Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2011

Happy May :)

Does not seem possible that it is May already. How time flies !!

The first couple of newsletter contained articles from those who participated in last year's Quiltchat Annual Stocking Swap.

Below is a partial list that is sent to those who sign up for the swap. This list is intended to give a quilter idea's of what to send their swappee.

Needles, hand or machine
Thread conditioner
Pens or pencils for marking
Template material
Pin magnet
Quilt magazine
Needle threader
Hand lotion
Coffee cup/tea mug
Flavored coffee's
Applique scissors
Small cutting mat
Replacement rotary blades
"Emergency" chocolate--for those times when we need an energy boost

The full list, combined with the information about a chatter's swappee, should give the other chatter a good idea of what to put in their homemade stocking.

A point that I can't stress enough is when I ask a person if they are allergic to any food, scent, pets, or have any dietary restrictions/concerns. When a chatter emails me asking to be part of the swap, I email a information list that they need to fill out and send back to me. That needs to be filled out fully before they can be in the swap. Sounds trivial, even picky I know, but there are chatters in the room that have serious allergies/restrictions that need to be taken into consideration when it comes time for the stocking swap.

Now on to something less serious.

Bingo !! Each Wednesday at 9 pm EST, we play bingo in the room. You can use as many cards as you wish. If you are one of the lucky winners, actually prizes are given out :) It is nice to receive in the mail a "bingo squishy" Do join in on the fun, more players the merrier !!

If you have any pictures of your quilty projects, or stories to tell about your quilt adventures, please send them to me, with newsletter in the subject line :)

Stay tuned for next month's blog for more annigram fun.

Until then, happy quilting ~~~~


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