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Thread: Quilts for Quilters Swap OPEN til 15 Dec 2011

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    My views on another swap like that IF it comes to happen :

    I agree with Wighrose that a red flag should be implemented.
    6 months to make this quilt was a plenty of time: it was possible to finish it in advance or take months to complete it or even leave it aside for months and yet mail it by June 1.
    Theres always the possibilty of sending a drop out notice.
    Some people sign in swaps without evaluating the work/costs involved , loose interest or
    do not take commitments seriosly, they do not take into consideration someone else is working on something for them. No excuses for the missing ones.

    I was told the quilt is ready for weeks now depending on someone take it to the P.O. for my partner.
    She signed in another swap here in August and is up to date sending her blocks off. I wonder she
    mails them from the P.O Google search indicates to be 0.9mi SO of her.
    loving retirement

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    ligia, didi, and carrot sit'n on the bench
    s-e-w-i-n-g
    First comes fabric....
    Then comes sewing...
    Then comes ligia, didi and carrot with a quilt to snuggle

    I never said I was a poet !!!!!!!!! Good thing you can't hear me singing !!!
    A good friend is like a warm quilt wrapped
    around the heart

    Karen

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    I agree ligia, they had 6 months. and carrot, i like your poem. Well, lets see who gets knocked off the bench first, sounds like it might be islandwiz1..hum! Be sure to show pictures of our late quilts.

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    An update for you ladies. I now have the quilt in my possession and working on it. I knowk I have had it a week and I should be done with it, but a cold and canning has overtaken my quilting time. Hoping to work on it this weekend or at least finish it up next week. Getting time on the longarm seems to be my hangup, but will get it done in the next couple weeks and in mail. It is coming together nicely. You all did great work on your blocks.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Ladies, I'm off the bench, got my quilt yesterday from Grandme 26 (Judy). Will try to post picture later today.

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    Quiltermomma, a week is not a long time, I know you will follow through and really appreciate you doing this for Caroline. It is amazing how fast this quilt totally from sratch is coming together so fast. Take your time to quilt it.

    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    An update for you ladies. I now have the quilt in my possession and working on it. I knowk I have had it a week and I should be done with it, but a cold and canning has overtaken my quilting time. Hoping to work on it this weekend or at least finish it up next week. Getting time on the longarm seems to be my hangup, but will get it done in the next couple weeks and in mail. It is coming together nicely. You all did great work on your blocks.
    Anna Quilts

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    Yeah !!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see a picture !!! My partner is MIA again................I hope she is not in the hospital again


    Quote Originally Posted by didi View Post
    Ladies, I'm off the bench, got my quilt yesterday from Grandme 26 (Judy). Will try to post picture later today.
    A good friend is like a warm quilt wrapped
    around the heart

    Karen

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    I am working hard here girls. Trying to finish up this week so can go in mail across the pond and get to Caroline in time for the holidays. keep you posted.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Thank you for everything Beth!

    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    I am working hard here girls. Trying to finish up this week so can go in mail across the pond and get to Caroline in time for the holidays. keep you posted.
    Anna Quilts

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    Hi everyone,

    My quilt arrived.
    It was posted with a declared value of U$100.00 + a shipping rate of approx. U$40.00
    so the taxation for this import is U$ 90.00.
    Im sorry I cant afford it now - in a few days itll be returned to sender.
    I apologize for that.

    A piece of information on intl post office legislation on the grounds that it may be useful for someone someday:
    Customs charge taxes on every parcel over U$50.00 , this amount comprises merchandise + shipping.
    So, if you are sending anything abroad declare it as a handmade gift - no commercial value .
    If you have to fill in an amount go with 20.00 to leave room for the shipping rate.


    I split my online orders to never exceed 30.00 and do not have tax problems.
    Last edited by ligia; 10-15-2012 at 03:22 PM.
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    I wish I would have known this information sooner. The lady at the post office asked what was in the package and wrote the declared value as the amount they would cover for insurance. I am not sure how to rectify this issue and am reaching out to anyone for advice if they have any. Thanks.

    Kristin
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    Wow, this is really a bummer. And resending it would cost the shipping price again - which may be cheaper than the U$90 Ligia was to pay. Don't know what that original cost was...
    Kathleen

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    Oh I am so sorry to hear that, how depressing I will gladly put in five to ten dollars to help reship the quilt back over, so that she can have her well deserved and waited for quilt. Guess this was a well learned lesson, I did not know that about the taxation. I knew not to say anything of the package was valued over twenty. It sure bites, but if I can help please let me know and I will gladly sent out the money via paypal or Money Order,
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    Good information to know for when I send out Caroline's quilt. I will be sure to stay within the $20 handmade gift, which it is.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I am also willing to help with shipping, just let me know who to send it to and if by PayPal or other way!!

    Linda
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    Here is a question, if it has not been returned yet, can you have them hold it a few days till you have enough money to help pay the charges instead of paying the money again to mail it over again and take a chance on it getting lost? Seems about the same, maybe a few dollars more? Just a thought.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Hello ladies ,

    Thank you very much for your offer for help.
    Im not sure Nov.-Dec. is a good period of the year for posting parcels.
    On the other hand US postage rates will go up in Jan.
    I think the best thing for now is that my partner hold it until I tell her of someone
    travelling to the US would bring the parcel - maybe Mar.-Apr. next year and
    then she would ship domestically. What do you think of this solution ?
    loving retirement

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Here is a question, if it has not been returned yet, can you have them hold it a few days till you have enough money to help pay the charges instead of paying the money again to mail it over again and take a chance on it getting lost? Seems about the same, maybe a few dollars more? Just a thought.
    Tax Dept. establishes a deadline for P.O. to transfer the money or send the parcel back, they cant hold it.
    10 days have gone , Ill be away yet this week for 15 days.
    loving retirement

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    The date is set !!!!!!! My partner and I are swapping quilts-- in person (!!) on monday Nov 5th !!! Can't wait !!
    After we swap I will post pictures of each of us with our quilts.... as soon as I get to a hotel and plug in my laptop !!!

    ligia-- I would like to help if I can-- let me know if a solution is ever figured out.
    A good friend is like a warm quilt wrapped
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    I can chip in again for postage, when it gets back here..just let me know. I had not thought about the tax or charges. when we ship to England to my Mother, we put down nominal $ for the items. I would never write "Quilt" on any package. "Blanket" is what i have written down. even for the USA. No insurance is needed in this case either.
    donated blocks/fabric. Kim

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    I have been away for quite awhile. Just getting back on here tonight and seeing this. How awful.
    Well, despite all the great quilts that have been swapped, we've learned some painful lessons in this swap, haven't we? I'm so sorry to hear of this.

    I will leave this to Ligia and Garnet1265 to figure out if/how they want to try to get the quilt to Ligia.

    -- Jillaine
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    The date is set !!!!!!! My partner and I are swapping quilts-- in person (!!) on monday Nov 5th !!! Can't wait !!
    After we swap I will post pictures of each of us with our quilts.... as soon as I get to a hotel and plug in my laptop !!!

    ligia-- I would like to help if I can-- let me know if a solution is ever figured out.
    YAY how exciting!! Right around the corner, cannot wait to see the photos of two beautiful people with their new quilts!!
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    I would love to join if you decide to do again. I would be able to do international if I could ship directly to her but not if I had to pay postage 2x d/t shipping to a centralized location.

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    I have Caroline's quilted, just need to do binding then will mail. Goal is this week to be shipped.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    That is so exciting!
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