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Old September 17th 06, 03:09 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
biz_e_momma
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Default Swaps

Hello, all!

I've been lurking for a while and have really enjoyed all that I've
learned from you guys.

My questions are about swaps. I've never participated in one and don't
know how they work or how to find one. What are some of the swaps you
guys participate in? How does the block of the month swap work and how
do I sign up?

Thanks!

Erika in Texas

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Old September 17th 06, 03:35 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
maryd
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The BOM is not a swap. The patterns are offered for us to make for
ourselves. Now and then swaps are offered here on RCTQ or sometimes they
are offered privately.

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"biz_e_momma" wrote in message
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: Hello, all!
:
: I've been lurking for a while and have really enjoyed all that I've
: learned from you guys.
:
: My questions are about swaps. I've never participated in one and don't
: know how they work or how to find one. What are some of the swaps you
: guys participate in? How does the block of the month swap work and how
: do I sign up?
:
: Thanks!
:
: Erika in Texas
:


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Old September 17th 06, 03:44 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
maryd
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I mailed my blocks for a swap last month (starry starry night) and there is
another going (Halloween). I think Teri does hers by private invitation
now.

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"mini Mini" wrote in message
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: "maryd" [email protected]*net wrote in :
:
: The BOM is not a swap. The patterns are offered for us to make for
: ourselves. Now and then swaps are offered here on RCTQ or sometimes
: they are offered privately.
:
:
: It does seem like there are less swaps around here. I wonder where they
all
: went?
:


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Old September 17th 06, 04:13 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Diane F.
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Hi Erika,

The RCTQ BOM is not actually a swap. The current block is posted the 1st
of each month by our wonderful hostess Danielle. You do not have to sign up,
you can work at your own speed, you chose your colors. You do not send
anything to anyone.....your blocks are yours.

Swaps are posted by the " swap hostess", she usually will post first
inquiring if there is any interest. If enough people are interested then it
becomes final. The swap hostess determines the size, theme, color, amount
and date due. You then make the required number of blocks, mail them to the
hostess and then hopefully, if everyone has come through, you will get the
same number of blocks in return. Sometimes the swap will be for fabric,
usually a set theme or color. It's a great way to add to your stash.

Happy Quilting
Diane F.


"biz_e_momma" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hello, all!

I've been lurking for a while and have really enjoyed all that I've
learned from you guys.

My questions are about swaps. I've never participated in one and don't
know how they work or how to find one. What are some of the swaps you
guys participate in? How does the block of the month swap work and how
do I sign up?

Thanks!

Erika in Texas



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Old September 17th 06, 04:31 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Melissa in NJ
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The reason why I don't host as many as it was getting to be such a pain with
the people that flaked out. 99% of the people did a great job, but one or
two people who don't follow through wreck it and cause a lot of bad
feelings. So now I only offer centralized swaps, and have also started
offering them locally with my guild.

The other reason I haven't hosted one is I am so overrun now myself. Can't
have a deadbeat hostess!! I vowed I wouldn't host another until I KNEW i was
free and clear to do so.

Melissa in NJ

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"mini Mini" wrote in message
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"maryd" [email protected]*net wrote in :

The BOM is not a swap. The patterns are offered for us to make for
ourselves. Now and then swaps are offered here on RCTQ or sometimes
they are offered privately.


It does seem like there are less swaps around here. I wonder where they all
went?


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Old September 17th 06, 04:57 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Sally Swindells
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mini Mini wrote:
"maryd" [email protected]*net wrote in :

The BOM is not a swap. The patterns are offered for us to make for
ourselves. Now and then swaps are offered here on RCTQ or sometimes
they are offered privately.


It does seem like there are less swaps around here. I wonder where they all
went?

The 'Europeon' block swap is drawing to a close, and it has been fun. I
was a little nervous to start with, but that soon fell away. I will miss
the plop of someone else's fabric dropping through the letter box, and
deciding what sort of block to make with it, and which of my stash to
choose. It really is good to be stretched by using someone else's choice
of focus fabric.

When it was time for the blocks people had made with my fabric to come
back it really was exciting - such lovely blocks, and of course everyone
chooses different fabrics to tone in with the focus one, and uses the
focus in completely different ways. Now I just have to make one or two
more blocks for my quilt (I only have 10 and need 12) and then put it
together.

We had a little Yahoo Group so we could chat about what we were doing,
and post pictures. So now I have 9 new friends.

Just one more block to make when the fabric arrives, and the Swap will
be over. I'll miss it.
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Old September 17th 06, 06:54 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Kate G.
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I hosted a swap for "candy jar" fabrics not too long ago. I want to make (it's still not done...
but on the TO DO list... The problem is ... you need a wide variety of specialized fabrics (candy
type) but only SMALL pieces of each one. Even less than a fat quarter! So by doing a swap -- I got
15 - 20 people who each found ONE candy fabric... cut it up in to squares (I think they were 8
inches by 10 inches) and they all mailed them to me. Then I dealt them out like cards... and we
still all paid only for " 1 yard" -- but that one year was comprised of 15 - 20 different fabrics!

That is a "centralized" swap -- where everybody sends their stuff to one person who shuffles it up
and returns it to the participants. Each person sends a preaddressed - -prepostaged return
envelope. That way the hostess isn't out any additional cost -- only her time. I frequently --
generous swappers include a nice little thank you gift for taking the time and trouble to coordinate
the swap.

