#1 Round Robin: CrossCountry (FINALE)

K8OrlandoMarch 1, 2011

We're getting so close to the end of this wonderful Round Robin! I didn't want you to run out of space at the last minute so I've started a new post for you.

Congrats to all of you for an excellent Robin!

Kate

(If you want to see the 140+ posts made from the beginning of this Robin, click here: #1 Round Robin - CrossCountry )

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lola99

Kate,

Thanks so much for starting a new thread for us and for posting the great starting picture.

Lola

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 9:37AM
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jackier123

Just wanted to let you guys know that I will be out of pocket for the rest of this week. I am going to my mom's to replace her kitchen cabinets. They have to pipe the sunshine in where she lives, so no internet. I have planned and cut out the pieces for my round on Quilt Partner's block. I hope to finish it when I get back. My husband and I just finished my new quilting room, so I have not had time to sew it together.

Jackie

    Bookmark   March 8, 2011 at 8:16PM
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quiltpartner

OH! Jackie - you sound so HANDY!! Can you come to my house when you're done at your mom's??!

(And love the 'pipe in the sunshine'!! What a great word picture! :)Too funny!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 8:19AM
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colleenny

I received my block and will be mailing Lola's block tomorrow. Colleen

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 8:38AM
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K8Orlando

It's so exciting to see this robin getting close to the end! I can hardly wait to see your quilts. There are certain to be some interesting surprises!

Kate

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 9:08AM
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lola99

Sue,

Jackie's quilt is on its way to you. Thanks for being patient with me.

Kate, I agree with you. I think there are going to be some big surprises. LOL

Lola

    Bookmark   March 11, 2011 at 5:17PM
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quiltpartner

Lola,
I sure hope you mean big surprises in a GOOD way!! I'm already torn as to whether I should buy stock in 'Raid' or 'D-Con'. With all the critters being added to my center - & wiggly things - I'm worried I'll be over run!!

~Cindy

    Bookmark   March 11, 2011 at 8:21PM
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K8Orlando

Ha! Yes, I do mean in a good way, but now I'll have a vision of you getting ready to open your package with a can of Raid in one hand, while wearing safety glasses and rubber gloves!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2011 at 8:44PM
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lola99

Cindy,

Have you ever tried reprograming your mind? Repeat after me: I love bugs...I love bugs...I love bugs...

Keep this up for five minutes at a time and do it at least 3 times a day. By the time you get your quilt you will be thrilled with the critters that come out of the box!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 12:08PM
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quiltpartner

Lola,

If my DH ever overheard me chanting 'I love bugs', he'd have me committed!! Seriously, after all these years I still call him to squash a spider! Maybe I should have him nearby when I open the box??!?

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 10:37PM
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lola99

I received my package from Colleen yesterday. It is sitting unopened in my quilting room, just looking at me every time I go there to work on Sue's quilt. I can't believe we are so close to the end.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 10:30AM
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jackier123

Cindy,

Your center is on its way! It was great working on all these.

Jackie

    Bookmark   March 20, 2011 at 1:02PM
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lola99

I was able to spend a lot of time quilting this weekend. I finished all of the hardest parts of the round I'm currently working on for Sue (with only minimal ripping!). I still have a lot of sewing left to do to sew it all together and attach it all to the quilt, but I wanted you ladies to know that I'm making progress.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 10:25AM
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polardreams

I have Jackie's center here and have been designing, sewing, tossing things away that didn't come out how I envisioned them! Like Lola, I am making progress. It may take me the rest of the week (if I am lucky) to finish. I am anxious to see what mine looks like but want to do a good job on Jackie's!
Sue

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 1:30PM
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quiltpartner

Jackie,

I rec'd my center today --- but did NOT open it. We are waiting until we all have them, right?? Then opening at the same time (while on the GF)? It's not hard to wait on this for some reason (I'm not usually this patient:) - but I have a little more work to do on Gena's, & am looking foward to us all opening our centers together~such fun this has been!! I almost hate to see it end! :)

Altho I DO want to see my 'baby' & see how she has grown!

