A week ago I showed how to make a variety of easy Pocket Cards and more than 200 different pocket cards made by our community were posted in the Back Porch Stampers!
How fun is that?
But its not over …. here is the next idea! PROJECT POCKET QUILT CARDS!
Julie Heitz, a team member and a fellow quilter reached out to me with this message:
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!
You can listen to our conversation at the bottom of this post.
These are the supplies you need to make a pocket card:
For details and a video showing how to assemble this, click here!
Now… to turn this into a quilt pocket card, just add a 3″ x 4″ mini quilt!
Here are some ideas to get you started (all provided by Julie Heitz)
Strip Quilt Card
12 Patch Quilt Card
9 Patch Quilt Card
Want more ideas for both Pocket Quilt Cards and Quilt Cards in general?
Julie does live shows with a new quilt card every week – plus you can see all of her past cards and get the instructions as well.
Go visit her at The Chirpy Cardmaker of Quilts
Whether you are a quilter yourself, or a lover of quilts, or you know a quilter ….. you will love this!
*** Share your work with us and see the pocket quilt cards others have made by joining us here: Back Porch Stampers
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