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Thread: Boomerang 9.0 PACIFIC O Group Thread

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    Boomerang 9.0 PACIFIC O Group Thread

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 9.0 PACIFIC Ocean Group
    Mailing deadline is June 1, 2013

    Hello and welcome to the PACIFIC Ocean group.

    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.



    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 are:

    Abby'sMom
    Alikat110
    Arizona KAT
    babyfireo4
    country1
    cuppy
    dahna42
    dottie dodge
    Elisabrat
    Gaijin
    girlscouts1
    goldendog55
    jaba
    jaydee3
    joanelizbay
    Lestrong601
    ljdugas31
    LovingIzabella
    lovngrandma
    marcialee
    missgigglewings
    Moonrise
    moonwork42029
    Mosher92
    NanaKathy55
    Navarre2011
    OK Darla
    oldcatlady
    Phannie1
    quiltingmommy
    RoseIrish48
    Roseysue
    Scrapper
    TheMamaHauser
    Tracibug
    travelinggramma
    twinriversfarm
    urgodschild2

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    Pacific is good name for the large group! Let's the Swap begin.....

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    Love it Happy sewing everyone!!!

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    so happy to get info so I can send out f8's and get this ball a-rollin'. Cant wait to see what gorgeous fabrics will be sent--and to see what people do with the fabric that Anastasia picked out for me to send.

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    Nice big group....hello everyone
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    If the snow lets up enough, I will be mailing out almost all of the F8's today. I'm in 2 groups and so I'm combining anyone in Pacific & Southern together into one envelope. I suppose if you're in those same groups, you'll know who you are

    I'm going to try something new for the pictures this time - I'm going to put a gallery page up on my business site just for the boom swaps and see how that works. I'm thinking it might also get us some new members to the QB! Once I've got it made, I'll post a link in my signature.
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    Sounds good Mamahauser. Can't get the mail merge to work, I better start writing.

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    Got my labels printed so Dad can put them on tomorrow and do our notes to stick in the packages.

    Remember if you have any special requests, please put them in with the f8 not on here so we don't miss them.

    Yipee... let's go
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    Here are the fabrics I am using for this group. Not sure who is getting what but gives you all an idea at least lol
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    Ive got all mine in the envelopes except 2...kind of ran into a problem with cutting my fabric at the end... I either have to go back and get another half yard or send out 2 people 2 pieces..They still measure more than 11x18, just not in one piece..Would that be a problem?
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    Hello!!! Wanna go for a swim??? I have the lucky job of hand addressing so all will go out this week but its one name at a time RoseIrish your daughter mentioned YOU PICKED out your fabric.. hum and I hear its a challenge fabric at that. I am up for it.

    I glad to get this party started. Question ladies some of you have a hyperlink to your blocks in your signature area how did you do that? remember i am computer challenged so go slow on me.

    last Thank you April for putting this all together for us. We do so much appreciate it. No small job at all.
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    You can send me two pieces not a problem at all
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    Thanks April! I just stuffed the envelopes and made sure you got one of the ones with 2 pieces...Hope Donna doesnt mind but she got the other envelope ALL my fabric is now sealed, signed..off to post office in the morning. Hope they all make it to your houses.. I put two 66 cent stamps on the one to Japan and Canada. Let me know if its not enough and Ill send you money for the difference!! HAVE FUN everyone!!!
    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

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    Ready to mail in the morning, except for the two international ones. I ran out of stamps, but will get some by the weekend.
    Have a wonderful day! If you need to contact me, please use the e-mail address on my profile page. Sometimes I don't get notifications that I have a PM here. Please note that I'm usually unavailable on weekends, but I'll get back to you on Monday.

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    I'm up for getting two pieces
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    For all of you who can't get the mail merge to work (that'd be me, too) I just typed them into a label template in Word and then printed them on regular paper. Typing, cutting & taping is still TONS easier than hand addressing; if you save the file, you can print a second set for mailing back.
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    Too late now, all addressed and sent, they are on the way. Look forward to receiving all your fabric and making you blocks. Some envelopes weighed at 46 cents some at 66 cents. I put 66 cents on all US and $1.10 to Canada, England, Australia, and Japan. Hopefully you will get them soon.

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    Lordy you folks are quick!! Wowsers...mine will probably be in the mail on Friday.
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    Here's what everyone will be getting. Asking for just black or black on black to be used if at all possible. (also will be on note with fabric)

    Dad will put the labels on the envelopes tomorrow since I printed them today so they'll be mailed out on Thursday. He doesn't know these will be for him as he isn't getting to see the notes inside so hopefully he'll be pleasantly surprised.

    Most of my squares aren't f8...they are a little bit more so someone could use the piece as the background for the 12.5 x 12.5 block in case of black appliques.
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    i will be getting mine together and will be out by Mon at the latest, you gals are fast, like lightening, speed, so i will be ready, getting it all together,
    thanks hugs Hope
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    moonwork, the applique sounds great, if possible, coudl i know your dads name, as an applique of his name, are initials, are nick name sounds breat, i will do that, if u wnat, are dont mind, got to put baby girl to bed, ttul
    hugs hope
    SPREAD THE LOVE-- hug a child, share a smile, be kind, and let a loved one , and an animal know that you care,,,, it costs nothing but a minute of a day, so do not delay.

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    Wow! There are some speedsters in this group! I couldn't make the mailer thing work either so have been doing everything by hand. A slow process. But they will be in the mail by the weekend.

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    I'm hoping if I send it out quick, I'll get mine back quick. Hopefully my fabric choice will speak to you and you'll know exactly what to make. Sort of true, now I can finish some stuff I have to real quick before I start getting yours. Works for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovngrandma View Post
    moonwork, the applique sounds great, if possible, coudl i know your dads name, as an applique of his name, are initials, are nick name sounds breat, i will do that, if u wnat, are dont mind, got to put baby girl to bed, ttul
    hugs hope

    His initials are E G M

    He is 82 and likes cats (or at least he has spoiled mine to pieces), books, puzzles and fishing.

    He loves the quilt blocks as they come in and checks them all out carefully and is sure to comment on them. He likes the simple ones as much as the detailed ones. If they are too small is the only thing that seems to get his goat.

    You can use as much starch as you want because once he discovered how easy it makes things, he keeps the spray bottle full and ready to go.

    He is my master "ironer" so if any seams are pressed funky -- you'll have to take it up with him.
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    OK OK I'll be the procrastinator of the group I've got my fabric washed......that's the extent of my preparedness heehee.......got to do the labels.....got to get stamps....blah blah blah. I am going to try to challenge myself this time and try some new piecing techniques/tools.....oooo scary huh LOL
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