~Cindy

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 10:42PM
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polardreams

Jackie,
I am mailing your center back to you tomorrow. No peaking until we all have them ...
It was really fun and challenging to participate in this round robin ... thank you everyone for doing such a great job on the centers I got to work on!
Sue

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 12:49AM
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jackier123

Sue, I will be watching for it. This has been great.

Jackie

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 5:43AM
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quiltpartner

Gena, yours went out in the mail Tues. Be watching, & as Sue stated, NO PEEKING!!
I'm as excited for you all to open yours as I am to open my own:) Oh, the fun & joys of RRs!!

~Cindy

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 11:35AM
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lola99

Sounds like all blocks have been mailed except Sue's which I'm finishing up. I'll post as soon as it is in the mail. How very exciting!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 5:33PM
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jackier123

Well, I received my package today. I am putting it in a drawer so that I am not tempted to open it.

Jackie

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 1:32PM
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quiltpartner

I can see I'll need to be diligent about checking the forum! Sure don't want to miss the 'ready,set,...GO!! post:)

~Cindy

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 7:58PM
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lola99

No promises, but I think that you will see some good news if you check this thread tomorrow...

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 5:28PM
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lola99

Well guess what...Sue's top is on its way! The post office estimates that it will be there Monday. Does anyone want to start planning a party???

    Bookmark   April 8, 2011 at 6:36PM
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polardreams

OHHH .... I am excited! I will let you know as soon as it arrives!
Sue

    Bookmark   April 8, 2011 at 10:17PM
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quiltpartner

Can we also send one another an email? - just in case I miss a post on the forum?? Heaven forbid I miss the party info!! So NOT cool!

~Cindy

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 10:46AM
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K8Orlando

I'm so excited for all of you!

Kate

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 2:23PM
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polardreams

My package arrived this afternoon!!! Are we ready to start the party???

Sue

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 8:33PM
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jackier123

I am ready!

Jackie

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 8:40PM
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K8Orlando

Are you all opening?!?

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 8:50PM
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jackier123

I am waiting on the word.

Jackie

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 9:08PM
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polardreams

Me too ... I haven't heard back from anyone else ...
Sue

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 9:11PM
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lola99

I could do it now, but since we didn't all coordinate, how about tomorrow, April 12, after 4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern? I'll send an email to everyone in the group in addition to posting here. Let me know if this time will work for you or not.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 10:26PM
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polardreams

Sounds great to me ... I am anxious!
Sue

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 11:59PM
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quiltpartner

4 today works fine - I'll try to keep watch that it is a go

excited!!!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 11:44AM
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jackier123

Sounds good to me.

Jackie

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 11:59AM
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lola99

Has anyone heard from Gena?

Cindy, you are in the Eastern Time zone, right? If so, then it would be 7 PM tonight. Does that still work for you?

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 12:00PM
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quiltpartner

Yes, 7 is fine- forgot about the time difference! 7 for me is actually better than 4 for me:)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 4:07PM
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lola99

35 more minutes! I'm heading home now...

See you in a bit.

Anyone getting excited???

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 6:26PM
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lola99

Ready to open?

Is anyone else out there?

Lola

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:00PM
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jackier123

I am here.

Jackie

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:01PM
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lola99

Anyone else out there?

Jackie, are you opening?

I keep getting a "reject message" because I am typing too many messages in a row.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:09PM
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polardreams

I'm here & ready!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:13PM
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jackier123

I am opening as we speak. Will have a photo soon.

Jackie

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:17PM
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lola99

WOW! My quilt is BEAUTIFUL. You all did an amazing job. I'm off to take a picture. I'll be back in a flash. Thank you so much.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:18PM
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K8Orlando

Sitting on the edge of my office chair waiting for pictures!!!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:20PM
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jackier123

I absolutely love it! You guys are a really creative bunch. Any suggestions on how to finish it? I know you guys can come up with something more creative than me! Excuse the yellowish tint of the photo. It is really cloudy here so I had to take this picture inside. The photo does not do the quilt justice.

Jackie

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:21PM
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lola99

Sorry that took so long! Here it is...

