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    March birthdays...right now 2


    Quote Originally Posted by Faintly Artistic View Post
    About how many March birthdays are there? We got an offer on our house, and if it works out, will be moving the weekend of Feb 23-25. I'd like to have all my candies ready to go beforehand so they don't get lost in the shuffle.
    "Queen B" of the "2017/18 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    well he also needs to know that you have a lot of new friends!

    Happy cutting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faintly Artistic View Post
    Okay, I have to tell y'all what just happened. I'm at my makeshift cutting area, with a bunch of stacks of fabric candy all cut. My husband walks by and says, "that's going to be a cool quilt!" I told him it was for a swap. He said,"Yeah, women are very different. You think it's fun to cut up little bits of fabric and trade them with strangers! I'm going to go kill zombies..." Just wondering who the weird one is here...
    "Queen B" of the "2017/18 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    rates went up about 4% on jan 21, 2018. So our birthday cards, flat, and not rigid, with candies evenly spread, is now 71 cents, (up from 70 cents) . Happy Birthday Ladies!

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    So glad I bought a sheet of Forever oversize stamps a few months ago for this swap...

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    I would love to join. Have4boys said she would be my sponsor. I just sent you a pm Barb!
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    I would love to be in this swap. How do I go about being sponsored?

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    Thanks for the info Jane

    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    rates went up about 4% on jan 21, 2018. So our birthday cards, flat, and not rigid, with candies evenly spread, is now 71 cents, (up from 70 cents) . Happy Birthday Ladies!
    "Queen B" of the "2017/18 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    Ms. D.... we might be full. I have some ladies getting their sponsors lined up. I will send you a PM.

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    Yippee! I am a new swapper in this wonderful swap! I have started cutting these wonderful candies already.

    I am so excited and want to thank Hav4boys for the referral!!!!

    I am married to the best man in the world, I have 3 grown children and I am a Gigi to 2 little grand daughters who are the light of my life. I have been quilting about 6 years now and have always been a creative, crafty person. My husband says I have too many hobbies....is that possible? I am very active in my local quilt guild where I am currently the president. I am not picky about what fabrics I receive I will love them all!

    I look foward to getting to know you ladies!
    Collector of thimbles, owls and embroidery items.

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    I was just perusing the list of newbies to this swap, and there are now three of us from the great state of Arizona in this year's swap! Yeah!!! Welcome fellow 'zonies!
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    I'm currently living in Maricopa, but trying to move back to the East Valley. Where are the other Arizona girls from?

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    I'm in the lovely land of Mesa, right on the north border of Tempe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Faintly Artistic View Post
    I'm currently living in Maricopa, but trying to move back to the East Valley. Where are the other Arizona girls from?
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    I went to flight school at Falcon Field, love Mesa, great food, nice folks, too!
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    The West Side of Arizona...Sun City

    Quote Originally Posted by Faintly Artistic View Post
    I'm currently living in Maricopa, but trying to move back to the East Valley. Where are the other Arizona girls from?
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    I am Janet and in 2003 my DH and I sold our home in NY and moved to our fifth wheel.(thus TravelingGramma) Along the way we did purchase a double wide in Prescott Valley Arizona. We were away for 4 years and returned so my 90yo mother could spend the winter here. Will fly her back in April and then evaluate if she can truly be by herself (she says yes!!)
    Last year I got to meet up with a number of swappers in Florida - had a blast. My husband loved meeting the others and even more so when he heard what they had spent on their machines vs mine!!
    We will have to have a meet and greet in AZ soon!!
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    Good morning, I'm Janice McC. I'm married for over 36 years and have 2 wonderful grown sons. Neither is married but they are happy with their lives. What more can I ask? I am grandmother to 3 dogs and DH and I have 2 dogs who might as well be our children. This is my 5th year in this swap and I love it. Barb is a wonderful host and the candies, well, they speak for themselves. I've got one long term candy project going right now with them. I'm in another swap currently so I've set it aside but once that's over, I hope to finish it up. I'm routinely the last person to receive their candies, a late Feb birthday, so my packages are rolling in daily from last year's swap. So much fun! Thanks, Barb!
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    I have my fabric now to cut it. Going to finish my BOOM squares and then on to cutting. I love this swap.

    Mail out my Feb. candies tomorrow.
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    I spent a chunk of the weekend cutting for this swap and for the monthly charm swap. Have at least 12-15 sets ready to go, so I feel more prepared! Had an offer on our house, took a lot of wheelin' and dealin' until both parties accepted...then the buyer backed out. Which means we won't be getting the house we were hoping to get as they got another offer...back to square 1.

