Awhile back I posted information about The 100, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, that I am participating in. This is a reminder that it is coming up on February 4, and I hope a lot (well, 100) people will donate $100 to buy a piece of fiber art. All of your donation will go to ACS, and you will get a lovely piece of fiber art.
This is my extraordinary sister-in-law, Jamie. Three days after Christmas she died from metastatic breast cancer. While we all know of the many advances that have been made in treating cancer, there are still cancers that do not respond. Hers was one of those. She fought hard, received the best care and the most current treatments and nothing worked. Nothing. I don't have to tell you what we are feeling. Most of you have had your hearts broken, at some point, by cancer in your families, among your friends or those you admired. I don't have to tell you. We all know.
I am donating this small quilt called "Night Windows" for the event. It is approximately 14" x 18"— (that's a guess. I don't want to go out to the studio in the rain tonight to measure it!) I am donating it in honor of both Jamie and my sister Becky, whose cancer was the kind that all that research found effective treatments for and, thankfully, gave her a complete recovery. That's what I want for everyone with cancer!
You can find all the details at Virginia Speigal's website here.
You can see a sampling of the wonderful work being donated at a special Pinterest page here.