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Mollie Makes Banners of Hope contest

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Mollie Makes coverCalling all crafters. Mollie Makes ran a wonderful article in their inaugural issue featuring the Banners of Hope event held at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in Anaheim this past January. They are currently hosting a contest asking for submissions of banners to be donated to Charity Wings for display in hospitals, shelters and other public locations offering inspirations and hope to all that see the display.  Their prize package is absolutely awesome so I encourage you to enter the contest.  For more information here is the link:

Participants in Mollie Makes’ Banners of Hope Creation Contest are eligible to win a Brother ScanNCut CM550DX and a $500 Michael’s gift. Contest details are here: http://www.molliemakesusa.com/banners-of-hope-creation-contest/.

 

Urban Doodles and Banners Of Hope

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Urban Doodles Banner Sample

My latest Banner of Hope banner sample.

The Banners of Hope project I am working on for the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) trade show in Anaheim January 2014 has taken on a life of it’s own. I believe I mentioned joining the Fabric Arts Council of  CHA this past July. Well that first meeting set me on a journey that will take me well into 2014. At that meeting we discussed  the possibility of sponsoring an event that would provide excitement, education and marketing potential for the fabric arts and our fellow CHA members.  We knew we needed to be inclusive as fabric art is one medium mixed into the melting pot of all things crafty. Getting started was easy….we decided we would feature fabric as the base for crafting projects.  The project/event was the next item on the agenda. What would or could we do with only months to plan and execute such as event?

I had a meeting with Elena Etcheverry from Charity Wings at CHA Summer 2013 as I had wanted to do something with her at the brand new Charity Wings Art Center in San Diego. I believe it is a worthwhile enterprise and hoped to teach a class or help at an event while I was in California for CHA 2014. It was at that meeting that we first discussed working together with the Fabric Arts Council. I left the trade show and we reconnected a few weeks later. It was Elena that first brought up the concept of Tibetan Prayer Flags and that was all it took. After doing some research, writing up a proposal, attending numerous council meetings and making multiple changes to the original proposal we had Banners of Hope.

I have never been involved in something so big. It is honestly overwhelming at times as I feel such a huge responsibility to make this work. Luckily I have some wonderful people working  right alongside me and it will in the end come together and the good thing is every change that has happened thus far has made the project bigger and even better.

Stay tuned as I am sure there will be more to talk about as my Banners of Hope journey continues.

Banners of Hope Logo

The Banners of Hope Project

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Banners of Hope Logo

 

This is the official logo of the Banners of Hope project I am working on with the Fabric Arts Council of  CHA or  Craft and Hobby Association.   It has been a lot of work and I am hoping with all my heart it turns out wonderfully as I have never worked on something with the potential this project has from the ground floor up. How did it get started? I am on the Fabric Arts Council’s board and we were looking for an event that would put us on the map at the upcoming CHA show in Anaheim. At the same time I was talking with Elena from Charity Wings as I have wanted to work with her organization on a class or event of some sort. Elena and I were talking one day and tossing around ideas. With research, numerous council meetings, planning, writing etc it started to come together. I will need to be a little coy here as the official announcement is being released October 21st so stay tuned. Just to tweak your interest, here is photo of a banner I made up as an example.