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    Boomerang Friendship Swap 5.0- NORTH group
    Mailing deadline to have all blocks completed and home by is September 4, 2011

    Hello and welcome to the Boomerang Friendship Swap. This thread is for the NORTH group to post on :-) 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.

    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).
    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: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm )
    1) Please make sure all fabric is prewashed prior to making the block and sending it home.
    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.
    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.
    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 group (If you wish to do two groups please be aware this means you will have to mail 70 F8s and make 70 blocks). 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.
    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

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    I'm very excited and I'm getting my envelopes all ready to go. :)

    Thank you April for letting me join in the fun.

    Hugs,
    Angie

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    :-D I made it North!
    Excited to be in the group. Will start mailing my fabric tomorrow.

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    Hi all, fabric is ready to go as soon as I write labels -- don't have excell to be able to convert the list. Should be on their way within 3 or 4 days, as I am doint two groups.

    UNLESS ... does any one know how to convert the files sent by April to be used in the label program for Microsoft Works?

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    I have written all of my envelopes already. I will iron the fabric and cut and wrap and they will be out hopefully in a few days too.

    Judy, I'm not computer savvy so I wouldn't have a clue. Sorry. Nice to "see" you again. :)

    Angie

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy
    Hi all, fabric is ready to go as soon as I write labels -- don't have excell to be able to convert the list. Should be on their way within 3 or 4 days, as I am doint two groups.

    UNLESS ... does any one know how to convert the files sent by April to be used in the label program for Microsoft Works?
    Oyyy I am not sure but I will ask hubby and see if he knows...he is a computer geek...errr I mean guy lololol
    Hugs
    April

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    :lol:

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    Nice to see you, too, Angie, look forward to swapping with you again.
    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    Judy, I'm not computer savvy so I wouldn't have a clue. Sorry. Nice to "see" you again. :)

    Angie

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy
    Hi all, fabric is ready to go as soon as I write labels -- don't have excell to be able to convert the list. Should be on their way within 3 or 4 days, as I am doint two groups.

    UNLESS ... does any one know how to convert the files sent by April to be used in the label program for Microsoft Works?
    Try this I found it on Microsoft's website. If for some reason it does not work I will see what hubs can do :-)
    Hugs
    April

    Note Before you open Word 2007 files and Excel 2007 files in Works, install the Office Compatibility Pack. For more information about the Office Compatibility Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/pr...686761033.aspx
    The Word 2007 file can have one of the following file name extensions:

    .doc
    .docx
    .docm

    To open a Word 2007 file in Microsoft Works Word Processor, use one of the following methods:

    Use the Open command on the File menu in Works Word Processor. To do this, follow these steps:
    On the File menu, click Open.
    In the Open dialog box, locate the Word 2007 file that you want to open.
    Click Open.
    Use the Open with command. To do this, follow these steps:
    Right-click the Word 2007 file that you want to open, point to Open with, and then click Choose program.
    In the Open With dialog box, click Browse.
    Locate the Microsoft Works folder, double-click WKSWP.EXE, and then click OK.
    Double-click the Word 2007 file.

    Note Before you can open Word 2007 files in Works Word Processor, you have to associate the Word 2007 file types with Works Word Processor. To do this, follow these steps:
    Right-click the Word 2007 file that you want to open in Works Word Processor, point to Open with, and then click Choose program.
    In the Open With dialog box, click Browse.
    Locate the Microsoft Works folder, double-click WKSWP.EXE, click to select the Always use this program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.

    The Excel 2007 file can have one of the following file name extensions:

    .xls
    .xlsx
    .xlsm
    .xlsb

    To open an Excel 2007 file in Microsoft Works Spreadsheet, use one of the following methods:

    Use the Open with command. To do this, follow these steps:
    Right-click the file that you want to open in Works Spreadsheet, point to Open with, and then click Choose program.
    In the Open With dialog box, click Browse.
    Locate the Microsoft Works folder, double-click WKSSS.EXE, and then click OK two times.
    Double-click the Excel 2007 file.

