Tag Archives: Fabric Postcards

It’s a CAT-astrophe at International Quilt Festival Headquarters!

Things have gotten down right cat-ty here at Quilts Inc. headquarters as we have received more than 170 fabric postcards so far for our Festival Pet Project Fundraiser, some of which feature the feline variety!

 

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The above three funny feline fabric postcards were humorously painted and stitched by Sandra Gray.

Norma Schlager stitched this cute kitty!

Another fabric postcard by Sarah Anne Smith (who will be teaching in Open Studios…more on that soon)!

 

And Jeannie Palmer Moore painted and quilted this charming tabby.

We are aiming to at least receive and sell 500 fabric postcards, so we hope that many of you are planning to act as cat-alysts to our cause, and help us help these animals from suffering cat-aclysmic fates by stitching up some postcards this weekend. Am I putting you in a fit of cat-aplexy with my play on words?! Stop your cat-erwauling. ;-)

And have a fun, and stitch-filled weekend!

Free Fabric Giveaway & The Pet Project Postcards for Houston Quilt Festival Are Arriving!

Quilt Festival’s Pet Project Postcards to benefit Friends For Life, Houston’s premier no-kill rescue organization and animal shelter, are starting to arrive in batches at Quilt Festival headquarters, and I thought it would be fun to give a sneak peek at what you can buy on the show floor for just $20!

How cuddly and adorable is this fabric postcard?!
“It’s Cold Outside!” by Sarah Ann Smith


“Woof!” by Sue Bleiweiss

“Best Friend” by Jeanne Palmer Moore

“Best Friends” by our very own Ann Graf

Ann has made a number of fabric postcards so far, including this floral-themed piece.

Calling All Quilters! We need fabric postcards, and not just animal-themed ones, we welcome all styles and motifs!

If you want to try your hand at a small quilt (oh, say…4″ x 6″), then why not make a beautiful fabric postcard to donate to our cause? We are accepting them here in our office through October 23, so you have more than two more weeks to make as many fabric postcards as you would like!

If you want all of the details, you can find them in this blog entry, and please, please spread the news!

Free Fabric Giveaway for Making a Pet Project Postcard Pledge!

If you are making fabric postcards, I am going to sweeten the deal! Respond in the comments area that you are making and sending in at least one fabric postcard and I will randomly select a winner by the end of the day, Tuesday, October 9th, to win this loot of Cabana Blooms fabric by Windham Fabrics!

Please Take Our Quilt Festival Pet Project Postcard Pledge!

We are thrilled to announce that Friends for Life, Houston’s fastest growing no-kill animal adoption and rescue organization, will be the beneficiary shelter for Quilt Festival’s Pet Postcard Project! I personally admire this organization tremendously for the work and outreach they do, and it is where I adopted my dog, Clarence.

For this fall’s International Quilt Festival/Houston, we are launching our first of three Festival Pet Projects, and we are inviting YOU for this fall’s show to make fabric postcards that will sell for $20 each to benefit Friends for Life.

Take the Pet Postcard Pledge!

Would you be willing to make and donate a one-of-a-kind fabric postcard? I am hoping we get at least 500 fabric postcards, and if they all sell, that is $10,000! And wouldn’t it be fantastic if we got even more?

We encourage animal-themed fabric postcards but we certainly welcome and would appreciate other themes as well, such as abstracts, landscapes, floral pieces, etc. The point is to raise as much funds as we can!

If you are interested in making a fabric postcard (or two or three or more), here are the requirements:

• Each fabric postcard must be 4″ x 6″ and can have either a horizontal or vertical orientation. They should be stitched (hand or machine) and consist of a front, batting (or interfacing), and a back. As these postcards will not be going through the mail, it is OK if they are in excess of 1/8″ in thickness. So if you want to heavily embellish your postcard(s), go for it!

• You are not limited to making just one fabric postcard. Create as many fabric postcards as you like.

• On the back side of the fabric postcard, please sign your name and title your postcard. (Contact information is optional.)

