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Since our first auction in 2003 we have raised over $860,000 and donated 95% of proceeds to Tucson-area organizations in support of research, training, and assistance for uninsured and under-insured women.
Become a Patron of Quilt for a Cause, Inc. with your tax-exempt monetary donation.
Quilt for a Cause is a 501(c)3 organization.
6 days ago
Visit the Quilt for a Cause Table at Cathey’s Sew and Vac Annual Christmas in July fundraiser this weekend 11-13 July at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites 5151 E Grant Rd. We will be there on Thursday (11July) and Friday (12July) from 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Saturday (13July) from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We will have our latest Opportunity Quilt (Crystal Blue Persuasion) on display and will be selling tickets. We will also have a few quilts for sale! Please stop by and see us! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Have you ever wanted to be more active with charity organizations but did not know where or how to start? Are you afraid it will be too draining from a time or emotional standpoint? I, too, used to have these concerns, so let me take you on a little journey on how I overcame those concerns and became involved with Quilt for a Cause.
I became introduced to Quilt for a Cause back when I first started working at Quilter’s Market in 2006. At that time three of my co-workers, Kitty Fleming, Kathy McCulloch, and Pat Morris were board members and were getting ready for the annual auction. They explained that they received donated quilts and had both a silent and live auction of those quilts at Tucson Medical Center (TMC) with the proceeds going to help fight breast and gynecologic cancers. Sounded interesting but I did not see how I had anything to add.
I was recruited during the 2009 cycle to help hang the quilts at TMC and assist with taking them down at the end of the auction. The excitement during the event was great and I heard many stories of how the organization was helping, but I still could not see what, if anything, I could do. I also thought involvement would require me to interact with cancer patients and I knew emotionally I could not handle that.
During the next cycle (auction in 2013), I was approached by Kathy McCulloch and asked if I would consider making and donating a quilt. I was extremely flattered and thought, “really, a quilt I make could help this organization raise money?” I learned that the answer was, YES! I could be of help by both volunteering my time and donating quilts!! I was thrilled to find a way to participate by just doing the things I love! I found that I love making quilts for donation, and my quilts do sell to help raise money.
Susan’s lovely quilt was the prize in another fundraising raffle.
In 2015, I was once again approached by a QFAC board member, this time I was asked if I had a quilt they could use as a raffle quilt. I showed them what I had available, and it was quickly snatched for a raffle that was held in 2015.
In July 2016, the board vice-president, Colleen Babcock, made a Quilt for a Cause presentation at Camp Wannamakaquilta (Tanque Verde Guest Ranch) explaining in detail the organization’s work. She further stressed that the organization was in desperate need of worker bees, and especially a few people with computer skills. As I was sitting there, I realized that I had some skills other than quilting that they could use. I approached Colleen and told her I thought it was time that I became more involved. I expressed concerns about taking too much time or emotional involvement, but she explained that it was a volunteer organization and that I did not have to participate in anything that made me uncomfortable.
I have been a Quilt for a Cause Board Member since 2016, and I am now serving in the capacity of Vice President.
Your skills and help are appreciated by the many who benefit from QFaC efforts.
Want to get more involved, think you have nothing to offer, think it will take too much time and emotion, WRONG! Everyone has something to offer! The time and emotion are yours; it feels good to help make a difference!
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Have you visited our display at the Tucson Botanical Gardens?? These wonderful quilts are not only on display, they are for sale!! Remember all proceeds from the sale of these quilts go directly to support treatments and research of breast and gynecologic cancers! ... See MoreSee Less
Like the hand-sewn group quilts of old, the work of Quilt for a Cause depends on the skills and generosity of many. We are ever grateful to the hundreds of quilters who donate their time and talent and fabric to the mission of Quilt for a Cause.
This month, however, we celebrate our “retail” partners, the imaging and medical facilities throughout greater Tucson, who display our beautiful quilts and whose walls have become an integral part of our efforts to raise money for the diagnosis and treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers through the sale of quilts. Simply put, quilts sell better when people can see and touch them directly.
Arizona Oncology (www.arizonaoncology.com), with eight locations in Tucson, is one of the largest cancer center groups in Arizona offering a wide range of medical, imaging, and patient support services.
Arizona Oncology Foundation Resource Center (www.arizonaoncologyfoundation.org), whose apt motto is “Because together is always better!”, provides supportive services to the patients, family members, and caregivers whose lives are touched by cancer. In addition to hosting support groups for all kinds of cancers, the centers offer Integrative Therapies such as massage, reflexology, and acupuncture as well as educational classes, dental services and is a source for wigs, head coverings, breast prosthetics and other post-mastectomy items.
Radiology Limited (www.radltd.com), with eight Tucson locations is our very own “hometown radiology practice” offering more than 35 subspecialized, fellowship-trained experts in body imaging, women’s imaging, interventional radiology, molecular imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, and neuroradiology.
We are extremely grateful to the administrative and medical staff of these excellent organizations both for the care they provide to cancer patients and family members and for their gracious hosting of our beautiful quilts on the walls of their facilities.
The sale of quilts at these offices greatly extends our ability to contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer for Tucson residents, especially for those whose resources may be limited. ... See MoreSee Less