On a Facebook live I made eight quick and easy pocket cards and challenged my viewers to make and post one over in my Facebook group – the Back Porch Stampers.
Over 200 pocket cards. Have been posted – how amazing is that!!!
Then Jjlie Heitz, a team member and friend, called with an idea.
My a-ha moment. I was excited to try Karen’s Pocket Cards when I first saw her demo them and I was inspired by the cards shared over on the Back Porch Stampers. So Friday night, I got to work. I had decided to make my pocket card with a quilt…surprise! Lol. The moment I stamped “sending healing hugs” my heart felt something. A quilt, a hug and I thought “this quilt could be the hug someone needs during these Times”. Then my mind started racing and I had to contact Karen with an idea that was put on my heart. “Would you be interested in collaborating with me on Project Pocket Quilt?” What if we could encourage our communities to send a Pocket Quilt to those we know who could use a hug? Karen said “yes!” and so here we are! We worked out the details, came up with a plan and now we need YOU! We may not be giving hugs in the way we are accustomed to but we can send a card because “a card is just a hug with a fold down the middle”. Now add a quilt and we can really bring some comfort!
We did a live together where we shared the concept and Julie shared three easy patterns for making a quilt card.
I was blown away with her use of grid paper for lining up the quilt pieces! I said I had made many quilt cards and had never used that and I knew some of mine were a little wonky. Rebecca reassured me with ” Karen, it’s okay to be wonky! A wonky quilt card just means it’s been snuggled in!!”
We have several stories to share about pocket quilt cards and who they were made for. These help me think of more people in my own life that I could send these to.
Louise shared how she wrote a prayer of healing on the back of the quilt.
She asked her friend to take this card with her to the hospital and stand it upon her bed stand so she can see it as she recovers and know that she was being prayed for.
Then Jane suggested using the idea of the prayer shawls and calling it a prayer shawl quilt.
And then, Susan Boboch share the prayer she adapted to put on the back of these cards:
May the grace of God be upon you, warming, comforting, enfolding, embracing, and sustaining you in good times as well as in difficult times. This prayer has been prayed while the pieces have been put together.
Join us to see all of the pocket quilt cards: Back Porch Stampers
See the show Julie & I did together here: Project Pocket Quilt Cards
Get the pattern here: Easy Pocket Cards
Follow Julie and see a new quilt card idea every week here: The Chirpy Cardmaker….
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