Bonnie was born in Michigan, spent her young-adult years in Southern
California and has lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than
30 years. She has a BS degree in management and recently retired
from an accounting career, but her heart has always belonged to
designing with fabric. It has been her good fortune in life to have
a favorite aunt who is an artist and quilter. Aunt Sylvia is a graduate
of the Chicago Art Institute. Over the years she has encouraged
Bonnie to craft and sew and to see things with an artist's eye.
Bonnie's quilting friend Judy Foster has also given significant
encouragement over the years.
In the 1980s, several pieces of Bonnie's original wearable art
were juried into national shows, including two appliquéd
butterfly jackets that were juried into the prestigious annual "Designed
to Wear" event for the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts. During
the 1990s, her focus turned more to quilting bed-size quilts and
original wall quilts. The wall quilt mentioned in the description
of Mauna Loa was selected for a Viewer's Choice Award at the Northwest
Quilter's Show the year it was made. Many pieces of her original
wearable art and art quilts have been sold at shows and galleries.
Bonnie executed the design and construction of the postcards in
this book and also contributed the written descriptions and instructions.
Phil was born on a farm in the Acadian St. John River Vallley,
which separates Maine in the United States from New Brunswick in
Canada. He was part of a family of six boys, with French-Canadian
and French-Irish-American parents. After serving in the Korean War,
graduating from the University of Maine with a BS degree in electronics
engineering and earning a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, he
enjoyed a very successful career in electronic design, management
and marketing. He went on to establish a group of computer companies
that included the largest and most successful mail-order computer
company in the United States in the 1980s.
Without Phil's entrepreneurial mind-set, the book Positively
Postcards would not have become a reality.
Table of Contents
|Tools and Supplies
|General Instructions for Making
a Quilted Postcard
Making a Spring Birdhouse Postcard
| Postcard Gallery
|Appendix of Supplies
|About the Authors