Anyone up for a swap?
JennB
Posted 2008-02-19 7:22 PM (#4231)
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I'm finally in a place where I can participate in one...and cant find any!! Anyone interested in doing one? I'm game for just about anything.....
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Jess
Posted 2008-02-19 8:49 PM (#4242 - in reply to #4231)
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Hi Jenn! Jumping right in, fabulous!

I know that Meg had talked to a few others about a scrap swap... now where is she? I want to do one after the retreat that is a 3 tier jar swap, but I can't even think about it before March. Ah, well.

There are some other projects going on around here that are not swaps, but sure are fun! Take a look at the BoM for 2008, the January Saturday Special, and Quilters Give Back. We have informative "It's What I Know" Discussion Sessions once a month, and game day every Sunday afternoon.

Most of our members are on here in the morning, so I 'spect you will get some feedback in the morning. I would love to see some swaps started on here, but I also love the outpour of support for the 4 Quilters Give Back projects and I know that is keeping some of our regulars pretty tied up.

Good luck!

(Btw, love your avatar! Congrats on being in love!)

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Jess
Posted 2008-02-19 8:51 PM (#4244 - in reply to #4242)
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Oh, by the way Jenn - we will be posting instructions to a Mystery Quilt during the retreat, so that our members can follow along from home (those that can't make it to the retreat). So that is something we are all looking forward to doing together!

Of course, since you are a Block Central member too, you are welcome to attend the retreat. There is a thread about it on the Off topic Chat Forum over on BC.

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JennB
Posted 2008-02-20 6:38 AM (#4249 - in reply to #4231)
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I wish I could attend, but with three young kids and DH's duty schedule being kinda weird it just isnt possible. Maybe we can do one up here sometime at 1890 House in Cedar Hill.

Anyway...swaps I can do better than being here at specific times, as I usually get up around 4am so I can see DH off to work, and I can get a couple hours to myself before starting the day, so it's a perfect time to get some sewing done without interruption. I'll be happy to host one if someone wants to toss up some suggestions for it. I'm open to just about anything :D
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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-20 9:11 AM (#4252 - in reply to #4249)
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jenn, i've been thinking on this, but like jess said, i got the retreat coming up and then i got to start packing up in preparation to move sometime in the next couple of months - going from mississippi to georgia!  not to mention helping each of the girls move as well - BTW y'all!  billye lynne's lease application got approved, she will be moving to her apartment in grenada within the next couple of weeks!!!  milica, i might need another extension of time on your quilt LOL

anyway, i got to thinking what would be a quick swap, just to whet the "appetites" you know.  perhaps a simple wallhanging swap or even just a fabric swap.  if the time frame is generous without being TOO long of course, then i think i can consider it once the retreat is over - and that is only a couple of weeks away and you would need time for sign-ups anyway before assigning partners.

just food for thought!

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Dorian
Posted 2008-02-20 9:56 AM (#4258 - in reply to #4231)
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I'm usually up for a swap or two also. Right now, we have a very limited income, so I try to do all my stuff with what material I already have. Saying that, a simple block swap is always fun too. We all do the same block in the same colors, or different, depending on the block. Then we all have blocks to make our own top, w/h, etc with.

Dorian 

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Jess
Posted 2008-02-20 3:09 PM (#4293 - in reply to #4258)
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Hi Jenn-

I think this is a perfect place for you to be - we have quilters on here from all over the world that participate in the projects at different times of the day. I send the instructions early to those overseas, and that way, they can participate on the corresponding day (which starts 6-12 hours earlier for them, depending on where they are). Too bad about the retreat, but you can do the project from home if you would like - or just drool over the other pics that get posted. It should be fun!

Regarding swaps - I do mean to start one for a 3-tiered Jar block swap, after the retreat (are you getting tired of hearing that yet?). You should PM ohiorose53 and see if she was going to do a scrap swap... Meg... where are you?

Here is an idea, if you really want to start one now - How about a strip swap? I know there have been several on BC recently, and they were wildly popular. I would really like to have a Snug Society Strip Club - and we could do some patterns and such together. That might be fun. Seasonal wallhanging/tablerunner swaps are always fun too...

