|Already many enthusiastic quilters, appliquérs, stitchers and fibre artists have been working on their submissions to the CQA/ACC “Inspired by Nature” Postcard Challenge. Thank you to everyone thus far for your amazing submissions as we always enjoy sneak previews on Facebook and other social media.
*AS OF APRIL 1ST WE HAVE RECEIVED 625 POSTCARDS... KEEP THEM COMING!
I’ve highlighted some Postcard examples to INSPIRE you and offer helpful TIPS in the process.
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~ Hand Appliquéd Postcard ~
This whimsical critter “Flower” was submitted by Val Ursulak from the Nanaimo BC Divas Appliqué Group.
Anyone who knows Val or has had the pleasure to take her classes understands Appliqué is her passion!
She is a master teacher with contagious enthusiasm for the Art & FUN of Appliqué.
Her approach is original and the results are always beyond what anyone could imagine.
Val has earned multiple National awards for her quilted legacies.
Postcard Submission by Val Ursulak
Val’s Techniques & Embellishment TIPS:
Hand appliqued critter, silk ribbon & perle cotton embroidery stitches adding personality,
* Val’s POSTCARD EDGE is folded (fusible) rick-rack technique, which keeps this critter’s antics in check!
I hope you’re considering creating your own Postcard(s)!
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Centre: My Techniques & Embellishments for Postcard Special Delivery #2 Birds:
This cute pair came alive with needle felting on their topsides, hand stitched undersides, black silk #30 knotted eyes,
MonoPoly invisible smoke thread machine stitched appliques, nest and postcard photo transfers, pillow case method to finish eliminated binding or other edge treatments!
Please Note: Postcard your entries may be either vertical or horizontal as shown!
Your creativity is not limited to orientation: Landscape 6”w x 4”h OR Portrait 4”w x 6”h
The next postcard below was photographed in-progress
to share and demonstrate an easy INVISIBLE EDGE treatment!
(from my personal postcard series: Special Delivery#4)