Here in the Northeast, fall has arrived. Temperatures are still pleasant but it is cooler and the air is crisper. Summer is over, as is traditional vacation time.
|Participants in our Staycation Postcard Reader Challenge are eligible to receive some of these hand-dyed fabrics.|
In the June/July issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, our theme was staycation and the fun things you can do with your fabric and art supplies without traveling far from home. We challenged our readers to create a staycation postcard – because who doesn't like getting a postcard from a friend or family member when they're on vacation? – and send it to us.
|Bonnie Sabel's postcard features real shells and "sand" fabric.|
We have been so impressed with and happy to see all of the staycation postcards that have come to our offices so far, and I am featured two of them here in this blog.
Our readers are so creative! One mom and her two children each made postcards about the fun they were having this summer, while other readers used techniques—like Diane Savona's under-the-surface embellishment from issue 58—they had read about in the magazine. Other postcards feature photo imagery, intricate stitch work, beading, hand-dyeing, and more.
There is still time, if you work fast, to get your staycation postcard into us before the October 1, 2012 deadline. Be sure to check out the rules for this and our other ongoing reader challenges.
|This playful art by Dawn Ruminski features a 3-D sea turtle swimming with hand-painted fish.|
All of the postcard challenge participants will be entered into a drawing to receive a selection of parfait ice-dyed fabrics we created during our "staycation dye party" in the spring.
I look forward to seeing your postcard!