Saturday, April 7, 2018

Its is a parade - a postcard parade!


Makers: (Top) Ariane, @bruceandisabel, @shemunkee (middle) Tammy, Syliva, Cindy (bottom) Cindy, Jan, @chromatctcia
Look at this amazing group of fabric postcards sent from all over the world as part of the Elm Street Quilts postcard swap.

100 people signed-up to participate with a postcard mailing deadline of March 17.  I know that all of the cards haven't yet arrived at their forever home but many of them have so it is time for a parade!

Lynette sent me a bonus postcard to thank me for organizing the swap.  I love it and have it on my desk where I can see it ever day - it makes me smile.

This was the first time I've ever run a swap and my key objective was for it to fun - low key and not require much of an investment of time and money from the participants.  You were to mail just the postcard (directly or in an envelope) but were not to include any extra stuff.  Just sent a bit of fabric art off to a new friend.

Several of the bloggers who were part of the swap are sharing posts today of the postcards they made and received and a bit about the overall experience.  Please join me in visiting them!

Karen @ Run Sew Fun
Laura @ LC's Cottage
Michelle @ Creative Blonde
Paige @ Quilted Blooms
Sandra @ mmm! quilts

Want to see even more cards? Check out #esqpostcardswap on Instagram.

Everyone in the swap is invited to link-up the postcard they made and label it with the Prompt and the From - To locations.   It is fun to see the distance the postcards traveled.

Did you participate in the swap?  Take a minute and comment below and thank your new postcard friend.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Thank you for hosting the postcard swap!! I would do it again a well run and fun swap.

  2. It was so much fun. Thank you Patty for hosting, and to Tiffany for my pretty postcard.

  3. It was a great swap Patty. I enjoyed participating in it a lot.

  4. So fun, Patty! Thank you hosting the postcard swap and blog hop!

  5. Seeing the blog hop is fun, as is scanning all the postcards linked up. Beautifully done!

  6. Oh WOW! Those are some wonderful postcards.

  7. Thank you Patty for hosting this. It was such fun and so interesting to see all the different postcards.

  8. Patty, thank you for hosting this fun swap,. I appreciate that you kept it simple with no extras. The art of making them was gift enough.
    Sarah, thank you again for my Plus of Pluses!

  9. Thanks Patty, this blog hop was fun, and well organised. Thanks for all the work you put in to make this happen.

  10. Thank you for hosting this swap! I made two new quilty friends from it! It was so much fun! I'm honored you used my 3 little birds card in your top photo!

  11. Wait! Wow! This was the first time you've done this? Patty, everything was so well organized! I'm seriously impressed. I really, REALLY loved the "No Extras" rule. I admit to shying away from swaps sometimes just from feeling overwhelmed with the extras competition that seems to arise.

  12. It sounds like it was a great success. Such wonderful postcards.

  13. They are all fantastic! Just too much fun!

  14. What a fabulous array of styles! Wish I'd joined.

    Do this again, Patty. I will definitely join the fun!


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