Have you ever heard of fabric cookies? Me neither. Until I invented them.
I needed a way for a my statewide SAQA group to thank a smaller group, so I asked the state members to make fabric cookies as thank you gifts. I described them as something, about palm/hand sized made with fabric. They ran with those loose instructions and came through in spades! I received 107 cookies, which made a very significant pile.
They were all very different.
Here ‘s a closer look at some of them.
Below, check out the top left cookie. It was one of TWENTY-SIX sent by Marlene Glickman!
And, what about the zipper treatment on the heart above? I love that.
The next photo is not that great, but I think you can tell they’re fortune cookies. Aren’t they cute?
The one on the right, below, was one of several I made.
My cookies were easy. I just grabbed a few scraps (out of the trash can) and collaged them into loose circle shapes. I stitched them together and later added hand stitching. They were very easy and fast.
Presenting the cookies was lots of fun. I went to a meeting of the appropriate group. (We call them pods here in SAQA Florida.) Several members pitched in to provide brunch which I got to deliver. Once everyone had their food, I told them about a great homemade dessert that I’d brought for the occasion. Then, I dumped the entire collection of fabric cookies on the table. It was quite a pile and it had the appropriate effect of drama and awe. They were very happy with all of this, and I think (and hope) they felt appreciated.
It’s so wonderful working with dedicated volunteers! I’m so thankful for those who pitch in.
Ellen Lindner (Florida representative for SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates)