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    Row Robin 2011
    To sign up PM me the following:
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    Are you able/willing to send international
    Any Allergies (smoking, cats, dogs, etc)
    Any Allergens (you smoke, have cats, dogs, etc)

    Deadline for sign ups is Dec. 20th when I will be assigning groups. If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or you can pm me.
    Groups will be assigned and e-mailed during the first week of January. Once the groups are assigned, I will be asking for a Point Person from each group to help out with anything that may arise within the groups.

    There WILL BE at least one Canada/International person in each group.

    Row Robin 2011

    Overview:
    This row robin is meant to be a fun, social and learning experience. There is no skill level requirement, only to do the best work that you can. If you have concerns about what to add at any point, feel free to ask for help from others in your group, the host of the RR, other sewing friends, or even the owner of the center. Remember…this is FUN!

    Rules:
    1. Fabric should be prewashed and of a type that you would be happy to receive yourself. This means 100% cotton but but does NOT need to be LQS.

    Please remember that each top will circulate through many sets of hands and equipment as it travels the world. There may be a variety of techniques used as well. it's best to select fabrics that will hold up well under a variety of conditions and that can withstand repeated machine washing. Fabrics you can see through, that appear to fray easily, or that are loosely woven are not the best candidates for a shared project.


    2. Use any techniques in which you feel comfortable, machine/hand piecing, machine/hand appliqué, machine/hand embroidery, paper piecing, etc. This in not particularly the time to experiment with new techniques unless you are confident that you can pull it off. You might want to experiment before attaching the row to the quilt in case you have to rework something.

    3. Each row will be 12 ½” by 60 ½”

    4. We will be posting pictures with each round, unless you specify that you do not want to see your quilt until it is finished. For most of us…we just can’t wait.

    5. Please stay on target for the mailing dates. You will have approximately 2 months between mailings. If something happens that will cause you to be late mailing, please email the person who you will be mailing to and the leader of the group. Specific mailing dates will be sent out with the group assignments.

    6. You will need to insure your packages when mailing.

    7. Please, ONLY sign up if you are serious! We understand that life does and can get in the way, but if you KNOW you cannot fulfill your end, PLEASE do not sign up.

    8. These rules apply to EVERYONE!

    The Quilt:

    The theme is a design of your choice. You need to make the first row 60 ½” by 12 ½” but you can orient it either horizontal or vertical. (Each row should be carefully measured and squared)
    Each sequential row should be a continuation of the theme of the first row but can be what technique you would like.

    Add a Label
    We suggest that you add some type of label to circulate with your top so that all the members of your group can sign it. Please use a Black Pigma pen or some type of black permanent fabric marker. You might want to leave enough room for everyone to list their name along with their board name, their city, state, country, and the date.
    If you don't want to do a label for people to sign because you haven't figured out what you want the label to look like, that is fine too...just add a piece of paper that people can sign.

    Graciously accept your finished quilt

    Sometimes the final quilt owner will want to add more embellishments or add an additional border, but everyone who worked on your quilt used their best abilities. After the Row Robin has closed, of course it is your quilt to do whatever you choose. We will all look forward to seeing the quilted final product! Please do not post pictures that show alterations or changes in someone else’s work though. Please be conscious of other feelings. If this isn’t acceptable to you, please DO NOT play.

    Tips and Lessons Learned:

    1. Print off the rules, mailing dates and your group mailing list.
    You will be referring back to it.

    2 Don’t panic…hang the top for a few days and let it speak to you. They tend to “tell you what they need next”.

    3. If you are trying something new….do it on the separate row, do NOT sew it to the quilt until you are sure it worked.

    4. Make sure you understand how to fill out the customs forms BEFORE you send an International package

    5. Please DO NOT let tops pile up on you. If you need help, ask…there are others who can and will step in to help you through a time crunch bind. We can work it out.

    6. Please handle the quilts carefully. We all drag them around to show them off to friends, guild members, LQS, etc. but when doing so, we can stretch the rows so the finished quilt doesn’t lie flat. Please make sure it does lie flat prior to mailing it on to the next person.

    7. Feel free to add information to accompany your quilt such as colors you would prefer or something you definitely don't want, that it may be a gift, etc. Please don’t add fabric to your package as it does cost more to mail it along. You can add a little swatch card with what fabrics you used, the manufacturer’s name, etc. as someone may want to match something. If you do have extra fabric, you might want to let others know, they may ask for some to be mailed to them directly to work on a specific round if they can‘t purchase it.

    8. If for ANY reason, you feel the need to resign from doing this at ANY point in the "game", PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know! It's not fair to the others for someone to just pull out, not tell anyone and keep what is not theirs.

    Mailing Dates

    You have two months to get each round done.

    1st Row – mail by February 15th

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    Row 2 – April 15th

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    Row 3 – June 15th

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    Row 4 – August 15th

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    Row 5 – October 15th

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    Me please! I've sent you a Pm I'm so excited! This will be my first ever row robin!

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    I sent you a pm asking to join you on this row robin. I forgot to tell you my theme and yes International is ok. My theme will be "My Garden" anything flowers, birds, butterflies, bees, etc.

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    Ooohhhh yes please ! pm sent !

