Friday, March 16, 2007

Beaded Quilts for Breast Cancer Research


I was so excited tonight to see that Jeanette has completed piecing quilt number 6 for the auction to be held at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI, in June. The proceeds from these auctions goes to Breast Cancer Research.

These little butterfly squares come from across the States and foreign countries. This particular quilt includes donations from beaders whose bead sites we are all familiar with -- Beading at the Beach and The Lone Beader.If you haven't checked their blogs, please do -- they are wonderful.

I am unfamiliar with the beaders of most of the blocks in this quilt (when you go to the site, you can see photos of all the completed quilts and the names of all those who contributed to each one) but I can tell you that, from the top:

1st row -- from the left number 5 and 6 are mine
2nd row - from the left number 3 and 4 made by The Lone Beader
4th row - from the left number 2 and 3 made by Beading at the Beach

7 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Oh wow! That looks great! Thanks for bringing that to my attention. And, I love loking at all the different designs=:)

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, bg! and how neat that we're all three on the same quilt!

Dianne said...

What a stunning quilt this is, you must be proud to be a part of it.. Well done Missy I know it will make a lot of money with all the wonderful work gone into it...

Bev Schweigert said...

Wow! Is all I can say. That is beautiful! And for such a wonderful cause! I love all those butterflies!

Wonderful blog.. I'm glad I found it!

Bev

Beadin' Gram said...

Dianne & Bev, thanks -- it is wonderful to be a small part of this wonderful project. Hope the auction brings lots of $'s for breast cancer research.

LB and BB -- what an honor for me to have my humble work on the same 'quilt' as the two of you ;-)

CC said...

Aloha BG! I'm part of the BJP & was just checking your blog for your progress. But then I got lost in all your beautiful work! Wow! I do have a question for you. I found out about the beaded quilt too late this year, but I started practicing in case it's done again next year. The problem is I have all these tiny squares on Peltex & Timtex & have no idea what to do with them or how to finish them. I was thinking I could make pins like you did. Is there a site where I could learn how to finish these? Thanks so much. I hope this gets to you even tho' it's on an older post! Blessings, CC

tammy lang said...

hi jackie
i just found your blog this morning
its great!!
the first three squares on the beaded quilt are mine:)
you have wonderful work here-
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beaded art dolls
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