This Banner of Hope was recently exhibited at the Craft & Hobby Mega Show in Anaheim, CA. Dozens of designers created fabric banners with messages of hope to hang in an exhibit at the Show. This creative collaboration came about after Lorine Mason from It’s Sew Lorine and Elena Etcheverry of Charity Wings brainstormed about a kick-off project for the newly formed Fabric Arts Council.
After the CHA show, the banners will become part of a membership drive for the Charity Wings Art Center featuring a live webcast with 48 designer demos in 24 hours on Wednesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 16th. I’ll be joining the live event via internet to share this project. Click here for more details on the Charity Wings Facebook event page. Hope you can join in!
After this live webcast event, the the Banners of Hope exhibit will then travel to various charitable events and organizations throughout 2014.
In creating my banner, I know that I wanted to do a minimum of sewing :) I did machine stitch the base fabric per the directions to create an 8×12 finished banner with a 2″ rod pocket. To create the banner background, I applied Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Sheets to fat quarter fabrics and then cut them into 1/2″ strips. (You can use a Westcott paper cutter to speed up this process!) I then cut the strips into various lengths and working from the top down, I overlapped rows of the fabric strips. Here’s the link to my YouTube video tutorial where I share special hints and tips!