I got your message on the PayPal. It's definitely the right solution. Thanks for letting me know.
I was thinking about the sorting as well, and was clear on something and then heard you say something else.
It is my understanding that we are to put 28 HST in a baggie - if I do 10 sheets, I use 10 baggies, each with a label of my name and mailing address - I was going to suggest putting something like "1 of 10" , "2 0f 10" on each baggie to assist in your sorting process. But, I think I just heard that you aren't requiring 28 per small baggie. Not sure why you would remove that requirement, but if you decide to keep it in, it would absolutely make your sorting process easier. You can sort my 1st 28, refill my baggie with 28, and pop it into my box. Then, you aren't sorting 700 for me, but 25 baggies of 28. Anyway - my thoughts on the whole thing, and I'm completely confident in your abilities to do this! My partner is an engineer, and I even had him thinking on it for a while.
Also, I was thinking about the fact that I'm sending in 700 - with 615 participants, I'm guaranteed to get some of my own back. But, if many of us send in 700 (or more than 615) I would be happy to get 4-5 of another persons' HST who also sent in 700. That way, I don't get 85 of my own back, but I would be happy to have 4-5 identical ones in the quilt (I'm making the cover quilt from her book.)
It will be interesting to see how many people actually turn in. It will be easiest to sort by most turned in and least turned in, and start the swap there. We can't wait for pictures.
Up to 6 sheets complete and 10 more sheets pinned and ready for sewing. (I did this in between completing the borders on a bed sized quilt this weekend! Great weekend!!!)
You can put them in individual baggies of 28 if you want to, but it''s not necessary to number them 1 of 10, etc. That's extra work for you and it won't be instrumental in the sorting process. If you do separate them into smaller bags like that, be sure to put how many are in the baggie and your screen name on each bag. I never required that you had to send them divided into separate bags, just that they needed to be sent in increments of 28, 56, 112, and so forth.