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Thread: Christmas Ornament Swap 2016 is Open for Enrollment!!

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    Christmas Ornament Swap 2016 is Open for Enrollment!!

    Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. It is time to have some fun. This will be the seventh Annual Christmas Ornament Swap. Here are the details and if you have any questions PM me.

    Christmas/Holiday Ornament Swap Guidelines:

    1. Sign up by October 22, 2016. I must have your sign up by Midnight CDT. No late entries please.

    Mail to your partner on or before November 18, 2016. International packages must be mailed on or before November 11, 2016. These are hard dates and must be met by everyone. Please make sure you have a tracking/confirmation number on your package. It just makes it easier to find in the event a package is delayed or lost in the mail.

    Even though I know you want to, hold off on opening that great package until December 3rd at 2:00pm CST. It is always so much fun to open them with the others who are participating in the swap.

    2. The Ornament must be handmade. It doesn't *have* to be quilted. But, please make it something that you would like to receive.

    3. Each participant can sign up for only one swap partner this year please. If all works out this year, maybe we will open it up to two ornament buddies next year. I am sorry if this causes any unhappiness. But, I am trying to be on the safe side since this is my first year running this.

    4. This will be a direct person to person mailing. I will PM everyone your swap person's name that you will be sending to on October 24th and 25th. This will give me time to sort out names and draw them out. Then the ornament mail out begins any time after the first of November.

    5. This will be an international swap so if mailing internationally is a concern for you, please let me know at the time you sign up. The person mailing internationally should mail as early as possible so the swapper overseas can have their ornament along with us by the end of November or so.

    6. If you would like to participate, please PM me the following information:

    Screen name:
    Real name:
    Complete Address:
    phone number (for hostess use only)
    Can you mail internationally
    I can be an ornament angel in case of non-performance by another member?
    Any additional information that will make it easier for your partner to pick the correct types or colors of ornaments to make for you.

    EXAMPLE. I have a small tree, blue color schemes, or perhaps I collect___.

    7. Make sure that you enclose a note or card in your ornament mailing box to let the person know who you are! That way they can thank you and give you credit on the board when they post a picture.

    8. Please read the guidelines for all swaps on the board at this link. It applies to this swap.http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    9. Have Fun and let your creativity flow! This always is such a special swap. Please PM me is you have any questions. I will be happy to assist in any way I can.

    10. This is a Secret, names drawn from the bowl randomly, swap and you will not necessarily be mailing to the same person you will receive from. But, it could happen.

    11. Please PM me with your tracking/confirmation number information when you have sent your package.

    Also, PM me once you receive a package. This is so important! This will make it a little easier on me and keep us on track when the deadline arrives. Please be a kind swapper and help me out in this way, ok?

    12. Please make sure you can make and send the ornament on time before committing to the swap. If somehow you have signed up and there is a problem that arises and you cannot send to your partner, let me know immediately by sending a pm here on the board! We don't want to disappoint someone do we?

    Last, but not least, let’s share pictures of our creations as we go. The other person does not know who is sending to them until they receive it, so it will be fun to see and share as we go along. OK?

    Have fun and enjoy your Christmas ornament swap everyone.
    Last edited by Anoka Quilter; 08-31-2016 at 08:28 AM.

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    Woo Hoo! Let the ornament swap begin! Thanks so much for taking over the swap this year ankoa quilter. I am sure everyone try to be perfect swappers and follow all of the rules to help you out. Right everyone?

    I will join up and send my information right away!
    RedGarnet222

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    This sounds like a ton of fun! I just registered here at the Quilters Board and would love to participate in a swap:-)

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    Thanks Anoka for hosting this year! We just CAN'T go without this swap! Sending PM now!!

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    I just sent my info for signing up this year.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I would like to join, it was so much fun last year. Sending you my information.
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    Id love to be in plz, looking fwd to making and recieving
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    Count me in for ornament swap.

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    I would like to join the Christmas Ornament swap. Thank you for hosting the swap. I will PM you my info.
    "A Man who never made a mistake, never made anything"........author unknown but a favourite quote of my late FIL.

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    Thank you for hosting this swap! Sending you a pm.

    Jan

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    Just sent you a PM! Thanks for taking this on Anoka!
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    Wow, we are already off to a great start with people signing up. Thank you to all who have already done so.

    It is hard to believe it is the first of September already.

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    Sending you a PM, want to do this for the first time. I just love Christmas and all the holiday stuff.

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    I missed last year but Im in this time! just PMd you
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    I know.....it is not quilted, but what an original idea for an ornament.

    http://organized31.com/2014/11/recyc...dry-scoop.html

    Yes, you read the link correctly. Laundry Scoop!

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    Amazing I must do some like that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anoka Quilter View Post
    I know.....it is not quilted, but what an original idea for an ornament.

    http://organized31.com/2014/11/recyc...dry-scoop.html

    Yes, you read the link correctly. Laundry Scoop!
    "Good friends are like quilts-they age with you, yet never lose their warmth."

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    I've PM'd also! I love this swap!!
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    So absolutely ANY homemade ornament? Simple or fancy?

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    ANY homemade ornament. they all look great on the Christmas tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzle View Post
    So absolutely ANY homemade ornament? Simple or fancy?
    You could look on the earlier years Christmas Ornament Swap posts to get some ideas as to what kind of ornaments were swapped.
    "A Man who never made a mistake, never made anything"........author unknown but a favourite quote of my late FIL.

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    Just sent my info to Anoka Quilter. This will be my first time. Thanks for the suggestion to look in last year's thread; the photos and ideas were great. I'm looking forward to this!
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    this massachusetts girl is signing up too!
    a quilter, a baker, a picture-taker

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    Hi Betty J, I'm a West Aussie (mid west)
    "Good friends are like quilts-they age with you, yet never lose their warmth."

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    I hope that everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.

    Thank you to everyone who answered questions for members that had them.

    I for one like to wait till I get my persons name before making my ornament for my swap partner. The reason I do this is incase they have something specific they may want.

    I also want to thank all those who come forward to be an angel and ship internationally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m-fay View Post
    Hi Betty J, I'm a West Aussie (mid west)
    Hello to you, m-fay, I am on the Eastern side, Northern Rivers NSW.
    "A Man who never made a mistake, never made anything"........author unknown but a favourite quote of my late FIL.

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