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Topic: Quilt Squares Swap - Sign Up CLOSED; Mail by 04/30/05  (Read 3442 times)
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crazy_bc_jen
« on: March 16, 2005 01:10:56 AM »

Swap name: Quilt Squares Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: crazy_bc_jen
Sign-up date range: March 15 - March 31, 2005
Date to send item by: April 30, 2005

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Maximum 20 participants

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes - I'm a Canadian myself

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages; if you are under 18 or the age of majority in your country, please be sure to get your parents/guardian's permission.

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer has been a member for at least 1 month and will
make sure that every participant has been a member for
at least 1 month: YES

IMPORTANT: As an additional requirement for this swap, based on the lack of DC's, all participants must have a minimum of one previous successful swap OR they must be willing to use DC's on all squares they send (including international)

Details of swap:

We're creating 30 cm x 30 cm (12"x12") quilt squares to exchange so each of us can piece together our own swap quilt.  The squares can be made using any technique you would like - crazy quilt, traditional quilt blocks, appliques or even embroidery, though your fellow swappers would probably appreciate it (and I would, too!) if you chose only washable fabrics.  You will be creating as many squares as we have swappers (to a maximum of 20 squares); one for yourself and one for each other swapper participating.

Once you have completed your squares, you will mail one to each other participating swapper.  This, unfortunately, means you may be mailing up to 19 different people.  In recognition of the expense of this (for example, in Canada, it costs a minimum of $6 for DC within Canada and $10+ for DC to the US x 19 swappers = $150 or more), this swap will NOT USE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION.  Squares can be sent via regular lettermail.

*IMPORTANT*  Craftster does not normally allow swaps without Delivery Confirmation, as there is no way to confirm whether or not someone has sent their swap, and therefore EACH PERSON PARTICIPATING IN THE SWAP MUST ACCEPT THAT CRAFTSTER HAS NO WAY TO DISCIPLINE ANY BAD SWAPPERS IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE.  I'll do everything I can to keep bad swappers not happening.  This includes the rule that you must have successfully participated in one previous swap to join this swap.  If you do not have a previous successful swap, you must agree to use delivery confirmation for each individual square, including for those you have to send internationally.  I apologize for having to make this rule, but I am doing it in the attempt to protect participants from bad swappers.


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address

Are you aware that you will be required to ship internationally?
Are you aware of the non-Craftster standard shipping rules of this swap, and that Craftster cannot discipline any bad swappers in this particular swap?
Please provide the name of one previous successful swap you have participated in (please use a title I will be able to search for to verify that you were a participant):
If you have not had one previously successful swap, are you aware that you will be required to send up to 19 seperate packages, all with delivery confirmation, including to international addresses?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.  *Remember that the DC rule does not apply for this swap for those swappers who can prove one previous successful swap*
« Last Edit: April 11, 2005 09:53:44 AM by crazy_bc_jen » THIS ROCKS   Logged
DukesBean
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005 08:05:37 AM »

would love to sign up. sending the info right now.
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aspiring
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2005 06:39:31 AM »

I've heard of quilt square swaps where people just send a square of fabric to the others, that might be fun, too.  There was talk of a purple fabric square/quarter swap on another board I read but it never got off the ground. I think it was going to be like those chain letter/pyramids that sounds like scams but I think it might be fun!

This swap of embellishing a square is a good idea too though!
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itsallhappening
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2005 08:22:19 AM »

um, a question for you guys. I have no idea how to quilt, or sew for that matter, but I plan on learning, and the idea of this quilt sounds really cool. I have been designing patterns for a while and screen printing them onto fabric. Is a printed square ok for this quilt? I totally understand if you guys think it would be out of place. Let me know...
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ctgirl
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2005 09:09:25 AM »


I was in one of the past quilt swaps and it was really fun!  I got a few squares that were stensiled, had iron-on, and embroidery.  There were actually few that were traditional "quilting."  I think it would be cool too if everyone signs there sqaures or puts there state/country too.  Maybe other people wouldn't like that, but I think it would be great to know when the quilt is doen to know where all the squares came from.
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pibbgirl
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2005 09:28:44 AM »

Are there pictures anywhere from past quilt swaps?  I can't wait for this one to start.  I was thinking the same thing, that there should be something on the squares so people know where each one came from!
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crazy_bc_jen
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2005 05:56:39 PM »

Hi everyone,

Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've had no internet access for a few days Sad

its_all_happening, screen printed squares sound great - please sign up!

ctgirl, pibbgirl, I agree that it would be kinda neat to have the squares signed; I would only request that people do it tastefully (in a corner, etc - not across the whole square) so that the patterns are the focus, not the name/location info.  Unless the pattern was an illustration of where you are from (which would be kinda cool.. imagine getting a square that was a farmhouse or the CN tower!)