Does that make sense? I've never done a swap that wasn't "centralized". And I'm actually thinking
of doing another one soon... this one for "BUG JAR" fabrics.!!! I will if there is at least a dozen
people who would want to participate. Another one I want to do is "bird seed" fabrics -- anything
that looks like it could be bird seed -- that one may be harder to come up with fabrics... I need to
do a little homework to see how many different fabrics like that there are out there.

Anyhow -- that's what a swap is like!

Kate in MI



"biz_e_momma" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hello, all!

I've been lurking for a while and have really enjoyed all that I've
learned from you guys.

My questions are about swaps. I've never participated in one and don't
know how they work or how to find one. What are some of the swaps you
guys participate in? How does the block of the month swap work and how
do I sign up?

Thanks!

Erika in Texas



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Old September 17th 06, 06:54 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Terbear
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Hi & Welcome,
I have hosted numerous swaps here & ALWAYS post them here on the RCTQ before
each swap starts up. I have a dots fabric swap (blocks made with only dots
fabrics) planned for the next one. I am nearing time to host that one very
soon. I had 3 breast cancer quilts I wanted to get done before I commit
myself to hosting a new swap (and a few other projects)....but it looks like
my plate is getting clean!!!!. I also host a YOUR PICK swap, where everyone
makes blocks out of your fabric & sends you the blocks....it is a super fun
swap....I think this current group is ending sometime around January or
so...so, keep an eye out for my posts, would love to have you join in!
Teri

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"biz_e_momma" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hello, all!

I've been lurking for a while and have really enjoyed all that I've
learned from you guys.

My questions are about swaps. I've never participated in one and don't
know how they work or how to find one. What are some of the swaps you
guys participate in? How does the block of the month swap work and how
do I sign up?

Thanks!

Erika in Texas



  #9  
Old September 18th 06, 02:49 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Jean
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I'd love to participate in a bug jar fabric swap. I have had one on my "to
do" list. I think it would be fun.

Jean in MI

"Kate G." wrote in message
. ..
I hosted a swap for "candy jar" fabrics not too long ago. I want to make
(it's still not done... but on the TO DO list... The problem is ... you
need a wide variety of specialized fabrics (candy type) but only SMALL
pieces of each one. Even less than a fat quarter! So by doing a swap -- I
got 15 - 20 people who each found ONE candy fabric... cut it up in to
squares (I think they were 8 inches by 10 inches) and they all mailed them
to me. Then I dealt them out like cards... and we still all paid only for
" 1 yard" -- but that one year was comprised of 15 - 20 different fabrics!

That is a "centralized" swap -- where everybody sends their stuff to one
person who shuffles it up and returns it to the participants. Each person
sends a preaddressed - -prepostaged return envelope. That way the hostess
isn't out any additional cost -- only her time. I frequently -- generous
swappers include a nice little thank you gift for taking the time and
trouble to coordinate the swap.

Does that make sense? I've never done a swap that wasn't "centralized".
And I'm actually thinking of doing another one soon... this one for "BUG
JAR" fabrics.!!! I will if there is at least a dozen people who would
want to participate. Another one I want to do is "bird seed" fabrics --
anything that looks like it could be bird seed -- that one may be harder
to come up with fabrics... I need to do a little homework to see how many
different fabrics like that there are out there.

Anyhow -- that's what a swap is like!

Kate in MI



"biz_e_momma" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hello, all!

I've been lurking for a while and have really enjoyed all that I've
learned from you guys.

My questions are about swaps. I've never participated in one and don't
know how they work or how to find one. What are some of the swaps you
guys participate in? How does the block of the month swap work and how
do I sign up?

Thanks!

Erika in Texas





  #10  
Old September 18th 06, 02:55 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
maryd
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Me too...... and with 5 grandsons, I'm sure I could find a home for it.

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"Jean" wrote in message
...
: I'd love to participate in a bug jar fabric swap. I have had one on my "to
: do" list. I think it would be fun.
:
: Jean in MI
:
: "Kate G." wrote in message
: . ..
: I hosted a swap for "candy jar" fabrics not too long ago. I want to make
: (it's still not done... but on the TO DO list... The problem is ... you
: need a wide variety of specialized fabrics (candy type) but only SMALL
: pieces of each one. Even less than a fat quarter! So by doing a swap --
I
: got 15 - 20 people who each found ONE candy fabric... cut it up in to
: squares (I think they were 8 inches by 10 inches) and they all mailed
them
: to me. Then I dealt them out like cards... and we still all paid only
for
: " 1 yard" -- but that one year was comprised of 15 - 20 different
fabrics!
:
: That is a "centralized" swap -- where everybody sends their stuff to one
: person who shuffles it up and returns it to the participants. Each
person
: sends a preaddressed - -prepostaged return envelope. That way the
hostess
: isn't out any additional cost -- only her time. I frequently --
generous
: swappers include a nice little thank you gift for taking the time and
: trouble to coordinate the swap.
:
: Does that make sense? I've never done a swap that wasn't "centralized".
: And I'm actually thinking of doing another one soon... this one for "BUG
: JAR" fabrics.!!! I will if there is at least a dozen people who would
: want to participate. Another one I want to do is "bird seed" fabrics --
: anything that looks like it could be bird seed -- that one may be harder
: to come up with fabrics... I need to do a little homework to see how
many
: different fabrics like that there are out there.
:
: Anyhow -- that's what a swap is like!
:
: Kate in MI


 




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