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How to JOIN quilting block swaps Australia

Hello and thank you for visiting. This is a community group for all Australian quilters to join or just follow. Membership is FREE and you are partnered each month and we make each other a 12 inch quilt block based on our preferences which we swap. (12.5 inches raw edge to raw edge) The emphasis of the group is on friendship and sharing. To find out more or register to join email me on quiltingblocks@hotmail.com This purpose of this blog is to chat and showcase blocks and quilts made by members, kind of like a show and tell . Yours in stitching, Sue



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Swap code of conduct

Hi ladies, If I sound like like a nag, or a broken record and I don't mean to, but this month I have been bitten by the let down bug.

Neither my 12 or 6 inch partner in the swap has contacted me to confirm the swap, and I have gone ahead and made and sent them a block, and as the month draws to a close I have not seen anything in my letterbox from them.

I now have 63 members in this group, with several new enquiries coming through on a weekly basis so I am going to have to take a tough stance.  I was going to cap the members at 60, but I cant seem to turn any one away that wants to join.  So this means that if you let someone down in a swap, you may find yourself suspended from future swaps.  This may sound tough, but I also get several emails a month from ladies like myself that do the right thing and don't have this reciprocated.  

1. If you do not wish to be part of this group, and cannot honour your swaps, let me know you are not obligated to continue. 

2.  You can put your membership on hold for up to three months if you are going to be busy - just let me know.

3. If  you have made a block for someone and they have not made one for you the first step is to email them, if you do not get a reply within 7 days email me to let me know   I will email them and If I don't get a reply either they will be suspended.

This may seem harsh, but I only want ladies in this group that wish to play fair for all concerned.

I do understand that somethings unexpected things come up, or illness, but please please please, all it takes is a minute to send a quick email to let either me, or your partner  (both if possible) know.

December partners will be emailed out later this weekend.  Just started organising this now

Phew.................  Now I have that off my chest.

Footnote: my 12 inch partner has just emailed me, so all is good on that front.

6 comments:

Tarnyia said...

Sue I think you are doing the right thing here as it is not fair on those that do sign up in good faith... and seeing there are other ladies who are waiting to be part of this swap who may well be ''good faithers'' xxx

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

I agree! I understand how life gets in the way every now and then but communication is vital!
I don't send my block now until I have heard from my partner - luckily, I have only had one 'one-sided swap' in a different group)

Fiona said...

I agree too... I have only been let down a couple of times some time back... can I make you an extra 12" this month???? I'd love to but I need reminding what you are collecting....

Hugz

Fiona said...

I forgot to add... without it being a swap.. this will be a fill in giftie for you ....
Hugz

Bobbie B said...

I agree too ... and I have been very late in some swaps of late but like to think that I have kept my swap partners in the loop ... I am all caught up now but really do know the feeling of a one sided swap .. (in another group) ...
thanks for keeping us all on the straight and narrow Sue ...

Stray Stitches said...

I have been having the same trouble in my swap group. Why is it so hard for some people to just send off a quick email to let others know what is going on. I, too, have been removing members for no response. Good luck to you and thank you for all you do!