    Note Before you can open Excel 2007 files in Works Spreadsheet, you have to associate the Excel 2007 file types with Works Spreadsheet. To do this, follow these steps:
    Right-click the Excel 2007 file that you want to open in Works Spreadsheet, point to Open with, and then click Choose program.
    In the Open With dialog box, click the Always use this program to open this kind of file check box, and then click Browse.
    Locate the Microsoft Works folder, double-click WKSSS.EXE, and then click OK.

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    I don't have Office, but thanks so much for looking. All I got was the Works that came iwth the computer, didn't buy the office upgrade.
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy
    Hi all, fabric is ready to go as soon as I write labels -- don't have excell to be able to convert the list. Should be on their way within 3 or 4 days, as I am doint two groups.

    UNLESS ... does any one know how to convert the files sent by April to be used in the label program for Microsoft Works?
    Try this I found it on Microsoft's website. If for some reason it does not work I will see what hubs can do :-)
    Hugs
    April

    Note Before you open Word 2007 files and Excel 2007 files in Works, install the Office Compatibility Pack. For more information about the Office Compatibility Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/pr...686761033.aspx
    The Word 2007 file can have one of the following file name extensions:

    .doc
    .docx
    .docm

    To open a Word 2007 file in Microsoft Works Word Processor, use one of the following methods:

    Use the Open command on the File menu in Works Word Processor. To do this, follow these steps:
    On the File menu, click Open.
    In the Open dialog box, locate the Word 2007 file that you want to open.
    Click Open.
    Use the Open with command. To do this, follow these steps:
    Right-click the Word 2007 file that you want to open, point to Open with, and then click Choose program.
    In the Open With dialog box, click Browse.
    Locate the Microsoft Works folder, double-click WKSWP.EXE, and then click OK.
    Double-click the Word 2007 file.

    Note Before you can open Word 2007 files in Works Word Processor, you have to associate the Word 2007 file types with Works Word Processor. To do this, follow these steps:
    Right-click the Word 2007 file that you want to open in Works Word Processor, point to Open with, and then click Choose program.
    In the Open With dialog box, click Browse.
    Locate the Microsoft Works folder, double-click WKSWP.EXE, click to select the Always use this program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.

    The Excel 2007 file can have one of the following file name extensions:

    .xls
    .xlsx
    .xlsm
    .xlsb

    To open an Excel 2007 file in Microsoft Works Spreadsheet, use one of the following methods:

    Use the Open with command. To do this, follow these steps:
    Right-click the file that you want to open in Works Spreadsheet, point to Open with, and then click Choose program.
    In the Open With dialog box, click Browse.
    Locate the Microsoft Works folder, double-click WKSSS.EXE, and then click OK two times.
    Double-click the Excel 2007 file.

    Note Before you can open Excel 2007 files in Works Spreadsheet, you have to associate the Excel 2007 file types with Works Spreadsheet. To do this, follow these steps:
    Right-click the Excel 2007 file that you want to open in Works Spreadsheet, point to Open with, and then click Choose program.
    In the Open With dialog box, click the Always use this program to open this kind of file check box, and then click Browse.
    Locate the Microsoft Works folder, double-click WKSSS.EXE, and then click OK.

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    Oh the poor mailman! I'll have to be sure to leave him a coffee card once these start to come in.

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    In the mail tomorrow(WED) are f8's for:

    brenda5
    carsey
    janecat
    KathyN
    Navarre2011
    NurseBonnie
    OkDarla
    paintmejudy
    pattis47
    Qbee
    quiltin'gran
    Roseysue
    selfhunter

    Hooray it is started!!

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    This is my first exchange excited about it will try to decide on fabric tonight, start cutting and get most in the mail by Monday at the latest.

