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    Sign Up May 2013 Doll Quilt Swap - Theme Quilty Chaos - Crazy Quilts

    Doll Quilt Swap #45 – May 2013

    Theme: Quilty Chaos It’s time to throw the rules out the window. This month you are challenged to make a crazy quilt or to use a traditional pattern turned on its ear. It can be wonky, whacky, or weird. Embellish to your heart’s content. The choice is yours. I know that many of our members are very structured and might not be up for this one – but I encourage you to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your talents.

    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 http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...-a-t20154.html

    SIGN UP: Easy As 1-2-3 - 4
    1. To join the fun, just send me a PM no later than NOON (EST) on April 30th, 2013
    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 May 1st. Bookmark this thread for partner assignment – or 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 May 31, 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.
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    I'm in. First again!! Ha!!
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    I'm totally in for this one. I love doing embroidery and this gives me the perfect excuse. :-)

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    I'm in again !!! PMing now. Now how crazy can I get this month
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    Hi I would love to join too
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    im in again!!!!!

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    I am in again!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Waving to mrsmck...another Aussie has joined the Swap. I don't feel so alone anymore !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    Waving to mrsmck...another Aussie has joined the Swap. I don't feel so alone anymore !!
    Hey waving back..postage could be getting cheaper again lol
    My soul is fed with needle and thread, my body with chocolate!

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    I'm in !!!!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    Now ... your assignment ... go invite all your QB friends to join us!

    My son's wedding is on Saturday, so if I don't respond immediately to PM's, you'll know why. I am in the middle of wedding favor / nails / rehearsal dinner frenzy!!!!
    Krystyna
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    Count me in again!!foe DQ swap.
    Wishes for Happy Wedding for Kids, and joy for the parents day!! Nothing blesses Mom and Dad as much as having their children happy and blessed!

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    This one scares me a bit - no clue where to start! But sign me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimmieH View Post
    This one scares me a bit - no clue where to start! But sign me up!
    Be not afraid! Here is a link to some crazy quilt links from last year.
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    Yay, my first swap here AND I love doll quilts! How fun to make a crazy doll quilt. Am PMing right now. I haven't participated in a swap for almost 20 years! Gonna get started right away.

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    I'm in again, too........lots of fun and creativity!
    Sew many Quilts.......so little time!

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    hum, you know I can do a bit crazy but not weird. no weird. I am lost at that thought. nope not going there. ok going to ponder a design and will only hope if I sign up I dont get a partner who is hoping I will do weird. artsy? can I do artsy? first image that came to mind was pieced strips but sewn like a sun with the colors radiating from the 'sun' in one corner out.. maybe with an aura color around that.. oh now I have a weird collage type that just came to mind and ok it will be a beautiful color treat but not weird..

    I am IN.
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    I would love to do this. This is my first one...I hope I sign up right..LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito View Post
    Yay, my first swap here AND I love doll quilts! How fun to make a crazy doll quilt. Am PMing right now. I haven't participated in a swap for almost 20 years! Gonna get started right away.
    Welcome aboard! I know you're going to have a lot of fun with this one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephT View Post
    I would love to do this. This is my first one...I hope I sign up right..LOL
    So happy to have you with us, Steph!
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    Oh come on! YOU not do weird? Give us a break!
    Make a traditional crazy quilt. It's NOT hard at all.
    The basic idea is foundation piecing. Cut a five sided piece at random, and piece the sides from there.
    You can do it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    hum, you know I can do a bit crazy but not weird. no weird. I am lost at that thought. nope not going there. ok going to ponder a design and will only hope if I sign up I dont get a partner who is hoping I will do weird. artsy? can I do artsy? first image that came to mind was pieced strips but sewn like a sun with the colors radiating from the 'sun' in one corner out.. maybe with an aura color around that.. oh now I have a weird collage type that just came to mind and ok it will be a beautiful color treat but not weird..

    I am IN.
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    Here's a little peek at the wedding favors we've been slaving over ... done on my embroidery machine. Some are white on blue tissue lame and others are blue on iridescent organza. The stone is blue like Melissa's sapphire engagement ring. There is a little organza bag attached with three Jordan almonds - three for the Trinity and almonds for luck and sweetness. We only have one tied to the sack so far ... EEEEKKKK!

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    WOW!!! That is beautiful, thoughtful, wonderful, all that and....... NUTS!! LOL That is a lot of work for the favors, you are a wonderful MIL and DM to this couple. Have a wonderful weekend, we will all be thinking of you. Try to finish up early so you can spend a little time just breathing and enjoying!! What don't get done won't be noticed, unless it happens to be sewing the sleeve on DH shirt or, heaven forbid, the bossom to your dress. LOL Love it, have fun, enjoy, all that stuff.
    Onalee Rose
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    I just remembered that I never finished sewing my shawl!!!! YOW!!!
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