Wednesday, 2 January 2013

2013 - a New Year - A New Pledge - UPDATED

This post has been UPDATED
Happy New Year to you all!

We will start 2013 with:
29 - Active swappers
2 - on leave

Our membership currently stands at:
17        Australia
7          USA
3          Canada
2          New Zealand
1          UK
1          Germany

Since 2010, 30 have left the group - the most recent citing failure to swap and lack of communication as their main reason for leaving - this is most disappointing :(

What is more disheartening for me .............. over the last year or so:
2 have been removed (failure to communicate with Swap Co-Ordinator)
7 have been suspended (failure to swap and/or communicate with partner)

Members are not removed or suspended on a whim, but failure to communicate and/or swap is simply NOT ACCEPTABLE.  If you feel that it is OK not to communicate with your partner or the Swap Co-Ordinator, or it is OK to have one-sided swaps, then maybe this group is not the group for you.

Below is a button for your blog and I ask that you take the swappers code of conduct to heart and always with good intentions.  Thank you to Cheryll from Gone Stitchin for sharing this with us 

Both Sue from Quilt Block Swap Australia and myself are taking one sided swappers seriously as its no fun for anyone when you make and send a block to someone and they do not reciprocate.  If this happens to you please let us know early.

I, **insert name here**, pledge to do my very best to have integrity and honesty in my swap commitments. To be on time, every time, to participate in discussions and to communicate with my swap partner and the Swap Co-Ordinator if I am going to be late or unable to complete my swap obligations.

Remember swappers have a month to make and send your block, so if you have not received your block by the end of the first week of the following month this is the time to let us know, unless of course your partner has emailed you to let you know that they are going to be a little late. 

Swap Co-Ordinator