Oh, here is one I thought of a while back - Do a homemade notion type swap (not sure if notion is what I mean) - Swap thread catchers, pin cushions, machine covers, needle cases, book bags (for quilting books of course), etc. That would be a new one that I haven't seen on BC.

Hope these ideas help! If Gerda and Meg happen by, I am sure they will have some ideas too.

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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-20 3:30 PM (#4296 - in reply to #4293)
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i just finished the swapping part of the newest BC strip swap - pinks & browns!  i had 27 (including moi) strippers, er um i mean, swappers and over 70 sets of strips - yep i think they were popular!!!!!  would be a great one jenn - lots of work tho when it comes time to swap, but OH SO MUCH fun!!!!!!  and then there's the tassels . . .  ** ** ** ** :laugh:  :cool:
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JennB
Posted 2008-02-21 10:35 AM (#4347 - in reply to #4296)
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a fabric or strip swap would be fun...I'm kind of enjoying this "challenge" my mom issued to me...we have the exact same fabrics, and we're purposely not showing or discussing what we decided to do with them, so we can see how different our takes on the same thing turns out. She's a more conservative, traditional quilter, and I like bold and unique, so it should turn out to be interesting.

We could choose a theme or idea and go from that if anyone's interested in even something as simple as a FQ swap...I'll be happy to host or help.
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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-21 11:44 AM (#4353 - in reply to #4347)
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betty on BC hosted the "made for each other christmas swap" which is quite similar to your idea.  the 2 partners took the same pattern and made it for the other.  milica & i are partners for that swap and even tho christmas is past, we had agreed to swap at tomball as soon as we realized we were both going to be there.  so soon pics will be posted of our individual takes on the same pattern.

something like that could be lots of fun - think on it and let us know what you come up with!

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Jess
Posted 2008-02-21 12:52 PM (#4365 - in reply to #4353)
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Go for it Jenn!
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JennB
Posted 2008-02-21 1:14 PM (#4374 - in reply to #4365)
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I think that would be alot of fun...How many people would be up for this? If we don't start it until after the retreat, I think we'd have more participation, so in the meantime, if you're interested in a Made for Each Other style swap....let me know, and in the meantime I'll look for a pattern that wont drain our wallets or time and post what I come up with. I think once we have some participants we can take a vote on a few patterns....ok, I'm off to search and ponder the possibilities :D
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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-21 2:18 PM (#4386 - in reply to #4374)
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jenn, one of betty's guidelines for her swap was that the pattern had to available to each partner on the public domain so that each person had equal access to it.  just thought i would throw that out there.

i think your spin of the group doing the same pattern and presenting your version to a swap partner is a grand idea!!

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JennB
Posted 2008-02-21 5:46 PM (#4406 - in reply to #4386)
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absolutely...if we can get enough participants we could end up with some pretty amazing results :D
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Pammy
Posted 2008-02-21 10:48 PM (#4427 - in reply to #4231)
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Hello this sounds like fun. Let me know when you decide on the pattern. Cindy, where in Georgia are you moving? I live outside of Atlanta.
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JennB
Posted 2008-02-22 8:14 AM (#4441 - in reply to #4231)
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Pammy...nothing personal, but UGH I cannot stand Douglasville.... we had the most horrific experience there with a stupid traffic ticket my DH got there while driving from SC to TX for drill weekend....1 speeding ticket required 1400.00 in fines and court costs, 3 return visits to GA, 1 yr probation @ 45.00/month....it was crazy. The judge even made my DH wait till 4pm on his SECOND TRIP back to GA for this ticket (After we had paid it already) while he called an AF recruiter to come into the courtroom and verify each of the ribbons on his uniform. He didn't believe DH could have earned them all and thought he was lying. They hunted down his FS and complained that he was "impersonating an officer" by claiming to be a police officer (which he is) when he is only military reserves (which he also is, but he was active duty at the time of the offense....and the court visits)
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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-22 9:06 AM (#4448 - in reply to #4441)
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oh my jenn - that WAS a horrible experience!

