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    Boomeang 8.0 SAPPHIRES Group

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 8.0 SAPPHIRES Group

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 8 Sapphires group. Mailing deadline for all blocks to be home is January 1, 2013 to allow some time with the holidays.

    Hello and welcome to the Boomerang Friendship Swap. This swap is about a great opportunity to get a large number of blocks from all over the world made by our online quilting friends. This is open to swappers no matter where they live, so come on and join us international folks

    How it works:
    1) You will select a fabric or selection of fabrics from your stash (or you can buy new-up to you) and cut them in to Fat Eighths (18 x 11) or (9x22) We prefer the 18 x 11 for this swap as it gives a bigger cutting area for certain blocks but either measurement will work.
    2) You will send each member in the swap one F8 to work with. The person who receives the fabric will make you a block with your fabric in it.
    3) You may advise the person of colors you would prefer they use or not use but please do not request specific blocks. This is meant to be a “friendship” swap where your friends pick, design and create a beautiful 12.5” unfinished block for you based on the fabric you send them.
    4) In turn you will receive an F8 from each member in the swap and have to make them a block.

    Rules/Guidelines:
    (please make sure to also refer to the basic policies that apply to all swaps announced through the board: RULES FOR SWAPS AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES - Updated 8 December 2010 )
    1) Please make sure all fabric is prewashed prior to making the block and sending it home. You do not have to wash the fabric you receive.
    2) When sending your fabric please make sure it is in some kind of sealed item (Ziploc baggy, saran wrap) with a piece of paper or even a peel-off label with your name, address and quilt board name so that the items are protected and won’t get mixed up. Please do this when returning blocks as well. (This way if for some unhuman reason the PO mangles a package the plastic has a chance at saving the work and with an address visible it just might make it home)
    3) Please mail your F8 within three weeks of receiving the address list. This helps ensure we all have ample time to work on everyone's blocks.
    4) Please handle all fabric received with the utmost care and place it somewhere where it won’t be lost or forgotten about.
    5) In order to help keep track of the blocks sent and received I will be emailing out a chart to all members who participate so that you may fill it in as we go.
    6) All blocks should be 12.5” unfinished. They can be regular pieced, paper-pieced, appliquéd-whatever the quilter decides to do. It is up to each individual. Again the feeling is to get a true friendship quilt out of this. Please do not request specific blocks as the idea is to let everyone, of every level join in and try new things and grow.
    7). Please remember to trim your threads, cut your dog ears...in essence remove any excess work from the back of your block that the receiver should not have to worry about. We do not want to have any extra bulk in these blocks that are not needed (harder to quilt them :-) )
    8) You may sign the back of the block if you wish to or perhaps pin a small muslin square with your name, where you live and what the name of the block is.
    9) Please measure your block before mailing it. We all started somewhere but it is nice to be able to get all the blocks back measuring the same size so the quilt can go together nicely. So measure, measure and when you think it is right, measure once more
    10) Please make a block that you yourself would be happy and proud to call your own.
    11) This is a one block per swapper swap. You will have to make 35 blocks per large group (36 swappers in each group) or 15 blocks per small group (16 swappers in each group) (If you wish to do two groups please be aware this means you will have to mail 70 F8s and make 70 blocks or any combination of the possible group size). Please be aware of this before you commit yourself if you do not think you would be comfortable making 35 blocks in 4 months. (70 for 2 groups)
    12) Please be courteous to our swappers and post when you receive either someone's fabric or a completed block. This helps us to know the postal gremlins are not at work lol If for some reason you cannot get on the board to post please let me know and I will let the members know. We appreciate interaction with all of our swappers. You can do a weekly update as well if that works better for you.
    13) Have FUN!!! This swap will let you explore your creativity as you do not have to make the same block for everyone. You can try that block you always wanted to. Try new fabrics, new colors...step outside of your comfort zone in to a different box

    PLEASE DO NOT SEND FABRICS/BLOCKS WITH PERFUME OR OVERWHELMING FRAGRANCES ON THEM DUE TO ALLERGIES. THERE MAY BE MEMBERS OR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE SEVERE ALLERGIES TO CERTAIN THINGS SO PLEASE TRY YOUR BEST TO NOT SEND ANYTHING THAT COULD CAUSE AN ATTACK

    Also please remember when posting on the board to use members board names or just first names and not their full names. This is a courtesy to our members as the information here can be seen publicly and we do not want anyone to have that private info.

