Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Things Cancer Cannot Do

I was approached by a lady about a month ago who's best friend for 40 years had been diagnosed with breast cancer last fall. With tears in her eyes she explained she wanted to see if she can bring some satisfaction and help  pave the road for abolishing this horrible disease during her fight. Unfortunately it has spread and it doesn't look good. Her friend however designed this panel and hoped I would donate fabric and make one up so it could be raffled for cancer research.

Although I don't have anyone close to me who has died..  I have two co-workers who have had it AND one of their husbands died last month. A few of my customers have had it.. just too close for comfort.

OF course I said yes and happily got to work pulling fabrics. She wanted something bright...

Something that is gender neutral and that can be dragged to chemo treatments and hospital stays etc.

It whipped up SO fast!! What a change of pace after that mystery quilt!

If you want to purchase one of these panels you can buy them here along with a free pattern.


  1. What a very meaningful project. Very well done.

  2. Wow, I love this beautiful quilt top. Thanks for the source for the words - I bookmarked it & I'd love to make something like this. {I'm not a quilter & it won't be as beautiful as yours!}

    Warmly, Michelle

  3. As the significant other of someone who is currently battling cancer, I find this quilt not only visually beautiful but the meaning behind it is beautiful as well. Cancer is a terrible, awful disease that effects too many people. Thank you for sharing this.