Quilting Gallery had an Artist Trading Card Swap offered in May 2012. It really intrigued me to make a 2.5″ x 3.5″ trading card! We just submitted our name to Michele at Quilting Gallery and she set up the swap and sent us our swap partner. I was to send my ATC’s to The Quilt Rat in Canada, and someone unknown to me was to send me their ATC’s. I decided that I would be involved internationally with this swap too.. there are people from all around the world that entered into this Swap.
Jill at the The Quilt Rat was the person that did the tutorial for this ATC swap, so I was instantly nervous about sending her my ATC’s! I was new at this and wasn’t even sure what my ATC’s would look like! Her tutorial was beautiful and her ATC’s were very unique! ALSO.. my Janome Horizon broke down right at that time, and I bought an new little Janome, so I felt that everything was working against me! Well.. I pulled out a book my Mom had given me about thread sketching and read that Jill at The Quilt Rat liked to garden and decided to thread sketch some flowers for her! So I called it a bouquet and did four different flowers and my ATC’s were sent out! I was very happy with how they turned out, although they took about 2 hours per card to finish.
My other swap partner that sent me her ATC’s were from the United Kingdom! I received her ATC’s around the end of June, and was sooo excited to get them! What was wonderful about her ATC’s was that one of them was tied to the Jubilee that was in England this year! She also number them as a set and each of them was a set of 12. You can also find her on Etsy as LizzyAstro.
Below are the ATC’s that my partner from England sent to me!