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Thread: International Row Robin - Quilter's Dozen

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    Okay. I finally am getting around to this. You will have to be patient with me. I am not a techno whiz so if it is more than email, I am lost.

    The members of group 13 are:
    Gwyn - group leader---My Favorite Quilting Squares & Patterns -- Utah

    MadQuilter -- America in Red, White and Blue -- California

    CherylW -- black, white and a bright. Use same bright throughout your row and no color repeats. -- Ohio

    Melburk -- Horses -- Iowa
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    Scrapquilt -- Winter -- Ohio

    I think these are going to be really wonderful quilts. I've never done a quilt in a row by row fashion, but I'll try anything once.

    One thing we will need is a group name. I'm up for any suggestions.

    I know I have been slow getting going, but I am excited. As I understand it, our first mailing will be February 15th. It is important to get your quilt row planned and be ready to mail it on the 15th.

    Also, remember to include a label for everyone to sign. Read through all the mailing instructions to be sure you know the rules. Following the rules helps everyone feel secure and insures all the quilts the same level of safety and care.

    If you find you have a problem that will impact our participation, please contact me right away. I understand life stuff...I certainly impacted my IRR group last year when my husband passed away. New babies, unexpected company, money for fabric or postage, all are legit excuses. It is just important to communicate. I'm really easy to get along with. In the past there have been people who aren't participating who are on standby to fill in when life throws the curve ball. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

    Since I am not sure how to create a place to post pictures seperate from this thread, that will just have to wait until someone tells me how to get it done. For now, let's think about a name, start getting to know eachother, and have a little bit of show and tell about the fabrics we are starting with and pictures of some of our first blocks/rows.

    Happy Quilting, Gwyn

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    have fun quilters

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    I think we need a bit of energy and enthusiasm. So as the 'head cheerleader' for this group I have a small suggestion. Please, for me, let's figure out a name for our group. Anything with the number 13 attached to it needs a good name. My only suggestion is too old and tired "Lucky 13", but it fits, I feel very lucky to be a part of this wonderful group of quilters.

    I am having a tea party tomorrow afternoon. It will be right here. You will need to bring - something to drink, hot or cold, something to nibble on, diet or otherwise, a picture of yourself, serious or funny, and at least a drawing/sketch or the row you are working or going to work on soon.

    This 'tea party' will begin at 4:00 EST (2:00 MST), (1:00 PST). We will use this thread a bit like a chat, but here we can post pictures. It probably won't last more than 30 - 60 minutes.

    We need a name, suggestions for your quilt top, colors to avoid, favorite snacks to quilt with,and whatever you would like to share. Soooo

    See you all tomorrow afternoon. Please at least peek in...Gwyn

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    Well, okay. I got 4:00 stuck in my head and wasn't watching the time. I'm really sorry. We need to pick a name. Lucky 13 has been suggested by 2 quilters, what do the rest of you think?

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    Has anyone started their row? I'm guilty. The first of February is only 2 weeks away and we need to be ready to mail. I know it has been a while since the sign up. I'm having a hard time remembering everything that is due and those 1st of the month things sneek up on me.

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    Well, your fearless leader messed up. Shall we try this again on Wednesday? I'll at least be on time. Perhaps some ideas can be posted by then.

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    Hi, I'm from Group 15, and as soon as I saw Group 13, Lucky 13 is the FRIST thing that popped in my mind. lol

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    Gwyn -

    Sorry I missed you this afternoon. I read your e-mail and then forgot all about it. 4pm EST on Wednesday would work for me. I'll think on a name before then!

    Cheryl W.

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    Great. I've got it in my planner and a post it on my computer for the correct time.

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    just a quick question, is this the thread for the "Row" Robin 2011 or for a "Round" Robin?

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    This is the Row Robin - I get confused too.

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    it's my first time so I'm very easily confused but I enjoy keeping up with the other Groups
    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn
    This is the Row Robin - I get confused too.

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    Good afternoon! I had some other ideas of names for the group: Prime 13, Fortunate 13, Baker's Dozen - I googled 13 and came up with these. Lucky 13 would also work....

    I haven't started on my strip yet but will be ready to next week. Working on a baby quilt for a friend at work. Should finish it up this weekend.

    Stay Warm! Cheryl W.

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    I really like the Baker's Dozen. It is different. So how about it ladies? Lucky 13 or Baker's Dozen? Let me know. Thanks Cheryl

    Okay, now we each need to get started so, I'm still trying to decide if I really want to do teapots. I'm not so hot on the idea as I once was. I'm thinking more and more about "My English Country Garden" lots more ideas for that and not so much applique'. Another idea I had was something like "All my quilting friends" or how about "My Favorite Things" I'll give myself until Friday to decide, but then I must get to work.

    Anyway, let me know what name you like best. Have a great day,

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    I like Quilter's Dozen (which is a variation on Baker's Dozen) but will go with whatever. Name or no name, I still have to bust my butt to get done.

    Gwyn, may I suggest that you change the name from IRR to Row Robin to avoid confusion. But thanks for setting the thread up.

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    LOVE the name choice

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    How does that look? We are official. Perhaps now we should all circle January 31st and note that your Row needs to be completed and ready for posting on the 15th of February.

    Have a great day.

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    IIIIIIIIHK - she shrieks like a little girl that just saw a spider. Gulp - I thought mail date was the 15th. Better get to gettin in the red-white-and-blue. lol

    I love these projects with deadlines. At least I get something done.

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    I made a mistake. Our first mailing date is February 15th. I'm sorry for the confussion and panic. But, let's not procrastinate any longer. Let's start seeing some ideas, blocks, etc. Every time someone else gets going it inspires me to get the lead out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn
    I made a mistake. Our first mailing date is February 15th. I'm sorry for the confussion and panic. But, let's not procrastinate any longer. Let's start seeing some ideas, blocks, etc. Every time someone else gets going it inspires me to get the lead out.
    Oh good, I have 2 more weeks to be lazy - lol. Sorry Gwyn, but my butt is perpetually filled with lead.

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    Gwyn did you decide what you are doing for your row? I think flowers would be easier than teapots.

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    Yes, I made a final decision today. I'm doing the theme My Favorite Things. Each of you get to add a row of your favorite things. Sorry, but I really did decide today. I thought about doing the song, but it doesn't include 2 of my favorite things, my sewing machine and fabric. So, I just made a list of my favorite things and eliminated until I had the top 5. How does that sound?

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    February 1st is TUESDAY. I hope you are all busy as beavers getting your first row ready to send off. The 15th will come very quickly after we turn the page on Monday night. I don't want anyone left behind. Please, let me know if you are having or will have a problem. We can work around problems we know about.

    I have my plan, but it is still a drawing and my sewing room is still a mess, but I'm going back in there tonight to see if I can get the machine uncovered, the iron plugged in and ironing board up and put up my cutting/work table. Have help tomorrow for shelves and other big stuff. Got to get sewing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn
    So, I just made a list of my favorite things and eliminated until I had the top 5. How does that sound?
    Hm, I will definitely have some eliminating because the top 5 of my favorite things do not tranlate well to quilt. lol

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    I think I'm going to go back to an idea I had. How about my favorite quilt square. That is really easy and would make a sampler sort of quilt. I don't really want people to struggle over this, but I am having a hard time choosing.

    My secret garden could just be things you would find in a garden...flowers, butterflies, a bird house, a play house, bird bath or small pond, different kinds of flowers, birds,

    I actually have a secret garden made after my girlhood desire for a secret place to play.

    I really think my favorite quilt block or pattern would be the easiest for everyone to do.

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