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    Welcome New Members!

    I’d like to welcome all brand new members to our yearly Secret Santa Group. Being new to a group can be confusing and for some intimidating. We are hoping that this will make you more comfortable

    Yes, your gifts will be “good enough”. We have no quilting police here and our members have a wide variety of months and years quilting/sewing, so skill levels are all over the board What we all have in common is that what we do make is made with love.

    Don’t be afraid to ask questions. We’re a very helpful group and there is a good chance that the question you have is shared by someone else here regardless of whether they are new or have more Secret Santa years under their belt. Your question is helping others here. I also encourage new people to PM or email me. That’s what I’m here for and I do enjoy helping or working things out with others. If you find you are putting too much stress on your plate, let’s talk about that. If you feel you cannot make a deadline let’s talk about that too. You can PM me on the forum or email me at: [email protected]

    The first year most of us wondered what gift projects members have made in the past. A good way to get ideas is to look at the former years Secret Santa Groups. After we receive gifts pictures are often uploaded to each year’s Gallery in the Group (some years more than others). Check out past groups.
    Secret Santa 2018 https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/group.php?groupid=290
    Secret Santa 2017 https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/group.php?groupid=273
    Secret Santa 2016 https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/group.php?groupid=246

    Many people also check out quilting/sewing categories on Pinterest. Tons of ideas there! https://www.pinterest.com There are also great tutorials of project put out by Jenny here at our MSQ https://quiltingtutorials.com ; Jordan Fabrics https://jordanfabrics.com/pages/videos-tutorials ; Craftsy https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/shop/quilting-patterns I will sometimes do searches on Esty, https://www.etsy.com if I find something I’d like I then go over to utube https://www.youtube.com and try to find a video tutorial on how to make that project.

    And of course start a thread in our Discussion Group asking for ideas for projects in general or based on a particular theme or even where you can find a particular project tutorial. There are plenty members who will offer ideas based on what they received in the past, or made for others previously or even just something that comes to them at the moment.

    I will ask other members to add to this thread on ways they see making life a little easier and more comfortable for new members. We are all happy to have you here!
    Katrina
    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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    As a first time member last year, one of the things I found really helpful was the questionnaire and the discussions about likes and dislikes in the discussion group. It really helped me choose themes that were tailored for the person I was sending to, and often helped me with ideas for things to make. I want to encourage everyone to participate in those threads, they really gave me confidence in making my projects.
    sigpicIf you can't see the mistake from the back of a galloping horse, nobody is going to notice it.

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      #3
      Not a new member, but did not participate last year. I truly did miss having my box of goodies to open on Christmas day. I do occasionally get behind, for various reasons, my health, my grand kids health...life in general...I am going to really try this year to keep on track. Looking forward to being a part of it again....and yes I still have to extra items from the past. So please feel free to send extra's to me...I will be sure they get to whoever needs them.
      Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

      Marilyn......
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        #4
        Awesome Auntimern! Welcome back! I can't wait to get started too!
        Katrina
        “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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        Secret Santa 2020

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        Secret Santa 2020

        Membership is now opened for Secret Santa 2020

        We had a lot of fun with the Secret Santa 2020 group last year. A lot of happy people received beautiful handmade gifts from their Secret Santa's. Each person made and received 12 gifts at Christmas that were made throughout the year, one a month based on a given theme. We learned new things, challenged our skills in a non-stressful way and got "down and dirty" creative. Plus at the end of the year we get 12 great gifts for Christmas!

        This group is a commitment as you are signing on to create 12 gifts during the year. They can be smaller projects so any challenge is not overly difficult. Choose whatever difficulty you are comfortable with. You may also, twice a year, swap out the named theme for one of your own choosing. You may also purchase rather than hand make 3 items during the year.

        If you would like to join please "subscribe", "join". Read the Rules in the discussion section and sign. You will rec
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