#PaperObsessed – I need mail for Quilt Market!


I’m gearing up for the announcement of my new collection of fabric for Windham Fabrics at the Fall International Quilt Market in Houston, TX.  I.  Need.  Your.  Help.  I have a plan to adorn my booth with fanciful envelopes that are littered in stamps.  Will you consider sending me an envelope? You should know that I’m a bit of paper hoarder.  I love making envelopes from handmade papers; I love writing mail.  I ABSOLUTELY love addressing envelopes.  One summer I was paid by my mail carrier to address all of her wedding invitations.  She paid me real money and I dreamed of a job where that’s what I’d do all day. Let’s be pen-pals!  Ok.  So maybe I won’t be able to write a full on letter, but in exchange of you sending me a fancy envelope, I would love to send you a little something in return.  And why not make it a give-away?! I mean, that’s fun, right?!

Each envelope that is received before October 15, 2015 will be reciprocated with a response envelope (hand written by me) and an instructional sewing pattern that you know will be PAPER themed.  I’m trying to woo you, here.  All of those envelopes will travel with me to quilt market and appear in my booth!  So far so fun, right?!  And of all of the envelopes received I will choose three winners who will get a big fat bonus package in the mail – a fat quarter bundle of my new fabric Paper Obsessed. How do you win?!

  • One person will be supremely lucky as one giveaway will be completely random.
  • One person will win by creating my favorite envelope – think high creativity and decoration!!
  • One person will win because they live someplace that sounds amazing, absurd, or unrecognizable.  International friends are encouraged to play!

FAQ to Heather Givans

I mean, these are just questions I would ask myself so I thought I’d try to get down to the nitty gritty.

Hey, Heather Givans, I don’t want my address blasted all over the universe.  How can you insure that my private information will be shielded from the paparazzi? 

Dear Reasonable Friend,

I would suggest that you put your return address on the back of the envelope!  Along with your return address, I’d also put your Instagram handle if you’d like to be tagged on the Instagram. When these items are at the quilt market, they will be facing address-side-out — so don’t put your best work on the backside.  If you are super super super private, you can always put your return address inside the envelope and no one will know it was you!

Hey, Heather Givans, do I have to write you a letter?  I mean, I don’t really have much to say.

Dear Friend of Few Words,

You don’t have to write me a letter.  I mean, if you want to take it as an opportunity to tell me something, great.  But you don’t have to.  Truth is, I always beg to address the envelope and sometimes fall short on the correspondence.  That’s totally ok.  Address that envelope and let’s play!

Hey, Heather Givans, can I send you more than one envelope?  Can I send you an envelope everyday until the contest ends?

Dear Chance Maximizer,

YES! You and I were meant to be friends.  Send me a letter everyday.  It could sway the vote.  I can’t be sure but it certainly couldn’t hurt unless you send me smelly cheese inside the envelope or something.

Hey, Heather Givans, I’m just going to send you a post card.  Is that ok? Does it REALLY need to be an envelope?  Post cards are cheaper, you know.

Dear Post Card Lover (and Lover of Less Postage),

I really do want envelopes, so post cards might be taken to market but they won’t be included in the drawings.

Hey, Heather Givans, does this have to be made of fabric?  Or do you legit want paper?

Dear Fabric and Paper Lover,

I mean, the collection is called Paper Obsessed, so you best make it paper for now.  Fabric posts will come later.


*Include your Instagram handle on the back of the envelope so that I can tag you in a post! You’ll find me at @crimsontate – I’m probably not going to open the envelopes until after quilt market so don’t put time sensitive material inside! 😉

Also, it would be real real cool if you could share this with your friends! It would be a great display with lots of envelopes and stamps!!! Tell a friend!  Now is the time for all good people to write letters to their family and friends!

10 thoughts on “#PaperObsessed – I need mail for Quilt Market!

  1. emmbee15 says:

    Hi Heather
    I have sent an envelope at the end of last week from New Zealand so I am hoping it gets to you on time. Please do not open it there is only handmade cardboard to protect envelope in post. Could you please let me know when it arrives so I know you have it. You can’t miss it there is a red and gold handmade paper nz at bottom right on envelope. Hope your fair goes well

  2. Agnes says:

    Hi, Heather, how is it going? You must be pretty busy,….we have not hear about how this project wrapped up. Maybe you are planning a Christmas suprise? I LOVE surprises!

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