Thursday, June 19, 2014

Colors of Cancer

Unfortunately our guild has been hit hard by cancer this past year.  We lost a dear friend to cancer and several more of our quilting sisters are currently battling the disease.  If we add in our own family members who have had or currently have cancer, I think it would probably be safe to say that there isn't a single person in our guild who hasn't been touched by this awful disease.  We often feel helpless when a loved one has cancer, but there is one small thing that we can all do to help fight this disease...make a Colors of Cancer quilt to help raise money for the American Cancer Society of Tioga County! 

2014 Exhibit "Colors of Cancer"

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will once again be quilting for a cause during the guild’s 2014 exhibit. Members are invited to help fight cancer by making quilts the color of cancer in memory of a victim, in honor of a survivor, or to simply raise money for the American Cancer Society of Tioga County. The rules are easy. Make a 9”x12” quilt representing any kind of cancer by using a recognizable amount of that particular cancer’s awareness color (e.g. breast cancer = pink, prostate cancer = light blue). Quilts may be, but need not be, monochromatic. Any theme, style, color, technique, and ability are welcome. All quilts entered in the “Colors of Cancer” category will be offered for sale at the price of $25.00 each during the month of the exhibit. All profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Tioga County at the close of the exhibit.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Complete rules and necessary guidelines can be found on the Colors of Cancer entry form, which can be printed from the guild’s website (see the "exhibit" page) or by clicking here. Entry forms and finished quilts should be given to Susan McC. on or before August 18, 2014.

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