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    Birthday Swap 2018/2019 New

    2018/ 2019 Birthday Swap...candy style 2.5"

    2.5 Candy Birthday swap is now open for sign ups and will remain open until we get 35 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.

    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) Also see below for an additional question.
    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.

    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. 4 or more "Late" packages will
    disqualify any one to participate in future swaps.


    **** Extra question: Add on the thread colors that you would like to see. Do Not put down what you don't want. This is not mandatory to follow. These are just suggestions. This swap is suppose to be a good stash busters so try and use what you have and want to share.


    I am going to limit this to the first 35 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 sixth 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 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
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 02-05-2018 at 03:48 PM. Reason: remove shouting/all caps
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    So here is the list..........So far for the 2018/2019 Birthday swap.


    aborning
    Anoka Quilter
    Aurora
    barbarakibler23
    crispy_frog
    Faintly Artistic
    Gaijin
    givio

    Happylab
    Hav4boys
    IceLeopard
    Jaba
    Jane Quilter
    Janice McC
    JennR8R
    JuanitaBeans
    kele
    MizMelly
    Oldcatlady
    Onaemtnest
    Patrick's mom
    Pinkflowers
    Rosemary Attaway
    SheriR
    Sunrise450
    Travelinggramma
    WMUTeach

    Red are the newbies....Welcome!

    We have 27 so far. If your name is on this list you do Not have to send me a PM ....I already have your information.

    Please introduce your self and if you have color desires add that too.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 02-22-2018 at 05:25 AM. Reason: remove shouting/all caps
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    Hello everyone,
    I am Barb the Coordinator of the swap. This will be my 6th year leading this birthday swap group. I am a mom of 3 girl, boy and an angel, grandma (Mema) to 6 and a wife to 1. Love to quilt, scrapbook, take photo's and garden. My mom taught me to quilt 7 years ago and I attend with my mom two local quilting groups weekly. Really enjoy going to the quilt groups and feel I learn a lot from everyone.


    Love all the colors so send me any sweet little candy square you have.

    Barb


    Okay who is next........................
    "Queen B" of the "2017/18 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    Hi Fellow Quilters, I'm Pat and I'm a newbie to this group. I have been quilting for a long time. I belong to the same quilting group as Barb (the coordinator) .I have 3 grown children 1 daughter and 2 sons.I'm a Nana to 4 grandkids 2 girls 2 boys I'm really pretty open to all different kinds of quilts and colors. Pat

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    Welcome to the group Pat...so happy you are joining us. could you PM me with your birthday.


    Barb
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    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. The more varied you have, the more interesting the quilt or item you are making becomes. Fabrics that I never would have bought become stunners in a quilt and people have pointed to that exact square with compliments! Who knew? There are a lot of friends to be made on this swap, and the 20th of every month is marked on my phone calendar for the entire year in anticipation of mailing to my new friends. Barb is a great hostess and I look forward to a wonderful new year on this thread. Welcome all newbies!

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    I am WMUTeach, newly retired but still working part-time by choice. I have been a sewer since I was 6. I had a very brave mother who allowed me to use her machine at that age. I was always a fabric crafter and garment maker until my sister-in-law passed away and I took her tools, stash an unfinished projects so I could continue her tradition of making quilts for special family occasions. Sixteen years plus later, I only make quilts and on a rare occasion American Girl doll clothes. I believe this is my 5 year or maybe 6 year with the swap and I am madly in love with 2.5 inch squares.

    Welcome newbies and hello swapping friends from previous years. Any you lurkers, join us. It is fun, relatively painless and what a birthday we have each year!

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    I'm Onaemtnest, Welcome newbies you are going to really love this swap! Please don't stress and enjoy the upcoming year!

    This will be my 4th year joining this great group that dedicates themselves to send birthday greetings each month along with those delightful non-caloric candies. Like one of the other members has said, I too, enjoy sending out the greetings as much as receiving them on my birthday month.

    If asked, my preference of colors would be shades of
    pink and all the gradients up to mauve's and my stash seriously lacks yellow's. Again like Jane Quilter has said, there is really no ugly fabric when combined with an abundance of other 2.5" candies.
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    Hello, I'm MizMelly, and this will be my 3rd year participating in this swap! It's a great stash buster, plus all the neat ideas and pattern suggestions that come out of this group!
    I'm retired 1.5 years from higher education, working for more than 34 years in dusty academic libraries. I've been sewing since...??? 9 or 10, I started with the 4-H club, and my mom used to sew and alter our hand-m-down clothes when we were kids, which also prompted the urge to create our own styles! (some were rather hilarious).
    I've been quilting for over 20 years, and there for a few years I did commission quilts, although that sideline died a few years ago. Funny how people want custom but only willing to pay department store prices!
    I have several bins of candies that keep my sewing room full, and one of these days I'll start cracking that stash.
    I have no color preferences, I love the variety that comes in the birthday candies.
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    Hi, I'm Julie from Arizona. I have swapped with a few of y'all before in the monthly charm swap. I bought my first sewing machine in 2000 and taught myself to sew/quilt. (okay, I really tried lots of stuff and finally learned from my many mistakes!) I started seriously quilting about 3 years ago when my homeschooled kids started attending community college and I found myself home alone all day when I was used to a houseful. Have 5, but 4 are still at home. I have gone from "you have to have at least 5 fabrics in a quilt or it is boring, but 7 is better..." (said that to my daughter once when I was a newbie) to using 50+ fabrics in a quilt or it is boring! I like controlled scrappy. Can always use neutrals and my stash is shy in the red, pink, turquoise and yellow departments; but I can use just about any piece...

