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From: postcardgirl
Date: 09-08-2004, 05:35 PM (1 of 3)
Just wanted to give you a heads up on the next Scavenger Hunt:

Theme: Getting To Know You
sign ups begin Sept. 21
pairings made Sept. 28
mail-by October 16, 2004
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
From: Sailorliz
Date: 09-16-2004, 02:23 PM (2 of 3)
I'm a newbie for swapping and scavenger hunts. Would you explain the details of how you participate and/or the "rules"?

Liz :monkey:
Happy sewing/quilting/crafting

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User: Sailorliz
Member since: 07-20-2004
Total posts: 386
From: postcardgirl
Date: 09-16-2004, 08:43 PM (3 of 3)
Liz: As hostess, I will give you a list of items that you have to go scavenge (shop) for. For example, the last scavenger hunt was this summer, the theme was summer. One item on the list was BUGS - so something you might send your partner is a fat quarter with bugs on it. Another item was "pinwheel" so something you might send could be a sewn pinwheel block or an actual pinwheel--or anything relating to that keyword!

You are assigned a partner and given their contact info. The goal is to get to know somebody - correspond by emails, ask about what they like to do (quilting and non-quilting). Then try to find things for your package that the person would enjoy.

C&P from instructions on last swap:
"Same rules as always here – you cannot participate if you are new to the site and/or have not participated successfully in past swaps (fq, scavenger or other swap). I will need you to email me your username, real name, mailing address & telephone number (will not be shared, only for emergencies). 12 items this time around, try to keep your spending at about the $15 (USD) mark (PLUS postage costs). I have opted not to require a quilty sewn block but rather anything homemade that is summer related – can be a beach bag, a pillow, quilt block…anything – possibilities are endless here.

Before committing to this swap, please carefully consider if you will be able to fulfill the swap. If you do need to drop out of the swap or will be late, please contact me immediately. If you do not fulfill your obligation to this swap after committing, you will not be permitted to join future swaps of this type.

Remember, should you have any questions/concerns, please let me know at any time. Once pairings are made, please please PLEASE be in contact with your swap partner frequently (at least once a week) throughout the swap. We have found that those who have not kept in touch are the ones that end up with problems at the end of the swap."
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
Total posts: 367
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