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    Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0 Signups now CLOSED :)

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0 - Signups are Now Open

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0-Open for sign-ups. Signups will run until I have an even number of people for the groups requested or four weeks.
    Mailing deadline will be determined when signups close (four month turnaround)


    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) 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.

    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 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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    To sign-up please send me an email at [email protected] (The PM feature here sometimes fills up too fast for me lol)with 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. If you participated in Boom 9 I do not need your info again just which size groups, how many and your email addy to make sure I have the right one

    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). This means if you have not mailed your blocks home by the time signups close I will have to remove you from the swap for round 10 (please don't make me do this..I hate excluding people but I have to make sure it is a good experience for all of those involved.)

    Hugs
    April
    Last edited by LovingIzabella; 06-03-2013 at 06:59 AM.

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    Count me in! Now to decide if a large or small group is the ticket (better yet if I can buy my postage now and save trouble later LOL)
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    Can we have one group that is a faster turn around time , like 2 months?

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    Ok one large group for le brat! my yahoo isnt allowing me to open it right now grrrrr so I cant send that email you requested but will try again later April. This should end then in late Oct or early Nov. is that about right?
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    I am in again. will send an Email now. This was so much fun.
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    Just sent my email. Been buying up different holiday fabric to make lap quilts to decorate the living room for the different holidays.

    ArizonaKAT

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    I am in again!!! Cant email your request so I pmd you hope you get it.

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    Hmmm, I loved the ones I have done. A fast paced one.....would that be a large group or small one Jaba?
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    I would go for a small group fast paced! I was thinking of signing up for two smaller ones just because they seem to finish up faster ... send the same fabric two groups... tada! just a thought... I know those fill up first and the larger is harder for April to fill ...hum....going to try that email again see if it is working yet
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    Small one Quiltermomma and if you wanted 2 spaces(30) blocks you could have them. So many have asked because they wanted to use them for Xmas gifts and by the time you get them back, sewn together, to the quilter, binding on, etc. they felt like they would not be done in time to mail out for the holidays. April has never answered so was just jogging her memory a bit in case she forgot. Maybe it's to complicated to do that, I don't know.

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    I am in - I know I have three weeks that we will be away, and a week that grands are visiting - but I can still handle 15 or even 30 blocks.....
    Quilting as I go traveling down the road

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    Count me in! Emailing now...

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    I'm in, but want to stick with the time frame set in the rules....no fast group. Email sent!

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    I am willing to put a "fast" group together if you tell me you want one but I will limit it to 16 swappers. You also have to realize if you finish in two months it will be another two months before another fast group will run. I do my best to run the swaps and mixing up dates will confuse me if I do too much of them (just being honest as I never know what my life is bringing, I didn't expect two brain surgeries this last swap). So for those who want quick let me know and I will do my best ( but I make no guaranteed as there may not be enough interested). A lot of the fun in this swap is the less pressure time line
    So when you let me know you are playing let me know if you want a fast group.
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    I really want to sign up but I am not sure it's a good idea because of student teaching and DH being deployed at the same time... I think I am going to sit this round out and join up for #11.

    However, if anyone is interested in a side swap with an extended deadline (or a super early F8 swap date - like next month) then I'm interested in that...
    Mischief Managed.

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    Maybe those interested in a fast swap could also sign up for a regular swap group. 1St 2 months focus on fast swaps blocks, 2nd two months focus on regular swaps blocks. This, in essence, would give them 2 fast groups, one right after the other!

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    I'm still deciding. I'm a little disappointed that I'm still missing three blocks from Boom 9, but I know it's just barely past the deadline.. If I get my blocks in time, I'll definitely join. I understand that things come up, but a little heads up goes a long way with this impatient quilter!
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    I'm in. Can,t wait...my fabric is almost ready.

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    I signed up, but don't know igf email went thru...please add me to either one large or two small...just what is easiest for you. Thanks

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    you can count me in for a large group at the regular pace...hate to be rush, life hold to may mysteries. I will email right now.
    Marcialee

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    April, Id like the small fast group then a small "other" group if thats possible?
    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

    This is the link to my albums for all Boom swaps.
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    Count me in!
    I just have to decide how many blocks I want to do.....
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    I'm in..but the regular 4 month one...no hurry thru life for me!

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    April, count me in again. Love the swaps. I think DH gets more excited than I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joanelizbay View Post
    April, Id like the small fast group then a small "other" group if thats possible?
    Me too, e-mailing now.

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