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Here it is! The Official Secret Santa 2017- -Updated!! 09-10
maryq Send a Message
Welcome to the 11th Annual QIAD Secret Santa Swap!!

This year's theme is a Triple Treat Theme....................

I got a lot of great ideas, so I couldn't pick just one!
So this year, you have three themes to choose from

Pin cushion, placemat or pillowcase!

You can pick one of those items to make for your Elf... or if you're feeling ambitious....all 3.

One pin cushion, 2 pillow cases, or 4 placements!

Now all you Elves..... sorry but you don't get to pick your theme gift!

The Very First rule is TO HAVE FUN. In other words, don't stress over this swap. It's easy! Here's the rules....

2. Sign up Deadline is September 17th

3. Names will be out on/around September 30
4. You may PM me now if you are interested
5. If you are new to Secret Santa... Add your Hints to the
"Hints for Secret Pal & Secret Santa" Topic
6. Teasers are optional.... If your Santa doesn't send you one, please don't feel bad.. I don't want insist that teasers are part of the swap. If you need help with a teaser, let me know!

I normally don't like to put a dollar limit on this swap. I'll just say... stay within your budget. As you read through every one's hints, you'll notice we are all A-Ok with regifted items, stuff from our stash. You don't need to spend a lot of money! IF I was going to give a LIMIT... I would say keep it under $15-20... NO MORE!! This is the MAX... you don't have to SPEND $20.

As time goes on I will post a list of who has signed up. . If you were in last year, and haven't moved, I have your address!

THE VERY MOST IMPORTANT THING I want to say is... Remember that this is the season of giving!!! And though this may sound crass, if you are joining to GET a gift... don't! This whole swap started in 2007 because I wanted to GIVE gifts to all the wonderful women I've met here, but there was no way I could send a gift to every one!

The other rules are simple... Be gracious in giving, be kind in your thoughts shared, be thankful, be honored. Give with an open heart. Check out your Elf's hints once I have PM'd you your name. Share some of yourself with your Elf in your gift... in your words, your thoughts and prayers.

Once I have all the names sorted and drawn I will PM you. After that I will snail mail you a card with your Elf's name--keep it in a safe place!

Your package MUST MUST MUST MUST be in the mail NO LATER November 20 !!!!!! As with any swap COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY!!!! I beg you to keep in touch with me should a problem arise!!!!

Allowing for 10 days mailing time.. we should all be able to open our gifts around the 5th of December. We can't possibly open all the same day, so if your gift arrives before then... hang on until the 5th and we will begin opening week then. When your gift arrives you may post that you have received.

Merry Christmas

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9/3/2017 7:00:48 AM
gershwin64 Send a Message
I'm in! I love secret Santa! !!!
9/3/2017 7:50:22 AM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
I'm ready to get my jingle on! Please add my name!
9/3/2017 8:22:49 AM
mepeace2 Send a Message
I am so ready Lets start the Jingle rock lol
9/3/2017 8:25:25 AM
dsf618 Send a Message
Altmar, NY
I am in! I love Secret Santa!

I pm'ed you my information!
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9/3/2017 9:17:11 AM
toekeyotow Send a Message
Indiana Joan
I'm ready to rock those jingle bells once again this year.

9/3/2017 9:46:54 AM
Charlton, MA
I'm in, I'm in, I'm in!!!!!!

I am so ready & excited!!

9/3/2017 10:37:44 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
It is time to Deck the Halls with lots of Jingle!!! I'm always in!!!
9/3/2017 10:56:51 AM
DouceFleur1 Send a Message
Mary Margaret, I am in! And thank you for doing the Secret Santa swap again this year!!

Love & hugs

9/3/2017 11:48:49 AM
cupcake Send a Message
Count me in for another year 2017! Thank you for hosting Secret Santa Swap!

9/3/2017 12:53:15 PM
fabricgirl Send a Message
sewing in NJ
Bring it on I'm ready.
9/3/2017 12:53:52 PM
javin22 Send a Message
Eagle Mountain
Woohoo!!! Sign me up. I can't wait to get my elf's name. MaryQ, thanks for hosting again. :)
9/3/2017 1:03:10 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
YAY!!! I am in. This is my favorite.
9/3/2017 2:01:00 PM
maryq Send a Message
09-03-17 4:20PM CDT So far I have all of you!
9/3/2017 2:06:40 PM
billizzy Send a Message
goat lady:)
Mary count me in too:) I am jumping for joy!! well actually I am trying to reach you for my name LOL

9/3/2017 3:25:02 PM
billizzy Send a Message
goat lady:)
I just had to post this for everyone LOL


9/3/2017 3:41:33 PM
Quiltmom Send a Message
Defiance OH
I am a newbie to this swap. Count me in. Hard to believe it is time to think about Christmas, but saw Christmas stuff in Hobby Lobby on Thursday.

9/3/2017 3:59:41 PM
cupcake Send a Message
I like pin cushions as theme.
9/3/2017 4:36:12 PM
QuilterontheMt Send a Message
Conifer, CO
Oh Mary! You just know I have to join this year! It's been so long and this was always may favorite part of QIAD.

I still have the key chain I got back in 2007 for secret Santa.

I'll PM you my address.

I liked the ones we did where it was free rein of what to give. No one knew what they'd be getting or from whom. Those were fun.
9/3/2017 7:00:40 PM
suzette58 Send a Message
Wytheville, VA
I am in this year. So looking forward to it.

9/4/2017 12:23:01 AM
sweetpeadesigns Send a Message
Clark Hill, SC
This sounds like so much fun, even if it does increase my Christmas list by one. I can't wait to start, I'M IN! Oh boy, OMG, Oh boy, another person that might like a homemade quilty gift. I'm more excited than scarred at this point, and with the limited amount of time left till Christmas, that's probably a good thing. Ha, I'm already coming up with ideas. I'm soooo excited, can you tell? I haven't been part of a group Christmas swap since my quilt guild in IL. None of the others did one. This is going to be so much fun!!

9/4/2017 4:53:44 AM
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