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Thread: May Secret Pal Swap Closes at 4:00pm CST April 30th

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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    May Secret Pal Swap Closes at 4:00pm CST April 30th

    Description:
    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 To 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 May 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 May. Due to mail processing, our mail dates for international mailing has to be as early as possible! No later than the 10th of May. It can take many weeks to reach your SP so any delays in mailing can delay the start 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,
    Tax and a Handling fee. This can cost the person receiving as much as $40

    As an aside, padded envelopes 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:
    Address:
    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 close the 30th of March, and names will be paired on the 1st of May and sent out no later than the 2nd of May (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 future 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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    Sent my PM today. Look forward to this swap every month.
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    I'm in -- will send the Q later today.

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    Count me in this is Wbfrog
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    Wanted to share this picture. Sewingsuz made this bib for my grandson and included in my SP box a few months ago. Here he is. Works fantastic for the spit up King.
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    Hav4boys. Super cutie, and the bib is cute also.

    Will send my info in directly for May's swap.
    Happy Quilting!
    Cathy

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    Hav4boys. He is precious. BrendaK
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    I'm in for May. Sent my info to Lori

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    I sent my info. Hope you got it! :-)
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    I will join again this month, Love this swap.

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    Information sent to Lori.

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    I am looking for It's a Great Pumpkin cotton fabric for my non-profit 501 3c group, which allows everything donated to be tax deductible. We are self-funding and I am for lack of a better word cheap, as I am limited on the cost. We make quilts, stockings, pillowcases, bibs, etc for Children's hospital, orphanages, low income clinics, local school children that are in the poverty level. This month we delivered our 4000th quilt since 2012. I am putting together a quilting retreat and the theme is It's a Great Pumpkin, as it is the last weekend in October.
    Ok, ladies I need your help. I need "It's a Great Pumpkin" cotton fabric. I posted on the INO area on here too. I thought some of you might know.

    I found one lady that had everything I wanted, but she's asking $7.50 yd, which I cannot do. I need 36 yards, and we just don't have that kind of money in the budget. I would like a variety of colors, the fabric I plan to cut into fat quarters , as that is the size I need for our project. Can anyone point me in a direction of a fabric shop that might carry this? I have been searching the web with no luck. All the items on Etsy are too high. Thanks everyone!
    Happy Quilting!
    Cathy

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    Catjo, I will keep my eye out and will look at my local fabric stores, what do you mean by different colors when I looked on line all I seen was orange with the pumpkins and Charlie brown did I miss something.

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    Anybody got a name yet
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    No... Still waiting, I am sure Lori is working on it!

    Hugs

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    By different color's I was meaning the background color's. Besides the "great pumpkin" fabric, I seen some of the Peanut gang raking falling leaves that will work for what I am wanting also. I figured with as much yardage as I need I could mix up the bunch, with "Fall" peanut prints also. Thanks for keeping an eye out. I can use all the help possible.

    I haven't received a name yet myself Verna.
    Happy Quilting!
    Cathy

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    Got my name. I have never had this person before. Hmmm what to get

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    All names are given out now. If you did not receive yours please send me a message and I will re send it to you.

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    Received my name. Although she and I have both been participating on this swap for quite some time, I've not had her name before. Let's see... she's a bit older than I am, has grandchilden, likes to read and likes some of the same colours that I do. I'll have fun putting her package together.

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    My secret pal #1 clue:A city in your state is the eastern most U.S. city, and the first in the country to see the sun.
    Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.~Karen Salmansohn

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    Clue 1 or Final Clue... I will mail on Friday! My pal is from a state with my favorite sweets... Moon Pie, Cotton Candy, and Mountain Dew!

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    have4boys .... I think Maine is the first in the country to see the sun.

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    I have had this person before in a couple of swaps.So I know what she likes,looking forward to getting her package ready!!

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    I have my name and now off to shop and put the package together.

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    Cuppy I know that TN is a lover of Moon Pies and Mountain Dew but not for sure about the cotton candy could I be your SP?

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