As many of you may now, our next issue marks the 10 year anniversary of Quilting Arts Magazine! And I don't know about all of you, but in my family, birthdays were always a very big deal. The birthday girl or boy would have their meal and cake of choice, their birthday wish list (within reason--apparently, a pet pig was never within reason for my parents), and my mother even had colorful crowns that we got to wear on our special day. You'd frequently here this excuse tossed around between arguing siblings: "Hey, you have to be nice to me--it's my birthday week!" And most of the time, we respected this declaration.
Since Quilting Arts is turning the big 1-0, we're going to revel in at least a couple months of celebration. And at the top of our birthday wish list is fabric postcards from all of you. If you're our friend on Facebook (and you should be!), you may have seen the announcement on our Facebook page last week. If not, now is your chance to get stitching! I even managed to whip up a Quilting Arts @10 postcard of my own this weekend, taking advantage of a long car ride to Vermont to do some colorful hand stitching. It took about an hour to finish up on the sewing machine last night and voila--quick, easy, and a wonderful way to celebrate this special occasion! My card is characteristically colorful and patchwork-y, but the best thing about working at Quilting Arts is getting to see the wide array of unique aesthetics amongst our readers and contributors--so I hope you'll all participate. We have fun plans for these cards....
Here are the guidelines--we can't wait to see what you come up with!
Create a fabric postcard with the #10 prominently
featured/stitched and mail to Quilting Arts @10, PO BOX 685, Stow, MA,
01775. Deadline for receipt is 10/10/10!