Making Memories

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

One of the organizations Prairie Moon Quilts supports is the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, or more specifically, the branch of that organization called Quilters Against Breast Cancer.

The mission of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation is to grant wishes to terminally ill breast cancer patients, and to support, educate, and increase awareness about the disease.

To that end, Making Memories has several fundraising programs, two of which are:

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and

Making Memories

As part of the Brides Against Breast Cancer program, the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation collects donations of wedding gowns, new or used, and then auctions those gowns off to brides-to-be, giving them the opportunity to find a fantastic gown at an incredible savings, and the proceeds are then used to help the Foundation grant wishes.

Whenever they receive gowns that are too damaged to be suitable for the auction, that’s where the Quilters Against Breast Cancer program comes in. The damaged gowns are cut up and packaged to be sent to quilters, who then turn the gowns into quilted works of art. These quilts are then auctioned for the same reason: helping the Foundation to grant wishes.

Last year, I was selected to be invited to create a quilt for the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. The quilt I made was accepted for inclusion in a traveling exhibit that will make its debut at International Quilt Market in Houston this month. This exhibit will continue to hang during International Quilt Festival when Market is finished.

If you are traveling to either of these events, please do not miss this exhibit. It is sure to be inspiring. I’m not allowed to publicly show my quilt until after the exhibit opens, but as soon as I’m allowed to, I will show you some pictures.

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Published in: on October 1, 2009 at 11:02 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] auctioned off to raise money for the Foundation’s projects. Please visit their web site or my post here to find out […]


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