This will be our 5th, and possibly final, “Secret Sister Swap” and is a yearlong commitment. Please do not sign up for this swap if you can not complete this commitment! You will need to make only 1 block per month for 12 months! And it only requires 1-2 hours work per month.
Maximum of 12 participants! First come, first in! Please send your name, address, phone #, and personal e-mail address to my personal e-mail: email@example.com. This helps me with my bookkeeping.
LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR THIS SWAP IS: NOVEMBER 20, 2015!
Information: Each participant will complete a questionnaire about her quilt likes and dislikes. These need to be returned to me no later than December 10, 2015. You will then be notified, by me, who your SS (Secret Sister) will be and you will be mailed her completed questionnaire.
When you get your SS’s questionnaire, you will make one 9 inch finished block, 9 ½ inches unfinished, per month using your SS’s likes. The background will be determined by your SS. At the end of the swap your SS should be able to make a quilt with the 12 blocks that you have made for her.
Block Instructions: All 12 blocks should be different designs, using your SS’s choice of colors. Your SS will choose 2 main colors and a background color. You may add in coordinating colors of your choice. As always, please use good quality 100% cotton quilt fabric, pre-washed. Just remember that you want your SS to be able to make a nice quilt from your blocks, so you should make something that you would like to receive yourself. The SS that is making the blocks has the right to choose her favorite type of technique, piecing, paper-piecing, applique, hand, or machine, etc. This way you can do your best work!
Mailing Instructions: Each month for 11 months you will mail your SS’s completed block to me. One block will fit in a 6” x 9” manila postage envelope, with NO metal clasps. These will go through the mail with two 49 cent stamps. I will then mail them to your SS. This way, I will be the only person that knows who the SS’s are, until the swap is completed. Please put your name, or one of those free address labels on the back of each block you mail. On the 12th month, you will send the final block directly to your SS along with anything you would like to say to her and a small quilt label with your information on it. On the front of the mailing envelopes, please identify the swap number and the block number, S 20, B 1, etc. This helps me identify what comes in to me.
You will need to send 11- 6” x 9” envelopes, or $2.00, and 22 – 49 cent stamps to me for the re-mail to your SS. The Post Office will not accept postage labels. These are only good for 2 days.
HAVE FUN AND SEND YOUR BLOCKS TO ME BY THE 20th of each month. The 1st block is due to me by: Jan. 20th, 2016.
Carol Lee Poulis CP from TX
I have not gotten mine from Megan yet, but I am looking forward to it!
Remember Ladies in Swap #20. If you have not sent back your questionnaire yet, please e-mail it back to me and be sure it is filled out in dark ink, so it will print out OK when I get it. Also, they are easier to read if they are printed. I worked for Doctors for 30 years and my handwriting is horrible!
I am having the first of my cataract procedures on Tuesday and the second, two weeks later, so my vision may not be so great for the month of December, but I will do the best I can to keep you all updated and on schedule.
I will be thinking of you, Carol, and hoping everything goes well for you!
Surgery went well. Having to wear a shield which blurs my vision, but hope that clears in the next day or so. Thanks!
Glad to hear everything went well, Carol!
Donna, I got your swap 17 block today but not the questionnaire yet. You were not supposed to reveal your SS until Dec. 20th! Shame, Shame! lol
Of next year right!
Thanks Megan, I got both of them and will divide them up tonight!
Carol, I emailed you my questionaire, I hope you got it. I was on a cruise last week, so didn't get a chance to check in here until today.
I got it and your SS's questionnaire is on it's way to you already.
Hope you had fun. My daughter and i go on 2-4-15.
I got my secret sister name today excited to start but will have two buy some fabric before I can start!!!!!!