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The RULES {Please Read & Sign}

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StitchedInColor is a group administrator StitchedInColor says:

Why Rules? To avoid misunderstandings. To help us finish what we've set out to do. So we can all play nice, bless others and have fun while we're at it!

All Members:

* Check our Flickr page at the beginning of each month for your circle's monthly project instruction/discussion thread.
* Complete your blocks by the end of the month.
* Post a picture of your blocks to the Flickr group by the end of the month.
* Any blocks received by the quilter after the 10th of the following month are considered "late".
* If your blocks are late more than 3 times within 6 months, you will be issued a warning.
* You will be asked to step down from participating if your blocks are late 4 or more times within 6 months.
* If for any reason you would like to stop participating, you can step down with no hurt feelings. Please let your circle host and Rachel of Stitched in Color know your plans. Complete the current month and go with our blessings.

Quilters (when it's your month to quilt):

* Create your project's instruction/discussion thread by the 1st of the month.
* Check your discussion thread throughout the month in order to answer any questions about your project.
* After the 10th of the following month, report to your circle host any blocks that still have not arrived. If all have arrived, let your circle host know that!
* After the 15th of the month, you may decide to complete the quilt without waiting on any missing blocks. Waiting or going without them is up to you.
* Complete the quilt by the end of the following month. For example, if September was your month as quilter, complete your quilt by the end of October.
* Share a picture of the completed quilt on our Flickr page, and let us know that you've mailed or delivered it to the charity! If September was your month as quilter, we'll expect to see the picture of your finished quilt by the first week of November.

Hosts:

* Email the quilter's address to your circle each month.
* Expect to hear from your quilter after the 10th of the month regarding the status of the previous month's blocks. Take note of late members.
* If any member's blocks are late 3 times within 6 months, notify Rachel of Stitched in Color. Rachel will issue a warning privately to that member.
* If any member's blocks are late 4 or more times within 6 months, notify Rachel.
* If the quilter does not post a finished picture of the quilt on time, please contact the quilter to check in.

Fabric Rules

This sewing bee is designed to minimize shipping and fabric costs by working from our own fabric stashes.

Quilters MAY require the use of particular Kona solids in their design. However, they must OFFER to provide those solids to any members of the circle who request them. This rule gives incentive for quilters to come up with a design that doesn't need a particular color and gives the opportunity for bee members to provide the solid themselves if possible.

Members of the circle have 7 days to review the quilt design and request solids if necessary. Contact the quilter directly via Flickr mail. You must contact the quilter within 7 days so that he/she is able to get the solids to you in time!

Remember, the overarching concept of this bee is to use fabric from your own stash, which eliminates waste. If you are able to conveniently purchase the solid requested by your quilter and it is not a burden to you, please do so! We are all in this together.

Quilters - If you know in advance that your design will require a specific Kona, please share that fact as soon as possible with your circle. Even if you add the design details of your project later, you could always post a note in the discussion threads before the first of your month. This may increase the likelihood that your circle is able to provide the solid themselves.

Friends,

I am always here to discuss your concerns. I welcome your suggestions! Late blocks make it difficult on the quilter who may need to be able to complete the quilt during a specific window of opportunity. I hope that setting out rules will help everything run smoothly and that it never comes to asking anyone to step down!

xo Rachel, Stitched in Color

Please "sign" with a comment.
Originally posted at 12:32PM, 19 November 2010 PDT (permalink)
StitchedInColor edited this topic 52 months ago.

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Muriël (doucepoints) says:

This all looks very good and clear! I love being a part of this bee!
Signed!
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Tree Casiano says:

Seems pretty clear to me. Thanks for spelling it all out!
54 months ago (permalink)

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Jeni Baker says:

Looks great! :)
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Little Miss Shabby says:

Works for me!
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jenn of all trades says:

Yep. I'm good with these rules.
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SunnyInCAL says:

Thanks for posting. Looking forward to creating some awesome quilts!
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Undercover Crafter is a group administrator Undercover Crafter says:

Thanks Rachel! Looks good to me.
54 months ago (permalink)

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Robyn {Coffee & Cotton} is a group moderator Robyn {Coffee & Cotton} says:

Very Clear and very fair. Thank you for giving of your time to do this.
54 months ago (permalink)

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stitchsister says:

All good here. Thanks Rachel.
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jill y goat is a group moderator jill y goat says:

Looks great! Looking forward to starting in January!
54 months ago (permalink)

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arajane is a group moderator arajane says:

thanks, rachel! these rules are all great and i'm sure will be very helpful (says the girl who still hasn't finished quilting her september quilt)!
54 months ago (permalink)

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AleciaSharp says:

I wholeheartedly agree! Thank you for taking the time to give us some clear guidelines, Rachel, and for helping us all work together in an effective way. You're the best!
54 months ago (permalink)

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A Blond Quilts says:

Looks great to me. Thanks for taking the time to make it all clear! Looking forward to participating!
54 months ago (permalink)

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SoBella says:

Thanks for making it all clear & straightforward. Looks great!
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HandmadeRetro says:

seems reasonable to me
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Fiona @ Poppy Makes is a group moderator Fiona @ Poppy Makes says:

All good with me too. I'm looking forward to getting started!
54 months ago (permalink)

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onehappymamma says:

Looks great! :)
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splendorfalls says:

Yes! Thank you!
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evelynfwells is a group moderator evelynfwells says:

Sounds great to me!
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susanpiluk says:

Sounds good.
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taffyjane-Des is a group moderator taffyjane-Des says:

Thanks for your time and effort. Sounds good.
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Spotted Stone Studio {Krista} says:

Read and understood!
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Clicky the Moose says:

ditto
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BlueElephantStitches says:

Yes, these are good, clear guidelines.
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izzy inspired says:

sounds good to me.
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thejoycottage says:

Very good! :)
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twinfibers says:

ok, I agree!
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PiecesofFab says:

Looks great!
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courtiepie is a group moderator courtiepie says:

Sounds good!
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Franswimmer says:

Looks good.
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Oh, Fransson! says:

Fine with me.
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little cumulus says:

Tally ho!
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j_q_adams says:

Sounds good!
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TipToeTango♥ is a group administrator TipToeTango♥ says:

Signed, sealed, and delivered <3
Originally posted 54 months ago. (permalink)
TipToeTango♥ (a group admin) edited this topic 51 months ago.

