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We did it! More than $7000 raised for the ACS.


SUCCESS!  We raised over $7000 for the American Cancer Society in just two days with a new event, Foto/Fiber 2012.

My sincere thanks to the patrons who were so very generous.  As always, our Honorary Chairperson, Karey Bresenhan, celebrating twenty-one years as a cancer survivor, was a steadfast support to me and the fundraising effort.

Of course, Foto/Fiber 2012 could not have happened without the donation of photos by Karen Stiehl Osborn and Cynthia Wenslow.  The BONUSES were provided by this all-star team of artists who also excelled in p.r. for the event:

Natalya Aikens
Frances Holliday Alford
Pamela Allen
Liz Berg
Sue Bleiweiss
Nancy G. Cook
Jane Davila
Vivika DeNegre
Diane Rusin Doran
Jane Dunnewold
Jamie Fingal
Leonie Hartley Hoover
Leslie Tucker Jenison
Lyric Kinard
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Lynn Krawzcyk
Jane LaFazio
Susan Lenz
Jeanelle McCall
Linda Teddlie Minton
Karen Musgrave
Gail Myrhorodsky
Karen Stiehl Osborn
BJ Parady
Cate Coulacos Prato
Yvonne Porcella
Wen Redmond
Sue Reno
Lesley Riley
Cynthia St. Charles
Susan Schrott
Suzanne Silk
Lura Schwarz Smith (with Kerby C. Smith)
Sarah Ann Smith
Terri Stegmiller
Mary Ann Van Soest

We have raised and donated over $220,000 to the American Cancer Society.  I hope you are as proud of our success as I am.

P.S.  It will take a bit to sort everything out, but the winners of the p.r. drawings as well as the drawings of fiber art will be announced no later than Monday, February 27.



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Foto/Fiber 2012 – Minimum Donation Drops Today

We’re on a roll!  We raised $5000 toward our goal of $7000 for the American Cancer Society yesterday.  Can we finish the job today?

Foto/Fiber 2012 opens today at 10 a.m Central and the minimum donation has dropped to $50.  You still will choose a beautiful photo, but your fiber BONUS will be chosen for you. You know with our all-star lineup of artists that your BONUS will be wonderful!

Photo for Foto/Fiber 2012:  Perfect Landing by Karen Stiehl Osborn

Not only that, we still have all the drawings for fiber art with a gorgeous 18×24″ art quilt on the line if we reach our goal.

Photo for Foto/Fiber 2012:  Morning Dance by Virginia A. Spiegel

Please join us today and know that besides photos, BONUSES, and drawings, you are helping in the fight against cancer as 100% of donations are made directly to the ACS through Fiberart For A Cause.



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Today’s the day for fun, fiberart, and fighting cancer!


Foto/Fiber 2012 opens today, February 15, at 10 a.m. Central.

Daybreak by Karen Stiehl Osborn

Have you made your wish list yet?

It’s just a matter of requesting a photo and a BONUS, receiving confirmation from me, and then donating through the link I provide.  All the directions are here.

Part of Diane Doran’s three BONUSES in progress

Patrons are also eligible for a variety of DRAWINGS for fiber art and your chances for winning are quite good as there can be no more than 90 patrons and actually fewer if patrons make multiple choices/donations.  Be sure to study the eligibility guidelines for each drawing ahead of time.

Yvonne PorcellaTeal Flower for OV. 6×9″ Mini-quilt. The drawing for this artwork will be from the patrons of Foto/Fiber 2012 whose lives or the lives of ones they love have been affected by cancer. (I’m thinking it will be all 90, no?)

Of course, 100% of your donation is made directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause and you will receive an immediate electronic receipt.

Our goal:  $7000 to add to the $215,000 we have already donated.

Thank you for your support!



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Tomorrow – WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN with Foto/Fiber 2012

Does that seem like too many WINs for one event?  It’s not!  Foto/Fiber 2012 opens tomorrow at 10 a.m. Central.

1.  You will be donating directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause.  Our goal:  $7000 to add to the more than $215,000 we have already donated to the fight against cancer.

Bullseye by Virginia A. Spiegel

2.  You will receive a gorgeous photo, mounted, matted, and nicely packaged. It’s would be great as a gift and no one would know if you kept the BONUS (see below) for yourself. My thanks to Karen Stiehl Osborn and Cynthia Wenslow for donating photos.

Detail of BONUS from Cynthia St. Charles

3.  You will receive a BONUS from one of our all-star team of generous fiber artists sent directly to you in a 6×9″ padded envelope.  What could your BONUS be?  Leave it to the thirty-six generous and creative artists to send you something wonderfully fiber-licious!


Lyric Kinard: Crescent. 5×7,” matted and framed to 8×10″ Art quilt.

4.  You could win one of six beautiful fiber works of art donated by Leonie Hartley Hoover, Lyric Kinard, Lynn Krawczyk, Yvonne Porcella, Susan Schrott and Mary Ann Van Soest.  To make it a little more interesting, some drawing are open to all Patrons and some are a little more specific.  For instance, the drawing for Lyric’s artwork is open to all Patrons who donate even $5 more than the minimum requested donation.  And if we reach our somewhat ambitious goal of $7000, all Patrons will be eligible to win this amazing artwork:

Mary Ann Van Soest: Yellow Barns II. 18×24″ Art quilt

Here are all the directions so you will be able jump in tomorrow, February 15, and WIN!

Questions?  Ask today by leaving a comment or contact me at Virginia(at)


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I join Lesley Riley on Art and Soul Radio Tonight

 Lesley Riley

 Lesley Riley is an internationally known quilter and mixed-media artist.  Besides being a book author and teacher, Lesley is also the force behind Artist Success.  Leslie and I will be chatting tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern on Art and Soul Radio about my art, my passions, and, of course, Foto/Fiber 2012. Lesley has gained rave reviews coaching artists on exactly what to do to turn art dreams into reality.  She has frequently appeared on Quilting Arts TV as well as appearing in instructional DVDs.  Lesley introduced TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) which has made many artists, including me, quite happy.

 Lesley is donating two BONUSES from her studio for Foto/Fiber 2012.   I think you can tell by these detail photos that you can expect something wonderful when you open your envelope.  Lesley tells me that her BONUSES may include fiber items from around the world, hand-dyed fabrics, vintage lace, painted TAPped cotton with original photo and more.


Remember you can choose Lesley as your Fiber Bonus artist on February 15, but your Fiber Bonus artist will be assigned to you at random on February 16.  Foto/Fiber 2012 opens at 10 a.m. Central this Wednesday, February 15. All the directions to participate in Foto/Fiber 2012 are here.  Of course, 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to the American Cancer Society and you will receive an immediate receipt of donation from the ACS.



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