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!

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?

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