    Please, NO public complaints or criticisms of other swappers, items received, or other type for any reason. ALL complaints must be addressed by Private Message (pm) to me. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE!!!!!

    Just one more friendly reminder-please make sure your packages have proper postage on them-if you are unsure either take them to the PO or throw another stamp on. We do not want anyone to have to incur any extra expense during this fun time. Also be aware postage could run high on this swap so if you think that may be an issue you may not like this swap.


    I think you will find yourself enjoying the blocks because you can work at your pace as they come in as long as they are all out by the established deadline once the swap is closed.

    As always please feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns-I am always happy to help.
    Hugs
    April


    Members in the Sapphires Group

    Abby's Mom
    barbgil
    CharlotteMarie
    clsurz
    Difergie
    girlscouts1
    Kehoeta
    lynnquilts
    Missus Fear
    Ok Darla
    Pink Lady
    sapdoggie
    Sharon B
    tumrub
    wandalou
    wendiq

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    Hi Boomers

    I'm in the diamond group. I thought I would be swapping out 50 blocks but only doing 35 so if any of you want to do an additional swap just pm me and give me your address if we didn't swap last time and don't have each other's addresses. Looking forward to seeing all your blocks!
    Last edited by oldcatlady; 08-18-2012 at 05:14 AM.

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    Oldcatlady, I will do an additional swap with you
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    YAH! Thanks so much! We are in the diamond group together so I'll send you 2 F8's I'm using more than 1 fabric.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ok Darla View Post
    Oldcatlady, I will do an additional swap with you

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    Hi Boomers,
    I am in the Diamond Group and would love to swap with some more people. So if any of you want to do an additional swap just pm me and give me your address. Happy swapping and sewing ladies. Wooohoooo
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    I am a Sapphire and ladies hate to tell you this but..... I haven't picked out my fabric yet Thinking Monday will maybe, might , could be , have a decision LOL But no worries it will be very soon
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    Got my fabric in envelopes ready to go, but want to make sure there are no more address corrections before I send them out. WooHoo! Am ready!!!

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    Envelopes all addressed and ready to go out tomorrow !!!!!

    I am having cataract surgery and canaloplasty for glaucoma on Thursday, so will be out of pocket for a couple of weeks.

    Looking forward to receiving some great fabrics
    sapdoggie

    Life is full of many pieces- why not quilt?

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    All my f8's will be in the mail on Monday. Can you tell I'm a Type-A personality?

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    Sorry forgot to put my name on the fat eighths . I put a sticker with the receiver's address just in case, but forgot to put my name on the inside. It is on the envelope though
    sapdoggie

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    I am in this group. I know you recommend 18 x 11 and I have 15 of those cut however the last piece I have is approximately 15.5 X 17. Do you think that would still be ok to send to one of them since it would definitely make up whats left on the 11" side (15.5 approximate) to make up for the inch that would be missing on the other side?

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    I think it would be fine Carol. Here is the fabricName:  IMG_0295.JPG
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Size:  289.6 KB I will be sending out. Hope to mail out tomorrow.

    Kendra

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    I am mailing mine today...I love getting mail, I think that is one of the reasons I do these!

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    Mailing my fabric today ladies.
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    clsurz - that is fine. amine came out 10" X 18" because it was only 42 " wide.
    sapdoggie

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    FAbric in the mail-- watch out for your squishies
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    Mine go out today, also.......(I, too, love to get mail....HeeHee)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq View Post
    Mine go out today, also.......(I, too, love to get mail....HeeHee)
    Especially mail that is Not Bills
    sapdoggie

    Life is full of many pieces- why not quilt?

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    Mine went out today August 21, Tuesday so be on the lookout for it.
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    Mailed mine this morning Tuesday the 21st . Wonder how long it will take for you all to get my squishies hope it does not take to long. Does it matter if I hand piece my blocks? I love to hand piece blocks it is so relaxing.
    Hope you all are having a great day

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    Doesn't matter to me how they are pieced
    Still thinking what I might do with these blocks ...hhhmmmmm... maybe if I knew that I would have an easier time picking out colors
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    Sap doggie-received your fabric today..love it!

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    Difergie I got your fabric today.
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    You ladies are grooving on sending fabric
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    Quote Originally Posted by Difergie View Post
    Sap doggie-received your fabric today..love it!
    Got yours too !!!! now to start thinking and planning....
    sapdoggie

    Life is full of many pieces- why not quilt?

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