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Area 3 Chapters
Area 3 Chapters in the beautiful state of Maine:
*Chickadee Quilters-Bridgton Area *Classic Quilters of Lewiston-Auburn Area *Country Aire Quilters-Turner Area *Country Square Quilters-North Jay/Wilton Area *Cross Country Quilters-Bethel Area *Grammy's Choice Quilters-Canton Area *Ladies of the Lake Quilters-Peru/Rumford/Dixfield Area *Lisbon Krazy Kwilters-Lisbon Area *Pine Needle Quilters-Norway/South Paris Area *Scraps and Patches Quilters-Poland Area *Village Scrappers Quilters-Livermore Area
PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY BEFORE
COMMITTING TO THE SWAP OR CUTTING! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK!
THE SWAP IS DUE TO ME
NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 27, 2015 TO SWAP OUT.
up email to email@example.com with name, complete mailing address, phone, email and
what swaps you will be joining in. You can also email this information at
SWAP IS FOR WASHED FABRIC ONLY**
Now on with the show….
You can join one or join them all—your choice!
The number of sets you can send in will be posted after the sign-up deadline.
send in up to 10 sets per theme**
is STASHBUSTERS! Let’s clean out your fabric shelves…
*Stashbusters Diet Noodles- (2 ½” x 16”)-ten
pieces of the same print per set.
*Stashbusters Bricks- (3 ½” x 6 ½”)-ten pieces
of the same print per set.
*Stashbusters nickels-(5” squares)-ten pieces of
the same print per set.
*Stashbusters coins-(2 ½” x 5 ½”)-twenty
pieces of the same print per set.
F YOU SIGN UP FOR THE SWAP, PLEASE SWAP! IF YOU CANNOT DO IT AND KNOW WELL IN
ADVANCE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
I know life sometimes throws you curve balls, but it has happened that people
get excited and want to play, only to wait two months later when the swap is
due in a day or so to say they didn't have time. By that time you should have
already been ready to mail the package. That leaves me hanging to replace your
swap with my stash (or running to buy more fabric to swap!) and totally unfair
IF you know you cannot make the deadline to begin with. I give you ample notice
so you have plenty of time to make an informed decision. Be honest with me up
front, or a repeat offender might not be able to play in the future The success
of this swap depends on your ability follow through your commitment to our
group of players. Thank you for your understanding!
By all of us being honest and accountable, I'm sure we will have a great 2015
swapping year! I really do enjoy hostessing and want to continue to enjoy it,
so by coming up front with any issues is not really a complaint, but a way to
correct it so my frustration level (and blood pressure!) stays at an even keel.
Probably the MOST important thing I can say about a successful swap is the high
level of communication between all parties. Without that, we are setting
ourselves up for failure.
Please be sure that the prints you submit are small scale so that when you cut
the swaps the patterns are not lost due to size. *NO SOLIDS, BATIKS, HOMESPUN, GLITTER, FLANNEL, THIN FABRICS,
CHILDREN'S ORNOVELTY PRINTS. *
Wash and iron all 100% cotton good quality fabrics - please send good quality -
they do not have to be quilt shop fabrics. Please do not send in any
plastic-feeling, flimsy fabrics or THIN fabrics. They do not meet the
guidelines? They will be returned.
I’m allergic to dogs and cats, perfumes and scents, so please do what you can
to control the problem. My nose and lungs thank you (not only do I have sinus
issues, but my throat closes up—and I like to breathe!
Some packages come in with so much pet hair that they look like they need to be
brushed! For health reasons, I cannot handle them and they will be returned
untouched at YOUR expense. My health depends on it and I thank you in advance
for your understanding.
Okay, here are our swaps and the guidelines for cutting!
**THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE IS >>NO ODDS AND ENDS<<--IF THE SWAP ASKS FOR A SET OF TEN
OF THE SAME FABRIC, THAT IS WHAT YOU SEND IN. NOT EIGHT OF ONE AND TWO OF
ANOTHER. IT MAKES IT VERY HARD FOR ME TO LAY OUT THE SUBMISSIONS TO SWAP OUT**
**Just a “gentle” reminder**
**While you can only use the same fabric ONCE in each set, but you can use it again in the other sizes. For
instance, you can use the same fabric for the 5” squares and the diet noodles.
It is my hope that we bust your stash instead of buying more fabric.
**When cutting directional fabrics, such as checks or patterns, PLEASE open the
fabric up and cut on the grain. Lining up the fabric when folded might be
perfect of the top, but crooked on the bottom section. Miscuts will be
returned! PLEASE remove all selvages before cutting!
**Please separate your sets by index cards, slips of paper, etc. AND put into a
plastic bag. Please do NOT individually package each set to save me time when
swapping. Be sure to mark your HGTV board name, real name and address, swap
theme AND the number of sets enclosed on each bag.
**Please be sure there are no BOWING/ELBOWS in
your pieces if cutting from 2 ½” strips. If you are cutting your squares with
scissors, please no frayed ends. Any odd angle cuts, selvages or any other
mis-cuts will be returned back to you. I’m trusting that you are inspecting
your submits before mailing to me. It saves me so much time and makes the
swapping quick work.
swap is for WASHED fabric, so pre-cut noodles/strips/jelly rolls CANNOT be used
as all fabrics must be washed, dried and ironed before cutting. They will
shrink and not be the required size and will be returned. Trust me when I say I
found out the hard way!
*POSTAGE or POSTAGE money must be included in
your package. Be sure to add a stamp or two to your stamped envelopes if not
going priority mail flat rate boxes. They also seem to weigh more returning
than coming in! If you are a frequent swapper, you can also send in $20 or so
and I can keep it on “account” and deduct your postage from it. This was worked
nicely with some swappers in the past and that way you don’t have to worry
about sending in money each time. Once the swap is complete, I will PM you your
postage balance on account for your records.
If you wish to include a self-addressed mailer for the return trip back to you,
remember NO metered postage or ACP postage on the return mailer. Stamps only.
Our post office will not allow more than a 13 oz. pre-stamped mailer in any
mailboxes nor can mail carriers accept them (since 9/11 our East coast mail
guidelines have been modified). While your local p.o. may say it is okay to use
metered or ACP postage, our p.o. will not accept anything that has been
pre-dated. I’m just trying to make it as easy as possible for all concerned. If
you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! Also, let me know if you
want a delivery confirmation.
For Priority mail packages, I have plenty of mailing envelopes and boxes here
so there is no need to send a new one in. I do, however, try to recycle the
boxes if possible. IF YOU ARE SENDING YOUR SWAP IN A MANILLA ENVELOPE OR PADDED
MAILER, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO SEND IN A RETURN ENVELOPE.