I made my first four (4) recycled silk art quilts in 2012 and in 2013 I had them professional photographed. For the past 5 years I had the high quality files of these photos and have only used them for images on my blog.
A couple of months ago one of my art quilting buddies, Kristin Shields of Kristin Shields Art and @kristinshields on Instagram shared images of professional printed cards of some of her art quilts and she began selling her cards at Dudley’s Bookstore (a bookstore featured on my December 2016 post Independent Bookstores (wonderful & magical places)) and I was very inspired!
After consulting with Kristin on resources I decided to have 5″ x 7″ blank cards of my first four art quilts professionally printed!
Kristin also shared the clear plastic envelopes to individually package the cards that she buys in bulk with me so I could have a professional finish to packaging the cards and their envelopes:
On the back of each card is “The Story of This Piece” (Artist Statement) and details on the piece.
I do not have plans to sell these cards but to give them as gifts; and I’ve given out a couple sets already.
Here is how I am packaging up the sets:
You can view images of these first four art quilts, part of my Color Story collection, and their Artist Statement on my Art Quilt Stories page.
It is pretty exciting to be share these cards with special people in my life!
Guess what? It is time for my Fifth Anniversary Blog Celebration!
This year I will be offering a set of these cards in my blogging anniversary giveaway in addition to two handmade items.
More details to come in a future post as well as what I am doing in the month of October to celebrate completing my 5th year of blogging!