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Howdy all! Well, we are getting down to the last few days of the quilt square swap. So far I have received 10 of the 23 and have heard that several more are on their way! The squares that I have sorted so far are really nice! Looks like a rainbow in my sewing room! Please, if you haven't gotten yours mailed already...please do it as soon as possible! If you can afford a little extra, ship it priority mail. I have been getting those in next to no time. Now, if you haven't cut them out....get busy! Get them in the mail! You will NOT be dissappointed in the swap. The fabric is everything from gorgeous florals, to tiny lady bugs, to stripes, to solids, to tiny hens, etc.......I sorted them out so that everyone has a beautiful assortment from everyone else. Some people sent their 69 squares in 20 or so different prints. My daughter and I had a ball looking at them all! Better than Hancock's! Take care all! Let's all stick together on this. You will be BUMMED if you are LEFT OUT! It has been fun to have fabric squares up to my knee pits!(slight exaggeration;~) Looking forward to seeing your swap!

-- Nan (davidl41@ipa.net), March 06, 2002


Hi Nan, I'm cutting tonight and mailing tomorrow!


-- Stacey (stacey@lakesideinternet.com), March 06, 2002.


You should of had mine last week. I am so excited, and to hear you talking about it makes it worse...:)..LOL... Yes everyone get those out to her. Im salivating already..... Kristean

-- Kristean Thompson (pigalena_babe@yahoo.com), March 06, 2002.

Oh Kristean, yes, I got yours. I thought that I wrote to tell everyone when I got theirs. I am really sorry! Must have missed you! I certainly have received yours and already have them sorted! They are a beautiful touch of spring in colors! Sure is a nice assortment of colors ya'll! If you think that I should have gotten yours by now...feel free to e-mail me and ask. I have received them from: Amelia K., Terri B.,Billie and her sister, Teresa B., Joanne G, Kristean, Ola, and of course my daughter and my own. 10 in all so far. I got one today! I should be getting lots more tomorrow from the ones that mailed them at the end of last week. I will let you know personally by e-mail when each person's come in. That way you will know that they are safe and sound!

-- Nan (davidl41@ipa.net), March 06, 2002.

Nan, My quilt squares are on their way. For those who still need to mail their's off, the priority mailing was less than $1.00 over first class. Total cost of postage was under $7.00, for both ways. Tonight I'm cutting the rest of my fabric into 6 inch strips to use as borders. Do any of you know what your going to do with your squares? I'm thinking I'll do a 9 square block. With 6 inch borders around each block. I want the quilt to be a large lap size. Do you know if there is a way to post pictures to the forum? I would love to see all the different ways we use "OUR" Squares. Happy dreaming. Sheila in Oregon

-- Sheila Baker (anyonamewilldo@aol.com), March 06, 2002.

If you add some of your own squares it won't take much to make it a twin or full size. You can do a few borders to increase it quickly too! I haven't decided yet. I thought it might be fun to write some verses on the borders about friendship or something..... I just don't know yet. I might even do a few big blocks in between some 4 patches or 9 patches and do some appliques or something. YOu just never know. I will lay them all out and get creative when we get all of the squares shipped back!

-- Nan (davidl41@ipa.net), March 06, 2002.

I think for my quilt I'm going to use the signed sqs. in the center and cut the rest in half and sew them to the signed ones with setting sqs. in the corners(the corners for all the blocks the same to help unify them) and set them on point to give me a larger top to work with. But then who knows for sure until we get them(is it the 11th yet??)-I'm ready and impatiantly waiting!

-- Terri in WV (mrs_swift_26547@yahoo.com), March 06, 2002.

Hi All, I just finished cutting mine and getting them ready for mailing tomorrow a.m. Thanks for being so patient. Hope I didn't delay anyone receiving their squares. - Sheryl

-- Sheryl in NJ (all295@aol.com), March 06, 2002.

Hi I am the one lonely Canadian and have mailed off my suqares already. Did not send them proirity mail, so hope they reach you soon.

I am so looking forward to receiving my squares, and thank Nan so much for letting me join

-- Helen Banham (ghbanham@shaw.ca), March 06, 2002.

I've been collecting bridesmaid dresses for years and am going to cut the satin and velvet from these into strips for between the squares. I've also got 2 graduation gowns from my daughter's high school and college graduation. One's satin is better quality than the other, so I may use some of this also. I always look for bridesmaid dresses at rummage sales as they usually have quite a bit of good, pretty fabric on them. I was going to piece together the squares in sets of 4 each with this fabric for the borders and in between. I'm new to quilting, so it won't be anything elaborate! I don't have the capability to post a picture on the computer, but would also like to share our results somehow? (as long as no one's in a hurry!) I've promised myself that I'm going to spring cleaning this house (it's never been done completely and we built in '97!) before I start another project!

-- rose marie wild (wintersongfarm@yahoo.com), March 07, 2002.

Going to the big city today ya'll! If you need me, I will be back this evening! Bummer, but they say that my oldest has to have his wisdom teeth out and they insist on doing it in the office instead of here on the farm....heeheeheehee! I offered the pliers but he gave me that LOOOOOK! heheeheehee! So....off to Tulsa.......Sure am enjoying hearing what everyone is doing with their pieces. They will all be so neat and so different! Blessings this gorgeous morning! Chilly, fixing to rain....but still a beautiful day!

-- Nan (davidl41@ipa.net), March 07, 2002.

Howdy! Got three more today! Helen's, Sher A's, and Jacki's. 13 down and 10 to go!

-- Nan (davidl41@ipa.net), March 07, 2002.

Nan, I sent mine today by priority mail. Can't wait to receive my surprise package. I'm so excited, I enclosed a priority mail return envelope, too. - Sheryl

-- Sheryl in NJ (all295@aol.com), March 07, 2002.

Mine will be Priority mailed tomorrow, I promise!!!!!!!

-- Christine (Christine_Young@Brown.edu), March 07, 2002.

Howdy and good morning to you all! I just got 5 more in the mail this morning. So...only 5 more to go before we can get them mailed back to you! I got Kelly's, Diane's(both joined us to take over where someone else dropped out! Thanks to both!), Rose Marie's, Stacey C's, and Sheila B's. We are getting really close to getting these all in and then we can get them all back out to you. I am getting a HUGE assortment of colors! Everyone has such individual personalities! It will make a really neat quilt! Thanks for making this fun for me! Take care all and if you haven't gotten your's mailed....please priority mail it soon! God Bless you all today!

-- Nan (davidl41@ipa.net), March 09, 2002.

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