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Topic: Friendship Quilt Block Swap #1 /Friendship Star/ Sign-ups Closed  (Read 26584 times)
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Prickly Venus
« on: May 22, 2008 09:25:23 AM »

mcbenno  has taken over as organiser, here is a link to where she is keeping track of who has sent and received:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247549.msg2827240#msg2827240

I have always wanted to make a friendship album quilt, and this is my first try at organizing. I would like to host a series of swaps for quilt blocks with the intent of having enough blocks to do this in six months or so. All blocks will be 6" size,  (really 6 1/2" when block is done, before being sewn into quilt).

Our first block is called Friendship Star, and is easy enough for anyone to make. The link to the pattern is below. Remember, we are making and swapping the 6" size.



Swap name:Friendship Quilt Block Swap # 1 Friendship Star
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Prickly Venus
Sign-up date range:May 22 to June 1, 2008
Date to send item by:June 30th, 2008

Limited to a certain number of people: 12, including organizer

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Yes
If so, which country? USA and Canada Only

Age requirement? 18 years or older

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YEs
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:

The background fabric will be plain white quilter's cotton fabric, not muslin.
The focus fabric can be any fabric of your choice.
Fabric must be pre-washed 100 % cotton.
You will make sets of six blocks. Each set may have all the same focus fabric, or each block may be different.
You may trade 1-3 sets of blocks. Each set traded will be with a different person. New swappers may trade only one set of blocks.
Please sign your blocks, unless requested not to do so by your partner.
Blocks will be put into ziplock bags for mailing, with maker of blocks clearly labled on bag. One set of six blocks per bag.
Blocks can be machine or hand pieced, as long as it is your best work.
Please measure accurately, to make sure blocks are the correct size.
Delivery confirmation required.
If for any reason you mail late, you must notify organizer and partner ASAP. Late mailing will be severely frowned upon. If you have a history of mailing late or not sending, plase don't join us.


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

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no)

Do you want your blocks to be signed?
How many sets do you want to trade?
Does anyone smoke inside your house?
Do you smoke?
Do you have any pets?
Do you have any allergies?


Participants:           send to:

1) Prickly Venus----GatsbyGirl

2)1boy1girl1kitty2--verc81, pertelot, mcbenno

3)vecr81-------------1boy1girl1kitty2, GatsbyGirl, littlebiskit

4)pertelot------------ 1boy1girl1kitty2 (sent)

5)GatsbyGirl----------prickly venus, verc 81, Jenicat

6)mcbenno------------Jenicat, littlebiskit, 1boy1girl1kitty2

7)Jenicat--------------mcbenno,  littlebiskit, GatsbyGirl

8)Colorado Deb-------audrey1999, ritapizza, chinarockfishakm

9)littlebiskit-----------mcbenno, Jenicat, verc81

10)audrey1999--------Colorado Deb, ritapizza

11)ritapizza------------Colorado Deb, audrey1999

12)chinarockfishakm---Colorado Deb (sent)

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« Last Edit: June 26, 2008 04:26:13 AM by SevsOnlyGirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008 10:32:35 AM »

i sent my info in!

Personal swap friendly - check out my profile for wishlist and wist
- looking for a HTF superhero squad knit fabric (cartoonish superman, iron man and the like)
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008 10:59:52 AM »

Let me make sure I am understanding this properly.

Everyone in this swap is making 6-6" friendship star blocks and signing them. Then we are sending them to one partner?
So I would (for example) send 1boy1girl1kitty2 6 signed friendship star squares and she would be sending me 6 signed friendship squares?

Usually in swaps I've done like this we send one square to each participant, so at the end we each have 1 square from each participant.
Am I misunderstanding?

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Looking to increase my 1.5 in scraps for a rainbow project. If interested in swapping let me know!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008 12:04:16 PM »

that is how i understand it. i think it is designed this way so that we will have enough squares to make something  if there a)aren't many to sign up and b)if we decide not to do this swap next month for square 2 other reasons might be a) less stress not worrying to have to make MANY squares unless you want to, b) keep shipping down as say 24 individual envelopes would be more expensive to ship than 2-3 packages of 6 squares each

but if the swap were go the other way i'd still be in
« Last Edit: May 22, 2008 12:08:33 PM by 1boy1girl1kitty2 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Personal swap friendly - check out my profile for wishlist and wist
- looking for a HTF superhero squad knit fabric (cartoonish superman, iron man and the like)
Prickly Venus
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008 09:24:00 AM »

YES, 1boy1girl1kitty2, you have it right. There is a method to my madness. We are trying to cut down on postage, and have less stress. There will be a series of swaps, and people will have the chance to swap with different partners. You have the option of having only one or even none of your blocks signed. There will be many possible ways to use these blocks. We will discuss options later. The aim right now is to accumulate blocks.
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008 06:19:59 PM »

i have really been wanting to do some kind of quilt swap...sending in my info!

Prickly Venus
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2008 08:03:21 PM »

Welcome everyone. This swap should now show up on your swaps in progress page. It was there for everyone when I checked. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I will pm everyone when partners are assigned. Linda
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008 09:21:39 PM »

I'd love to do this one, but unfortunately I will be at a summer camp with limited internet and time off, so I can't.  If there is another round of something like this though, in the future, I'd love to participate!

Looking for postcards from anywhere to use for RSVP cards for my 8/2012 wedding.  Have 80/200.
Prickly Venus
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008 08:57:53 AM »

Sounds great, I plan to do several rounds if this goes well.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008 01:15:01 PM »

Sent in my info. One of this year's craft goals was to work on my quilting skills. Since it's nearing the end of May and I haven't go to work on that yet, these swaps seem like the best way to make me do it.

It's working on the crochet side. The CAL has me halfway done with an afghan now.  Smiley

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