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Thread: Sign Up for April 2013 Doll Quilt Swap Spring Has Sprung Closes March 31st Noon EST

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    Smile Sign Up for April 2013 Doll Quilt Swap Spring Has Sprung Closes March 31st Noon EST

    Spring Has Sprung!

    Everyone is welcome to join us no matter what your skill level may be. Making and sharing doll quilts offers a wonderful opportunity to try new techniques, use up scraps in your stash – or an excuse to buy new fabric – and it’s a great way to make new quilty friends.

    Here are the details. I know they are long and boring, but please read them. Really!

    As always, rules for this swap also agree with the general guidelines for all Quilt Board Swaps – Read Here

    Doll Quilt Swap #44 – April 2013

    Theme: Spring Has Sprung! I know I’m ready for Spring – aren't you? Yep. It’s time to tiptoe through the tulips. Do what you like – whether it’s appliqué, paper piecing, or any simple block or blocks in springy colors. Of course if you are a maniac, you can always piece something shaped like a spring. Have fun. As always, the theme is optional … but we think it’s more fun to play along.

    SIGN UP: Easy As 1-2-3 - 4
    1. To join the fun, just send me a PM no later than NOON (EST) on March 31, 2013
    Sorry but this month I am getting ready for my son's wedding so no late comers!

    2. You will not be able to sign up if you have any outstanding quilts from previous months – except for the current month.

    3. Please let me know whether you are able to swap internationally as we have a few members who are outside the USA.

    4. Let me know you have read the guidelines and make sure your QB mailbox isn't full.

    Partner Assignment: Partners will be assigned on April 1st. Actually the evening of March 31st since April Fool’s Day is my wedding anniversary and I hope to be pleasantly occupied. But if I’m not I’ll be here and cranky! Find your partner at our Group Home here http://www.quiltingboard.com/groups/...group-g14.html

    Mailing Deadline: You must have your quilt in the mail no later than April 30th, 2013. If you do not think you can meet that deadline, you might want to wait a month or two until your schedule frees up and you don’t feel pressured.

    DOLL QUILT SWAP GUIDELINES

    SIZE:
    Doll quilts can be between 12”x12” to 24”x24” or any size or shape in between. If your finished quilt measures 24" x 26", or 11" x 13" it's fine. No worries or excessive rules for this swap.

    MATERIALS: Most participants use cotton, but you can use any other natural fiber like wool, linen or silk.

    EMBELLISHMENTS: Let your creativity rule. Add beads, buttons, ribbon, lace, rickrack, or whatever if you feel like it. Or add nothing at all. It’s up to you.

    CONSTRUCTION: Pick your technique. Doll quilts may be pieced, appliquéd, wholecloth, quilted by hand or quilted by machine. All quilts should have binding.

    LABEL: Please add a label or sign your quilt on the back with your name and the date. It is a wonderful record of your work and years from now, it will help your partner remember who made this magnificent work of art! If your quilt is reversible and you don’t want to sign it, please include a card or attach a removable tag with your Quilting Board name or real name if different.

    MANNERS: Don’t for get to thank your partner. A simple post on the thread for the month is terrific, but a PM is nicer still. Please leave feedback for your partner.

    HELP YOUR HOSTESS KEEP TRACK: When you mail off your quilt, please send me a PM. Also send one when you receive a quilt you’re your partner. This will help me keep track and to ensure that everyone receives a quilt.

    PHOTOS: At the Quilting Board we love photos! A big part of the doll quilt fun is seeing what everyone has created, but as with most things in life, there is a little etiquette to follow. Usually the receiver will post a photo, but not everyone has a camera, so please photograph your quilt before you send it just in case. Don’t post a photo until your partner receives your quilt so the surprise won’t be spoiled. If you cannot post a photo, please ask your partner to do so.

    PARTNERS: Once sign up has ended, I will assign partners. I will try to pair you with someone you haven’t had as a swap partner previously. You will make a quilt for your partner and s/he will make one for you. Please PM your partner to share physical addresses. Do not post addresses on this thread. Although there is a theme and it is often sender’s choice, it is always nice to ask if your partner has any preferences.


