Posts Tagged ‘Fundraising for the American Cancer Society’

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″



01 2015

Thanks for supporting the cause!


Just back from the Forest Lake Area Relay For Life.  OK, I’ve been home since Sunday, but in a zombie-like state 🙂  Relay = 24+ hours awake to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  As many of you know, my Fiberart For A Cause raises funds through and for this Relay in honor of my Dad, now a 20-year colon cancer survivor.


The good news:   With just 13 teams, the Relay raised over $110,000 for the American Cancer Society.  We can be proud that fiber artists and their supporters donated over $5500 of that total during our one-day Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer.

If you would like to participate in your own local Relay (so much fun, so moving, such a good cause), here is more info. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s largest grassroots fundraisers.



08 2014

“Famous Buttons” and Lynn Krawczyk Challenge


There is no minimum amount of donation to be entered in most drawings during the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer (let your pocketbook and your conscience be your guide), but Lynn Krawczyk would like to see the little red shoe rocket around the 5Kcourse.  She is issuing a challenge to donate at least $25 to fight cancer.


Everyone who does so will be entered to win one of these five sets of five buttons each made from her hand-printed fabric. These buttons were featured in Quilting Arts Holiday Gifts magazine as well as Quilting Arts TV.

The Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer opens January 15 at 10 a.m. Central with a goal of $5000 donated to the American Cancer Society.  Fiberart For A Cause, through the generosity of fiber patrons, artists, and businesses, has already donated more than $230,000.


01 2014

Accept a Challenge + Win Artwork in the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer


The Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer has PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES from our wonderful Sponsors.  Everyone who donates to the American Cancer Society through the event beginning January 15 will be entered in the drawings for these prizes.

But we will also be having some special challenges to help move the little red shoe around the track and reach our goal of $5000 to add to the $230,000 we have already donated to the ACS.

Read more about Gerrie Congdon’s Challenge here.

Tomme Fent inspired my personal challenge to you.  Just ask your friends and family to sponsor your “running” of the Fiber 5K.  You can collect the donations and make one donation during the event or ask them to donate through the Fiber 5K when the event opens.  Either way, just let me know during the event that you have made this extra effort and you will be entered to win this artwork:

2013Collage3webThe Wisdom of Trees
Virginia A. Spiegel
Stitched Collage
Painted cotton fabric, digitally edited inkjet print of photo
by the artist on silk organza, thread, ink.
7×5″ mounted and matted to 10×8″

It’s the honor system for this challenge and don’t forget that the more you are able to donate the more chances you have to win prizes. See Details here.

More news coming soon about other special challenges. Thank you for your support of this Fiberart For A Cause event.

Want to know more about Fiberart For A Cause? FAQ




01 2014

Unique Custom-Printed Fabric Collection – It’s a Prize!


The Printed Fabric Bee is a printed fabric exchange among ten professional textile artists.The artists are creating a special collection by each printing and donating a custom-printed fat quarter as a prize for the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer on January 15.

One lucky donor to the American Cancer Society through the Fiber 5K will win this entire unique collection.

The well-known artists and their websites are: Lynn KrawczykJulie B. BoothGerrie CongdonLeslie RileyCarol R. EatonJackie Lams, Lisa ChinSusan Purney MarkLynda Heines, and Pokey Bolton.

Below are a sampling of the fabrics  of the Fiber 5K Collection:

LynnKFabric500Lynn Krawczyk’s is donating this lively custom-printed fabric.

PrintedBeeEaton500Carol Eaton’s beautiful donation to the cause.

Heinesfabric500Wood-block printed and ice-dyed fabric created by Lynda Heines for the collection.

CongdonPFBfabric500Gerrie Congdon’s fabric for the 5K Collection.  Gerrie has also issued
a Challenge for all “runners” in the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer.

PFBBoothwebJulie B. Booth’s “heartfelt” fabric. Check out her blog for fabric inspiration ++.

PFBeeMarkSusan500hCustom-printed fabric donated by Susan Purney Mark

PFBChinLisa400Dynamic fabric donated by Lisa Chin

PFBLamsJackie500Wow!  Gorgeous fabric printed by Jackie Lams



12 2013