Made by Karissa for me in the March stud swap
Someone in Germany contacted me to do a personal swap. I made the quilt and sent it off. She has posted it but I am still waiting for a quilt from her.
The first swap I was in, the swapper just didn't send a quilt, not only to me, but to several other swappers.
I joined DQ6 swap. I posted about not having a photo album for my partner to go by after my partner failed to have a photo album or a blog so I could make her a quilt that she would like. I was contacted about my "attitude" by the Swap Mama. I thought my attitude was pretty good since everyone was required to have a flickr album. I made a quilt I thought was perfect for my partner and sent it off a few weeks later. The swap is over. I am still waiting for a quilt.
Made by me for DQ6
The swap Mama sent her quilt off the last day of the swap. She posted on her blog that she "Just wasn't feeling it, ya know". Makes me wonder how she would expect others to be on time when she left it go to the last minute, quilting her swap quilt on April 30th when the swap was over on May 1st. I didn't like the email she sent me, and I didn't like her swap or her attitude. I'm allowed to say that, since this is MY blog.
I have my little logs quilt going in the mail tomorrow to my partner. It's early. I could have sent it off 2 weeks ago but I ordered antique cards from a German company for this partner that I knew she would like. They haven't come, so off goes the quilt to her with a different surprise.
I just finished a mini swap on HGTV. I was the swap mama. One person kept contact right up to the end and then sent no quilt and vanished. One other person was late.
I am running the second swap. I'm keeping a closer watch this time. Everyone must check in and post where they stand on the quilt. The quilts are due in the mail by July 10th. I ended up with 3 partners for special reasons. I have all 3 quilts started and ready to assemble. I gave everyone extra time because of all the holidays between May 30th and July 4th and school ending. There will be no reason for any of the swappers to be late....none.
Where were quilters when they were taught early on to meet deadlines. Didn't we all have to meet deadlines when we went to school? Don't we expect our children to turn in work on time? Why do quilters think they can get away with signing up for swaps and simply saying "life got in the way"? My swapping in blog land is over.
I am counting on the ladies on HGTV to complete the second swap with a lot of fun and on time. So far they have made this second swap a great journey. THANKS LADIES!
Swapping is suppose to be fun, Not something annoying that makes you wonder if you will get a quilt in the end. I think after my German partner asked me to swap, she decided to wait until she got her quilt before she sent me one. I just don't expect people to treat me that way. When I say I'm going to do something, I do it and I do it on time.