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Thread: Boomerang Friendship Swap 8.0 Now closed for Signups

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    Super Member LovingIzabella's Avatar
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    Boomerang Friendship Swap 8.0 Now closed for Signups

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 8.0-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
    Boomerang 6.0 Autumn Group
    Boomerang 6.0 Summer Group
    Boomerang 6.0 Winter Group
    Boomerang 6.0 Spring Group
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t182723.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t182720.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t182722.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t182721.html

    To sign-up please PM me 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.

    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 8 (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

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    I sent you my info!!! I can't WAIT!!!

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    Hi April, I would like to be in one or two groups.

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    Ugh!! Think I will sit #8 out. I am at a point in my UFOs, that to finish 10 per month, I have to really get to sewing. Most of them are just in pieces and waiting to be pieced, assembled, quilted, and bound. Also, have a few more customer quilts in so have to get them done also. Will miss the fun, but have to just say no.
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    Finally!! I see a boomerang group that hopefully I'll be able to join!

    Oh please please let me get my PM in fast enough
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    I'm in for 1 large group

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    count me in 1 small group. Thank you.


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    I just signed up. How many is in a "large" group and a "small" group? This is my first boomerang swap.
    Mischief Managed.

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    count me in info sent.
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    Taken from April's post.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)
    Never look down on anyone, unless you are helping them up.

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    Senior Member kensington's Avatar
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    So, if you sign up for 15, you can send 15 F8's of a single fabric and get back 15 blocks all made of that one fabric? Pretty.
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    Yes, that's correct.

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    Oooooh ALL Christmas! That would be fun. Or Hallowmageen!

    This is interesting.
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    Oooh, ALL Christmas! Or All Hallowmageen!

    This is interesting!
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    I am in for 2 small groups, I know I will be back sewing before September! And I have all my fabric ready to go! I am a little OCD and knew I would be doing another Boom sooooo. I found so totally awesome fabric a while back and just got it ready early!
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    Pm sent, for one small. I know it's not much, but I just want to make sure I don't over commit... Holidays ahead. LOL
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    i would like to be in a small group!!
    if it is a 4 month turn around from the closing date of the sign up, then i should be ok with that
    woo hooo!!! i have my fabric already and it is already washed!! i can't wait!!
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    Yeah so happy to see returning members and new members I will be going through PMs today and adding you all in to my handy spreadsheet lol
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    PS Thanks for helping out on that Wanda & Judy

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    So you said it takes 4months to complete this right ,so DEC ,it will be over,also what kind of mailing ,a reg envelope,right
    So do you make all the same blks for each person ,or its up to us

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    I would like to be in a small group. Thanks.

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    Ok so just say of i wanted a quilt in purple,yellows a nd green with white back ground,iwould send the three colors out and tell every one what colors iam useing and white bg and then they take it frrom there right

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    Sorry iam just trying to get this right befor i join,i what to do it right

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    You can send all the same fabric, different fabrics, the choice is yours. If you want a purple & yellow quilt you can alternate and send half the group one color and half the group the other. You can ask them to please use a white background for their block if you wish but you cannot ask for a specific block as the idea to this swap is for people to stretch and grow and try new things.
    It would have a mailing deadline of somewhere between the end of November and mid-December based on when signups close.
    You can make the same block for everyone if you wish or you can make everyone something different or you can make the same block for half and a different one for the other half-again all up to you your choice. This is designed to help members stretch their skills, learn new techniques & work in colors they may not have necessarily chosen to use because it is outside of their comfort zone.
    Hope this helps and if you have any other questions, I am here to help.
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    I've been scouring blocks, I want to pick one that highlights the main fabric sent to me. I don't want their block to be about the fabric I add in. KWIM? I think I have found it. I'm using just one, because I can cut my fabric before I receive and then get a faster turn around for them as I go. I want to make one asap to make sure it will look as good in this size as I'd like.

    I'm a simple strip piecer who likes basic blocks with good seams and nice work. So, that is what I like to give. I'm glad to be in this, and glad to meet all of you! Piece to you!

    BTW... For those who are wondering, That's not really me in my avatar pic. I'm 56, I have blonde hair, green eyes, I am a wife of one man, the mom of 7, the Nana of 8. I live in the country. And I scrapbook too. Alot.
    Last edited by kensington; 07-26-2012 at 09:41 AM.
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