Civil War FQ exchange

grammypJanuary 23, 2013

Sorry to be running late, got called to work extra days so haven't been around much.

We have 8 signed up for the swap.
1)GrammyP
2)Lola99
3)Nannykins
4)ToolGranny
5)TupperMom
6)Jackier123
7)Chickie1
8)SunnyCentralFl

You need to purchase (or find)2 yards, of nice Civil War fabric and cut into 8 FQs.

Send them ALL to me with a STAMPED (NOT metered) self addressed envelope. Please have them to me by Feb 15th. Be sure to put your GW name on the envelope to make it easier for me. I will seperate and return to you once they are all here.

If you don't have my address, please send me an E-mail and I will be glad to send it to you.

beverly

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chickie1

Sounds good. Does the fabric have to be the same for all 8 fat quarters?

    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 9:55PM
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grammyp

Ideally it would, but it isn't necessary.

beverly

    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 11:02PM
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tuppermom

I won't have 8 the same either. Would it help if we put a sticker on each FQ with our forum name on it if we are sending more than 1 print?

Mary

    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 11:24PM
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grammyp

Good idea Mary, that way everyone will know who sent each one.

beverly

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 11:19AM
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nannykins

Too late for me to use stickies. My package is at the mail box.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 1:58PM
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grammyp

No problem, I'll put your name on them.

beverly

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 2:36PM
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jackier123

Mine went into the mail today!

Jackie

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 12:07PM
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nannykins

And mine is "winging" its way to you too.
Theresa

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 2:02PM
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chickie1

Found my fabric today. Plan to cut FQs tomorrow. Darlene

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:16PM
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grammyp

Jacki and Linda, your packages arrived yesterday. The fabrics are beautiful!

beverly

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 2:57PM
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tuppermom

I am heading to Niagara Falls NY tomorrow for a Joann Fabric run so will mail my FQs while there.

Maryv

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 3:11PM
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grammyp

Thanks Mary, have fun.

beverly

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:36PM
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sunnycentralFL

My package is all ready for mailing in the morning...addressed...correct postage...SASenvelope and CW Fabric!

Thx, Bev!
Gwen

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 8:00PM
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sunnycentralFL

Hope my pkg arrived ....mailed to you on Thurs.

Gwen

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:18PM
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sunnycentralFL

Hope my pkg arrived ....mailed to you on Thurs.

Gwen

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:19PM
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tuppermom

I didn't make it to Niagara on the weekend.....lake effect snow in the area all weekend, :(
I don't think I will make it down there in time to get it to you so will mail it from here. Can I put some cash folded amongst the FQ for postage? I just don't know how much it will be.

Mary

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 5:24PM
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grammyp

Dodnd't worry Mary, I'll wait for yours. Mine haven't gotten here yet either.
1)GrammyP
2)Lola99
3)Nannykins - Received
4)ToolGranny - Received
5)TupperMom
6)Jackier123 - Received
7)Chickie1
8)SunnyCentralFl - Received

beverly

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 7:29PM
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tuppermom

Beverly

I meant to write a note to enclose but remembered after I had taped up the envelope...duhhh!

Look in the FQ with the * on the label for the money for return postage. Let me know if you need more.

Thanks
Maryv

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 1:40AM
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lola99

I ordered my fabric from Hancock's of Paducah. I just checked the status of my order and it says "in warehouse." I just called them to find out what the hold up was and I was told that they are several days behind on cutting. However I was assured that "everything indicates it will be sent out today via FedEx." As soon as it arrives I'll cut it into FQs and send it on to you.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 1:41PM
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tuppermom

I was away the whole day yesterday so didn't make it to the post office but mailed the FQs today. Hopefully you will get them by next Friday.

Mary

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 5:07PM
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chickie1

Have my FQ ready to package and mail. Do I put them in plastic like in Birthday Block Exchange?

