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Thread: Sign up for august 2012 amish solids doll quilt swap closes july 31st

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    Smile Sign up for august 2012 amish solids doll quilt swap closes july 31st

    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. (There might be a quiz!)

    Doll Quilt Swap #36 – August 2012

    Theme: Amish Solids This month we are going the simple way. Using only solids or tone on tone, make an Amish style quilt. As always, the theme is optional, but if it's not for you, please let your partner know.

    DEADLINES:
    SIGN UP: Easy As 1-2-3
    1. To join the fun, just send me a PM no later than NOON (EST) on July 31, 2012.
    2. Please let me know whether you are able to swap internationally as we have a few members who are outside the USA.
    3. Let me know you have read the guidelines and make sure your QB mailbox isn’t full.

    You will not be permitted to sign up for this swap if you have any outstanding quilts.

    Partner Assignment: Partners will be assigned on August 1st or close to it. No early partner assignments this month. You can find your partner here. Please bookmark the thread as individual PMs with partner assignments will not be sent.

    Mailing Deadline: You must have your quilt in the mail no later than August 25th. 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. A new note this month: you may NOT ask your partner to use specific designer fabrics.

    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 forget 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. Once your partner has received your quilt, I will leave positive feedback for you.

    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 for six months until you make good on your commitment.

    DOLL QUILT GROUP – Besides this thread, there is a Doll Quilt group on the Quilting Board. There you can upload photos, start discussions on ideas for themes, share resources about techniques for doll quilts and other mini quilts, and whatever you want to do. It’s your group, so you decide!
    Join here http://www.quiltingboard.com/groups/...group-g14.html
    Last edited by Krystyna; 07-22-2012 at 04:13 AM.
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    I read your guidelines no I can't do internatioal. I'm in for one. Thanks Sue
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    Please add me to this wap and I can do international. This one will be a challenge but I love a good challenge.

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    I'm in for again for August. I can do international. I will PM you.

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    I'm in for the August doll quilt swap!
    Sew many Quilts.......so little time!

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    In for August swap....can do international. PM'd you earlier.

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    count me in for August!

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    Count me in for August.
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    I just love this swap!
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    Sign me up for August, sending PM. Love working with solid fabrics so this will be fun.
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    I'm BACK!!!! Count me in I have been looking through my books!!!! Love Love Love this swap!!!

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    I'm in sent pm.
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    Hello all, I am in again for the fun. I believe I even have the fabric cut up for this one in a UFO. Yep, I started something like this before and never finished it. What a great way to be able to rid yourself of the UFOs. Sending PM and no to international.
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    In again..sent a PM the other day...

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    Just saw this. May I join?


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    I wanna play again this month! Will send you a PM too, Krystyna
    I have already started on my DQ.
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    Just getting around to answering PMs about this month and after reading a couple of them I wanted to clarify something about the theme.

    You do not have to hand quilt it!
    I guess Amish women might do that, but I don't think any of us are Amish so break out the machines!

    What this theme is all about is SIMPLICITY

    Amish quilts do not use patterned fabrics, so we are using solids or tone on tone.

    The patterns are pretty simple. I picked up this book at my guild's show ... just loved the cover ... and I am sending to someone who is less than enchanted with the theme this month in the hope that it might change her mind!

    So ... get snipping!

    I have my pieces all cut out thanks to my Accuquilt Go! Now to figure out what I want to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana View Post
    I wanna play again this month! Will send you a PM too, Krystyna
    I have already started on my DQ.
    Me too! A lot of fun making that one.
    Mary

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    Am excited to get to this one ...still working on #2 for July #1 was eaten by one of three Teenage boys ....lol.....
    let the fun begin ... CQRobin
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    Robin, I know teenagers will eat most anything but I seriously don't think they ate your quilt - unless of course you spilled chocolate or nachos on it.
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    I think hand quilting will be a challenge...so I might actually give it a try on this small scale DQ...

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    I am in. I picked out the fabrics last nite. I love these dq swaps as I think most of us have a little of something (or a lot) and it is so much fun. Question of the day: does anyone here know what is the premise or theme behind WHY amish quilts are made with these colors (or lack of color black)? Are they any pattern or more often certain ones? I checked out a bunch yesterday and they seemed to use a lot of blocks that were pointed. Is there a reason other than they are darned pretty and detailed with all those points? Curiosity makes me ask. I sure hope someone out here likes true red and blue and MAYBE a bright green or yellow... I have my block picked out. Wish me luck!
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    I am in on this one too. I have already started on it.
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    Me too...I'm in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    I am in. I picked out the fabrics last nite. I love these dq swaps as I think most of us have a little of something (or a lot) and it is so much fun. Question of the day: does anyone here know what is the premise or theme behind WHY amish quilts are made with these colors (or lack of color black)? Are they any pattern or more often certain ones? I checked out a bunch yesterday and they seemed to use a lot of blocks that were pointed. Is there a reason other than they are darned pretty and detailed with all those points? Curiosity makes me ask. I sure hope someone out here likes true red and blue and MAYBE a bright green or yellow... I have my block picked out. Wish me luck!
    If you google History of Amish Quilts you'll find a detail answer. I was interested myself and found it yesterday.

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