It's that time again! Time to sign up for Secret Santa 2019. Sign ups will run from January 10 to March 31, 2019 midnight. Before requesting membership in the group, please pm me and request a copy of the rules. A copy of the rules must be signed and returned to me prior to membership being accepted. This is a new requirement to help prevent someone not receiving a Secret Santa package at Christmas. We appreciate cooperation with this new rule. Secret Santa is a year long commitment. 

Everyone had a fun time last year with Kathy's "impossible missions" which will be continued this year. We have some great prizes again too. Everyone gets to vote for the winner of the "impossible missions".  All the photos from the "impossible missions" were hints of gifts to come. I love my spool pin cushion and the scissor holder including scissors! Thank you, Anna!

We are hoping to add some more tutorials this year than we had last year.

We had a great time getting to know one another during all the many varied discussions. We also get to know each other from questionnaires that we each complete. Some of us have known each other for several years from other groups. Some of us know each other on a personal level. But, we've gotten to know some wonderful new quilters too. Come join the fun. Sign up today!

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Well of course I would like to sign up, this is one of the funnest things that I do all year.  It is so hard to wait until December to see what special things that I will get in my package from my Secret Santa Sister.  I read the fiction book I got the first week, I started a quilt from from the fabric I received the next week and used all of the really cool gadgets I got to do it.  It inspires me through the year to get my SS sister's box ready for her, and surprises me to see what I get from mine.  

The fact that I get to share this adventure with other quilters makes it even more enjoyable.  Other women who understand my addiction to fabric, can commiserate with me over the number of unfinished projects I have hidden in my closet, and can empathize with me over the friends and family who don't understand the grief and frustration I feel over the number of hours I spent making them a quilt, only to see a picture of them using it on the ground for their picnic.

Let the games begin......

LOL, Kathy, I still have your email. Will send the rules to  you. Once they are signed, you will receive the questionnaire and be added. Can't wait to see your "impossible missions" this year! LOL

One of these will be going into my Secret Santa package for this year. The other will be given as a prize in Kathy's "impossible mission" contests. Sign ups are going on now through midnight March 31, 2019. Come join the fun!

I love this swap every year- one of my all time favorite activities. When I receive my secret questionnaire I tape it to the book shelf next to my sewing table so it doesn’t get lost but also so I can read it regularly .

Kathy, I’m sorry it bothers you to see gift quilts used for picnics- I am always tickled to see that and encourage it- have a few favorites of my own I consider my picnic quilts. my granddaughters all have quilts they consider so special- their favorites always used for picnics. And how many movies I’ve seen, books I’ve read with a lovely quilt spread out under a favorite tree, or a meadow for a picnic. I would much rather see them using and loving them that way than find out it’s hidden away in a box under the bed. 

I am sorry to say that I will not be joining in the Secret Santa this year.  I think I am going to have too much going on and traveling A LOT that I will not do it justice.  It has been fun the past two years and loved receiving all my goodies just before Christmas as well as getting goodies ready for my recipient.  Think of me  next year (YIKES 2020)  when you set up the group as I may want to reconnect.  

Have a blast ladies!!

Ruth Ann, we are going to miss you this year! Enjoy your travels.

I stopped at the Post Office on Friday and picked up my mailing box. I've already put a couple things in it.

I picked up my box too. Have a couple items already in it. I was going to go ahead and wrap as I went but then decided to wait to wrap anything- in case I decide on something different/ better as the year goes by. I’m going to try to do the impossible missions this year- I didn’t manage much last year- 

Signups for Secret Santa 2019 continue until March 31. Don't get left out...sign up now!!!

I hope we get the word out & get a few more participants. It would be fun to have more

I hope so too, Colleen. The group is very small so far this year. But, last  year we  had quite a few sign up the last week or two.

C'mon folks! Join the fun and become a Secret Santa! Come join the fun as we prepare Secret Santa packages throughout the year. There will be tutorials for gift ideas, Kathy's "impossible missions" with prizes, lots of discussions to try and guess who your Secret Santa might be, and to drop hints for gifts to your Secret Santa.

Sign ups continue until midnight, March 31, 2019. Completed questionnaires must be turned in by that time to be included. Don't be left out! Sign up now!

Linda, I think I will try this again.  Took last year off.  Looks like you had great fun.

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