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Thread: Boomerang 6.0 Summer Group

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    Boomerang Friendship Swap 6.0 Mailing deadline to mail all blocks home to their owners 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. Please remember to measure two, three times and cut once and do your very best to make sure the finished block you are sending home is 12.5"
    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


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    AngieS
    babeyruth
    bolin0909
    Crafty3790
    Difergie
    dotcomdtcm
    Honchey
    immemother
    LeslieFrost
    LindaC
    musicaljan
    Phannie1
    PokerDiva
    QuiltingKrazy
    sharon b
    yogglover

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    we may be small but we are mighty!

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    I was also told "Dynamite comes in small packages"
    I'm ready to light the fuse to this project!

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    Everyone on the summer list will be in the mail today.

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    I am waiting to make sure all the addresses are right...

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    Boy is this group quiet compared to the other groups. Speak up people....LOL....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva
    Boy is this group quiet compared to the other groups. Speak up people....LOL....
    But, but, but, I was asleep. Stupid time difference!

    Here is the fabric you will all be getting! I will print out the address labels today and all you USA ladies will have them in the mail this afternoon! yogglover and lindaC yours will go out next Wednesday when I go to the post office.

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    I just found my list :oops: LOL That is beautiful fabric- now what to do with it :shock:

    Is anyone including notes on what they are doing with the squares ?

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    I am going to make a 4x4 cuddle quilt with mine. It will be for lounging around on my reading chair. I am also going to applique 9 3 inch squares with a mini babushka doll which will be used with a plain black in the boarder to join all the squares together!

    I have included a note, basically just saying I dont mind what you do with it, but would like to stick with the bright colours of the dolls and avoid anything too pastelly. But I really would be happy with anything :)

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    Oh imme I LOVE LOVE your fabric. I collect these dolls and I have two different prints in fabric but not that one..do you happen to know who makes it?
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    I'm here! I will have everyone F8 in the mail tomorrow. Have everything addressed and ready to go. I am going to be sending out two different colors again. Everyone will get a batik orange or tealish (is that a word?) color. I have enclosed notes with my fabric. I only want white or white on white used with mine please! I am making a quilt as a housewarming gift. I will be making additional blocks to go with my quilt using both colors and white! I can't wait to get started on some blocks again. Like I need another task...lol.

    I am currently trying to finish...
    1. A quilt for a coworker (He was hurt badly in Afghanistan, lost both legs, only 20 years old)

    2. A quilt for my mother in law for her birthday in Nov.

    3. A total of 4 throw quilts to be raffled off next Spring for my local relay for life fundraiser. (From the Boom 5 blocks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by immemother
    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva
    Boy is this group quiet compared to the other groups. Speak up people....LOL....
    Here is the fabric you will all be getting! I will print out the address labels today and all you USA ladies will have them in the mail this afternoon! yogglover and lindaC yours will go out next Wednesday when I go to the post office.
    what lovely fabric immemother. This is my first time doing the boomerang swap so I hope the blocks I make will be up to expectations from everybody. I have my fabric ordered (we have very few quilt shops here in the emerald isle) so as soon as it arrives it will be washed, dried, ironed, cut and away.

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    @Lindac, Been to Dublin three times and am looking forward to swapping to the other side of the pond with you! Love your avatar quilt..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaC
    Quote Originally Posted by immemother
    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva
    Boy is this group quiet compared to the other groups. Speak up people....LOL....
    Here is the fabric you will all be getting! I will print out the address labels today and all you USA ladies will have them in the mail this afternoon! yogglover and lindaC yours will go out next Wednesday when I go to the post office.
    what lovely fabric immemother. This is my first time doing the boomerang swap so I hope the blocks I make will be up to expectations from everybody. I have my fabric ordered (we have very few quilt shops here in the emerald isle) so as soon as it arrives it will be washed, dried, ironed, cut and away.
    Linda,
    There are no "expectations" in this swap except that you try your best and send a block you are happy to say you made. We make friends here and we grow here with our skills. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Difergie
    @Lindac, Been to Dublin three times and am looking forward to swapping to the other side of the pond with you! Love your avatar quilt..
    I live beside the sea north of Dublin City. The avatar quilt is a work in a very long progress. It is from the Hoopsisters and is a quilt block made in the hoop on an embroidery machine. If I win the lotto (lottery) this weekend I will be able to take early retirement and get it finished (wishful thinking). Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaC
    Quote Originally Posted by immemother
    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva
    Boy is this group quiet compared to the other groups. Speak up people....LOL....
    Here is the fabric you will all be getting! I will print out the address labels today and all you USA ladies will have them in the mail this afternoon! yogglover and lindaC yours will go out next Wednesday when I go to the post office.
    what lovely fabric immemother. This is my first time doing the boomerang swap so I hope the blocks I make will be up to expectations from everybody. I have my fabric ordered (we have very few quilt shops here in the emerald isle) so as soon as it arrives it will be washed, dried, ironed, cut and away.
    Linda,
    There are no "expectations" in this swap except that you try your best and send a block you are happy to say you made. We make friends here and we grow here with our skills. :)
    Hugs
    April
    Thank you April.
    I'm looking forward to trying out new blocks and techniques that I haven't tried before. I'm going to make a trial block each time for myself out of scrap fabrics and then make the real thing for the swap. Can't wait to see what everybody's fabric is like.

