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    Boomerang 7.0-WIND Group

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 7.0 Mailing deadline to mail all blocks home to their owners is July 15, 2012.

    Hello and welcome to the Boomerang Friendship Swap. You are the WIND Group. Please remember how the swap works.

    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". PLEASE PLEASE MEASURE YOUR BLOCKS!
    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 16 blocks in this group.
    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.


    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.

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

    Hugs
    April


    Members in this group:
    calquilter
    Difergie
    dotcomdtcm
    jem
    linnaete
    maebe42
    maggiebb
    marytoddliz
    Ok Darla
    oma7
    Phannie1
    Quilt Mom
    sapdoggie
    scrapper
    Sharon B
    tumrub
    Wendsy

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    WOO HOO I see some names from before and new ones - let the fun begin

    Thanks April for all you do
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    You are most welcome. I have always loved the friendship swap so I am just thrilled I can do it
    Hugs
    April

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    Yipee- ready to make some new friends and reconnect with some "old" friends. Have fun everyone !!!
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    How exciting I have my fabric ordered, i hope it gets here this week! I am doing a gingham quilt for my great Niece, she is turning 14, still a little girl in so many ways but no way would I tell her!
    Thanks so much April, you are the best!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Looking foward to this new swap! Had lots of fun last time, now just figuring out what fabric to use! Lets have some fun!!!

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    We're off and running! Hooray!

    Thanks, April.
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    I thought I would share my brain storm idea with you; Since this is the busy season for me, I have decided to be "better organized" So when I made my envelopes last night I made a matching manila envelope, to send the grown up Blocks home in. My idea is to put the squishy that I receive from my fellow "swappers", into the manila envelope, then when the block is finished mail it out!

    I will let you know how well my idea works by the time we are done. Today I am super optimistic!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    marytoddliz- that sounds like a great idea

    I am planning to keep mine together in either zip loc baggies or envelopes that are hole punched and hung on a ring on the pegboard.

    My fat 8ths are cut and ready to be addressed. I hope to get them out tomorrow. My eye is giving me a bit if a fit today so need to rest it a little more.
    sapdoggie

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    My quilt will be a nice summery "Fruit Salad"! I will mail your oranges, limes, watermelon,pears, lemons, etc. tomorrow.
    Please add your own yummy ingredients. Thanks for joining the fun. Dotty
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    Mine will be manly - I am planning on taking the blocks I receive back and making them into lap quilts for wounded soldiers - so I can combine 2 projects into one
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    Oh yummy, I love food fabric! how fun, now to start thinking of what to make for you! I have lots of pears maybe a few apples and some cranberries, what a lovely idea, I can't wait to get your fabric!

    And it wasn't until after I mailed out your fabric that I realized we are in two groups together as well as OK Darla, I mailed both of her's together, could have saved a bit to mail them together. But waiting till I get my Gingham will be worth it. I still don't have the two groups set in my mind which one is which with out looking first! I am sure I will by the end of the swap!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Sharon, that is so awesome, my favorite quilt Charity is the VA hospital. I am a Vet and I use the VA hospital so I see a lot of the suffering the Vets often go through, and they just love the gift of a nice lap quilt, for warmth, comfort and often times privacy, to cover where they may have lost a leg. I can't wait to see your quilts.

    Well I have to get back to my sewing machine, I have a wedding dress to finish! My Niece is getting married in May and I feel so blessed to be making her dress!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    First F8's going in the mail today - yippee!
    Adulthood - when you wake up from a nightmare and realize there is no bigger bed to climb into

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    Well,here we go ladies ,I have everything ready and its going in the mail today. Because my fabric has a dark back ground ,could I request that you add pastels and color that are in the fabric as it is for grand daughter who is flighty like a little bird! I'm going to try to post a pic, don't know as if this will work as I used my scanner to make a picture.
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    Mine will be manly too - blues, burgandy and gold. They will get mailed out most likely on Saturday.

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    I will be mailing mine out tomorrow.....

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    I have put mine in the mail today. Good start....now just to keep myself on track and organized. That's a whole diff issue! I am sure it is going to be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    I have put mine in the mail today. Good start....now just to keep myself on track and organized. That's a whole diff issue! I am sure it is going to be fun!
    Opps! Just discovered I had the wrong group! See what I mean about organized??

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    It's good to know your theme. So I won't put in any pink kitties with the manly stuff, ok?!
    Dotty in NYC

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    My husband is so funny, Yesterday he knows I mailed out some fabric for the swap, so when I got home this afternoon from quilt club, he asked me how many "squishy's" I got!

    I had to explain to him that it just barely started and it might be a few days before I get anything!

    But on a good note my fabric got here today so after a quick wash and press and package my gingham will be on it's way to you. I can't wait to get started sewing on the blocks!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Well, I addressed all the envelopes tonight.
    I am waiting for my fabric to come out of the dryer so I can press and cut. I changed ideas midstream. This one is rather country - the fabric dates back a little, to when I first started thinking about making quilts seriously. It should be going in the mail tomorrow, I hope. I will let you know.
    In the meantime, I am trying to note on our list who is making a manly quilt, and who wants what colors added to their fabrics. I hope I get it right. Thanks for the heads-up on the type blocks needed. I put a note in with mine.
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    Ladies,
    please be advised maggiebb's address is incorrect. I sent you all a PM with the correction. I copy and pasted from the PM she sent me but inadvertently part of it was incorrect.
    Hugs
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    Washed and cut all my fabric. Address' done, all in mail today!!! Let the fun begin!!! Got the address change, thanks April. Sew happy. Oma7

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    Ok, Packing my Fabric for mailing tomorrow!

    Here is my Fabric. I plan to make my blocks into quilts for the Wounded Warriors' Project. thanks for all who are swapping with me! PhannieName:  Phannies_fabric.jpg
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