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    CHILDREN’S DOLL QUILT SWAP
    For this fun exchange, children will be paired up and exchange doll quilts with an adult partner from the board. This can be your own child, grandchild, godchild, niece/nephew, friend, neighbor, student or whoever you want to have participate! It is assumed that all the children are at a beginner level and should only participate if they are happy to accept a novice level doll quilt! The feedback I have received on this swap so far tells me that will not be a problem, but I just want to be sure that everyone is clear about this.
    The participating children must do this block on their own. Their adult partner can advise them, but PLEASE let’s keep this as true as possible, and make it their own project. If we see a perfect quilt, it will not be in the spirit of this swap!! This adult partner must be the board contact and the children cannot post directly without their parent’s consent or direction. I believe the rules of the board prohibit anyone under 18, so those rules should be followed. If you want to post photos of your child and their work, just remember this is a public forum and use your best judgment!
    DOLL QUILT SWAP GUIDELINES

    SIZE: from 12”x12” to 24”x24”…any size or shape in between.

    MATERIALS: natural fibers/cotton, wool, linen

    EMBELLISHMENTS: if you want to use them, feel free…beads, rickrack, buttons, doilies, ribbon, lace…anything or nothing at all.

    CONSTRUCTION: Pieced, appliquéd, wholecloth, or yo-yos; quilted by hand or machine; and bound.
    The mailing deadline for the Doll Quilts is November 30, 2009. This basically gives the children two months to think of their ideas, shop, make their doll quilt and whatever other goodies they want to send to their partner. You can mail out anytime, but should do so no later than November 30th.
    SIGN UPS: Please sign up by October 5, 2009. I will assign partners at the end of the day on the 5th.
    COMMUNICATIONS: Once I assign partners, the adult partner of the child should contact by PM the other adult partner and make arrangements for exchanging addresses, preferences and whatever else
    If you would like to sign up, send me a PM or reply to this thread. I will post participant lists as we get names. I want to be careful about naming children on the public forum so my plan is to name the board member, the age and gender of the child participating. Then, partners can exchange as much information as they feel comfortable.
    Please let me know if you are willing to send internationally as we have several members outside of the US.

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    Please sign "K" and I up!
    She is really excited!
    Thank you

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    How old is K?

    Hey all, think our kids should come up with screen names for this?

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    She is five.
    I forgot to add that we would be more than happy to send anywhere including outside of the US.
    She use to be amazed that dad could send her packages from across the ocean when he was deployed. lol

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    Me and the Joester are IN!!! He's 7 and raring to go! And obviously I'm happy to mail overseas! :lol:

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    I guess I could go around the neighborhood and fine me a little girl to jplay along with me. :lol: :lol: I think this is such a great idea, and I can't wait to see all the little quilts!

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    Yes Ninnie, adopt a child for this one! I think it's going to be fun.

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    3 kids,
    K-M 15 female
    D 13 male
    T 12 female


    And I will warn now that all my kids have sewn before, and K-M has even done some quilting on her own. So they will not be as novice as some of the younger kids.

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    HI Rachael,
    My DD Fu/11 yrd is joining in.

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    Joey is so excited about this - he's busy with paper and crayons, working out possible designs! Might have to simplify a bit so he's actually capable of sewing them though! :shock: :D :D

    I don't think the younger kids will mind getting quilts from older more competent ones, as long as the reverse is also the case. :D

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    Here's the list so far!! We have an even number. I thought there were others that were interested. I hope we get a few more, but even if this is the number, it's going to be awesome. I was thinking of putting the names in a bowl and just matching up partners that way - ala Chele style! Sound good??

    Esqmommy's Sophia – 11
    K's daughter – 5
    K3n's Joey – 7
    Cute Buns girl – 15
    Cute Buns boy – 13
    Cute Buns girl – 12
    YouMe's daughter girl – 11
    BeckyW – granddaughter Hallie –

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    You might want to keep my kids names out and start with them, otherwise in the last pickings might have to be changed, I am hoping that they don't get each other.

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    Rachael, my son 9rd wants to join in,too.
    Am I in time for it?

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    Cutie-no worries, I will be sure your children don't get each other
    Youme - glad he's joining in!! There are a few boys participating so this is fantastic!

    We are at 9, but KLue's niece may join, which will put us at 10. I held out the enrollment date a bit, but can move it up if everyone is chomping at the bit. I think we've seen as much interest as we'll get. Let me know your thoughts!

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    my kids are wondering who they have, they can loose interest faster than an adult can, and it would be nice to have someplace for them to start, if someone or two want to join in before it is over I am sure that we can find someway to accomidate them.

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    seems as if we are sliding farther and farther down on the forum!!

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    I know. I'm waiting for one person to get back to me...if she participates, then we have an uneven number. Anyone know anyone else we can get to participate in this??? If she doesn't join, we can be good to go...and I can partner up the kids. Anyone who wants to participate, please, please, please chime in.

    As we speak, my daughter is here working on some embroidered squares for her quilt, and it's up on the wall! So far, really cute, and she has now learned out to change embroidery threads!

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    I would be happy to be an adult swapper. I don't have any who would lke to do this wth me. I would love to swap wth a child. Gwyn

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    Esqmommy could we get an updated list of of all the children joining in the doll quilt swap? bump :wink: :wink:

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    If we don't get to an even number Mackenzie can be a double swapper if you don't mind doing that.

    She can do two doll quilts and receive two back from different people! Since they are small and we have a little more than a month and a half to complete, it wouldn't be a problem for her to get them done.

    Or let me know if we still need an extra person by the end of the day and I can ask my neighbor if she would mind her daughter doing this. She doesn't sew but her daughter, also named MacKensie, has shown interest. I am sure the daughter would love to, I have just been hesitant to ask because the daughter is always around when I see the mom and I don't want her to know if Momma says no. I should be able to see her ALONE this afternoon though.

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    What a cute idea Rach! Makes me wish I had kids or at least neighbors so I could borrow one...but I don't so I'll enjoy watching the posting of the cute quilts!

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    Here is the current sign-up list:

    Sophia – 11
    K – 5
    Joey – 7
    Cute Buns girl – 15
    Cute Buns boy – 13
    Cute Buns girl – 12
    YouMe girl – 11
    Youme son - 9
    BeckyW – granddaughter Hallie – 10
    Gynn’s son – 13
    Amazon’s daughter – 12

    We are at 11 kids and I hope there is one more joining, just waiting to get clearance from the parent! If one more doesn't sign up, K has offered to find another child for swapping, and also Gwyn has offered to swap too! My preference is to keep this pure kid, in other words, I'd rather take up another child's offer first, that way the kid is getting the work of another child...

    That said, I do believe you are on to something Gwyn....perhaps after the holidays we can come up with some sort of adult/child swap? That might be lots of fun too. Or, partners, or something like that. Let's put on our thinking caps...

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    I can't think of a single kid to join with. I wish I could. This sounds like such fun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I can't think of a single kid to join with. I wish I could. This sounds like such fun!!!
    Isn't Boots up to making a doll quilt? Seems like he 'helps' you lots! :mrgreen:

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    If he counts I am in

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