Wednesday, December 9, 2009

2009 Breast Cancer Strength and Memory Quilt


This is the quilt I made for work as a breast cancer fundraiser during the November breast cancer awareness month. I took orders from anyone in the hospital who wanted to buy a square (well, donate $ to the American Cancer Society and get a quilt square as a bonus.) I scanned in the pretty pink floral that they were using on all their fundraising materials and used it as a backgroud on some of the squares. I ironed cotton to freezer paper, cut it to 8.5 x 11, and fed it thru the inkjet printer and, viola!, instant quilt squares. My challenge was that I could NOT sew it, I had to use wonder under and glue and a hot glue gun and some nasty glue backed felt left over from last year that someone else ordered. The carpentry shop made a nice wood and glass case for it so it won't get wrecked by time, NY soot and dirty hands. (Picture is kind of blurry because of the glass case.)

4 comments:

sonja said...

i think this is a great awareness quilt Linda. and it reminds me to call up Kaiser for my annual "mam and pap" tests! aloha, Sonja

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

Nice job! I knew you would meet the challenge.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Great job! I love it and all the variety of pinks too!

Edzellinni said...

Thank you quilt addicts. It was a labor of love...kind of amazing that I could do this on the job. Can't beat having a job that is something you would do on your own time for free! PS: I'm looking for someone with a longarm who could do the quilting next year (for a reasonable price since it is for charity) so I don't have to GLUE it...goes against my artistic principles to have been forbidden to stitch due to time constraints.