The Power of We: “A Year of Art” Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society

Today is Blog Action Day when bloggers around the world unite to make a difference.  This year’s theme is The Power of We.

WELL!  As fiber artists we have proven again and again that together we can raise significant amounts of money for causes dear to our hearts.

Our Fiberart For A Cause has already raised more than $220,000 for the American Cancer Society and we aren’t quite ready to call it quits yet.

Mark your calendars for February 12 and 13, 2013 for FFAC’s next big event.

Artwork from these eleven amazing and generous artists will arranged on a calendar grid and be up for bid:

Pamela Allen
Pokey Bolton
Linda Colsh
Jane Davila
Vivika DeNegre
Jane Dunnewold
Jamie Fingal
Karen Stiehl Osborn
Yvonne Porcella
Laura Wasilowski
Virginia A. Spiegel (that’s me, of course)

Will you choose your favorite artist, your favorite artwork, or your fav month?  The art may or may not be themed to the month, but you know it will be wonderful from this lineup of artists.  All artwork will be mailed directly to you after the event by the artist.

Previews of the artwork as well as how and where to bid will be coming soon.  As always, 100% of the donations go directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause.

December in our Year of Art will be Inspiration Month with a collection of beautiful books, tools, and materials which will all go to ONE lucky person.  You are entered in the drawing for this prize package automatically by placing a bid (winning or not) or by making a donation to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause during A Year of Art.

Inspiration Month sponsors (more details of their donations coming soon) to date include:
Sue Bleiweiss – Sketchbook Challenge book ($21.99 value)
Shelly Stokes/Cedar Canyon Textiles – Paintstiks on Fabric ($16.95 value), Design Magic ($22.95 value), and Rubbing Plate Roundup ($22.95 value) books.
Cloth Paper Scissors
Dinner @8 ArtistsRituals catalog ($24.95 value)
Fiber Art Now magazine – One-year subscription ($40 value)
Generation Q magazine – 20 copies of the premier issue to the first 20 bidders
Laura Osbun – One-of-a-kind tote (To see a tote created by Laura and donated to an earlier FFAC fundraiser, go here.)
Sarah Ann SmithThreadWork Unraveled book ($33.95 value)
Martha SielmanArt Quilt Portfolio:  Natural World ($24.95 value) and Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 2 ($24.95 value) books
Mary Ann Van Soest/Cedar Ridge StudiosDreaming in Color (Kaffe Fassett’s autobiography – $40 value) in a messenger bag created with Fassett fabrics.
Twelve by Twelve:  The International Art Quilt Challenge book ($22.95 value) – Donated by Gerrie Congdon

Do you have something inspiring you would like to donate to our cause for the Inspiration Month drawing for A Year of Art?  Drop me a note at Virginia(at)

Thank you for supporting Fiberart For A Cause, demonstrating THE POWER OF WE.



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  1. 1

    On Blog Action Day, what better way to celebrate the ” Power of We” with yet another Fiberart for a Cause event. Congratulations Virginia and all the fiber artists involved for past accomplishments and sending all best wishes for a very successful 2013 event!

  2. 2

    Hurray, Virginia Spiegel is at it again, our fierce champion for fiberart AND cancer treatement and research!