I just can't get enough of looking at it!

Sue, I love your flying geese and square within a square. I can't tell where my center ends and your round begins. And you are right, your yellow is exactly the same color as mine.

Jackie, your four patch is perfect. I love all the different blues and the yellow and red thrown in.

Cindy, the Detectable Mountain border (?) is amazing. I have not seen it before and it really sets off the work that Sue and Jackie did.

Gena, your round is great. I like the large blue "bricks" and the yellow corners. It gives me the feeling of stability.

Colleen, thank you so much for finishing the quilt! Your round ties it all together, echoing the inner red borders and the original blue and white block.

Thank you all SO much! What a fun project this has been.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:52PM
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polardreams

I keep getting rejected ...

Everyone did such a great job - I really love mine. I know I presented you with a big challenge and you all did a fabulous job! Thank you thank you!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:56PM
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quiltpartner

Mine is AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!!

I've tried for 45 minutes to post this & I'll keep trying:) I think I've gotten every error message known to man!
I'll post pics ASAP - hopefully

MY QUILT IS BEAUTIFUL!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!! :):):):)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:57PM
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K8Orlando

WOW and WOW! Two beautiful quilts; thoughtful and creative!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 7:59PM
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lola99

One thing that helped when I was getting the error message was to change the subject of the posting. If anyone is still having problems, try doing that.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 8:07PM
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quiltpartner

Hoping this works...

OK, how do I get it to show in the body of a post?
I'll write the info down this time -- promise!

Here is a link that might be useful: CrossCountryRRquiltpartner

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 8:16PM
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K8Orlando

Cindy,
To embed a picture with the text you need to copy the html code from Photobucket, then post that with the text.
Kate

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 8:22PM
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K8Orlando

Like this:

Another great quilt!!!!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 8:24PM
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K8Orlando

I said earlier "two beautiful quilts" but more had been posted and didn't show up on my computer when I posted that. They are ALL gorgeous! I'm so happy for you all! What a fun and exciting Robin.

Kate

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 8:28PM
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jackier123

I agree, they are all fantastic. Great job ladies.

Jackie

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 8:44PM
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magothyrivergirl

Wow! They are beautiful! Everyone should be thrilled! This is such a talented group! Great job everyone!I love them all.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 9:44PM
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sunnycentralFL

How beautiful! You all or so talented and inovative! What an inspiration!
Gwen

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 10:19PM
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colleenny

I will post mine tomorrow. I am away right now. Colleen

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 10:23PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Oh my! You girls are so creative!!!! Awesome job!!!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 11:55PM
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quiltpartner

This was my first ever Round Robin - & what an incredible experience!! I'm SO glad I signed up for this!

If anyone has been sitting on the fence, not sure if they want to participate in a round robin ---- these quilts should 'push' you over to the YES!! side! :)
Wouldn't you just love being a part of something so awesome!?! Next time there is a RR offered - go for it!! You'll be glad you did!

~Cindy

ps Kate,

Thanks! for posting the pic, not just a link. I couldn't get the html code to copy/post or something. But then I've had boo-coo problems with GW today. I also broke a contact lens (right in half!) & am really have a problem seeing much of anything! :(

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 12:26AM
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colleenny

Thanks to everyone for the beautiful quilt top. I love it. ColleenNY

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 11:25AM
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lola99

Wow Colleen, your top looks great! It is really fun to see how it turned out. Everyone did such a nice job on all the quilts.

Has anyone heard from Gena? I took a picture of her top after I added my round, and I could post that picture, but it would only be half way done. Cindy, did you happen to take a picture of it before you sent it on to Gena?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 1:10PM
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nanajayne

Everyone did a remarkable job. RR take a lot of immagination and courage from my view point. It is a real challange to accept such a creative responsability.
Congratualtion everyone. Jayne

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 1:28PM
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toolgranny

Great job, ladies. It's fascinating to see the starting blocks on the top of the post and compare them to the finished ones on the bottom. You can't even tell it's done in stages as each blends with the previous so well. No, Cindy, I don't think I can manage the next one but I certainly admire those of you who do this. Someday!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 1:33PM
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jackier123

I would be up for another one with this group in a heartbeat. They all did a fantastic job.

