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Thread: Boomerang 6.0 Now CLOSED for Signups!** LISTS HAVE BEEN EMAILED 09/29/2011

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    Super Member LovingIzabella's Avatar
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    Boomerang Friendship Swap 6.0-Open for sign-ups three week window for sign-ups!Mailing deadline to mail blocks home by is February 1, 2012.

    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).
    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 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.
    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.
    If you check these five threads you will see some of the awesome work that has been done in the past:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-32780-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41063-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57109-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88100-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88099-1.htm


    To sign-up please PM me your full name, address,email address, and weekend phone number and which size group you wish to be in, as well as the number of groups.
    Please be aware if you are in or have been in other Boomerang swaps and did not or have not yet finished I cannot allow you to participate in this swap until you have finished your commitment to the other swap(s).


    Hugs
    April

    Group activity page
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/group_a...sp?gracnum=204



    NEW PAGES FOR EACH GROUP:

    AUTUMN: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-156755-1.htm#4329967
    WINTER: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-156754-1.htm#4329965
    SPRING: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-156753-1.htm#4329963
    SUMMER: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-156752-1.htm#4329961

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    This is so exciting!

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    Bookmarking this but undecided as of yet.

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    I'm in, as you know, April! Sending official PM. Thanks again for doing this swap.

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    please sign me up.... thanks

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    I can't wait to do this one. Sent all my info to you already.

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    Wow, finished the other swap on time, loved doing the blocks with all the different fabric, and now to decide if want to do this one as well. I received some nice blocks back on the last swap so I will join in again.

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    Oh YIPPEE!!! SO, glad I saw this sign up. I want in!!! I will PM you. Already have fabric picked out and ready to cut. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!!!! You're the best!!

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    Super Member cherrio's Avatar
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    I have to sit this one out April. I have been wanting to get a scrappy started to use up the pile of squares I have. and my wonderful son in laws "deployment" bunk quilt and my oldest daughters' and 2 baby quilts . . . yea, I'm gonna catch up with my list. lol
    thanks for hosting! you take care o you and your health issues girl
    cherri

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    Super Member LovingIzabella's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrio
    I have to sit this one out April. I have been wanting to get a scrappy started to use up the pile of squares I have. and my wonderful son in laws "deployment" bunk quilt and my oldest daughters' and 2 baby quilts . . . yea, I'm gonna catch up with my list. lol
    thanks for hosting! you take care o you and your health issues girl
    cherri
    Hi Cherri,
    I completely understand! I am sitting out this round and probably the next several due to my health issues but I sure do appreciate your kind words.
    Hugs
    April

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    Hi April, I will also be sitting this one out. Hopefully by the time #7 rolls around, I'll have my blocks from #5 in a completed quilt. Sounds like a good plan.

    I love your new profile pix. Thank you for doing these swaps. You are the very best!

    Praying that your health turns around for the better.

    Quilty hugs,
    Lynne

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    I will join one group of 36 swappers. Doing 2 groups is difficult, what a killer project!

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    I am interested in joining! I sent you a pm. This is my very first "Community Quilt project" I can't wait to get started!

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    This sounds like fun! Are there links to see pictures of completed blocks or quilts from other swaps?

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    I'll have to sit this one out. Too much going on at the moment, plus DH's work hours have been cut starting this week, which cuts into our "fun" money. :(

    Please keep me down as "interested" for next time, though. :thumbup:

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    HI,
    I would like to participate but I am new and do not know where to find the sign up page.
    Hugs,
    Lenore

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    Super Member QuilterMomma's Avatar
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    Lenore, you need to go to page 1, click on Lovingisabella avatar, then you click "send pm" and you will come to a message page and let the hostess with the mostest know you want to be part of this swap. She will send you a confirmation that you are signed up in your private messages which shows at the top of the page. She needs your full name, email address, mailing address, board name, and phone number. Instructions on first page of what she needs. Then you get to have some fun with the rest of us wonderful quilters.

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    Moon...it wont be the same without you doing all the excellent blocks you make! I loved seeing the different designs you were brave enough to try! Hope you join in and we get in the same group again!

    Joan

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    April:

    I will not be able to do this round. I am sorry that I have not been on the board for a little while. My brother has cancer and I have been going back and forth to Jacksonville to spend as much time with him as I can and to help out my sister-in-law who is exhausted. This past Sunday September 4th they had to take him to Hospice. I do not want him left alone at all, so I am staying with him in the room all night. We don’t know how long he has but I will be with him as long as it takes.

    I like your avatar photo. You really are beautiful. I hope and pray that your health issues will get better soon.

    Please keep me in mind for the next Boomerang.

    Blessings!
    Carole

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    Carole, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. You and your family will be in my prayers and we know that prayers can work wonders! Hope to see you in the next swap! Joan

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    Cann't do 6.0 boomerang to close to the holidays Starting in Oct. my life normaly goes crazy untill after the first of the year. those of you who will join have fun

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    Super Member Lv2sew2011's Avatar
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    Im gonna try this and see how it goes, I'm a newby to quilting just started in Feb 2011 but I so enjoying doing swaps. So please sign me up! PM coming....

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    I do have a question, I have a new Emb Machine is Emb. allowed too! Not saying I will use it but just incase I would like to...????

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    Welcome aboard Lv2sew2011. You will have fun.

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    Hi, I'm an 'old-comer' to this swap. Yes, embroidery machined blocks are fine. In fact, I really appreciate receiving an embroidered block, machine or done by hand! Welcome aboard!

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