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Thread: Snowmen in Winter Block Swap--Sign ups close 10/15/2013

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    Snowmen in Winter Block Swap--Sign ups close 10/15/2013

    Let's have some wintery snowman good times! Snowmen can be on a hill, by a house, ice fishing, skiing, playing games, ice skating, singing, on a sled, dancing with friends, and such. Or do you have some cute snowman fabrics? Use those too!

    This swap is for 12.5" unfinished (12" finished) blocks.

    Blocks to be in sets of 4. Limit of 5 sets per swapper. Total of 20 blocks. All blocks will be swapped out, so make an extra of each design for yourself, if you so choose.

    Each set of 4 should be a same design, but the fabrics may vary. Only 1 set of any design. This gives you opportunity to try out a few of those block patterns that you have been meaning to do!

    For embellishments: NO paints or glues or items that can't handle washing and drying. Please make sure all edges of fabrics are sewn down. 3-D items: please put in a baggie and include with your block.

    This swap is open to all skill levels.

    Be sure to use quality PRE-WASHED 100% cotton fabrics. (NO muslin, poly-blends, or see-through fabrics)

    Blocks can be made using traditional piecing, paper piecing, embroidered, appliqued, or combinations thereof.
    (*If using applique, all pieces must be sewn down in some manner. Please do not use mono-filament thread.)

    Please check to make sure your blocks are 12.5" square. Not 12 3/8", etc. Please also check for any holes or tears, or inadequate seam allowances that would make them unfit to swap. Tidy up the back of block as well.

    Put a small label on each block, including your real name and board name.

    For Mailing: please put blocks in a large ziploc baggie along with your name and address on/in the bag. This will help protect your blocks in case your package gets damaged.
    Include a USPS money order or cash for $6.00 to cover return postage to you. Blocks will be sent in padded flat rate envelopes, with Delivery Confirmation. I get these envelopes free from usps.com.
    If proper postage is not sent, your package will wait until adequate funds are received. Please do not send your own envelopes.

    Sign ups are open until Oct. 15th, 2013. Blocks need to be TO ME by Oct. 30th, 2013. Blocks received after that date will have to be returned to you unswapped. Please understand.
    Please send me a PM to sign up, so I don't miss you. If you know how many sets you will be sending in, that would be nice to know too!

    Basic swap rules may be found here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    Some block ideas may be found at: www.snowmanshoppe.com or www.allpeoplequilt.com
    Google, Bing,etc. too~

    Come on and join us in the fun!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    I think I'll join in the snowman fun. Probably one set. Will send pm
    Donna

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    Oh count me in for sure!!!!!!! This will be awesome. I will do all sets allowed. I have sonme wonderful patterns. So excited for this one. Thanks Mariposa for hosted sing this one.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I'm going to have to experiment with this before committing. I can find many applique and embroidery designs but wondering if I can do those. Although this does sound like fun!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    i'm in will pm you later

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    I'd love to join in the snowman fun! I love Snowmen count me in for 5 sets. PM'ing you
    Snownannie

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    You know the Minnesota girl will play ... So long as she is caught up by then. :-)

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    Nice to see everyone signing up!! What fun!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    I am in for the 5 sets.....Sending PM now.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    what are the rules/regs for non US members please? Postage would be more to mail to and from here in Canada. Just wondering as I love snowmen, but can't commit right now as I need to see how my time goes with the class I am starting to take in Sept. =)

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    Hi, I love snowmen. I am along for the viewing. Can't wait to see what everyone creates.

    Linda

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    I want to sign up for two sets. Snowmen are adorable. I will send a pm.
    Peggy

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    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattia View Post
    what are the rules/regs for non US members please? Postage would be more to mail to and from here in Canada. Just wondering as I love snowmen, but can't commit right now as I need to see how my time goes with the class I am starting to take in Sept. =)
    Pattia- sending you a PM~
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    Thinking about it. Anybody with samples already? Looking for inspiration.
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    Another Canadian who is interested in joining. Please let me know how it may or may not work for us.

    I can only commit to one or two sets of blocks, I wish I had time to commit to 5 sets.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    this is gret swap, only have to make 4 sets of each design. (plus the one for ourselves). can't wait to start. thanks for hosting again, Maripos.

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    Here is a cute page to get the juices rolling girls.

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...52.Y5JcPBH6WI8
    RedGarnet222

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    Fun, fun, fun . . . we're going to have some "snowmen/snowball" fun! Please count me in Mariposa ;-) however, I won't be able to start my squares until I return from helping out with our new grandson :-) (give me about 2 more weeks!!). Thanks Mariposa for sponsoring this fun block swap!
    Katie

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    Hi Mariposa, have sent off my pm. I have read the rules. It's been awhile since I've participated in a block swap. This sounds like fun! Will be preparing my fabric today. I have my first 2 blocks picked out. Hm, now just have to decide on the next two. Look forward to the eye candy.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Good to see more folks jumping in! Thanks, Red for the clip art page~
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    I have several embroidery both machine and hand Snowmen....will see what I can get done. I am ready for the cooler temps. My snowmen stay out all year round. I collect them.....top of my kitchen cabinets has my collection.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    cani paint on with acrylic the charcoal mouth and eyes. it is permanent and doesn't run

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    I just love love love snowmen, count me in.
    Happy Sewing, Lisa E.
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    My very first swap was a Hot Air Balloon organized by Mariposa in 2010, my son till today likes to wrap himself in it to sleep. I am in! I'll be working on a couple of ideas.
    Andrea
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    I have several embroidery both machine and hand Snowmen....will see what I can get done. I am ready for the cooler temps. My snowmen stay out all year round. I collect them.....top of my kitchen cabinets has my collection.
    Sounds like a really fun collection for year round!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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