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Thread: Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0-ALCYONE Group

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    Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0-ALCYONE Group

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0 ALCYONE Group

    Mailing deadline for completed blocks will be November 10,2013.

    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.

    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: http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...-a-t20154.html)
    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 one block for each member in your group (not including yourself.)
    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.


    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

    Swappers in this group:

    Alikat110
    AnneMixon
    ArizonaKat
    benndm
    catgirl807
    Dahna42
    elisabrat
    Gaijin
    goldendog55
    happylab
    Jupiter
    ljdugas
    missgigglewings
    NanaKathy55
    queenof2802
    Terriamn
    travelinggramma
    Last edited by LovingIzabella; 07-09-2013 at 07:06 PM.

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    Hi everyone....this is exiting. Happy to be swapping with you all!!!!

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    YEA!! I have swapped with some of you and excited to be doing so again. And excited to meet new people - I hope everyone is chatty and keeps us all updated.
    My F8 will be in the mail tomorrow (except Gaijin as I won't be able to go IN the post office tomorrow)
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    Hello Everyone! I am thinking this is the slower group??? I am happy to swap with all of you and surely you have seen my posts here or in another spot on the board. Goofy me. Yup thats the one. I go by Brat here so feel free to use that when writing a message here for me. I am addressing today and will mail out tomorrow. So watch your mail! If you mail to the PO box that is fine but I believe April is ending out my new mailing address in a correction today. or pm me and I will give it to you.
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    Hello Everyone! I am thinking this is the slower group??? .
    I see you are up to your ol self = calling us slow! So glad to be swapping with you again
    Quilting as I go traveling down the road

    Count your blessings, not your problems.

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    I'm not in this group but I would like to do some extra swaps if anyone is interested, just PM me your address if we are not in one of the other groups together, otherwise I will already have it.

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    Hello everyone,
    Elisabrat sent me her updated address. Please do not mail to her (if you have already sent it is okay she will get it) but I will send an updated addy this evening when I get home
    Hugs
    April

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    Good morning, Boomers! We are off and running! I'm going with holiday fabric this time around. Hope to get several lap quilts once I'm done.

    I've decided to give each of you the option of which holiday fabric you would like to work on. If you have a preference, please pm me and I will try to accommodate you. It must be first come first serve though. I'm in three different groups.

    Your choices are:

    Easter (all the same material and has several different colors. I've requested solids or tone on tones. So don't be afraid of this holiday)

    St. Pat's Day (all same material. Four leaf clovers)

    Patriotic (several different materials and I don't have a clue what material is in what envelope. Stuffed the envelopes a while ago)

    Thanksgiving (all the same material; gold background with different colored words throughout. I requested to use the colors of the words but now am thinking pumpkins, turkey, etc. would be cool too. Can't change to note. Envelopes are already stuffed)

    Christmas (this, like the Patriotic, are several different fabrics, all of which are stuffed and sealed in envelopes).

    Happy Booming, Ladies!

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    Hi All! Similar to oldcatlady I am not in this group but would love to do some extra side swaps. PM if you are interested!

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    Hello everyone,
    Happy sewing to all of my fellow swappers. I am so looking forward to swapping on this swap. Yea!!!! I just love to see what fabric you challenge me in making your blocks and what great blocks I get in return. I plan to mail out my blocks by Saturday. Still deciding if I want puppy dogs, or, Christmas fabric, or Halloween fabric. Can't do all three, that would make a funny quilt top.

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    MINE ARE IN THE MAIL!!!! so just holler when you get my fabric so I know it arrived safely
    Linda
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    IS THIS LOUD ENOUGH BRAT?? Oh wait...I'm not getting any squishies LOLOL
    Hugs
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    Greetings everyone. I'm thrilled to be in a swap group with you. I have never done a boom swap so i am really looking forward to it. I will have my fabric mailed soon. I will look for the address update for elisabrat. I can't wait to get started. I hope I keep everything straight. I appreciate all the tips for organization that were given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benndm View Post
    Greetings everyone. I'm thrilled to be in a swap group with you. I have never done a boom swap so i am really looking forward to it. I will have my fabric mailed soon. I will look for the address update for elisabrat. I can't wait to get started. I hope I keep everything straight. I appreciate all the tips for organization that were given.
    If you print the spreadsheet or save it on your computer and use it it really does help a lot You can even add columns so you have what you want to help you remember things
    Hugs
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    Mailed mine this morning! Can't wait to see what arrives in the mail!

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    Mine are all stuffed and addressed and waiting to go out in the morning. I am going to be so happy to be getting all your squishies I the mail! (squishy is a friendly word for F8) this is going to be fun!

    hugs, Jup
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    I added another column where I can write a note to self about what your fabric looks like. It has come in handy when I was working on two blocks at the same time and couldn't recall whose was whose!!
    My envelopes all went out tonight. Sorry Brat - sent it to old addy.
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    if you sent it to po box in ralston that is Jaba's she will give them to me as they arrive otherwise if you havent done your envelopes they go to cody, wy address.

    I mailed all your lucky envelopes out so I am hopeful some will arrive by Friday.

    April I am more than happy to fill your mail box with dozens of squishes promise! let me go cut them right now.. la la la I can't hear you, what your not playing? la la la la must have clogged ears thought I heard something for a second.. nope didnt hear a word. prepare to be BOMBED with squishes!
    Linda
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    Addressed all my envelopes last night. Had exactly enough! I will need to make a few Christmas ones myself. The material was cut from Fats and we all know that one Fat does not equal 2 F8s. I accommodated all that requested certain holidays but if you didn't pm me before last night, your material is going to be a surprise . . . to you and me :-)

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    Well sent out all myf8s today. Sorry brat I did send yours to the wrong address.

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    wow, you gals are fast.

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    Here is one.. I received my first f8th today for another boom group! I am going to whip that up tomorrow so it goes home by Sat. Ok it was a cheat receive. I went to Jaba's and dropped mine off and picked hers up while I visit. but I have one! I win!!! first to receive!! probably doesnt count it was hand delivered.
    Linda
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    So glad to see old faces and some new! I've had to slow down this boom. I'm doing more dyeing for selling and taking care of health problems. I am willing to do a couple of side seals using different fabric!

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    Want to ask everyone a question.

    When I washed and cut my fat quarters down, they ended up a little short on the f8. Can I send a healthy cut of a coordinating fabric to supplement and be included in the block?

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    As fabric should soon start coming in, I wanted to re-post the Pinterest board I made with 12 inch quilt blocks from Quilter's Cache. It's so much easier to browse their blocks when you can see the pictures! http://pinterest.com/themilocat/12-inch-quilt-blocks/

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