A little back story on why this organization is so close to my heart. In October of 2019, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer pretty out of the blue. To say that the world feels flipped upside down when a doctor utters the word “cancer” would be an understatement!
I underwent further tests, imaging and bloodwork to determine that major surgery would be the best course of treatment. We were hopeful that it would be enough to treat all of the cancer, but we knew chemo and radiation could be possibilities down the line.
I had my surgery on Christmas Eve 2019, and spent Christmas in the hospital. I was able to go home after a few days, and then spent another eight weeks in full-on recovery mode at home.
There was very little I was able to do myself, but we were extremely lucky to have dear family and friends nearby that were able to help us out. All of this occurred just weeks before Covid shut everything down, and I can’t even imagine what it would have been like if my recovery had happened just a little later!
And of course, as you very well know, I make quilts. A LOT of quilts! Since quilting is not only my hobby, but also my full-time job, I have a lot of hours to dedicate to quilt making. Rumour has it, I’m also a pretty fast quilter! Whether it’s making samples of quilt patterns, playing with new fabric lines or just trying out new techniques…
I. Just. Have. Too. Many. Quilts.
I also have a hard and fast belief about quilts. THEY ARE MEANT TO BE USED!
So, that’s another reason why I wanted to hold this sale/fundraiser! To not only give a bunch of my quilts loving homes, but to raise funds for an important organization at the same time!
The Sale Details
On April 8th, 25 quilts made by me went live in the shop, ranging from wall hanging to bed size. 35% of every quilt purchase was directly donated to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation!
Those who wanted to participate, but couldn’t quite fit a quilt into their budget, had the option to purchase patterns instead that day - with 35% of all pattern sales also going to CancerCare Manitoba!
Through everyone’s incredible generosity, over $3,800.00 has already been raised for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation through this sale/fundraiser!
I am so excited that I was able to spend my birthday this year, along with your generous support, raising money for such an important cause that is near and dear to me and my family!
THANK YOU THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!