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Thread: lost my round robin center

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    Not sure if this is the spot to post this, but needed to share this. I signed up for my first round robin, some members are on this forum and some are not.....after my center was received by the 1st round person, and she mailed it to the 2nd round person.....it's never been received, nor has it been returned. Unfortunately she didn't send it with a tracer # on it. I am so saddened by this, I thought I'd share a picture of my center that was inspired by all of you doing a hot air balloon swap awhile back.
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    What is a round robin? I'm sorry that it got lost.

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    Cute. I hope it eventually is found and returned to you!!!

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    How lovely!! I sure hope it turns up. That must be so heartbreaking for you. Do you have enough fabrics to make another center? I know it would be a lot of work, but it's so beautiful that it would be a shame not to get a completed quilt out of it. :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    What is a round robin? I'm sorry that it got lost.
    You join a group, The one I'm in is 6 quilters. I did a center then sent it to the next quilter to add a round. 5 Other quilters will add to my center. When I get it back It will be a completed top. Lots of Fun!:)

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    Oh, I get it! So the second person added to it and it was lost before it got to the third person. Wow, that's awful!

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    Beautiful center!!
    Sometimes mail takes lots longer than you would expect, especially when waiting for it. Let's hope it's extraordinarily slow mail and nothing else.

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    Really pretty center. So sorry it's lost, hope it's found soon. Lots of work there.

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    Beautiful. Don't give up hope. You might need to make a new center but this one might show up eventually. Sometimes they get on the "slow boat to China". I hope that it gets routed back to one of you.

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    What a beautiful center - I hope it turns up soon.

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    Oh how sad. I hope it turns up. Your center is beautiful.

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    It was a gorgeous center ! The sky fabric is perfect for the hot air balloons . Sorry it is lost

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    That is a great center! Don't lose hope yet. The last round robin I was in here on the board had a lot of drama about the quilts not showing up but I believe they all eventually did.

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    Bleh, drama can't even begin to describe the current IRR that this center is/was in.
    I'm so sorry it got lost, it was absolutely beautiful.
    I know it's starting to be busy season for the postal service, so I'm really holding out hope that it's just taking it's sweet time.

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    That's sad. Hope it turns up. Goes to show that tracking and/or insurance is important on the group projects. One ot the IRR2 finished tops was improperly marked for customs and held up for a long time. The owner had to pay big bucks to get it out of hock. Instead of sending the top to the in-country recipient, the customs folks sent it back to the sender. Talk about a loooooong road.

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    What a gorgeous center! I am sorry to hear that it is missing. Hopefully, it will turn up. So much work, effort, and hope was put into it already. Keep us posted.

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    That is a beautiful center and I feel your pain. My daughter and I worked on a center for the last round robin and it too was lost en route from person 2 to person three without delivery confirmation or anything on it. It was sad for me as it was something my daughter and I worked on together when I was feeling well and the first round added was all hand done...this is a picture of it...I still hold out some day it will gallop home!
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    I am so sorry this happend. Hopefully it will still surface eventually. I know that this is not uncommon and it is one of the deterants for me that keeps me from doing round robbins. They can be so much fun when completed. Like I said I am hopeful it will surface eventually.

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    Have hope thimble!! My top just made it's way back to the sender after 9 months of being missing. Your top may make it back to someone too....have a little faith it is not impossible for it to come back!
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    I purchased a lot of hankies on ebay. I waited a few weeks and still hadn't received them. I contacted the shipper, she didn't have a tracking # but she did have a receipt that showed the date she sent them. I thought I would never see them. Lo and behold, they arrived 6 1/2 weeks later with the post date being the day the shipper said. The envelope was pretty beat up but the hankies were fine. Don't give up yet. I hope it arrives soon.

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    oh, hopefully it will show up...
    NO ONE SHOULD SEND ANYTHING WITH OUT DELIVERY CONFIRMATION (AND INSURANCE) especially if it belongs to another person!!! the rules for round robins should state to always put tracking info on the package, it is just not alright for anyone to not handle another persons quilt without regard to it's safety! i sure hope it shows up! it is beautiful!

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    Well I've been very fortunate to have my center returned to me this afternoon, with the 1st round added. Luckily (for me) the 1st round person had thought she had mailed it, but was mistaken.....I'm a happy camper tonight and thank you for all your good thoughts everyone!

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    How wonderful for you!
    See, it pays to complain sometimes!
    I'd be afraid to let it out of my sight now!

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