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Krazyquilts

Krazyquilts
Date Joined: January 29, 2008
Last Online: September 3, 2009
Birthday: March 15
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a fiber artist and have been for about four years now. I have been quilting for about 13 years.

My husband and I have a cute little Yorkie who keeps me company while I work in my studio. (I'm using her picture for my avatar.) We also have 4 little koi (Japanese goldfish) and about two dozen goldfish that refuse to stand still long enough for an accurate counting.

Please, do not send me anything with artificial sweeteners like aspartame!

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Favorite Books

I love Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Mercedes Lackey, and Anne McCaffrey, Juliet Marillier, Stephanie Meyer (I'm with the vampires), Marion Zimmer Bradley, Melanie Rawn. Basically anything fantasy. :-) I also like historical fiction.

Favorite TV, Movies & Music

TV: Gilmore Girls, 4400, Dead Zone, Battlestar Galactica, Grey's Anatomy (my mother sucked me in), House

Movies: Lord of the Rings, Serenity & Firefly, The Holiday, Boondock Saints

Music: Some of my favorite music groups/musicians are Lorena McKennit, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Nickel Creek, and Moxie Fruvous.

Favorite Crafts

I quilt mostly (art quilts), but I knit a lot, too, and I also spin yarn on a drop spindle. I do some beading and embroidery, but not as much as I used to. So many obsessions, so little time!

Bright green is my favorite color. I love the combination of bright green, bright blue, purple and black. Basically, anything jewelry-toned or bright. I also love red and black together. I DO NOT like pastels or muddy colors, or neon yellow or orange. I also like pink & brown together and pink and white.

Fabric I use mostly bold, brightly colored fabrics in my work, so please don't send me any fabrics that are pastel or very country. While fat quarters are fine, I also like receiving fabric pieces larger than that (1/2 yard, 1 yard, etc.). Tone-on-tone or marble fabrics are fine and very useful, but please do not send me any solid colored fabrics! I do not use them!

Types of fabric I use a lot or am looking for:

  • Batiks
  • Bright green
  • Bright blue
  • Bright purple
  • Bright yellow
  • Black, White, Red, or any combination of those
  • Fabric with gold or silver metallic on it
  • Cupcake
  • Japanese/Asian style
  • Christmas
  • Valentine's Day/Love/Romantic
  • Sheep

Fabrics I DON'T use so please don't send:

  • Country
  • Pastel
  • Baby/Little kid related
  • Large florals (unless they are batik)
  • Thimbleberries

Yarn I knit a lot of kitchen stuff, so I use a lot of worsted weight cotton like Sugar 'N' Cream. I also like to knit socks and lace, so I love lace, fingering, and sport weight yarns, but I like heavier weights as well. I especially love anything hand-dyed!!!!

I do not use any acrylic/polyester yarn unless it is a novelty yarn like fun fur, etc.

Edibles

One of my very favorite things to receive is Edibles, especially ones from outside the USA. I also like to receive edibles local to my USA partners. (Store-bought only, please)

  • Chocolate
  • Mints
  • Candy
  • Hot Chocolate - please do not send me any HC with aspartame in it!
  • Tea
  • Pasta/Rice mixes
  • Marinates
  • Anything Cadbury (except Cadbury Crunchies. Not terribly fond of them.)
  • Baking mixes: cake, brownies, pancakes, etc.
  • Cookies
  • Ghiraradelli Caramel-filled Milk Chocolate bars
  • Cadbury Hot Chocolate

Tea

I am involved in some tea swaps, mostly for my husband, who loves tea. (I am trying really, really hard to like tea, but am having a hard time LOL!) My husband prefers white or green teas, but is very open to trying new ones. However, he does not like plain black tea, lemon, peach, or chai tea. If you really want to make his day, his favorite tea is pomegranate.

Loose leaf tea is very welcome, too, for any tea swap or as an extra, as long as it is clearly labeled.

Dislikes

  • Anything with aspartame/splenda in it!
  • Americana
  • Primitive/Country
  • "Cutsy" things (example: cartoonish or little kid-type stuff)
  • I do not like pastels or muddy colors, hot pink or neon yellow or orange as main colors, but they are fine in small amounts or as accents
  • Anything Halloween related
  • Stuff with Disney characters on it
  • Magnets, Keychains, or pencils (Unless they are directly related to something on my profile, for example: a sheep magnet or dragon keychain, etc.)
  • Tourist brochures
  • Anything that smells like cigarette smoke
  • Nothing with shrimp in it - I don't like it and my husband is allergic
  • I'm not terribly fond of ATCs unless they are related to something on my profile.
  • Scrapbooking supplies & ephemera (It's not that I don't like them, just that I have no use for them)
  • Short pieces of ribbon or yarn - again, I have no use for them (However, full or partly spools of ribbon or skein or yarn are great!)

