Sunday, June 1, 2014

Postcard workshop with Bonnie Sabel and the Santiam Scrappers!!

On May 24th our guild put on a Postcard workshop featuring author Bonnie Sabel!!! IT WAS SO FUN!!! That's my card above.
I've done several postcards, but Bonnie has a different method for doing them which was awesome to learn!!

Her book was available for purchase, which I did of course.

She had oodles of kits available for purchase too!!! OH my Goodness!! It was hard to contain myself!!!!!

I did buy a few kits to work on, love them!!!
Here's Bonnie working with Cathie!
My card in progress
Lisa's beautiful dragonfly card
More cards in the works

Everyone busy at work

Flo working hard on her postcard, and her lovely card below, gorgeous!!!

If you ever have a chance to take a class from Bonnie, do it. She is such a lovely kind person and full of awesome ideas for making postcards from fabric. She loves novelty prints, and now I know what I can do with mine!!! Awesome!!!

Click here to find more about Bonnie and her Postcards!!!

So here is how I finished my card.
I used Sulky variegated thread for the edges.
First I do a regular zigzag to hold it all together

Then I do a wide, the same as the zigzag, satin stitch. I did this one twice around the whole postcard. Sometimes I will do three layers. It just makes a really nice edge!!!
The back ready for address and note and stamp
And the front again. Love Frida Kahlo. We saw her work at the the Phoenix Art Museum. I had read up on her before seeing her work, so it was an awesome experience seeing it in real life. WOW!!!

Well, that's it for today. Hope you enjoyed the Postcards and information!!! Take Care, Happy Quilting and keep those scissors sharp!! Martha


  1. Love your Frida Kahlo postcard Martha! I bought Bonnie's book years ago and saw her and her postcards in person at Sisters quilt show several years ago too. I love the novelty fabrics that she uses too. You did a beautiful job with your postcard. I'm sure you will posting more postcards soon, right?

  2. So cute! Great little projects for quick gifts.

  3. very nice postcard and thanks for sharing the others too, can see lyou making lots more happening soon, make sure we see them too

  4. Love Your Postcard. Awesome You Got To Take A Class From Bonnie.


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