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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Month-long Celebration of Moms!

We have some exciting news to share with you, and while it is quick notice, we think you might want to participate.  The Hopes & Dreams for a Cure for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/ Lou Gehrig’s Disease), has been given the opportunity to have a month-long Celebration of Moms and the special women in our lives beginning the first weekend in May – just in time for Mother’s Day .

The Richard Stravitz 30th Street Gallery on Pacific Avenue in Virginia Beach, VA, will be hosting an event that features quilts sent in from all over the United States to benefit those living with ALS, as well as raise much needed funds for ALS Research. The Hopes & Dreams for a Cure for ALS art and quilt exhibit opens Saturday, May 4, will be open Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12 and runs through Saturday, June 1st.

 In addition to the quilts, there will be artwork capturing the loving essence of women in the form of oil paintings, watercolors and inks, jewelry, mixed media, hand blown glass and bronzed sculptures.


We know this is short notice – but we thought it would be nice to have an array of small quilted art with the proceeds from sales benefiting ALS Research.  In particular, we thought it would be nice to have a selection of fabric postcards that visitors to the beach area could purchase and mail to their Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters and even best friends.

Fabric Postcards

Don’t know how to make a fabric postcard?  There is plenty of inspiration online.  Here are two tutorials on making fabric postcards, that you can watch on You Tube.

Making Fabric Postcards 

Constructing Fabric Postcards

There are dozens of additional tutorials on YouTube that can help you.  If you need inspiration, all you need to do is type in Fabric Postcards on Pinterest or Google and hundreds of images will tickle your creative muse.

Example of small quilted art

We will need to have your fabric postcards sent to 
Quilters Dream Batting by Friday May 3rd. 

We did say this was quick notice, right?  J

Here’s a treat for your participation: 

*** For every small quilted item and/or fabric postcard received, you will be entered into a drawing to win one full box of assorted Quilters Dream Batting! 

***Quilt Shops that want to participate also have an opportunity to win.  The Quilt Shop that contributes the most small quilted items and/or fabric postcards by Monday, April 29, will win a free roll of batting!

Please mail all projects and blank postcards to:    
Quilters Dream Batting
 589 Central Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

We are excited to be able to feature the lovely work of many quilters across the United States, as well as help raise awareness and  much needed funds for ALS Research. 

Happy Quilting!

~The Dream Team

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