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    Hi everyone... I was in this swap during the fourth year. I took last year off so I could use up some of my candies. Iíve had 30 packages ready for months. Yesterday I added four more so everything is cut and packaged for this year.

    I finished my first quilt on my birthday in 2010. It took me a year. It was a queen-size bedspread of my own design that I hand quilted. The only sewing I had done before that was a seam to make curtains.

    I find following a pattern much harder than making what comes out of my head. I love to make show quilts. My ultimate goal is to have a quilt juried into Houston. I may try submitting my current quilt that uses many candy squares and my Valentine Candy block (see tutorials). All I have to do is finish it successfully. Thatís a tall order! I keep running into problems.

    I like all colors of candy. I keep the swapped candies in a shoebox. A separate shoebox holds the candies that I cut from my leftover fabrics.

    Iím looking forward to a fun year with all of you! 🙂

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    I am Kathy and this is my second year in the swap. I have been married since Sept. 27, 2017, mom to 4 grown men, and grammy to 1.2. My grandson Hyde was born in Feb. 2017 and will have a sibling in Sept. 2018.

    My Granny taught me to sew when I was 7 (41 years ago) and it is my passion. I started quilting about 7 years ago and mostly made rag quilts. I love the challenge in it now and make quilts for senior and just about everyone I know or meet. Everything I make I give away.

    I love bright and happy candies.
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    Some names I recognize here, and others are new to me. Glad to meet you all! :-) It's my first time at this swap, but I've participated in other swaps on QB. I led a Round Robin here and had a lot of fun with it.

    I'm in my 60's, married, have 3 sons, each with children. I have 5 granddaughters, and 2 grandsons. I stopped coloring my hair and using mascara when I became a grandmother-- not exactly sure why! :-p I live in a little town, my husband likes to garden in our yard, and we both like computers. I used to sew in my 20's, made about 2 dozen quilts that I gave away as gifts, and taught a quilting class through the public school's adult education program. Then I took up basket weaving, then jewelry making, but in 2013 took up quilting again.

    I already have a plan for how I want to use candy squares! Lights and darks would be great, but any fabric is fine by me!

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    Wow! What a fabulous list of swappers we have! It's very exciting.

    I live in Granbury, Texas with my wonderful husband. We celebrated 36 years in December. We have four children. (3 married daughters and a son.) we have 8 grandchildren and a cat.

    My mother taught me to sew when I was a girl. I remember her clearly saying, "If you want new clothes make them." I've been quilting for 7ish years. It's become quite an obsession. I am working on the Quilt-along from the 2017 birthday candy swap. I told Barb last year I could only join in 2018 if I actually Used some of the candy I've collected. So I hopped into the quilt along and actually stuck with it! In fact I have my binding and backing picked out!! One more block to go.

    This will be my Sixth???:O Birthday Candy swap. I'm addicted. In fact I'll open my Birthday cards Saturday!!!!! The same rule goes for 2018. If I want to join 2019 I Must use some of what I have. (You have no idea!)
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    Welcome back Trish b!!!!!

    Up to 37
    now....and stopping there. We are officially full.

    aborning
    Anoka Quilter
    Armylady2012
    Aurora
    barbarakibler23
    bjsmith57
    crispy_frog
    Faintly Artistic
    Gaijin
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    Jane Quilter
    Janice McC
    Jarenie
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    Patrick's mom
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    Rosemary Attaway
    SheriR
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    Texastam
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    trish b
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    Red are the newbies....Welcome!

    So start your cutting now!!!
    "Queen B" of the "2017/18 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    HI ladies, My name is Lisa From Pa, This will be my third time sending Birthday wishes in the shape of 2.5 in blocks. I am married with one child in college and I have two fur babies. 9 YR Old and 1 YR Old German Shepherds. My mother taught me to sew about 20 yrs ago. She likes to sew clothes for my nieces and nephew. I always liked the creative part of sewing which led me to quilting. I love scrappy quilts. So any colors are fine with me. Thank you
    Happy Sewing, Lisa E.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    I 'm Jane and this is my 2nd year with this swap. I have found that their are no ugly fabrics when you cut them into 2.5" squares.
    I've heard that said, Jane, that if it's still ugly you just haven't cut it up small enough yet. However. . . I just turned up the World's Ugliest Fabric, hiding in one of my boxes. The only way this fabric would not be ugly is if you ran it through the crosscut paper shredder! Only the gods know where it came from, since I *know* I didn't buy it. Grab bag, maybe.

    But it's a Hoffman print, so I cut all of it into squares and trashed the bits. I plan to roll the dice for each swapper to see if she escapes being a recipient!
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