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    Just in case anyone needs help with labels try this:
    Open and save the excel spreadsheet in your documents. Open up word, click on mailings, start mail merge and then choose the step by step wizard. From the right choose labels, then next, then choose label options from right, the box that pops up 5160 is generally the 3 rows 10 per row address label format, then next to select recipients, browse and choose the excel spreadsheet, click next arrange labels click address block, match fields in the lower right, first name should be swapper name, last name & suffix not matched, company (this is optional) you can put their boardname here or not matched, address 1 will be street name, address 2 not matched, city will be city, state & zip, state & postal code will be not matched and country or region will be country. Once you select these fields click okand then ok again and then update all labels on the right hand side. Then click on next preview your labels then next complete the merge and then print on the right. You should be good to go. I would recommend not putting their board name on the labels as this may make them too large.
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    AND THEIR OFF! (didn't mean to shout but PokerDiva said this group was quite!) lol
    I just got back from the Post Office! Yea! Can't wait to see what is headed my way to create with! Oh this is gonna be SEW much fun! This is my first boomerang swap, I just did my first doll quilt swap in Sept and doing the October plus I'm in for the Secret Santa! Oh this is sew much fun! I think I'm repeating myself so I'd better shush for now!
    Later!

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    That's OK Quiltingkrazy. You just go right ahead a shout.

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    Here is the fabric you will all be getting! I will print out the address labels today and all you USA ladies will have them in the mail this afternoon! yogglover and lindaC yours will go out next Wednesday when I go to the post office.[/quote]

    Ok, You may not get this fabric back...It is so cute. I will have to find a block to do it justice.

    I am so exicited!!! I will get my fabrics in the mail in the morning. (I bought one fabric then I have changed my mind and have to wash and iron the new fabric. If I do not get it in the mail... I may change my mind again.

    I cannot wait for my first fabric pack. !!! :-D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phannie1
    Here is the fabric you will all be getting! I will print out the address labels today and all you USA ladies will have them in the mail this afternoon! yogglover and lindaC yours will go out next Wednesday when I go to the post office.
    Ok, You may not get this fabric back...It is so cute. I will have to find a block to do it justice.

    I am so exicited!!! I will get my fabrics in the mail in the morning. (I bought one fabric then I have changed my mind and have to wash and iron the new fabric. If I do not get it in the mail... I may change my mind again.

    I cannot wait for my first fabric pack. !!! :-D :D[/quote]

    Phannie1, you might get mine first as I'm in NC. Shouldn't be but just a couple of days to get to you!

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    Ok time for me to buckle down - tomorrow I am going to the quilt store and see if any fabric talks to me :lol: I want something special as this will be my first Boomerang and might even make it into a quilt for me :wink: I don't have one yet :oops:

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    I'm here I'm here! I couldn't find this page. 8/ We had a death in the family so my F8's won't go out until next week. I've got them all in their little baggies ready to go. Can't wait! :D

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    Hey everyone! This is my first Boom, I am excited. I have my fabrics, but they're not washed yet. Hope to do that tomorrow and get the envelopes ready for mailing on Monday or Tuesday.

    I will do my best with every block! Please send any ideas you have -- what you like, what you don't like, etc.

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    My first time also- so please be kind and gentle :oops: I am excited though and will take any hints or suggestions you might have about what you want or will be doing with the blocks :thumbup:

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