps.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:49 AM
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I am in for April......PM sent!
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