Turkey Tracks: March 23, 2016
Coastal Quilters (Maine) members have been making handmade greeting cards.
We’ll use them to thank our speakers, to honor members’ birthdays, and to send a greeting for whatever reason we need.
Handmade cards are also good sellers in the fund-raising auction we hold every other year.
This card (Cosmos!) was made by Gail Galloway Nicholson. She fused the tiny pieces with Steam-A-Seam, placed them on the card, and ironed them down.
This card was made by Maggie Schwamb. She learned how to make this kind of card while visiting family. She glued a facing piece on the inside of the card to hide the stitching.
When I finish a quilt, I take some pictures of it as I keep a notebook that archives my quilts. I note down all the quilt math, the blocks used, the pantograph, etc. And I’ve gone back to that information many many times while making other quilts. I also take a few extra pictures and insert them into greeting cards.
Given the cost of greeting cards, taking some time to make some seems a good thing. Besides, it’s a lot of fun.