    COMMUNICATION: If something unexpected comes up and for any reason you cannot meet the deadline or need to drop out of the swap, please let me know as soon as you know. If you take the time to communicate any difficulties, I can make sure things work out favorably for you and your partner with no hard feelings as a result. If, however, you just disappear off the face of the earth, you will not be permitted to participate in future swaps until you make good on your commitment.
    Krystyna
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    Let's hope I am on top of it like this all month!!! I'm the first to say "SIGN ME UP". Life don't get no better!
    Onalee Rose
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    I'm in again!!!
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    Sign-Up for April Swap

    I would like to take part in the doll quilt swap in April.
    Mariah.
    Have a wonderful Quilting Day, make it your way!
    Marta
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    TADA! I am BACK!!! Sure sign me up! Yippeee! Yahooo! Spring! Sprung (hey thats me I am a sprung chicken) I can do it! I would LOVE to do it. The question is.. are ya' all ready for me again???
    Linda
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    Sign me up for april doll quilt. i AM HAVING A BALL AND USING SOME OF MY SCRAPS.

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    SIGN ME UP ..... I will start making my quilt now because I see the oncologist in Ok City on April 3 to get the game plan for the next step in the treatment .... my oncologist wants to collect stem cells for the future and freeze them .... the oncologist in Ok City wants to try a new treatment that involves nuclear stuff .... yes girls I do glow in the dark ... 8 pet scans since 2009 @ one place and three at the other .... so my April quilt will get in the making tomorrow .... Springy right ..... well ladies I'm in .......lets get going .......lol.....
    Crazy Quiltin Robin

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    I'mmmm Baaaaack! ready to sign up for April DQ swap. had a bunch of things to do past few months but ready to jump back into Spring Swap!
    Lisa B in NC
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    I am in..have already started it as I will be traveling part of April...

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    I had to skip last month but am looking forward to Springing forward!
    Sew many Quilts.......so little time!

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    YAY!!! Some new friends and the return of some old friends! CQR, will be praying for you and you KNOW you had better get to work on May's quilt too. We can't have you missing Crazy Quilt month! Will catch up on PM's over the next couple of days. I'm swamped in veil-making-prison!
    Krystyna
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    Count me in again.
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    I'm in ready for Spring.

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    I'm looking out at Michigan "spring". It is snowing, it was like 10 degrees when I got up this morning! It feels colder than any other day this year. Maybe it is the fact that it is SPRING, my mind says it, my heart says it, my body says it; now to convince Old Man winter to GO HOME!! LEAVE ME ALONE!! WHEW! That little rant whipped me out! Seriously, it was in the fifty's just the other day. Ya gotta love the state of Michigan. Well, back to where I was going with this. In my neck of the woods, another snowman could fit the bill? NOT. Thanks for listening.
    Onalee Rose
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    I'm with you, Onalee. Just took the dogs out and was wondering what was on my eyeglasses. SNOW! Foo!
    Krystyna
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    Count me in,please I have mine finished...mailing has been my challenge..but I am getting there

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    Sending PM now..this was fun and I am anxious to try it again!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    I am definitely in. I am still not sure what direction I will go as to what to make.
    Anna Quilts

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    count me in, my march is finished and will be mailed on Thursday (payday), and it is spring, but we are getting snow, no fair, our cotton tail needs snowshoes on, hehe and ok spring has sprung, humm ideas, wehere do I go with this theme, humm hint , inspiration anyone, ideas i need a little bit of an idea, where to take this, so looking for a wee bit of help, in the idea phase of this one, all kinds of ideas going through this brain of mine, wow, ok,
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    cant wait!!! I love SPRING!!!!

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    Sign me up again for April. Spring may have sprung for many but here last night the heavens opened and we had a massive thunder and lightning storm which lasted for hours. I think summer is over boo hoo

    My spring DQ just might have a leaf or two dropping here and there
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    Lynnie, I guess it will be autumn for you! Whoever you get as a partner ... I'm certain she will be happy to accommodate you!
    Krystyna
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    oh yawn you guys it was 58 today. going to warm up to 62 over the next few days. front doors open all day.. fresh air.. frogs croaking all friggen night long.. yup it feels like spring to me. 35 in the morning but it warms up nicely here. I am knowing we need more snow or we will be in trouble here in these here woods but my heart says ok a little sun is good.. just come August I wont be wishing for a little warm and all those pine needles.

    I wonder does anyone have any creative inspirations for this month they might post? colors? design concepts? I think it would be cool one time to all have the same concept but see what we all come out with. Like this month is a tree. everyone knows what trees look like but we all see trees.. differently. Wouldnt that be fun (hint hint Krystyna HINT bump in the rear HINT).. I am always going to Pinterest and if I make all I like well I wont have enough years of my life. grand inspiration however. I will take a challenge with my partner hows that? who wants to do the same challenge with each other and get as creative as we can get? if so hollar maybe we can partner up! (after the great one thinks on it) and I am READY for a challenge.
    Linda
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    Krystyna you can count me in. Will give it a try

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    count me in for April DQ swap!

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