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March Secret Pal Swap - Sign-ups until Midnight February 28. Come join the fun!

March Secret Pal Swap - Sign-ups until Midnight February 28. Come join the fun!

Old 02-21-2021, 12:09 PM
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Default March Secret Pal Swap - Sign-ups until Midnight February 28. Come join the fun!

Please note: there is a delay in items being shipped. Please be understanding. In some post offices in the US there are major delays.

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 each month, and the person you send to will may be different than the person you receive from. Failure to send your package after signing up will be cause to be banned from all future swaps. Please do not sign up if you cannot fulfill your obligation. Have fun and be creative!

After receiving your Secret Palís details, go to work and put together a package with something you think your pal would like. There is a $15.00 limit on this swap that does not include what you have in your stash. (This does not include shipping) Most swappers do not mind like-new stash items. Please send items you would like to receive. Do not send smelly, holey, or stained fabric. You will need to send me (hav4boys) a PM when mailing and receiving. This way I can keep my records straight. Also send a PM to your SP thanking them. This is an important part of participating. It lets your secret pal know you got their package.

Please take pictures and post in group as everyone likes to see what you get.

Packages need to be mailed out by March 17th, this is a Firm deadline. All International mailings must be mailed by March 10th Firm. If you know that you cannot mail by that date, Please Do Not Sign Up.

For international mailing it is very important that you mark your parcel as a 'Gift' on the Customs Declaration (there's a box you can check). Also, the value should be $10 only (even if you send diamond necklace). The person receiving the package is liable for Import Duty, Tax and a Handling fee. This can cost the person receiving as much as $40.

Padded envelopes are much cheaper to send compared to small boxes. These can be ordered free of charge from the USPS website.

You must have a phone # or email to sign up

Please fill out the questionnaire below and Private Message me your info by midnight February 28 to join the swap.

Screen Name:
Real Name:
City, State, Zip:
Birthday (month and date)
Do you have Allergies/Allergens?
Favorite Color(s):
Least favorite color(s):
The fabric type/color I am looking for?
Brand of sewing machine?
How long have you been sewing/quilting?
Would you like to receive gently used items pertaining to quilting/sewing?
Socks/Slippers/T-Shirts and what sizes?
Body washes/Lotions/Organic bar soap?
Magazine or patterns?
Quilting Notions?
Besides quilting what do you like to do?
Do you like to read and if so what type?
Would you like to receive candy/cookies/snacks/drinks?
Do you have pets, if so what kind?
Do you collect anything, if so what?
What do you want the most and what donít you want?
Tell your SP something about yourself to make it easier for them to purchase for you.(Please fill this section out, it helps your SP buy for you.)

Can you mail international?
Email address:
Phone number:

Sign Ups will close February 28 at midnight PST and names will be sent out no later than March 2nd.

If your pal does not receive her/his package within a reasonable time I will need tracking information. If there is an exception on the mailing, you will need to inform me ASAP. No one enjoys not getting a package after they have sent one.

Have fun and be creative!
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Old 02-21-2021, 06:17 PM
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Information sent. Thanks Kathy for all your hard work. Stay healthy everyone.
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Old 02-24-2021, 04:13 PM
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Hi Kathy,

I'm in too - will send info. Thank you for all your hard work in organising this especially in these difficult times when a little pick you up received in the mail can make a persons month.... not just a day!


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Old 02-24-2021, 09:49 PM
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I plan to sign up again. I hope to send info later this week. Thank you Kathy!
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:20 AM
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I am in again too, i am sending my info.
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:58 AM
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Sending my info in! And thank you Kathy for the emailed reminder. Since covid hit, I have lost my sewing room, it has become my husbands home office. So I am not actively sewing as much during this time. But still enjoy a good old exchange!

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Old 02-25-2021, 09:04 AM
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Cathy Antone
106 ne 3rd st Paoli In. 47454
Red white & blue
haven't met one yet
any and all
brother sewing & embroidery
since I was 5 or 6
yes to the socks & tee shirts size L
no patterns or books
yes to the notions
I read & love on my tom kitty Sir Alice Cooper
animal stories & Christian stories
sugar free
1 very spoiled cat
anything military and American
Peace on Earth
I was made and born in Japan . I am American by birth I am married to my Navy man and I am a Certified Nursing Assistant CNA.
I am very happy to finally able to get back on the site. It only took me over a year.

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Old 02-25-2021, 09:57 AM
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I want to participate again but last month I tried and once again my bio failed to come thru on PM. What am I doing wrong???
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:23 PM
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I received a package today from bullock2us. Thanks Ginger

I wish I could take a picture so I could show you all. Someday I will be able to.

I love it all. A puzzle book that my husband took right away. He said thank you. A packet of notes, Dynamo Fabric Catcher, 4 fat quarters . Wonderful elephant stickers (I love them)Hand sanitizer, fabric clips, a yard each of batik and yellow fabric, a delightful note book, last but not least a big book of sugar sack quilts. If I forgot anything please forgive me. It all will be put to good use It was a wonderful package and I do appreciate all you sent. Hope you are feeling a lot better. Take care and thank you again.

I love this swap! Everyone is so kind and the things sent are super.

Please stay safe everyone.


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Old 02-26-2021, 06:56 PM
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Sorry everyone I posted my February thanks in the wrong month.

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