Monday, October 26, 2009

Sisters' Network Cincinnati Breast Cancer Quilts

The beginning of this month, I was commissioned by the Sisters Network-Cincinnati to make a quilt for each of their 5 honorees. (Sisters Network is a group that was created by African American breast cancer survivors to promote awareness in the African American community.) Click on any of the pictures to see a larger view.

To learn more about the Sisters Network Cincinnati and what went on this month, please visit their website at

Friday, October 23, 2009

What I've Been Up To

I've been pretty busy this month. I shared with you the bricks for Breast Cancer that I just did recently but here are some other things I kept busy with earlier this month:

One of my quilts was featured in the "Celebrate the Feminine: Quilting for the Cure" exhibit put on by the Quilt Artists of Kentucky and the EKU Women and Gender Studies Program. The opening was earlier this month on the 14th. THe exhibit is about a month long and is touring all over Kentucky to enhance breast cancer awareness. I don’t know where it goes after this, but it does not return until April.

The quilt is called “We’re All Good”. The intention of this quilt is to celebrate the differences in women, whether they are white, black, asian, Latina, short, tall, fat, small, light, dark, have straight hair, kinky hair and so on. You know, what ever the attributes, “ It’s all good”.

The quilt is 30” x 30” is made of 100% cotton fabric and cotton batting with various embellishments and machine quilted.

Monday, October 19, 2009

"Bricks Along the Journey"

What do you think of the two bricks I made for Breast Cancer? They will be featured at the “Bricks Along The Journey” event at the Sharonville Convention Center. It is a silent auction that will be held Sunday, October 25, 2009.

For more information, please check out their website at

Hope to see you there!

My Friend Sherise

Sherise and I started conversing with each other over the internet back in April 2008.

Since then, we have shared information and ideas about quilting and fiber arts. We share news of exhibits, quilt shows, classes and photos of our quilts. We had never had the opportunity to meet in person until October 12, 2009 in Chicago. She has a delightful personality and a wealth of knowledge about hand dying fabric. She also shared books from her vast collection with me. We enjoyed lunch at the Cheese Cake Factory and she went to the Marathon with me to see my husband run. It was so great to finally meet you, Sherise!

My husband and I at the Chicago Marathon

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Breast Cancer Month

As many of you know, this month is Breast Cancer Month. We encourage/remind all of you (eligible) ladies to get your annual mammogram if you haven't already and make it routine to do monthly breast exams to check for lumps and/or other changes.

Don't know the proper way to do breast self exams? click here for a brief tutorial on how.

We also encourage you to CLICK HERE and check out this site. Every time someone visits the site (and clicks on the pink specified button), a free mammogram is given to a woman in need. Visit daily all this month and click. Please share with all your friends and family, male or female.

Stay tuned for upcoming pics of my latest Breast Cancer Month inspired/related quilts.

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