March 26, 2010

...pillowcases and postcards

Yesterday my son and I packaged up 51 pillowcases and sent them to our American troops in Afghanistan. We are supporting Operation Pillowcase.
 I forgot to take a photo of all the cases before we put them into the boxes... But they were great looking with a wide variety of colors.  My son made several of the cases himself along with myself and several donations from friends.    If you live in or around the Blackstone Valley and think you would like to participate - you may email me. Otherwise go to the web blog and hook up with a team leader in your area.  This is an ongoing project that my son and I will continue to support by making and sending  cases.
I hope you join in.

Also, I had some fun this week making post cards.  I had several notes to send out and luckily I was able to stock up on a  lot of my supplies through my friend and Guild member Shari. 
Shari hosts a post card supply making swap/sale through our Guld.  She offers prestamped backs, precut postcard stabilizer and a wide variety of novelty fabrics. 
Recently Shari had a booth set up at our local quilt show and guests were able to make postcards and purchase supplies. The proceeds are donated to Women's Heart Health. 
I don't really care for cutting the stabilizer or stamping the I'm happy to get my supplies though Shari.  Her hard work makes for my easy.

-an example of a prestamped back

-some of the novelty prints, turned into cards and decorated with crystals.

-painted and embellished fabrics.

-painted batting (from 3 Creative Studios).

...and designs cut from the painted Lutradur. 
I used my friend Sue's new ruler to cut the shapes. She has a very cool cutting ruler with  many design options. 
More details to follow.

...these two were my favorites. 


Quilt Rat said...

Theses postcards are all terrific but oh my..that last group is FABULOUS!!!

Debra said...

Your support of Operation Pillowcase is dynamite! Just think -- 51 people are getting a smile & a fabric hug from your efforts. Big thank you to your Son & friends too!