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jmbyerwalter is a group moderator jmbyerwalter says:

looks good. Thanks
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bulabean says:

Sounds good to me too!
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chrissy@sewlux says:

Sounds great!
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That Girl, That Quilt says:

Looks good to me!
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Erin Learns to Quilt says:

I can't wait!
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texas freckles | Melanie says:

Thanks for setting all this up, Rachel!
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freshlypieced says:

Sounds good, thank you!
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Threaded Mess says:

sounds do-able.
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WendyLouP says:

Looking forward to joining in!!
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Michelle @ i like orange. says:

Got it! signing: ...................Michelle.............................
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jaceycraft is a group moderator jaceycraft says:

Signed! I'm looking forward to getting started.
53 months ago (permalink)

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DropDeadCute says:

Sounds good. Signed. Thanks!
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Don't Call Me Betsy says:

Thank you for organizing such a wonderful group, Rachel. Consider me signed :)
53 months ago (permalink)

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Orangebird242 says:

Agreed and signed. Looking forward to getting started.
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weezie lou says:

Sounds good - thanks. Looking forward to joining in!
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sasikirana is a group moderator sasikirana says:

signing in!
52 months ago (permalink)

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MyFabricObsession says:

Sounds good. I'm ready! thanks.
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chloeandme says:

Great! ready to help!...Jackie
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canoeridgecreations says:

Got it! :) Can't wait to get started
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Michelle @ i like orange. says:

I'm signing again Rachel. I think I've got it now. heheheee... :-)
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linda beth is a group administrator linda beth says:

absolutely reasonable and very clear. Looking forward to joining in!
52 months ago (permalink)

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Cut To Pieces says:

sounds good!
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Paula Wessells is a group moderator Paula Wessells says:

totally agree!
51 months ago (permalink)

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Chantelandme is a group moderator Chantelandme says:

Wonderful! Looking forward to getting started.
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~Me1issa is a group administrator ~Me1issa says:

Gosh -- so thorough! Although I would expect nothing less! Rachel, thank you for organizing this, and thank you to the moderators for helper her make this run smoothly. I know it's a team effort, and you are all making it possible for US to be a part of something great. :o)
51 months ago (permalink)

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NeedleAndSpatula says:

Definitely agree! Thanks for setting up this system so well Rachel! I am very excited to participate :)
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craftytammie says:

Can't wait to get started!
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Handmade-by-Melissa says:

I'm just new to this group, so its great to see all the rules set out.
Read and agreed!
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a crafty fox ~ amanda says:

read and agreed!
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Amanda Valley says:

Agreed! Looking forward to starting. :-)
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greenleaf goods is a group moderator greenleaf goods says:

Agreed! I'm excited to get quilting :)
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calasbananas says:

Agreed. This will be great.
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Dashasel says:

Agreed!
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Kelsey Creates says:

Read, agreed, signed. :)
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sewsanejane says:

excited to get to be a part of this!
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meg_norrell says:

Read and signed!
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linen&string is a group moderator linen&string says:

Sounds good!
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ayla_moreta says:

Sounds great!
-Emily
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TheSunShinesBlue says:

Signed!
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kldemare is a group administrator kldemare says:

Signed! Thanks for being so organized.
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Bijou Lovely says:

Signed :)
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alliestitch says:

Signing up!
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Lisa A Chavez is a group moderator Lisa A Chavez says:

Signed! :)
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Saricx says:

Signed!
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kiyote72 says:

signed
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duzza bear says:

Signed!
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vidastyle is a group moderator vidastyle says:

Signed
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Michelle from CityHouseStudio is a group moderator Michelle from CityHouseStudio says:

Signed!
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Purple Panda Quilts is a group administrator Purple Panda Quilts says:

Love that it's so clear. Signed! =)
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banquopack is a group moderator banquopack says:

Love the rules! Signed :)
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ammeandneb says:

Signed! (Wow, there are a lot of people here!)
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Blue.Ridge.Girl is a group moderator Blue.Ridge.Girl says:

Rules are clearly spelled out and I *sign* them. Thank you for the opportunity to participate :o)
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Angelina79 says:

Signed! Thanks for letting me join!
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marycatharine is a group administrator marycatharine says:

Signed :)
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JennySquawk is a group moderator JennySquawk says:

Works for me! Signing on!
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{Karamat} is a group moderator {Karamat} says:

Signed!
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Stitch 'n' Bits says:

Signed :)
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megmormel says:

Read. Agree. Signed.
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colleenamareena is a group moderator colleenamareena says:

Adding my signature! Thank so much!
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Hot Pink Peonies Sews says:

I agree & sign. I'm excited to get started!
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gretters_h says:

Works for me :)
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craftyplanner says:

I agree! :)
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mybearpaw says:

I agree and this is my signature!
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donnamarie4 says:

I certainly agree! Looking forward to getting started.
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KMJ_creations is a group administrator KMJ_creations says:

consider me signed up.
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tezzcan says:

I agree.
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