quilted postcards

For whatever reason, too many teachers are receiving pink slips. In other words, being terminated. We need to personally support these hard working souls with humor, caring, or just a quick thank you. Sometimes a teacher just likes to laugh. Here are some suggestions:
 “You know how to tell if the teacher is hung over? Movie Day.” Jay Mohr
“School is like a lollipop. It sucks until it is gone.”
“I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.”
Gym Teacher or Coach
“As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in school”
School’s out for Summer!

Biology, Botany, Science, Ecology
“A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.”
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My sister-in law out in San Diego loves NASCAR. When I saw this fabric, I knew I had to make her a quilt with it. Because the NASCAR fabric is so busy, I broke it up with turquoise sashing . After quilting in the ditch and crisscrossing the blocks, I named it “NASCAR Crossroads. ” I mailed it today and can’t wait to hear her reaction!
As you can see from the label, I put the title at the top. I then drew and colored a race car. It also has to and from whom, along with the date finished. Check on my earlier blog as to how to make this label: http://quiltingcafesbrew.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-personalize-quilt-label.html

Because I had extra NASCAR fabric that is licensed and cannot be sold in my etsy shop, I also made her the following cosmetic case. It is my first case and was so easy. It was fun, especially adding the colored beads as a zipper pull.

A quilter always has scraps, so I made a crazy quilt postcard. The bright colors really shine in this one. As always you can visit me in my shop at quiltingcafe.etsy.com

Quilting Cafe, where something is always brewing

My cousin recently order 4 postcards with this picture of her and her sister on it. She gave me the quote and I added different fabric backgrounds for each card. This picture was taken in 1958 at the family farm in Joliet, Illinois. It is part of picture of the whole dining table. Although it was chilly day, we still had an outdoor picnic. The rest of the day was spent raking and burning leaves.

If you have an idea to personalize a postcard, let me know and we can work on something just as endearing. Quilt.cafe@yahoo.com

I just added these two large quilted postcards to my Tattoo Collection, seen on the right. Everyone seems to love these diva ladies. I imagine they could be on the new show “Sons of Anarchy”, on tonight. These cards would also be a fun way to send holiday greetings to the non-traditionalist, wouldn’t it?
I have added metallic thread to the cards to make our diva girls really stand out. As if they needed anything more. One of the cards is finished with black fabric binding. The other card is finished with silver braid overcast with blue metallic thread. They really glitter.

I have sent fabric postcards to my family and friends. I have seen them after they have come through the mail. You would never know they had been handled by the post office. I am so impressed by the fine care they have taken with them. All my customers say that these cards bring a smile to the postal workers.
Brighten someone’s day, send a fabric postcard…they will know they are truly special. You can see these in detail and many more at quiltingcafe.etsy.com.