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    Yes, I want to take part in the Row Robin 2011.
    My info.Deleted for safety !
    I will print off the rules, ect, you mentioned.
    Mariah
    Martha in real live.

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    Mariah I would send a pm don't post your personal info here! Its for your own safety

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    I thought of that later. Will be more careful next time.
    I know what you mean.
    Thanks, Mariah.

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    Mariah you can edit your post so do that and everything will be fine!

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    I know; I was just careless, and vow to be much more careful from now on.
    Mariah.

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    I am a newbie, I don't understand how this works? Do I make a middle block for myself? and then send it to the next person and they do what? make a border? What do I do when I get someones?

    Sorry it sounds interesting :) Thanks!

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    Aully - this is a row robin, meaning we each make one row, in this case 12.5" x 60.5" unfinished. Then the next person adds another row to it, also measuring 12.5" x 60.5". After that round our "top" will measure 25" x 60.5" By the end we'll have a whole quilt top to quilt! :) It'll be really fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    Aully - this is a row robin, meaning we each make one row, in this case 12.5" x 60.5" unfinished. Then the next person adds another row to it, also measuring 12.5" x 60.5". After that round our "top" will measure 25" x 60.5" By the end we'll have a whole quilt top to quilt! :) It'll be really fun!
    So kinda of like a block then? do we attach it to the center? where do we place them all on the main part?
    Thanks for helping me to understand! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    Aully - this is a row robin, meaning we each make one row, in this case 12.5" x 60.5" unfinished. Then the next person adds another row to it, also measuring 12.5" x 60.5". After that round our "top" will measure 25" x 60.5" By the end we'll have a whole quilt top to quilt! :) It'll be really fun!
    So kinda of like a block then? do we attach it to the center? where do we place them all on the main part?
    Thanks for helping me to understand! :)
    Hi Aully, There isn't a center. Think of it as rows. You'll make five 12.5" blocks and sew them together side by side then attach your row to the row or rows you receive. I'll see if I can find a picture so you'll have something to look at. I know that always helps me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    Aully - this is a row robin, meaning we each make one row, in this case 12.5" x 60.5" unfinished. Then the next person adds another row to it, also measuring 12.5" x 60.5". After that round our "top" will measure 25" x 60.5" By the end we'll have a whole quilt top to quilt! :) It'll be really fun!
    So kinda of like a block then? do we attach it to the center? where do we place them all on the main part?
    Thanks for helping me to understand! :)
    Aully, there is not a "center". The quilt is in strips. First one you do and send on. The next person will add a row/strip, then mail it on. The strips are 12.5" wide and 60.5 long. You can make one big horizontal piece or break it up however you'd like just as long as you add 12.5 inches.

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    Aully, you can go to the top of the screen and do a search. It's just below the M in message board. Type in row robin and you'll see pics from the last swap. All the ones I looked at were great.

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    Wow everyone bet me to a response.

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    I guess I won't join, I fell asleep reading the instructions. Hurt my nose so I'm going to bed. Can't wait to see what you do.

    Blessings to all, it sounds like fun.

    Ruth

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    This sounds like so much fun!!! I have been in a round robin before with my local guild, but never a row robin. I love it! Now trying to plan my theme! I PM'd you bookworm, thanks for hosting!

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    Okay I signed up but have so many ideas for my row can't decide, what is everyone else thinking of (promise won't still the idea).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppyfrog
    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    Aully - this is a row robin, meaning we each make one row, in this case 12.5" x 60.5" unfinished. Then the next person adds another row to it, also measuring 12.5" x 60.5". After that round our "top" will measure 25" x 60.5" By the end we'll have a whole quilt top to quilt! :) It'll be really fun!
    So kinda of like a block then? do we attach it to the center? where do we place them all on the main part?
    Thanks for helping me to understand! :)
    Hi Aully, There isn't a center. Think of it as rows. You'll make five 12.5" blocks and sew them together side by side then attach your row to the row or rows you receive. I'll see if I can find a picture so you'll have something to look at. I know that always helps me.
    I am a participant in the 2010 Row Robin Quilt Project and I posted a photo of the Row Robin I made with my two sisters as a sample for the others in the group. You can find it at http://www.quiltingboard.com/T-44827-2.htm. It's in the middle of the page...or see below. I made the first and fourth rows. We had no rules, only to create something we loved and we had so much fun. I'm also having a blast with the 2010 Row Robin and always look forward to seeing "my" quilt as each row is attached. I hope you will find the photo helpful Belles

    Sisters Row Robin - 2008
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    Thanks for showing your picture. I am also signed up to take part in the round/row robin. I was having trouble visualising the finished piece. It makes it easier to see that the entire row is one pattern.
    It will be fun! This was new to me also, but looking forward to it!
    Mariah.

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    Thanks for sharing very lovely.

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    Oh Wow, that quilt is stuning, absolutely amazing. :)

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    So when it has passed everyones hands and we each get ours back, How many rows will it be 5 or 6? Is this really expensive to do for shipping?

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    If I understand this correctly we'll have 6 rows do it'll be a 60.5x60.5 unfinished quilt top. I would imagine that the shipping probably wouldn't be too horrible but it will get a bit more expensive towards the end of the row robin.

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