• These postcards are due at the Quilts, Inc. office no later than Tuesday, October 23rd. Please note: this is a received-by date.

• You can mail as many fabric postcards as you would like, but please place them in a padded envelope. This way they will stay in pristine condition to be displayed at Festival. Please mail them to:

Festival Pet Project
Attn: Pokey Bolton
7660 Woodway
Suite 550
Houston, TX 77063

The fabric postcards are just beginning to arrive at the office, and here is an assortment of cards by the truly talented Beryl Taylor:

Maudlin-Free Monday Fabric Giveaway!

It’s a soggy, dreary Monday here in Houston, but we don’t mind the grey skies and puddle-ridden roads…the rain is finally cooling things off.  I hope everyone had a nice weekend; I had a quiet one–my favorite kind–spending hours stitching. I began working on about 20 fabric postcards for our Pet Project, our upcoming fundraiser for stray animals in dire need here in the city of Houston. I like to make fabric postcards in batches, and this first batch features Louie, my 13-year-old Min Pin whose image I screened on fabric, then fused to some pieced backgrounds.

I have a lot of embellishing as well as hand and machine stitching yet to do on these, but I had fun working with such graphic prints for the backgrounds.

Speaking of which, I have a stash of Malka Dubrawsky fabrics that she designed for Moda that I would love to give away to someone who might use them to create fabric postcards for our Pet Project.  Are you interested?

If so, answer the following question and I’ll randomly choose a winner tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon.

Question: Fall is coming, and with it cooler temps and more reasons to stay indoors and quilt. What are your bigger quilt projects on the front burner right now?

Pet Lovers Unite! Big Animal-loving Announcement for International Quilt Festival/Houston!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know not only do I love quilts, but animals, too. All of us at Quilts Inc. do, and most of us have rescues as pets. After my most recent rescue, Sweetie, whom I fostered and thankfully adopted out, I thought it would be a great idea to do some kind of outreach quilt exhibit/fundraiser for Houston-based shelters. With the economy the way it has been, and the fact that a lot of strays are wandering the streets in search of food and a place to rest, the shelters in Houston are more than at capacity with animals in desperate need of good, loving, forever homes. These places could really use our help in terms of funding.

So the good news: We talked about the idea at Quilts, Inc., and we are doing a fundraiser at International Quilt Festival this fall to help these shelters, and we want YOU to participate!

Introducing the Pet Postcard Project!
Want to make postcard-sized quilts to be featured at International Quilt Festival/Houston and to raise money for animals in dire need? Make what we are currently dubbing…Critter Cards!

Here are the preliminary details:

1. Make as many 4″ x 6″ fabric postcards (that are no more than 1/8″ in thickness) as you would like to be featured and sold at International Quilt Festival this upcoming fall.

2. We want you to get pet-ty! For these fabric postcards, keep them animal-themed or related to animals in some fashion. On the back side of the fabric postcard, please sign your name and title your postcard. (Contact information is optional.)

3. We will sell the postcards for $20 each at Festival, and all of the proceeds will go to Houston-based animal shelters.

4. These postcards are due at the Quilts, Inc. office no later than Tuesday, October 23rd. Please note: this is a receive-by date!

5. You can mail as many fabric postcards as you would like, but please place them in a padded envelope. This way they will stay in pristine condition to be displayed at Festival.

Please mail them to:
Pet Postcards
Attn: Pokey Bolton
7660 Woodway
Suite 550
Houston, TX 77063

Louie helping me prep my fabric painting table to make the doggie bone fabric for my Critter Cards.

Send as many fabric postcards as you can create, and send them early! I will be displaying many of your postcards on my blog before Festival to build up momentum for the fall show. In the next blog post I will give more specifics and requirements for this special opportunity, along with a tutorial for making fabric postcards with tips and techniques. I am committing to making (minimally) 50 fabric postcards!

Clarence salivating over the dog bone fabric as it sun prints. (And too bad for Clarence, I threw those bones out as I didn’t want him to digest fabric paint!)

Please help me spread the word about this opportunity to help animals in need!

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