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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Beading for Breast Cancer

Excerpts from the STORQUE Article:

Etsy Beadweavers Team is helping to fight breast cancer! Twenty five members of the Etsy Beadweavers (EBW) have joined forces to help fight breast cancer and create beaded squares to be included in Jeanette Shanigan’s 2009 Beaded Quilt. Jeanette sews the squares together to form the quilts and then frames them in shadow boxes. Finished quilts are auctioned at the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, WI, and the proceeds are donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 100 percent of the donations go directly to research. This year’s theme is “Bead artists have the heart to take on breast cancer” and all squares will include a heart motif. Almost $10,000 has been raised for breast cancer research from the sale of the quilts. EBW members have set an October deadline for themselves in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can see photos of quilts from previous years here.

The 2009 “Bead-It-Forward” Breast Cancer Donation Project

The title of this project is “Bead artists have the heart to take on breast cancer.”

The artist can use ANY beadwork stitches or other techniques but the motif of the square must reflect hearts of any type. Any colors, shapes, or styles of beads can be used, providing the overall motif is the heart.

My contribution to the EBW Quilt is a red HEART, surrounded by flowers.


Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

I love your heart square! I made a couple of squares for the quilt, but that was before I was accepted into EBW. Love your new blog!

Enchanted Beads said...

Thank you, Karen!

Julie said...

Your blog is looking great Ilena! Great job! I have always enjoyed your blog though...