    My house is on the market and I hope to be moving in the next few months to a bigger house with a dedicated sewing space. But I will do my best to be on time in the process!

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    This is your 6th year WMUTeach....you are one of the originals!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
    I am WMUTeach, newly retired but still working part-time by choice. I have been a sewer since I was 6. I had a very brave mother who allowed me to use her machine at that age. I was always a fabric crafter and garment maker until my sister-in-law passed away and I took her tools, stash an unfinished projects so I could continue her tradition of making quilts for special family occasions. Sixteen years plus later, I only make quilts and on a rare occasion American Girl doll clothes. I believe this is my 5 year or maybe 6 year with the swap and I am madly in love with 2.5 inch squares.

    Welcome newbies and hello swapping friends from previous years. Any you lurkers, join us. It is fun, relatively painless and what a birthday we have each year!
    "Queen B" of the "2017/18 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    welcome back previous members and new members.

    My name is Karen. I have 5 animals, 3 cats (all under 1 1/2 years old), 2 dogs = a yellow lab and black lab and border collie mixed. Both dogs are 2 months apart and are about 3 years old. I've been on this swap going on the 3rd years now and lurked for about 2 years prior. I really enjoy the conversations, pattern swaps and yes of course the candy. I'm looking forward to another fun year with you all. Happy everyone!!!

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    Hello there! I am IceLeopard and I have been lurking on this board for a couple of years. Thanks to happylab for sponsoring me for this swap! I have been quilting off and on for about 35 years and for the last 17 years quilting has been my primary craft. With the exception of a few large quilts that went to family, most of my quilts are lap quilts that go to the local VA Hospital. I love hand dyes, blenders, and batiks in bright clear colors.

    My DH and I live in Maryland but we would prefer to be somewhere west of the Mississippi. We have 2 daughters, two great sons-in-law and 4 grandsons, ages 19, 19, (cousins, not twins), 13, and 12.

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    WMUTeach

    Red are the newbies....Welcome!
    Last edited by barbarakibler23; 01-22-2018 at 07:15 PM.
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    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.

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    Hello everyone, I am bjsmith57...I participated the first two years of this swap. Looking forward to this swap and meeting everyone.

    Have a great day.
    bjsmith57

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    I would like to join, this will be my first time in this swap. I am sending PM to Jaba to request a recommendation.

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    Welcome to all the newcomers! My name is Phyllis and this is my second year in this swap. I have two Boston Terriers, one is Sadie (who is a lady) and Maggie (defiantly not a lady). Five children , 11 grands, and 2 great grands. I have been sewing and quilting for 30 years.
    All colors of candies are welcome except I would love to see more yellows and oranges.
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    Patrick's Mom here. I believe this is my third or fourth year trading birthday candies. I'm working on a tumbler quilt with the candies I've acquired from this exchange and others. I'll figure out how to post a photo when I get it done. I have been quilting 40 years. My first quilt, which I still have, is made out of jeans and tied with red yarn. I used a cardboard template and cut the 6 inch squares using scissors. We've come a long way... I live in Nebraska with my son and four cats. My candies for this year are already cut and packaged. I love all fabrics!

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    Red are the newbies....Welcome!
    "Queen B" of the "2017/18 2.5" Birthday Swap

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    Hello everyone My name is Maxie and I am retired Military (Army). After I retired I started quilting so I am still quite new. I have one Daughter and 3 grandkids and they live with me. I am excited to be a part of this swap, I started cutting my candies today and got quiet a few of them cut. I participate in several swaps on the board and am currently hosting a block swap that is about to finish up in February. Any colors are fine with me. Thank you Jaba for the recommendation to participate in the swap.

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    I almost forgot...thank you to Janequilter for the referral!

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    I am Audrey Borning from MN. I work as a Hotel Manager at a Casino Hotel and I also long arm for Customers. I have been quilting for 11 years and have been long arming quilts for 7 years. I have one son, one daughter and a step daughter and they all live out of state. I do not have much time to actually piece many quilt tops each year. Most of them that I make, I give for gifts to family members. I enjoy going to 2-3 Quilt Retreats each year. I enjoy making quilts with assorted scrappy 2 1/5" squares and this will be the second year for me in this swap. My birthday was just January 14 and I haven't opened my candy packages yet. I am still waiting on one to come in the mail and then I will enjoy opening them all. I am happy to see all the return swappers and welcome all the new swappers.

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    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...

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    Clever dude! Your life must be wildly fun!

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