Tuesday, June 17, 2008

An Enjoyable Afternoon

I wanted to share something very dear to my heart called "The Quilt"
(Take a tour of the link to see what it is all about.)
The Quilt is an annual event and the purpose is to raise money for the support of those with cancer.
Every Fall there is an auction of quilts which have been donated by quilters far and wide across the country.
It all began 10 years ago by a cancer survivor herself Carol Miller. It was a dream that grew beyond belief.
The first year brought in 165 quilts. This year the count is over 400 quilts. What a response !!!! To date 1.5 million $$$$$ has been raised.
On this particular day donors were invited to attend a reception and sneak preview of some of the quilts up for auction. I am one of a group of 4 quilters that call ourselves "The Mellow Yellows". For the past 10 years we have donated a quilt which we work on to-gether. It is a very rewarding feeling to know you are helping in some small way. Last year our quilt brought in $1500.00. We were so thrilled!!!
If you go to my webpage and look under notables...then...charity you can see the 4 of us and some of the quilts we have donated..
Here are some pictures of the quilts we viewed this day and and everyone enjoying the refreshments. There are only 3 of us here to-day as the 4th Mellow was in Newfoundland teaching at a quilt conference.
Hope you enjoy the tour.

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