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 7:51PM
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grammyp

If your envelope is waterproof it isn't necessary. Otherwise I would wrap at least in a plastic shopping bag.

beverly

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 11:27PM
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chickie1

Package went out in the afternoon mail! It should get to you before Friday. Darlene

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 6:09PM
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grammyp

I will keep an eye out for it.

Mine arrived today so I can get it washed and cut.

beverly

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 12:21AM
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grammyp

We have some great fabrics ladies! They will all play nicely together.

1)GrammyP - Received
2)Lola99
3)Nannykins - Received
4)ToolGranny - Received
5)TupperMom
6)Jackier123 - Received
7)Chickie1 - Received
8)SunnyCentralFl - Received

beverly

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 10:34PM
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tuppermom

Beverly

I enclosed $10 for return postage but I am starting to think that it will not be enough. I understand that the postage to send parcels out of the US went up substantially with the rate hikes. If you find that it is quite a bit more than that, if you don't mind I will give you my sister's address in NY state.
The postal services on both sides of the border are really making it out of my budget to participate in these swaps.

Please let me know how much the USPS wants for postage to send directly to me.

Thanks
Mary

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 11:21PM
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nannykins

I put $10 in as well. If not enough, please let me know and I will send more.
Theresa

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 7:15AM
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grammyp

Thanks ladies, I will let you know.

beverly

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:23AM
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grammyp

Great fabrics, everyone will be very happy.

1)GrammyP - Received
2)Lola99
3)Nannykins - Received
4)ToolGranny - Received
5)TupperMom - Recieved
6)Jackier123 - Received
7)Chickie1 - Received
8)SunnyCentralFl - Received

beverly

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 12:43AM
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tuppermom

I am so glad you got my package already. When I mailed it she said if I sent it regular parcel/surface, it could take 4-6 weeks! I questioned that and she said that is the guidelines that Canada Post gives them but this was a postal counter in a drugstore and the clerks are employees of the drugstore not Canada Post. 4 to 6 weeks is what they tell me when I send parcels to my son in New Zealand.

Can't wait to see what I get!

Mary

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 1:08AM
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grammyp

Sounds like 4-6 weeks is the standard answer to everything. When we lived in Germany it did take 4-6 weeks to get anywhere. I hope things have improved in the past 35 years.

You are going to love the fabrics, they are all great.

beverly

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:17PM
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magothyrivergirl

Hey there Civil War Ladies! I wanted to show you a spectacular quilt made with CW Repro fabrics. This is a blog I follow. She is a very talented longarm quilter in a very snowy and cold climate. Her photos are breathtaking - taken on the ice.

This quilt is bright and cheery & inspirational. I just wanted to share with you what you can do with CW prints. The entry is February 18, 2013. Hope you enjoy it!

Here is a link that might be useful: Tamarack Shack - CW Repro Quilt

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 9:04AM
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toolgranny

that's a gorgeous quilt and the writer's quilting is amazing. My fabrics are also Marcus Brothers and this is certainly a target to aim for.

Thanks Marsha.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 9:44AM
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quiltnhen

Just lurkin', and wow! That Tamarack Shack website is marvelous. So glad I looked!
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 12:01PM
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quiltpartner

LOVE! love! the Civil War quilt, Marsha - thanks for sharing. She does great quilting - awesome when the quilter takes the time to do different patterns on a top like this instead of one all over pattern.

~Cindy

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 8:08PM
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littlehelen_gw

I thought I'd peek into the CW exchange and wow...that blog link Marsha posted is incredible and beautiful work... thanks for sharing Marsha!
V.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 9:19PM
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grammyp

1)GrammyP - Received
2)Lola99 -Received
3)Nannykins - Received
4)ToolGranny - Received
5)TupperMom - Recieved
6)Jackier123 - Received
7)Chickie1 - Received
8)SunnyCentralFl - Received

All the packages are here, and they are beautiful. We are having a birthday party for my youngest daughter tomorrow so I will sort and package them Monday.

Beverly

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 12:12AM
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