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February Secret Pal Swap Closes January 31st 4:00p CST

February Secret Pal Swap Closes January 31st 4:00p CST

Old 01-22-2017, 12:13 PM
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Default February Secret Pal Swap Closes January 31st 4:00p CST

This is a monthly secret pal swap. There is a sign up every month, and you can choose whether or not to participate each month. You will get a different partner every month, and the person you send to will be different than the person you receive from.

1) You Need To Send The Hostess A Private Message When You Mail Your Package To Your Secret Pal.

2) Once You Get Your Package From Your Secret Pal, You Need To Send A Private Message To The Person Who Sent The Package To You Thanking Them And Acknowledge That You Did Receive It.

3) After You Have Thanked Your Secret Pal, You Will Need To Send Me A Message Telling Me That You Have received Your Package So That I Can Keep Accurate Records.

Failure To Send These Three Messages Is Reason Enough To Be Banned From The Next Month's Swap.

Packages need to be mailed out by February 15th, this is a Firm deadline (Not a suggestion). If you know that you can not mail by that date, Please Do Not Sign Up.You can send your package as early as you'd like!

If you are sending an international package it will need to be mailed by the 10th of February. Due to mail processing, our mail <nobr>dates</nobr> for international mailing has to be as early as possible! No later than the 10th of February. It can take many weeks to reach your SP so any delays in mailing can delay the <nobr>start</nobr> of the next month’s sign-up sheet being posted.

For international mailing it is very important that you mark your parcel as a 'Gift'. Usually on the Customs Declaration there's a box you can check.

Also, the value should be $10 only (even if you send diamond necklace, lol). I know that each and every time the wonderful generous gifts are far in excess of this amount, but if the true value is listed (and it's over the allowed 'Gift' amount) The person receiving the package is liable for Import Duty,
<nobr>Tax</nobr> and a Handling fee. This can cost the person receiving as much as $40

As an aside, <nobr>padded envelopes</nobr> are much cheaper to send compared to small boxes. I'm not sure if that's true for every carrier or not.

Our International board members are welcome to join the swap.

You must have a phone # or email to sign up

Screen Name:
Real Name:
Apartment number/lot number:
City, State, Zip:

Favorite Color(s):
Least favorite color(s):
The fabric color I am looking for is:
Your favorite notion/fabric line:
Least favorite notion/fabric line:
Brand of sewing machine:
Do you have an embroidery machine?
Do you hand embroider?
How long have you been sewing/quilting?
What are you currently working on?
Would you like to receive gently used items (templates, patterns, books having to do with quilting, orphan blocks, magazines)?
Besides quilting, what do you like to do?
What types of books do you like to read?
Do you have Allergies (Smoke/Pets/Fragrance)?
Do you have Allergens (Smoke/Pets)?
If you have a pet what kind?
I do/do not celebrate (Holidays):
I like to collect:
The One thing I want the most is:
I would not like to receive:
Favorite candy/cookies/snack:
Least favorite candy, etc.
Favorite beverage:
Do you have a Keurig Coffee Machine, if so what flavors do you like?
Tell a little about yourself &/or your quilting:

Can you mail international?
email address:
phone number:

There is a 10 dollar budget for this swap. Items from your stash or homemade items are not included in the $10 limit. Postage isn't included in the ten dollars. The most important thing to remember with the budget is to have fun, but please do not spend more than $10.

Sign ups will <nobr style="color: rgb(54, 47, 45);">close</nobr> the 31st of January, and names will be paired on the 1st of February and sent out no later than the 2nd of February (I will try to have all names out on the 1st.)

2. If your pal does not receive her/his package within a reasonable time (7 days max from mailing deadline for within the same country. Then I will need tracking information, 15 days for between countries. There are exceptions, but I
must be notified of any delays in sending on your end). Failure to comply may result in the following: Being banned for the next month

This is why it is imperative that you keep the hostess informed on any mailing issues. Along with negative feedback, you will not be allowed to participate in <nobr>future</nobr> secret pal swaps. It is also possible that other coordinators will not allow you to participate in their swaps.

It's all about fun, so please have fun with it.
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:45 PM
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Sign me up please.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:47 PM
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I have sent my information. BrendaK
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:23 PM
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I am in again! I just sent you my information. Suzanne
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:21 PM
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I am in, will send my information.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:35 PM
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i too am in again
Lori how many did we have last month?
Will send info in a few

<style> *</style> Got a new Mid Arm quilting Machine and a King Size Frame for Christmas and Birthday. So excited to start trying it out, didn’t want a Laser Stylus so am waiting on the other one.I got a Grace GMQ Pro and a Q'Nique 14+ cant wait to start trying.

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Old 01-24-2017, 06:22 AM
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Would like to participate; sign me up.

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Old 01-24-2017, 03:05 PM
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I want to do this again, Please. I will send my information.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:31 PM
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I'm in again

Just finished a quilt...Took me long enough...Was supposed to be for a 50th bday gift last May, lol oh well
And no I didn't do the quilting, sent it off. Normally I do..But this was really to big.

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Old 01-24-2017, 04:44 PM
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Very pretty Marietta!
I will send my info in shortly.
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