With Gratitude: Book Giveaway for Pet Postcards Donated!


Winners for these books are:

Pauline Salzman

Debbie Williams

Laurie Russman

Please email me your address and you will each get one of these books!


Quilt Market and Quilt Festival are now over, and yes, I had every intention of blogging during the shows, but I was constantly on the go, running all over that massive George R. Brown convention center the entire time, and when not on my feet…I simply crashed.

We will have the final numbers for the Pet Postcard Project early next week, but in the mean time, I want to express my deepest thanks and gratitude to everyone who sent them in! At the last tally, we received more than 1200 postcards, but that was before so many people dropped off postcards at the show, too.  I can’t thank everyone enough for taking the time to create them and everyone who made a monetary donation!

In thanks, I thought to host a book giveaway, and give away three books to three different recipients.

100 Modern



I am giving away these books to three people who either created and sent in a postcard, made a donation, or purchased one (or more). If you did one or more of the above (and yes, this is on the honor system), then answer the following question and I will pick three winners on Monday.

Question:  We are now officially entering the holiday season, and Thanksgiving (my very favorite holiday) is just three weeks away! So what are you thankful for?

Me: I am thankful for my family, including my quilting family. That includes my coworkers (past and present), as well as all of the quilters who have been a part of my life over the years.


37 responses

  1. I am grateful for all the love I have in my life, human, canine and feline ;)…and for the fact that I discovered quilting– as I cannot imagine my life without it !

  2. I love this project! I was the FIRST person to buy a postcard at the 2012 show. I hand delivered 44 Pet Postcards for this project to Quilts, Inc. that were made by members of the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild when I was in Houston in September. Thanksgiving is a special holiday for me, as well. I am so thankful to have been born in a country where women can get educated and live independently. I am thankful to have come from a creative family who taught me to cook, sew, knit, crochet and embroider. I am thankful that I can use the skills taught to me by my family to help others, such as in this project and the MD Anderson Ovarian Quilt Project. I am especially thankful to live in Texas, close to the best Quilt Show and Medical facilities in the world!!

    Sarah Jimenez

  3. I am thankful for the life I have. My husband, my son and my friends. Not everyday is wonderful. But if you don’t have bad days …. how will you know the good ones. I am fortunate.

  4. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my dogs, my dog rescue group, my quilting friends, and the wonderful life I live here is beautiful south Florida!

  5. I am thankful for my amazing family, my health, having enough food to eat and clean water to drink. My pets add that special sparkle to life that wouldn’t be there without them and I am thankful for that. I am thankful for so much more but that would take pages of text. I am truly blessed and I try not to take it for granted.

  6. I sent a postcard of one of the dogs I raised to be a guide dog for the visually impaired. I am grateful for the health of my family. My 84 year old mom had a mastectomy last Monday and she is doing quite well. I am very thankful for that and for celebrating my 90 year old dad’s birthday in October.

  7. I bought 5 postcards. All of them Christmas themed. I am thankful that I love my job and that’s kea my life so enjoyable. My friends and family include my coworkers, my Harley friends, and my real family. Thanks to all of you for being my family and friends.

    Sent from Jill’s iPhone

  8. I’m thankful for my family (tops!) and friends and especially for fabric — the fabric designers and fabric companies and all that goes into producing the wonderful cloth that I must touch, fondle, sew with daily.

  9. I am thankful for all my families-the one I was born into, the one I married into, the one I worked with for over 30 years, my precious kitties, and my loving, understanding husband.

  10. Hi there, I thoroughly loved the challenge of making these cards. I donate each month through the Combined Federal Campaign to the Humane Society, and since I am not a talented formidable quilter I felt as if I could make a difference.

    For the contest: I am thankful for each day. I am truly blessed with my health, my family, my friends and the gifts that I have been given. I try to remember that through gratitude I can give back to others in need. Love the holidays too☺ Make it a great day and I hope you beat the $20,000 from last year, Cindy:)

    Cindy Adams
    Commander, U.S. Public Health Service
    Regional Supervisor
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service
    1301 Young Street Suite 1030
    Dallas, TX 75202
    (214) 767-3201
    FAX 214-767-3902


  11. I love the two post cards I bought in Houston, they are already on the wall in my sewing room keeping me company. At this time of the year, I’m thankful for the many volunteers that work to provide Thanksgiving dinners for others, help keep the food banks full, collect blankets and deliver coats and other needed items to those much less fortunate.

  12. I am grateful for two beautiful granddaughters, ages 5 & 2, my family, and a very special family member, STORMY, he is my rescue dog who now works with me as a Therapy Dog. He makes our whole family happy and proud, and the patients he visits even happier.

    Mary Geehan

    Sent from my iPad

  13. I am thankful to have so many quilting friends who were gracious enough to jump on the Pet Postcard Project with me when I asked.

  14. I am happy to have survived my 73 years of life and to be able to do fiber art to my heart’s content and am grateful to heroes like Pokey who give us intriguing quilting opportunities.

    Gloria Welniak from Cottage Grove, WI

  15. I am thankful for the opportunities that quilting has given me. I have made incredible friends, learned new things in fiber art, had the chance to give back to my community, and made many people very happy with my creations. Thanks to Pokey for organizing the Pet Postcard project.

  16. I am thankful for the opportunity to pursue quilting in my retirement years and attend the IQF for inspiration. We are blessed living in our great country and having all the opportunities to be and share our creativity.

  17. I am thankful for my family, my health, my friends and especially my quilting friends. I’m thankful for my dog, Colorado, and the chance to help other animals in shelters by volunteering at one and by raising money with the postcards. Thanks for organizing that event!

  18. I am thankful that I wake up each morning with my feet on this side of the ground, that I am alive and healthy, happy and grateful for all the blessings I have and all that are coming to me.

    Sent from my iPhone


  19. I am thankful for the three grandchildren I have. I am thankful for the three great kids I have. I am thankful for the wonderful 30 years my husband and I have had so far. But I am most thankful that I am able to hear and see the beauty around me.

  20. At this time I ‘m most, grateful for my daughter’s fast recovery from open heart surgery, Thank the Lord! for all those wonderful doctors!

  21. I am so grateful for the love in my life. I am grateful for a mother and grandmothers that sewed and quilted. I am grateful to be living in these times when we can connect via the internet, craft and work together towards such a worthy project.

  22. Am thankful for the wonderful web communication between quilts and quilters from around to world…that is such an opportunity all….marty from marietta

  23. I am thankful for my family and friends. And to my new quilting friends I met while at the convention. I love quilter’s – they make you feel a part of the quilting community- I am also thankful for all the new information and ideas I got from classes
    that will get me through winter.

  24. I am grateful for my wonderful family, friends and my health. I have met so many wonderful people throughout the quilting community and they have enriched my life beyond measure.

  25. I’m grateful for my DS who took care of my greyhound while I went to Houston, Susan Pain & Kathy Kennedy Dennis for hosting AAQI, AAQI for letting me come and work the booth for 5 days at their final Houston show & all the quilters who share their generosity & quilts. So much more!

  26. I’m thankful my son moved to Houston so I was able to come to the quilt show the past two years. I’m thankful he adopted a cat and dog so I could feature them on the postcards I donated. I’m thankful my sons have married wonderful women, and one of them has given me a grandchild!

  27. I’m thankful for my wonderful husband who helps me with quilt colors; my children and family who love my quilts; for wonderful quilting friends who inspire me to try new ideas; and for living in Florida where I don’t have to shovel snow anymore!

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