Jackie

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 3:14PM
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polardreams

Jackie, I agree! It really was a fun group. I think everyone really thought a lot about the quilt when they arrived at our houses and wanted to make sure that what we sent along was something we would have been proud to recieve. I, too, encouage others to participate if given the chance!

Sue

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 6:18PM
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lola99

Yes, I agree - it was a fun group and the results speak for themselves. I would encourage others to participate in future round robins. It is a really fun challenge.

I do NEED a tutorial on squaring up tops. Maybe I'll start another post on that topic to get some help before I join another RR.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 6:34PM
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wynative

Beautiful quilts Ladies!! Love the pink/black one :D

Marie

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 9:25PM
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quiltpartner

Yes, I did take a pic of Gena's quilt - has she posted anything? I sure hope she likes it!?

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l634/quiltpartner/?action=edit&current=RR2011bothgroups001.jpg

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 5:28PM
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quiltpartner

Kate, what did I do wrong this time??? Gr-rrrrrrrrr! - I'm still not getting the pic to post.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 5:30PM
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polardreams

Cindy,
Here is Gena's quilt

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 7:36PM
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lola99

Wow, I love what you guys did with Gena's top! It is so fun to see what happened to the quilt tops after I sent them on. We have such a creative group of quilters.

Cindy, did you actually make 20 36-patch centers for your stars!?!? That would have taken me a year to do. It looks fantastic!

Lola

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 5:10PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I keep coming back and admiring these gorgeous quilts! You girls did an awesome job making sure each round complements the beginning center.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 8:35AM
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quiltpartner

Lola,

Yes, I really did make 20 blocks, w/36sq centers. While I worried later that it was too much, I really wanted to bring Gena's center star back into the quilt. And I loved what she had done! Her center star is awesome! I was fortunate to find really close lavendar & yellow batiks & that helped make up my mind. It really was a labor of love, - I like it so much it was a little hard to send back! LOL I just pray Gena likes it!! I haven't heard anything ?

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 11:22AM
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bozogardener

These quilt tops are truly awesome. I can't believe the beautiful work that each of you did to enhance the centers! I am truly blown away by these.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 11:45AM
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lola99

Bozogardener, thanks for your nice comments. And thanks to the others who commented above. It's really fun to share this with everyone.

Cindy, all I can say is WOW! I think it looks great and I'm really impressed with the amount of work that went into doing all of those little squares.

The more I look at each quilt top the more I notice the little details. I've been looking at Gena's lately, and I just noticed that Jackie continued the dark purple on the diagonal with her HST. Its little details like that that just make each quilt look wonderful. Nice job everyone!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 10:20PM
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quiltpartner

Cross Country RR -

I heard from Gena & wanted to let you all know that she is OK! I was getting pretty worried since she hadn't posted for so long, so I emailed her. Here is the gist of her response - & hopefully we'll hear from her 'in person' soon!

[Cindy,

Thanks for asking about me. But no worries. I have dial up internet and our phone lines have been out for several days, due to bad storms and then someone stole the phone lines for the copper to sell. Today is my first day back on here since they went out. I'm so sorry I missed the reveal for the quilts. But I loved my quilt and I wanted to say that you done an excellent job on the final round. That must have really took some time. I appreciate all your hard work on my quilt. I loved my quilt but unfortunately I can't post a picture (dial-up sooooooo slow). I'm gonna try to get on the GW and look at all the quilts this weekend (hopefully I'll have some free time) I still can't post on there so if you don't mind pass it on that I loved my quilt and each round was really great and I plan on emailing each person and thanking them myself. -Gena ]

Sev'l months ago tinyteena emailed me when I'd been MIA for awhile. It's comforting to know how much the GW members care for one another - & look out for each other! What a wonderful group of people you are!!

Hugs to each & every one!!
~Cindy

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 9:40AM
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lola99

Oh good, I'm so glad to know that Gena is ok (and that she likes her quilt!). Thanks for letting us know.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 10:18AM
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