I was just reading on the Quilt Art list a post by my friend Pokey Bolton.
This is what she posted.
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.
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 ALL types of fabric postcards: animal-themed, abstract
imagery, 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 fabric 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
Houston, TX 77063
I personally plan on making at least one in honor of my dear friend George. I might even make one for my old friend Socks.
Here are some I made a few years ago that were not animal themed.
If you are in Houston I hope you will buy one.
Be sure to visit Laura and I in our Booth #839 ARTFABRIK and FRIESTYLE Designs. See you there.