Donne per donne (Women for women)
Fiber Art Cards for Women after Breast Cancer
Dear Textile Artists
In 2007, the General Assembly of patCHquilt (Swiss Quilters Guild) takes place here in Lugano. On this occasion, we organize from 1-3 June Switzerland's first Quilt Festival: QuiltArtLugano 2007.
In addition to the various exhibitions and workshops in program, we have planned an exhibition of Fiber Art Postcards. Those postcards will be exhibited in Lugano before and during the Festival and put up for auction during our Gala evening and on our website to raise funds for a society called "Vivere come prima" ("Living as Before", a Swiss society for women after breast cancer). We have chosen this society on advise of Doctor Thomas Gyr, principal of our local Breast-Center.
We would like to invite Quilters and Textile Artists around the world to donate Fiber Art Postcards for this project. Therefore we invite you to forward this message to your friends and groups (attached files: invitations in four languages).
There are no restrictions on style of the Fiber Art Postcards, every material and every technique is allowed (traditional piecework as well as surface design techniques, mixed media, stitching/quilting by hand or machine), but please follow these guidelines to assure that we will have Fiber Art Postcards of high quality to offer:
Fiber Art Postcards are small works of ART of fine craftsmanship, created the same way as small (art-)quilts. Build your front as you would a small (art-)quilt.
Make each postcard unique, although it is possible working in a series (please number each piece).
Finished size: 4" x 6" (10cm x 15cm)
All edges should be finished in a clean manner (using a zigzag stitch around the edges).
The postcards must be sturdy and stable (use solid batting or interfacing such as Timtex or Vilene to provide a solid base for a collage.)
Sign your card on the (fabric) back with a Pigma pen. Write your name, city and country, the date and title of your postcard.
Put your card(s) in an envelope and send it to:
Bea Bernasconi, Via Navree 5, CH-6964 Davesco-Soragno (name from A-L), for informations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlis Egger, Via Nava 16 C, CH-6963 Pregassona (name from M-Z, for informations: email@example.com)
Deadline: 31 January, 2007
For inspiration, view the Fiber Art Postcards at http://www.art2mail.com/.
More on QuiltArtLugano 2007: http://www.quiltartlugano.ch/ (official Festival website).
On behalf of the organizing committee we would like to thank you for your support of this project, fundraising for this society and helping women through breast cancer recovery.