Monday, October 20, 2008


Congratulations to Donna and Paul Taylor, and the fabulous Quiltathon Committee who pulled off a spectacular event and raised a TON of money!

This past weekend was the 30 Hour Quilt marathon at Taylor Sewing Centre, in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. "The Quilt" is sponsored by Northcott Fabrics in Canada, and every year, quiltathons are held in quilt shops across Canada to raise money for Breast Cancer Survivorship. This program supports the patient and the family in many ways and is a very worthy cause. 

Unfortunately, all of us have been touched in some way by this terrible disease and we are all eager to help such a great program.

Donna told me they had eight teams of incredible quilters, all hand quilting on a quilt top that was assembled from blocks donated to Northcott for just this reason. The quilt top was put together and borders added at Taylor Sewing Center back in the early spring, and was machine basted by Christine Baker. The completed quilt will either be donated to a Breast Cancer survivor or to a group that will use it to auction off and raise money for cancer research or support. I am not sure where this quilt is bound yet!

The Quilters and store staff raised $10,000 in pledges!!! Way to go, Brockville and Area quilters! You rock!

And running simultaneously was a Silent Auction and Bake Sale which raised another $2,500! All proceeds from those went to the Brockville Palliative Care- which again, too many of us have had personal experience with, myself included on three separate occasions. The Palliative Care service in Brockville is excellent.

I really missed being a part of the fun! I miss working at the store and seeing all of my friends and fellow quilters.

What I couldn't miss was taking some time to say Congratulations and Job Well Done! to everyone who donated their time, efforts, silent auction items and bake sale items to help this event go as well as it did. You are all FABULOUS!

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