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CQA/ACC Postcard Challenge #2 - 2020 

Update due to Covid:
Even though Quilt Canada 2020 has been cancelled we are going ahead with judging and awarding prizes for the 2020 Postcard Challenge.

 Your mail-in Postcard Challenge entries are welcome by June 1st, 2020 to be eligible for 1 of 5 prizes. We have not determined the method or date(s) of the postcard sales. Thank you in advance for your participation and patience as we plan creative ways to sell 1200 – 1500 miniature quilted & handstitched postcards (arriving daily!) to benefit Edmonton AB Glenrose Paediatric Brain Injury Unit. Please note that once the date and method of sale of postcards is determined we will announce the final deadline for all postcards to be received to participate in the sale.

Exciting NEWS!
It’s time for creative, quilters & fibre artists to plan and create your next miniature quilts the size of a Postcard! 

Once again proceeds for this 'funraiser' will go to a worthy charity.
Glenrose Paediatric Brain Injury Unit in Edmonton, AB is the designated beneficiary.

Cindy’s Threadworks is the sponsor providing $1500 CASH to 5 winners for the categories listed in the poster.
We have an enthusiastic Team of Volunteers ready at the helm. This ship is full steam ahead! Are you onboard?!

All your postcards submitted are truly appreciated and will be purchased by other quilters to enjoy your art!

Note: Due to Covid-19 extended deadline for mail-in submissions is JUNE 1st, 2020 to be eligible for judging process.
Postcards are accepted for charity benefit (without judging) after that date.
*scroll to page bottom for Highlights & winners from CQA Postcard Challenge 2018.

CQA/ACC Quilted Postcard Challenge Highlights (2018 review)

BEFORE show opening 
Quilt Canada Vancouver May 31st - June 2

Thank you to quilters from coast to coast
(& beyond) for
contributing 1600+ postcards to the
CQA Quilted Postcard Challenge 2018!

 It was a true honour to oversee this campaign and witness 
everyone’s willingness to get on board and participate.

I’m grateful to CQA/ACC Board of Directors for their support.

AFTER 2nd Day, volunteers refreshing Postcard Gallery
 Sincere "Thank You" to CQA BC Coastal Rep Karen-Killins Robinson
for receiving, organizing & storing precious postcards since 2017.
Her promotional assistance, attendance at events & teaching
postcard classes are gratefully acknowledged by many quilters.

$11, 000 in donations was raised for
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation!

Congrats to everyone for all your contributions.
Every postcard submitted & purchased counted towards this success.
Thank YOU for Helping us Help BC Children’s Hospital.

Proud Sponsor/Founder CQA Quilted Postcard Challenge
Cindy Scraba “Cinderella” @Cindy’s Threadworks
BC Children's Hospital Foundation representative ....
Canadian Quilter Assoc. website has more images.
Review Fall issue 2018 "Canadian Quilter" Publication for article on the Postcard Challenge
plus Quilt Canada Vancouver 2018 highlights including Trend-Tex &  NJS Quilt Winners! 

CQA/ACC Membership receives subscription with membership...join NOW if you haven’t already to stay connected.

See you at the next (Western) Quilt Canada 2020 June 18- 20 Edmonton Convention Centre!

2019 Quilt Canada Ottawa June 12 - 15 EY Centre
Quilting Goes Viral!

1st Place Winner $500 Quilted Postcard Challenge 
Jo-Ann Jenkins, “Red-Breasted Nuthatch”, from Burnaby BC.
Member Northshore Needle Arts Guild 

Hand-stitched postcard features Brazilian embroidery, needle painting, hand quilting.
2nd Place Winner $300 Quilted Postcard Challenge

Monika Kinner-Whalen, “Prairie”, from Saskatoon, Sask.

Thread painted postcard features free-motion machine embroidery
Ma 3rd Place Winner $200 Quilted Postcard Challenge

Joy Hegglund, “Sunset”, Crofton, BC

Machine embroidery, Free-motion quilting

Excellence in Thread Use by Hand $250

Pam Brown,”Hanging Basket”, Brentwood, BC

Hand embroidered stitches
Excellence in Thread Use by Machine $250

Susan Luque, “Abandoned Barn”, Georgetown, ON

Thread play, Free-motion machine quilting

The Lap App Portable Table!

Have you ever wished for a portable table when hand stitching, appliqué, hand quilting, assembling hexagons, or crafting?Joyce Haskins is an appliquér herself and is the inventor of the Lap App© and proudly made in USA.

I’m always delighted when my shipments of Lap Apps arrive and I see array of fun fabric covers--they’re always different! There can be prints with sewing notions or fabrics that mimic pieced, traditional or modern quilt blocks. The quality and workmanship are consistent and guaranteed.

Under the slip cover is a sandpaper worksheet for tracing designs with better control and accuracy. Plus, there’s another slip cover for ironing. All well planned adding value with every feature.

Notice the handy dowel pegs tucked under the table for thread spools and a magnet for threaders or needles. There’s even a pocket for scissor storage.

The lightweight wood is solid, smooth, and strong. The adjustment knobs underneath accommodate various tilt and table height positions.

Cindy Scraba
Cinderella Blog

Customer Feedback:

Now when I appliqué my neck and shoulders are relaxed. It’s no longer painful to be seated for long periods. Thank you so much for sharing this product with us!

Yes, you may quote me about my love of the LapApp at anytime as it has been a true blessing for me to use. No wrist or back pain when doing applique or sashiko as I can sit back in my chair and my wrists are supported and I always know where my needle , thread and scissors are. It is an extremely well organized unit. Now, I love that it allows me to sit comfortably in my recliner to read.

Another plus about the way the LapApp is made is that we can easily adjust the position of it to our individual needs. Also , it is lightweight so no pressure on the thighs. So many positive things to say about it. Pat.

I agree! another gal mentioned her hubby did the math from a carpenter’s point of view to reproduce one or come up with a facsimile and quickly announced she got a good deal, LOL…we can rest our case ;-) take care.

Link for video and purchase info.


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