Likes

  • Bright, wild colors
  • Lizards, dragons, butterflies, koi (Japenese goldfish), frogs, fairies & elves, turtles, Sheep
  • Tea & Hot Chocolate (especially Cadbury - yum!!) Please, NO artificial sweeteners like aspartame or Splenda or "Diet" or "Light" drink mixes
  • Dark Chocolate TimTams (I have access to the milk chocolate kind so I don't need those)Dark Chocolate TimTams = instant heart!!!
  • Beads and buttons
  • Good-quality cotton or silk fabrics (by good quality, I mean NOT Joanne's or Walmart, etc.)
  • Funky pens (Dollar Stores are great places to find unusual pens)
  • Yarn (Not acrylic/polyester!)
  • Spinnable fiber (Wool, silk, cotton, angelina fiber, bamboo, etc. Anything with long enough strands to spin into yarn)
  • Variegated/Hand-dyed pearl/perle cotton for embroidery or knitted bookmarks
  • Pretty stickers
  • Anything Asian
  • Vintage postcards
  • Vintage Christmas stuff
  • Fancy silk/rayon/cotton etc. threads for hand-embroidery
  • Things with Autumn/Fall images or Autumn colors
  • CHOCOLATE!!!! I would LOVE chocolate or candy, gum, mints, etc from other countries!!!! (Nothing with aspartame please!)
  • Cute Tissues to put in my purse (please, no plain tissues.)
  • Fun Chapstick/Lip Balm - I don't like the kind that comes in pots or little tins, though, only the kind that comes in a stick or tube
  • Shaped paperclips (Swirls, hearts, stars, squares, etc. Please don't send me regular, plain paperclips.)
  • Reusable market bags (handmade or store bought)
  • Tape measures
  • Small scissors for my knitting bag
  • Blank notecards, especially square notecards and anything made by Tree Free Greetings or Leanin' Tree but regular notecards are great, too - handmade or store-bought
  • Birthday cards for me to use - either handmade or store-bought (NO little kid ones, please!)
  • Office supplies: pretty/strange/funky pens, memo/note pads, sticky notes, mini stapler kits, etc, full-size memo/stationery pads
  • I would love an altered journal to write in!

Some things I can send

  • Hand-knit kitchen stuff (dish cloths, dish towels, hand towels)
  • Hand-knit baby bibs
  • Hand-knit bookmarks
  • Hand-knit cupcake dishcloths/stuffies
  • Notecards
  • Tea and Hot Chocolate
  • Fabric
  • Chocolate, gum, mints, etc.
  • Local reusable shopping bags
  • I'm open to suggestions, too, if there is something else you would like me to send

