Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fat Quarter Friends Swap for May 2014 - Who's Ready to Swap!

I apologize for being late with this post.  I've been in the hospital.  Now I'm at home on bed rest and pain meds.  I'm still cancer free (Thank God), but my uterus is giving me problems and is not healed yet, will take more time.  I go back for another ultrasound and biopsy in like 6 weeks.  Depending on what the progress is, I may have to repeat them every 3 months for a while.  Below is me in the ER waiting for an ultrasound and to be admitted.  I've been on a medication that makes me want to eat all the time, though I'm not hungry.  Yowsers I have gained so much weight from all this eating.  I am thankful to God that I have a loving and supportive husband who constantly checks on me, asking about my pain, and doesn't care that I have gotten FLUFFIER!


Let's keep the ball rolling with another successful swap!  For last month's Swap we had 23 swappers!  I was so excited to see the numbers jump from 14 to 23!  I hope we continue to grow.



BELOW ARE SOME OF THE GREAT SWAP PACKS FROM LAST MONTH'S SWAP.  GREAT PACKS I MUST SAY!

















BELOW IS WHAT I GOT FROM MY SWAP PARTNER!  TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THE RACCOON FABRIC!





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 MAY 2014 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 April 30th 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 May 2nd then send out emails to let everyone know who their FAT QUARTER FRIEND is.

* Please make sure that you ship your package by May 10th, which gives you about a week to go shopping from your local/online 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 April 30th so that I can rearrange pairs.

* I will ask that all participants email me in May 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.



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!  I WILL BE SHARING THE SWAP ANNOUNCEMENT ON INSTAGRAM IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN REPOSTING IT.  MY INSTAGRAM IS SEWKOOLBEENZ.

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8 comments:

  1. So sorry you had another round of hospital stay, but so glad you are cancer free. It's wonderful to have a supportive husband. Here's hoping things stay excellent in the results department and a little more bedrest/relaxation puts things right for you.

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  2. Glad to hear you are still cancer free. Hang in there and it will get better. I won my battle with it 25 years ago. I'm sorry I didn't get in on last months swap but am signed up for this one, it's just to much fun to miss.

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  3. Sorry you have been in the hospital. Hope they can get everything straightened out quickly. Enjoy your exchanges.

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  4. What good news you are cancer free! Hope you are all better soon. My DH accepts my fluffy bits, too, dear man.

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  5. Congrats on being cancer free and best wishes for full recovery! I enjoyed last months, so I signed up again! Thanks for hosting!

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  6. April... Something happened to my quiltingnanny email address.. so I rejoined your blog under my other email..fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com. I still want to do the fat quarter swap and just realized it is May and you might have already sent out the partners and I haven't received any emails to that QN address. So if you have assigned me to partners... please, email me at the fabricandmemories address! Sorry for the problem. I can't figure out why I am not getting ANY email at the QN address...haven't for about 2 weeks now!
    Cheri
    fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com

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