I want to share more of the beautiful fabric postcards (here’s how I make mine) that I’ve received this summer. Where does the time go? I apologize for being overdue on posting!
My offer is an ongoing one: send me a handmade fabric postcard and you’ll receive one in return: watch my Creative Clip for my challenge for those interested in trading! But remember, you must include your full name and especially your address so I can send you mine in return! I’m sad to report that I have had several instances where I can’t reciprocate for that reason. (Email me if you forgot to include your address!)
Joyce said she had some fun with this challenge — and it shows, as she treated me with three! Her cute Collie Flower opened this post and above are her wonderful patchwork postcards.
Lee used beautiful batik fabrics and added lovely free motion quilting to embellish — the blues and greens are so refreshing to look at during this summer heat.
Another wonderful cool color combination of fabrics that were pieced and quilted by Sally.
Karen shares my love of fabric selvages! Don’t they make the best stripes? (Karen, if you’re reading, I need your last name and mailing address!)
Paula thanked me for “this inspiring challenge. I have made eight cards so far to share!” Happy to hear that Paula, and I bet your recipients are happy to find your postcards brightening their mailboxes!
Laura Jane wrote that this “was a blast to create, even with my self-taught skills. During this crazy pandemic season, it was a creative path that offered a respite… thank you for your store and passion!”
Susan posted this photo on her Instagram page with the comment “I just finished my first free motion, quilted post cards thanks to coaching by Judy Gula at #ArtisticArtifacts. As with everything, I learned much that I’ll do differently next time. It was SO much fun. Instructions are online at AA’s blog.”
One of these beauties made their way to me with this sweet message from her, “I will always be grateful to you for your support, your laughter and your willingness to encourage me to do things I think I can’t.” I love how her cyanotype fabrics look combined with rusted fabric and commercial cottons.
Ready for more inspiration? Betsy True used our #ShareonSat hashtag, posting to the Artistic Artifacts Creative Minds Facebook Group, that she had been “playing with fabric postcards using some of my Asian theme fabrics collected over the years; cutting elements out and collaging them onto more interesting backgrounds.”
This is such a great idea for large scale fabrics or fabric panels!
And of course, you don’t have to use fabric. Linda created this embellished collaged postcard with paper and cardstock, but she’s also a talented fiber artist. “Thank you for keeping me supplied with fabric and thread,” Linda wrote, “and keeping me entertained online during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020. I sure miss seeing you all!”
We miss seeing many of our customers and friends too, Linda. Fortunately social media allows us all to touch base with one another to check in and to share. If you aren’t already subscribed to our newsletter you may do so here. Please join our Creative Minds Facebook Group as well as visiting our store Facebook page, Instagram, and Pinterest boards. Plus our YouTube channel features video tutorials and more!