Posts Tagged ‘A Year of Art fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’

We Did It!

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We did it!  We raised more than $8000 for the American Cancer Society in just eight hours during A Year of Art. What a team effort – thank you!  Of course, thank you to all the donors who helped us reach this goal by being so generous.

Special thanks to the artists who donated such beautiful artwork for the Art Auction (which SOLD OUT!):

Pamela Allen
Pokey Bolton
Linda Colsh
Jane Davila
Vivika DeNegre
Jane Dunnewold
Jamie Fingal
Karen Stiehl Osborn
Yvonne Porcella
Virginia A. Spiegel
Laura Wasilowski

And we have a winner of the huge Inspiration Month Drawing – it’s Janice Novachcoff!  Congratulations, Janice.
The Inspiration Month Drawing was more than $1550 worth of fiber fun due to the generous and creative contributions of:

  • Sue Bleiweiss
  • Shelly Stokes/Cedar Canyon Textiles
  • Cloth Paper Scissors magazine
  • Jamie Fingal
  • Dinner at Eight Artists
  • Fiber Art Now magazine
  • Laura Osbun
  • Sarah Ann Smith
  • Martha Sielman
  • Mary Ann Van Soest/Cedar Ridge Studios
  • Twelve By Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge
  • Larkin Van Horn
  • Friends Fabric Art
  • Lesley Riley
  • Lyric Kinard
  • Fiber on a Whim
  • Leslie Tucker Jenison
  • Laura Wasilowski
  • Susan Brubaker Knapp
  • Judy Gula/Artistic Artifacts
  • Lura Schwarz Smith
  • Meinke Toy
  • Jane LaFazio
  • Cynthia St. Charles
  • Diane Doran
  • Pamela Allen
  • Leni Wiener
  • Generation Q magazine sent a copy of their premier issue to the first 20 donors/bidders.

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Last day to win AND make a difference!

 

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OldRockDetail300Detail of Old Rock, my contribution to the event.
Hand-stitched to within an inch of its life.

How exciting!  It’s the last day of our fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and we have ten artworks going up for bid starting at $350, compared to $1000 yesterday.  How often can you add artwork by Pokey Bolton, Linda Colsh, Jane Davila, Vivika DeNegre, Jane Dunnewold, Jamie Fingal, Karen Stiehl Osborn, Yvonne Porcella, Virginia A. Spiegel, or Laura Wasilowski to your collection AND do a good deed?

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This is just one of the 27 donated prizes.
Custom tree frog themed tote bag, a shoulder bag, and a journal with cover.
All created and donated by Laura Osbun.

If you aren’t looking to add artwork to your collection right now, then zip over to the Inspiration Month Drawing and check out the ALL the amazing prizes that will go to one lucky donor.  It could be you!  Keep it all for yourself, be done gift shopping for a year, donate to your local library or art teacher or quilt guild or art group, or share with your very best friends.

Please join us today from from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. today, make a bid, make a donation, make a difference. 

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1/4 of the way there!

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Way to go!  We have raised more than $2000 to fight cancer already!

Our February artwork, Sailpast by Pamela Allen, is now in The Fent Art Quilt Collection, but there are ten month’s of artwork available to grace your walls and enliven your life.

Did you know you can donate any amount to the American Cancer Society and be entered in our HUGE drawing?  There are 27 donors standing by to shower you with books, beads, fabric, DVDs, Fiber Art Now magazine subscription, Inspiration Packs from renowned artists, and much, much more.  The listed minimum donation is $25 since I would REALLY like to reach our goal of $8000. But if that’s outside of your budget, I understand.  Don’t be shy, donate and be entered!

A Year of Art closes at 2:00 p.m. Central today and re-opens tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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Today’s the Day!

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At last!  After months of planning, we are finally ready to launch our 8th annual fiber fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at 10:00 a.m. Central.  I hope you will join us for the fun and fundraising.  Our goal is $8000 in just eight hours. I believe we can do it.  We have donated more than $220,000 to the American Cancer Society and I would love to see that total be $130,000.  Your support, whether donating to be entered in the Inspiration Month Drawing or bidding on artwork, is VERY much appreciated.  Thank you, V.

Join us for the Art Auction with artwork from:

Pamela Allen
Pokey Bolton
Linda Colsh
Jane Davila
Vivika DeNegre
Jane Dunnewold
Jamie Fingal
Karen Stiehl Osborn
Yvonne Porcella
Virginia A. Spiegel
Laura Wasilowski

Donate and be entered in the Inspiration Month Drawing worth more than $1550 donated by these Inspiration Sponsors:

Sue Bleiweiss
Shelly Stokes/Cedar Canyon Textiles
Cloth Paper Scissors magazine
Jamie Fingal
Dinner at Eight Artists
Fiber Art Now magazine
Laura Osbun
Sarah Ann Smith
Martha Sielman
Mary Ann Van Soest/Cedar Ridge Studios
Twelve By Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge
Larkin Van Horn
Friends Fabric Art
Lesley Riley
Lyric Kinard
Fiber on a Whim
Leslie Tucker Jenison
Laura Wasilowski
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Judy Gula/Artistic Artifacts
Lura Schwarz Smith
Meinke Toy
Jane LaFazio
Cynthia St. Charles
Diane Doran
Pamela Allen
Leni Wiener
Generation Q magazine will send a copy of their premier issue to the first 20 donors or accepted bidders.

 

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Pokey Bolton: Seeing the Future

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Pokey Bolton is Chief Creative Officer for Quilts, Inc., the producers of the world-renowned International Quilt Festivals.  Pokey has the incredible gift of visualizing a future different than the one that currently exists.  May I remind you that Quilting Arts magazine (which was followed by TV, DVDs, books, and more mags) first existed in Pokey’s head?  Pokey supports many good causes besides Fiberart For A Cause.  Pokey has already raised $20,000 on behalf of rescue animals with more fundraisers for our furry friends coming in the future.  Pokey is always finding the fun in the fiberart world AND making the world a better place.  You can follow Pokey’s adventures on her blog.

1.  Describe your artwork for “A Year of Art” in five words.
Therapeutic, Colorful, Playful, Experimental, Mixed

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Tote filled with with the last three seasons of Quilting Arts TV,
an assortment of books from Interweave, as well as a fat pile of screened and printed fabric
by Pokey Bolton
Pokey will match the winning bid to donate to the American Cancer Society
during A Year of Art on February 12 and 13!

 

2.  Describe the source of inspiration for your artwork.
Everything I come across is an inspiration to me…whether it be my dogs sleeping on my bed or a night lily in my fish pond opening its petals in the early evening. I love to turn these images into screens and create one-of-a-kind fabrics.

3. If you could switch to another medium as a career, what would it be? Why?
Actually…I think I found just the right ones–fabric and paper! I’m exactly where I want to be.

4.  Do you support any other good causes besides Fiberart For A Cause
I support Friends For Life in Houston, this city’s premiere no-kill animal shelter. They take in animals that other local shelters otherwise would have killed as they wouldn’t meet their adoption criteria. I got both my dogs at Friends for Life, and they are fantastic additions to my household.

I also support Teens Alone, an organization outside of Minneapolis that works with homeless teens in getting them into safe homes so they can continue to go to school.

5. What’s coming up for you in the near and far future?
2013 I am hoping to be a fantastic year. After all, 13 is my lucky number! I’m going to really make getting into my studio a priority and explore some ideas that have been brewing for a while. I’m also excited to help launch several creative offerings for the International Quilt Festivals this year, including the Chicago show that is back on our roster. I am planning for a creative and industrious year.

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