Fill out our questionnaire to sign up for a secret pal. Your questionnaire will tell your secret pal a little about yourself and your interests. You can fill out the questionnaire right here on the website.
Signups will only be open until August 4, 2022.
Find Gifts, Get Gifts
Find or make gifts that you think your secret pal will like and bring them to the meetings in September, December, February, and May. And, of course, you'll receive gifts from your secret pal as well.
In April, you will find out who has been giving you lovely gifts. At the May meeting, you will bring a final gift for your recipient and for the person who has been giving to you.
All the details ...
Using the suggestions from the questionnaire, the Giver is asked to bring a gift for the Recipient on the meeting dates listed below. The gifts should cost between $15.00 and $20.00, or be a block or handcrafted item you made. The gift(s) may be something from the questionnaire or just a warm fuzzy you think that person would appreciate. Remember, it’s OK to use your discount coupons or get sale items if you think this person would appreciate them.
Gifts will be exchanged at the following meetings:
September 1, 2022
December 1, 2022
February 2, 2023
May 4, 2023
The gifts should be wrapped/bagged and tagged with the Recipient's name clearly marked. These gifts will be placed on the table/counter designated as the SECRET PAL DROP OFF at the start of the meeting. During the break or after the meeting please look for the gift with your name on it as a Recipient. (It's more fun if you don't watch the table and keep the secret of who might be dropping something with your name on it ...)
What if my recipient is not present at the meeting?
If your recipient is not present at the meeting, please take your gift home with you and bring it back at the following meeting.
What if I cannot attend a meeting when gifts are due?
Please email Diane Sanchez if you are not able to attend a meeting when gifts are due so that she knows what's happening.
You can use the buddy system to ask a friend to bring your gift for you, or ...
You can simply bring your gift to the next meeting.
Periodically, it is encouraging for the Recipient to send a Thank You note and/or token to the giver. This can be done in the same way as the gifts are exchanged: by placing them on the Secret Pal Drop Off table/counter. The envelope should read “To (your name goes here)’s Secret Pal.
In April 2023 recipients will receive a copy of information from the Giver’s form. This form can be used to find a “Thank You” gift for the Pal who has been surprising you and thinking about you and learning about you for the last few months.
The final gift exchange will take place during the May 2022 meeting. Please bring a final gift for your recipient and a Thank You gift for the person giving to you.
How do I sign up?
The Secret Pal exchange is open to Acacia members only. If you aren't a member yet and you'd like to be, just click Join Us and fill out our online membership form.
Acacia members can sign up for secret pal in lots of ways: 1. Scroll down and fill out the online form. It will go directly to Diane S., our Secret Pal Coordinator. That's it. You're done!
2. Print the questionnaire from your newsletter and fill it out. Then ...
- scan/email it to Diane Sanchez (email address in your roster)
- snap a picture of it and text the picture to Diane (cell phone number in your roster)
- mail it via snail mail to Diane (mailing address in your roster)
Secret Pal Questionnaire
Fill out this form to participate in the Secret Pal program
Acacia Quilt Guild of Orange County P. O. Box 6853 Buena Park, CA 90622