**note to cindy on GA check-list:  remember to WATCH OUT for blue lights in douglasville . . .

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Dorian
Posted 2008-02-22 9:13 AM (#4449 - in reply to #4231)
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I'm game! Sounds like a fun swap, I didn't join in the one on BC though, so will have to have rules and guidelines set out

Dorian 

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Jess
Posted 2008-02-22 12:02 PM (#4464 - in reply to #4449)
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Oh Jenn! That is terrible!
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nawma
Posted 2008-02-22 6:05 PM (#4493 - in reply to #4427)
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I would be up for a swap after the retreat!

Connie

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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-22 6:39 PM (#4498 - in reply to #4493)
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there goes that phrase again
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JennB
Posted 2008-02-23 8:06 AM (#4510 - in reply to #4498)
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on a positive note....the last time we had to go back to GA for that #@$ ticket, they gave us the wrong date to appear at the probation office (yes, they made him come BACK from TEXAS to GA to meet his PO, but they wouldn't see us on the date we were given, we had to wait and come back the next day, so we spent the day at Stone Mountain and then the Aquarium. I hadn't been there since I was a child, and although we were thoroughly disappointed at the commercialization that has taken place over the preservation of history, we had a good time anyway. We hiked up to the top of the mountain, no small feat at 1.3 miles of granite uphill, but it was a unique and fun way for us to spend some time together.

I digress....I'm searching through patterns that could be done fairly simply but have potential for all sorts of interpretations. After I get the last side of border up on this top i'm working on, I'll get more focused on this, as I'd like to have it ready to be fully posted to begin once the retreat has taken place.

I'm hoping we can get enough people to participate to where each person will end up with enough blocks to make a finished project. Nothing would be more irritating than for us to do a swap and each end up with not enough pieces in the end to make something really fun out of it. :)

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~Abbigail~
Posted 2008-04-01 4:53 AM (#7466 - in reply to #4231)
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I think a swap sounds great! We do we start? Is the retreat over yet? ~Abbigail~
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Nola
Posted 2008-04-01 7:28 AM (#7473 - in reply to #7466)
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Yep, the retreat is over - so do you have any patterns for us to analyze yet, Jenn?  (Here I am, nagging at you again!!!Sorry! 

Nola

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JennB
Posted 2008-04-01 8:32 AM (#7475 - in reply to #7473)
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hehe to be honest I was so focused on the family heritage challenge this completely slipped my mind...when I get back later today I'll see what I can come up with. My "to do" list suddenly got alot larger so I'm trying to get as much out of the way this week as possible.
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Nola
Posted 2008-04-01 11:50 AM (#7487 - in reply to #7475)
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Man do I know about those "to do" lists!!!  Just found out the antique baby quilt I'm supposed to be repairing is needed by March 18!!!  OOOOOPPPS!  Not worried tho' - the family wants this 50+ year old baby quilt repaired so the new baby can use it - the new baby is the great-great grandchild of the lady who made the quilt.  I'll repair it, but I'm going to tell the family they'd better not plan on using the quilt.  It's pretty, but very fragile.  Going to suggest that they have the new baby's picture taken with the blanket, then just drape it over a rocker, or something like that.  It simply won't stand up to much more washing, even very gentle hand-washing.  And besides this, I have mending to do, my Family Heritage Challenge block to do - have the pattern picked - just need to figure out which fabric to use.  And I have my Sweet Child blocks for March to do yet, as well as finish putting together the February top and get it mailed to Sandy for quilting!

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nawma
Posted 2008-04-01 12:45 PM (#7492 - in reply to #7487)
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Ladies my plate is entirely too full right now to join this swap but I am anxious to see what you all come up with.

Connie

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sara
Posted 2008-04-01 10:13 PM (#7509 - in reply to #4231)
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I have a pretty full plate (or is it platter!) also. Between a new job, casses, and teaching my lovely young ladies to piece a quilt, oh, and let's not forget the dogs and 2+ hours commute every day (yes, that's 7 days a week!!), my time is eaten up.

Maybe I can join in by the fall :)
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