On another note, we only have five people signed up total at this point - so encourage your friends to join!  If we don't get many more people, how would people feel about possibly sending two squares (or even one quilted/decorated square and one plain square) to each person, so we actually get enough squares each to make a useful quilt?
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pibbgirl
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2005 07:51:56 AM »

Has there been any more interest?  Or is it still only 5 people?
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crazy_bc_jen
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2005 12:16:16 PM »

We're still at five:

- Aspiring
- Pibbgirl
- Dukesbean
- Ctgirl

and myself. 

If we don't have more signups by tomorrow, I'll be instant-messaging the above folks to find out what they want to do.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2005 08:42:04 PM »

How many people are international, or should I say...out of the usa?

Very interested, just wondering for shipping cost purposes.
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lisascenic
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2005 11:52:31 AM »

Any thoughts of extending the deadline on this swap?

Lisa
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crazy_bc_jen
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2005 09:56:07 AM »

Hi Lisa,

Our signup is actually closed (I was being an idiot and forgot to change the title); however, there has been some expressed interest in having a monthly square swap, so keep your eye out..
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pibbgirl
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2005 01:32:16 PM »

Im just curious what you all are doing/what preferences are  Is everyone making 12 identical quilt squares or would it be better if the two you send to each person were different since the finished quilt is going to be random designs?
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crazy_bc_jen
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2005 01:42:54 PM »

I think that most, if not all of my squares will be slightly different, partially because I'm using fabrics I already have to make the squares in most of the cases (my stash is huge), partially because I have patterns I want to try/practice (don't worry, I'll only send the ones that work out), and partially because a bunch are going to be either crazy quilting or scrappy quilting, and those are never "regular."

What about other people?
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ctgirl
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2005 03:31:58 PM »


I was planning on making one square that would be all the same to send to everyone (representing Chicago, where I live, though I am not sure how I am going to go about this.)  But the other squares will probably be random patterns.  I got a quilting book out of the library and am hoping to try some new techniques to make my squares (weaving, pleating, gathering, beading etc.)  I hope everyone is OK with that.....if you'd refer I can just make more traditional quilt blocks.  I am going to be using up fabric in my stash too, so no matter what, they will all be a little different.
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aspiring
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2005 06:44:05 AM »

Any chance of extending the deadline?  I think I may have been too ambitious when I signed up!!
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pibbgirl
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2005 06:53:35 PM »

My squares are going out tomorrow!  I recieved squares from Dukesbean last weekend (you are super speedy Dukesbean)!  They are so cute!
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crazy_bc_jen
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2005 08:14:36 PM »

I just received my squares from Dukesbean, too, and they're awesome.  I'm hoping to get photos soon.  I've started a thread in the Swap Gallery for people to post pictures of all the fabulous squares that are being swapped!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32794.new#new
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aspiring
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2005 06:08:28 AM »

Yo swappers!  I seem to have a grip on things now and can probably make the deadline.  This is a fun swap, even though I'm not a fancy quilter!

btw: Jen: continuing the quilt square exchange is a great idea, esp on themes, esp if we can opt in or out depending on the month! 
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aspiring
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2005 11:12:15 AM »

I'm going on vacation today and will post my squares on the road. I have a bit of handstitching to do on the train!  Should be in the post by Sat, but I probably won't be online again til Wed.
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pibbgirl
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2005 07:30:38 AM »

Hi girls.  What is going on with this swap?  I would like to have some confirmation if anyone has received my squares as I sent them two weeks ago!  Surely I'm thinking that the two girls in the US (Dukesbean and Ctgirl) would have gotten them awhile ago.  I'm starting to get nervous because I haven't heard anything from anyone.  Crazy_bc_jen, has everyone sent?  I've only received from Dukesbean so far.  I know the mail out date was only 5 days ago, I'm mostly concerned if nobody has gotten mine yet.
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DukesBean
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2005 11:33:57 PM »

i;ve only resived one groupe so far also. the cute little blue blocks. can't emeber from who but thank you
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pibbgirl
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2005 05:55:26 AM »

Those were mine.  I probably forgot to put my user name on the packages...  yay, that makes me feel better that somebody has gotten them!!
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crazy_bc_jen
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2005 12:30:31 PM »

Sorry to take so long to respond; I was just out of town for a few days.

Pibbgirl, I haven't received anything yet, but it might just be customs.  As you know, you and Dukesbean have sent, as have I.  Aspiring and Ctgirl have both contacted me and will be mailing within the next week (right, ladies?) Smiley 

Hopefully everthing will work out soon!  Aspiring and Ctgirl, could you both PM me or post here once you send?
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crazy_bc_jen
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2005 10:56:29 PM »

Yay, I got Pibbgirl's squares - such pretty blue, with matching seams and all!  Thanks Pibbgirl!
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aspiring
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2005 07:39:06 AM »

I've been really sick since I got back from vaykay, haven't been online much. I got my squares from DukesBean, Pibbgrl and Crazy BC Jen.  All gorgeous, thanks!

Am I the only one who didn't do traditional quilting?  One design I sent is screenprinted, the other is rudimentary applique.  The ones I've received are fancy  quilt techniques! So inspiring!

I sent mine late, v. sorry!  Between travelling and getting sick...boring excuses.
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