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Thread: Boomerang Friendship Swap 9.0 - Signups are Now Closed

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    Super Member LovingIzabella's Avatar
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    Boomerang Friendship Swap 9.0 - Signups are Now Closed

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 9.0-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
    Boomerang 7.0-FIRE Group
    Boomerang 7.0-WATER Group
    Boomerang 7.0-WIND Group
    Boomerang 7.0-EARTH Group
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t197895.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t197896.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t197897.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t197899.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t197898.html


    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 8 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 9 (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 am in again! Thanks.
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    ok ok.......I love living on the edge......I'm in too.....afterall, the 3rd time is a charm!!
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    Hey last time was pretty charming too I am in for a large group. Yahoo! a month? we need to wait another month? oh.. will just sit outside the gate waiting.. and waiting.. and..
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    Here today... why what a lucky bunch we are.

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    I am in for a small group....hehehehehehe don't want to take on too much
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    Emailing now!
    Mischief Managed.

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    Will PM, I'm in again, 1 small and 1 large.

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    I'm in! fabric is already cut, in envelopes and ready to address!
    May your blessings be many, your troubles few and your fabric stash endless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinRiverFarm View Post
    I'm in! fabric is already cut, in envelopes and ready to address!
    LOLOL You have become a true Boomer. Love it!
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    I'm in! Emailed you April...

    Now, I have to find just the "right fabric"

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    Red face Swap 8

    Looking forward to participating in another swap. Barbgil

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    Yippee! Yippee!! Let's go folks...do you think we can make 9 the biggest Boom ever??
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    I'm in as well, I'll take on a large group this time, as I found myself done with my small group too soon last time.
    I actually have two fabric already: green with a light snowflake pattern. My hope is to get back many beautiful snowflakes done with all white fabric. Or, if you aren't sure up to the snowflake challenge, I have a butterfly pattern that has alot of green, purple, gold and black in the design.
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    Count me and my Dad in for a large group. He thought I finished the "small" group entirely too quickly so he wants more blocks to watch me make and more blocks for him to look at when they come in. He truly enjoyed his supervisor role and has already washed and ironed the fabric for me.

    The quilt this time will be for him (he doesn't know that yet). I'm also going to ask for just black or black on black to be used if at all possible to match his fabric. Of course this will be in a note with each package.

    I'll send an email.

    Thanks for hosting again.
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    Names, names & names... come on y'all-- I know April needs suggestions for the group names.

    I like the "candy" idea from last time since I'm sure we're all on New Year resolution diets (rolling my eyes)...this might be the only sweets we get each day Snickers, Baby Ruth, Tootsie Rolls, Mints, etc

    Spices would be good too : Pepper, Cinnamon, Basil, Oregano, Cayenne, etc
    Lisa L.
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    Count me in for the small swap again please. This was fun!
    Gramma to Isabella and NEW baby brother Enzo!

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    LOLOL I have had some ideas sent to me. I think the number of groups will determine which way I go with names. That is at least one thing I can keep you all guessing on :-P
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctmhjenn View Post
    Count me in for the small swap again please. This was fun!
    You got it!! How is that beautiful Isabella Grace doing?
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    Me Me ME!!!!!!!
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    Thank you April...today is my birthday and this is the best present yet! Another boom...put me in every group you make! large and small....I love 'em all!....my fabric is cut but not stuffed...I will do that when the groups are assigned and the lists are out!

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    Well Happy Happy Birthday!! You're going to do every group? Perfect, I'll get some blocks from you again.Name:  birthday_candles.gif
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    Me too, I am in. Thanks. Anne

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    Me too, I am in thanks.

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    Emailing you now April. Im in for one large. This one will be for my 26 year old granddaughter. Her favorite colors are yellow/white. Happy Birthday Missgigglewings!! 29 again??
    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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    Happy Birthday Donna

    So come on folks let's help Donna celebrate by joining the Boom swap
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