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    I should be able to get all of mine mailed in the morning. Bought stamps at the post office today. Whew! I need to figure out a way to print and sell four little sheets of stickers for $51! I'd be rich! he he ;) :lol:

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    To any members of the North group, I have starched my 8ths. Please PM me if you have allergies. I will wash the ones that I send out to you. Thank you so much.
    Peace and blessings,

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    to anyone sending F8's or return blocks to me, please DO NOT add any chemicals, starches, sprays, scents, fabric softeners, etc. to anything you will be mailing to me.

    in addition to my having asthma and a multitude of allergic sensitivities, my skin is also sensitive to additives. with everything pollenating right now (gotta love springtime), my immune system is in hyperdrive working overtime. i do not want to add to its burdens.

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    I sent my blocks out today, for all of Boom 5 North.

    To HavPlenty, and all the others in this swap, there are no sprays or fabric softeners in my blocks. Washed with Tide liquid.

    Can't wait to have some squishies arrive in the mail. The mailpeople all over this country must wonder what in the heck they are delivering!

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    DH is taking all of my blocks to post office today for Boom 5 North. This is my first one and I can't wait to get started

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty
    to anyone sending F8's or return blocks to me, please DO NOT add any chemicals, starches, sprays, scents, fabric softeners, etc. to anything you will be mailing to me.

    in addition to my having asthma and a multitude of allergic sensitivities, my skin is also sensitive to additives. with everything pollenating right now (gotta love springtime), my immune system is in hyperdrive working overtime. i do not want to add to its burdens.

    I'm glad you told us. I don't want to make anyone sick.
    I had sprayed Magic Sizing on my fabric before cutting.

    I WILL hand wash your piece before mailing it to you.
    I'm afraid if I put it back through the washer & dryer, it would be a little smaller than the 11 x 18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty
    to anyone sending F8's or return blocks to me, please DO NOT add any chemicals, starches, sprays, scents, fabric softeners, etc. to anything you will be mailing to me.

    in addition to my having asthma and a multitude of allergic sensitivities, my skin is also sensitive to additives. with everything pollenating right now (gotta love springtime), my immune system is in hyperdrive working overtime. i do not want to add to its burdens.
    Mine was washed in Tide liquid and then air dried. I won't add anything to the fabric when I am pressing other than steam. I do hope your allergies get better. That is terrible.

    Hugs,
    Angie

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    Northerners!!! All F8's have been mailed to each and everyone of you!!! I did not add anything to my fabric. Senses should be good to go:)I'm so excited to trade 105 blocks:) I am one of three that jumped in for all groups. I wish my wall was big enough for all the blocks once they are recieved back...hehehe. Would make for one awesome picture....oh our dayroom wall is big enough. YIPPEE!

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    My F8's are officially on the way! Here's the fabric I sent out for the North group. Some of you will receive the focus fabric; others will receive the coordinating fabric (more navy than shown). :)
    Attached Images Attached Images


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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise
    My F8's are officially on the way! Here's the fabric I sent out for the North group. Some of you will receive the focus fabric; others will receive the coordinating fabric (more navy than shown). :)
    I absolutely love this LB print-beautiful!!! I'd love to cut out that huge orange hued sun in the first one and applique it to my orange sherbert quilt lol
    Hugs
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    I absolutely love this LB print-beautiful!!! I'd love to cut out that huge orange hued sun in the first one and applique it to my orange sherbert quilt lol
    Hugs
    April
    Thanks, me too! (Whew, it was pricey, though! :shock: Don't tell my hubby! LOL! ;) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    I absolutely love this LB print-beautiful!!! I'd love to cut out that huge orange hued sun in the first one and applique it to my orange sherbert quilt lol
    Hugs
    April
    Thanks, me too! (Whew, it was pricey, though! :shock: Don't tell my hubby! LOL! ;) )
    LOL Your secret is safe with me shhhhhhhhhhh :wink:
    Hugs
    April

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