100 Artists Donate Artwork to Fight Cancer


It’s pretty straight forward.  100 fiber artists donate artwork, 100 patrons donate $100, and the American Cancer Society has $10,000 to fight cancer.  The fundraiser opens two weeks from today on Wednesday, Feburary 4 at 10:00 a.m. Central.  How to participate.  See more gorgeous artwork on our Pinterest board.

The generous artists are an international “Who’s Who” in the fiber/art quilting world:

Natalya Aikens. Pamela Allen, Frieda Anderson, Britta Ankenbauer, Brooke Atherton, Marion Barnett, Alice Beasley. Von Biggs. Pat Bishop. Sue Bleiweiss, Pokey Bolton, Deborah Boschert. Kathie Briggs, Laura Cater-Woods, Jette Clover, Judy Coates-Perez, Marion Coleman, Linda Colsh, Gerrie Congdon, Nancy G. Cook


Three Leaves by Sue Dennis

Jane Davila, Vivika DeNegre, Sue Dennis, Jay Dodds, Diane Rusin Doran, Jane Dunnewold, Carol R. Eaton, Suzan Cloud Engler, Tomme Gill Fent, Clairan Ferrono, Jamie Fingal, Ann Flaherty, Cindy Friedman, Terry Grant, Cara Gulati, Gloria Hansen, Leonie Hartley-Hoover, Patty Hawkins, Annie Helmericks-Louder, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Marie Z. Johansen, Lyric Kinard, Sherry Davis Kleinman, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Franki Kohler, Lynn Krawczyk, Pat Kroth, Jane LaFazio, Kristin LaFlamme, Carol Larson,Susan Lenz,Eleanor Levie, Susan Purney Mark, Jeanelle McCall, Judy Momenzadeh, Susie Monday, Carol Moore, Gail Myrhorodsky, Fannie Narte, Kathy Nida, Karen Stiehl Osborn, Frieda Oxenham

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The Balancing Act 
by The Pixeladies -
Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki

The Pixeladies – Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki, Valarie Poitier, Yvonne Porcella, Cate Coulacos Prato, Daren Pitts Redman, Wen Redmond, Sue Reno, Lesley Riley, Karen Rips, Lora Rocke, Kristin Rodriquez-Girod and Janelle Girod, Beth Schillig, Norma Schlager, Susan Friedman Schrott, Sandra Sider, Cheryl Sleboda, Carol Sloan, Lura Schwarz Smith, Mary Ruth Smith, Kay Sorensen, Sherrie Spangler, Virginia A. Spiegel, Cynthia St. Charles, Terri Stegmiller, Melanie Testa, Jeanette Thompson, K. Velis Turan, Larkin Jean Van Horn, Mary Ann Van Soest, Gordana Vukovic, Terry Waldron, Judy Warner, Laura Wasilowski, Vicki Welsh, Leni Levenson Wiener, Kathy York, Vivien Zepf

Judy Gula and Eleanor of MeinkeToy: Our Safety Netsin case of unforseen circumstances.



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Beautiful Artwork to Fight Cancer

It’s exciting to see more and more of the donated artwork for THE 100, a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser to fight cancer appearing on Facebook, blogs, and websites. Although our “Who’s Who” of fiber artists aren’t required to share artwork in advance, many are!  Be sure to check our the previews on our Pinterest board maintained by Deborah Boschert.

The 100 opens at 10 a.m. Central on Wednesday, February 4.

100 Artist+100 Patrons + 1 Day = $10,000 to fight cancer.



Judy Momenzadeh
13.75″ x 11.25″


Carol Eaton
Ladies Luncheon
12.5″ x 14.5″


Lora Rocke
On the Beach
16″ x 20″



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An organized studio for the New Year!


Every January I clean my studio down to the micro level.  I find amazing things!  It’s been great so far as I have finished or have in progress ten artworks.  I’m sure neither the neatness nor the pace will continue, but it’s great at the moment.


Of note:  You can’t have too much light in January in the Midwest, so I have overhead, string, and halogen lights.  And, yes, I turn them all on.  I always need a pot of paperwhites in January.  The giant paper snowflake was made by my sister and is perfect for filtering just enough sunlight.


Studio B next door now has the towers of fabric (not shown) that were in the closet (that didn’t work) in studio A and the ironing board moved over there also.  A table I had been using as a desk downstairs became another cutting board.   I would like to say I gave Studio B the same clean-out, but making art won the day instead :)


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My Artwork for THE 100 fundraiser to fight cancer

InfiniteWorldsWebInfinite Worlds
Virginia A. Spiegel
10″ x 10″

February 4 is the big day when THE 100, fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, opens at 10 a.m. Central.  More details on the event are here.

* 100 extraordinary artists are donating 100 amazing artworks.

*There is no bidding or waiting for the price to drop.  THIS IS IT:  The first 100 patrons making a Request to Donate to me will be given a link to donate $100 to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause.  Make the donation ASAP after receiving the link and you will be one of the lucky 100 Patrons.

*Artwork will be assigned to the 100 patrons using a random number generator.

Our goal: $10,000 to fight cancer in one day! 

Above is the artwork I’m donating to THE 100.  First I painted and over-painted on non-woven fabric and then stitched, stitched, stitched.  The backing is black wool/rayon felt and it was trimmed to form the 1/4 inch border.  The artwork was inspired by the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day.  The photo boggles my mind every single day!


Stitching orange300Detail while stitching on Infinite Worlds
Virginia A. Spiegel

If the winner of my artwork is in the continental U.S. I will mount it to a white 12×12″ stretched canvas.  If the winner is outside the continental U.S., I will do one of my famous fabric wraps using my printed/painted fabric.

The 100 artists aren’t required to share their artwork, but we are lucky to have had many previews.  Deborah Boschert has collected many of them on this Pinterest board.

Please join us on February 4 for a fun, fast and fiber-licious fundraiser.

100% of the proceeds are donated directly to the
American Cancer Society
through Fiberart For A Cause.



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Three NEW artworks for THE 100 Fundraiser


THE 100, a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, opens at 10 a.m. Central on Wednesday, February 4.   There will be only 100 lucky patrons.  All the details to participate are here.

100 Artists+100 Patrons+One Day = $10,000 

Although the artists for THE 100 aren’t required to share their artwork in advance, visit our Pinterest board maintained by Deborah Boschert to see many of the artworks donated to this fun, fast, and fiber-lcious fundraiser.  Below are three artworks sooned to be pinned:


Jette Clover
Interjection 1
Mounted to 8″x10″ board


ShillingB400Beth Schillig
Don’t Worry  . . . Be Happy
22″ x 15″



Beth Schillig
Don’t Worry  . . . Be Happy


Work in progress by Carol Moore.  
Below is her inspiration photo from her lake house.




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