Ratings

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Comment: 1,000 <3's for you!!! I absolutely love my journal!!! You did a fantastic job... the pages you included were a wonderful touch and so were the pics!!! The journal cover you stitched is absolutely stunning!!! There is just not enough room here to say all the wonderful things there are with this journal!!! Thank you! <3 Thank you! <3
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Comment: This package really made me smile - it's like you read my profile!! (amazing the amount of swappers who *don't) You totally ROCK! I love everything. Meagan, you are the best <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! You were a very easy person to send to. :-) I'm glad it got there so quickly, too.
Mojo rated for Krazyquilts and Mojo on Jun 7, 2009
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Comment: Great, thank you!!
bobilani rated for Fat Quarters and Friends - Purple on Jun 5, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package! I love the fabrics you chose - they are so pretty and the extras are perfect!! I escpecially love the Froud gnome card!!! Thank you for including them and thinking of me :) And I can't wait to try that tea - sounds yummy! Thanks again for such a wonderful swap! :)
RuthieKay rated for Fat Quarters and Friends - Purple on Jun 3, 2009
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Comment: What a special package. It arrived when I really needed a pick me up. I loved the card. Thank you so much. Robin
jen5253 rated for Fat Quarters and Friends - Purple on Jun 1, 2009
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Comment: Wow! I LOVE the purple batik FQ!!!! And thank you SO much for the extra goodies! My little girl has been "drawing" all evening with the purple pen and insisted I put the purple ribbon in her hair, LOL! I love the card and I can't wait to try out the teas! Thanks again for such a generous package!!!
taravera13 rated for X~Mas Card Swap International on May 28, 2009
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Response: Thanks for finally rating.
lilychouchou rated for Hot Chocolate + Chocolate Tea on May 28, 2009
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Comment: Wow, what can I say, what an amazing package! Thank you so much, it had me dancing around the room. I've wanted a tea wallet for ages! And the tea, what an wonderful selection, the chocolate chai smells heavenly. Thank you for sending me a package that made me not care that I can't have chocolate! I wish I could give you more hearts for being such an amazing swap partner.
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything! I know that if I suddenly couldn't have chocolate, I would need some serious cheering up so I tried to send you a package that would make you smile. Apparently, I succeeded! :-) Let me know if you want any more of any particular kind of tea and we could do a private swap or something. Enjoy!
vronica rated for Fairy Notecards, Part 2 on May 26, 2009
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the beautiful cards and I also loved the newsletter!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart! :-)
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Comment: Thank You!!! It was very nice of you to send such an awesome package since I didn't receive the first one. I love all the extras that you included (cocoa classics, teas, a very lovely note card, and my favorite -- Halloween fabric!). Thank you so much!
Response: I'm just glad that the second one arrived safely. I'm so glad you liked everything! Enjoy the tea and hot chocolate! :-)
vintervila rated for Krazyquilts and Vintervila on May 10, 2009
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Comment: What a wonderful tea package...I am amazed!!! Unluckily, some evil people took the chocolate bar and the Peeps. They weren't in the package and I am glad you mentioned them in your letter so I knew someone stole something from the package. That's a shame but I am too happy with my wonderful tea and birthday gifts (thank you) to feel sad about it. Thank you so so so much it is always a big pleasure to swap with you! :)
Response: I can't believe that someone would steal stuff out of your package! I am so sorry! :-( The Peeps were some really fun purple ones that I bought special for your sister since you said that she likes marshmallow stuff. Did the thief take both chocolate bars? Because I sent two bars, a Fair Trade one for you and a Hershey bar for your dad. I'm glad that you liked everything that actually made it to you, though.
hoppyloo rated for Krazyquilts and Hoppyloo, Part 2! on May 6, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the shopping bag for the tag - and Hope (dd) is thrilled with the butterfinger hot choc! She hasnt had any for ages - and I didnt get near the other hot choc - ds enjoyed it! (I also found out he has snaffled every single sachet of Land o Lakes that I have been eking out! grrr!)
sparklebluefaery rated for Fairy Journal on May 5, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the fairy figurine as well as the journal!
Cakers rated for Sweets and a sweet FQ on May 4, 2009
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Comment: Hi Meagan - you've outdone yourself yet again. Three kinds of incredible dark chocolate?? You are truly the best. We're going to try the Sea Salt Dark Chocolate tonight, I'll let you know how it goes. The fabrics were lovely as well, I think I'll make pencil pouches as my pencils and pens seem to get lost in my backpack on a frequent basis. Thank you so very much for being such a wonderful partner again (I think this is at least the third or fourth time we've been matched up in swap-bot one way or another (you to me, me to you, etc) over the last 6 or so months, go figure)! :-)
tinnuwen rated for Krazyquilts and Naurwen on May 4, 2009
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Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for a super-fantastic swap! :D I love everything you've sent me and I adore the soap! That is such a wonderful surprise! The sweets are yum (I just had a *Forks* one... heeheeh), the pins are great (love the Cullen crest!) and the cards are lovely, too. Thank you so much! You made my day, even more so since I'm sick at home with a cold. :p
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Comment: Thanks so much Krazyquilts, for the fat quarters and the other goodies sent! This was a lovely fq trade. Thanks for all of the ones you have hosted.
chefbeth rated for Fat Quarters and Friends - Blue on Apr 30, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the great fabrics. I LOVE the dragonfly fabric. These are great swaps. Thanks for hosting!
Response: That dragonfly fabric is one of my favorites. I actually have yardage of it in blue and in red because I like so much! I'm so glad that you like it, too. I hope you have fun using it!
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a wonderful package, it was just like Christmas. I love everything you've sent, you always put so much thought and care into your packages. I wish I could give you more than 1 heart.
Response: You know I always have fun sending to you. :-) I'm so glad you liked everything!
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful cocoas, teas, calendar, and Cadbury Bar!
pahasiga rated for Krazyquilts and Pahasiga on Apr 16, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the FQs! My favorite one is with frogs, I guess. :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 181 56 65
Completed Fives Threes Ones
131 191 0 0
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Comments

Spencerette on Aug 3, 2009:

I saw the Twilight journal that you made for VampNStamp and just wanted to let you know that I think it's great!!!! Really beautiful work with amazing details :)

marilavado on Jun 30, 2009:

Come and join the Nintendo ATCs swap where you can choose the characters you recieve. This will be so much fun!

Nintendo ATCs - Your favourite

Spencerette on Jun 2, 2009:

Happy Birthday, Twilight! Meadow Scene Born 6 Years Ago Today

On June 2, 2003, Stephenie Meyer had a dream about a human girl meeting a vampire in the woods.

MuzicChiq on May 22, 2009:

Im sorry that it took me so long to respond.. but i wanted to thank you SOOOOOOO much for angeling the Fancy Tissue Swap... you not only sent me the tissue, but so much more and it was amazing and put a smile on my face. Thank you sooo very much! =)

AngelicDagger on May 22, 2009:

moogle In The New Foundation 42, A Final Fantasy Swap is up for making a Moogle!

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or

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DnD Swap is up!

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VetTechMommy on Apr 29, 2009:

Thank-you very much for the Hot Chocolate and the extras of teas and the adorable puppy notecard for the PIB tag in the HCA group! Can't wait to get sipping! =))

kari on Apr 14, 2009:

Tea Swap

Don't miss out! Only a few more days left to sign up for 3 great swaps in the Edibles International Group!

Coffee Delight!
Go Local! ~ Edibles
Time for Tea

4getmenot71 on Apr 12, 2009:

easter

HAPPY EASTER!!! :)

fosho on Mar 29, 2009:

v_8

join the EDWARD STUFFIE SWAP for the twilighters united group! ☮

Spencerette on Mar 28, 2009:

Thanks for joining Twilighters United.

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