Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fat Quarter Friends Swap for September - Swap Time, Who's In!? + GIVEAWAY

I got behind on blogging with moving, work, etc so this is coming out later than normal.  My apologies!

Let's keep the ball rolling with another successful swap!  We are steadily holding onto 14 signups each month which is great!.  I hope we get more for September with the below giveaway............fingers & toes crossed!



BELOW ARE A FEW OF THE RECEIVED PACKS FOR THE AUGUST SWAP.  AREN'T THEY CUTE!  I'M STILL WAITING ON THE REST OF THE PICTURES & WILL UPDATE THIS BLOG POST.


THE ABOVE BUNDLE I RECEIVED FROM ONE OF MY SWAP PARTNERS.  STILL WAITING ON THE OTHER ONE.

 THESE 2 BUNDLES I MADE FOR MY 2 SWAP PARTNERS.




WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SWAPS!:

"I just wanted to share my beautiful Fat Quarters that I received from Carla!  I'm so glad I did this swap because it got me back into my sewing room and motivated me to get back to my quilting!  I'm looking forward to the next swap! I wish I knew more people that quilt so that they could join in!"
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"Thanks for putting this together! I would love to do another one!"
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"April, look at this attachment and see what Heather sent me for the April FQ Friends Swap!
Isn't that a sweet gift!  Thanks for organizing the Swap and sharing with all us others!" 
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"Hey I got my package from Amber and LOVE what she sent.  Count me in for doing this again in May."
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 "This is my first swap ever and I am now hooked.  The fabrics my partner choose are perfect."
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 "Thanks for organizing it & can't wait to do the next one!"


TO SIGN UP FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2013 SWAP, CLICK HERE!


The FAT QUARTERS FRIENDS SWAP allows participants to add their own personalization if they choose by decorating the outside of the package, using decorative wrapping for the fabric itself, including a personalized note/card, including any small gifts that their FAT QUARTER FRIEND would be totally excited to receive.  

You don't have to include any extras but some ideas are maybe:
  • A Matching Spool of Thread
  • A Cute Sewing Notion
  • Sewing Pattern you no longer want/need
  • Yummy candy
  • Anything else you would like your new friend to have!

THE DETAILS / MEAT N POTATOES / INS & OUTS OF THE SWAPS

* The Fat Quarter Friends Swaps will be open to Canada & USA Only.

* This will be a monthly swap but you only sign up for the months you want to participate.

* There are no fees other than buying Fat Quarters, extra goodies & shipping costs.

* The link for the online Sign-Up Sheet is above and you have until September 5th to register.  There are 3 slots on the online form asking for favorite colors, favorite designers and favorite collections which will help you pick out Fat Quarters that your FAT QUARTER FRIEND will love!  

* I will then pair everyone up by September 6th then send out emails to let everyone know who their FAT QUARTER FRIEND is.

* Please make sure that you ship your package by September 15th, which gives you about a week to go shopping from your local quilt/fabric shoppe.

* Send 4 different Fat Quarters that are unwashed &  are quilt quality.  You can send Fat Quarters from your own stash as long as they are in like new condition and are full sized & not trimmed off.  Or buy new Fat Quarters.

* If for some reason you are not able to participate after signing up, PLEASE let me know by September 5th so that I can rearrange pairs.

* I will ask that all participants email me in September when they receive the package from their FAT QUARTER FRIEND so that I can keep track of who has/hasn't received theirs.

* For those participants that have blogs, I think it will be awesome to show in a blog post what our FAT QUARTER FRIEND has sent us!

*For that that are swapping for the 1st time, I will add your email address to our special E-list so that I can notify you right away when I announce the next month's swap.

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NOW FOR THE SWAP GIVEAWAY INFO!

The person that refers the most new signups for our September Swap wins the below prize pack!  In the case of a tie, the pack will be evenly divided.  IF THERE IS ONE WINNER, THAT PERSON WILL BECOME MY SWAP PARTNER!  In order to win, you yourself have to join the September Swap too!  There is a newly added slot on the signup form asking who the new person was referred by.  I decided to add a contest to the swaps to help increase participants.  So you can tell your friends, coworkers, relatives, neighbors, church buddies, bridge club, quilt group, gardening group.............anyone that loves fabric can join our swaps as long as they live in the USA or Canada.

  • 4 SHEETS OF FELT
  • 4 SPOOLS OF GUTTERMAN ALL PURPOSE THREAD
  • 2 EMBROIDERY FLOSS PACKS
  • 4 FAT QUARTERS (the solids are Kona Cotton)



IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS AT ALL, PLEASE LEAVE THEM BELOW!  NOW, LET'S SWAP!  DON'T FORGET TO GRAB A FQ FRIENDS BUTTON BELOW (STILL TRYING TO FIX THE ONES ON MY RIGHT SIDEBAR).

PLEASE SHARE ON YOUR BLOGS OR WITH ANY FAMILY/FRIENDS THAT LOVE FABRIC TO HELP INCREASE OUR PARTICIPANT NUMBERS!


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1 comment:

  1. Moving has a way of messing with our schedules. ;o)

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