2018 A Year in Review

Quilt For A Cause – A Year in Review

Contributed by Colleen Babcock, December 4, 2018

2018 has been a trial year for Quilt For a Cause’s new business model which involves selling quilts continuously at a variety of venues rather than collecting quilts for one major triennial auction.  QFaC collects donated quilts and sells them to raise funds to donate to organizations that provide screening, treatment and support for breast and gynecologic cancer patients.  We invite you to review our 2018 activity here.  It’s been very successful!


Board Member Evelyn George and Quiltfolk Editorial Director Mary Fons


January brought the exciting news that the Quilt For a Cause Board would be interviewed and featured in an article in the Quiltfolk magazine.  QFAC directors and friends gathered at the home of Suzanne and Ed Irving to meet with the editors and staff of Quiltfolk.  QFAC  was featured in QuiltFolk Issue 6 — Arizona published April 25, 2018..  

Karen Kelter, Carol Carpenter, Natalie Furrey, Ruth Martin, Evelyn George and Jain Barrett










QFAC had another successful Road to California Bus Trip.  Over 90 QFAC directors and guests visited the  20th Road to California quilt show which features 10 special exhibits, hundreds of quilts including several entered by QFAC friends and Southern Arizona quilters.  Great fun was had by all who participated.  

February and March We were very busy with the wonderful quilt guilds in Arizona. Many thanks to all of the guilds that support our organization. 

Tucson Quilters Guild, Quilt Fiesta! 

Splendor in the Desert

Saddlebrooke Friday Quilters

Arizona Quilters Guild Show















2018 Quilts in the Huachucas Show



April started with our newest adventure, a partnership with the Tucson Botanical Gardens, We displayed and sold quilts at the Gardens from April through July. We sold over 160 quilts, met many new friends, and shared the benefits with the Gardens.  A special thanks to the folks at Cathey’s Sew and Vac for their support of this event, it was a Great success!

Tucson Botanical Gardens welcomes Quilt For a Cause with Floral quilts scattered throughout the gardens.

June – July was very busy as we closed out the sale at the Tucson Botanical Gardens with a Christmas in July party. We took the opportunity at the party to disburse $55,000 of 2018 funds to a wonderful group of recipients: Sharing the distribution are Arizona Oncology Foundation, Bag-it, El Rio Health Center, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – Tucson, St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, Tucson Cancer Conquerors and  Tucson Medical Center Foundation. These organizations provide screening, treatment and support to cancer patients and survivors in Southern Arizona. 


QFAC participated in Cathey’s Sew and Vac Christmas in July event this year, where we sold raffle tickets for our “Christmas Star” quilt and many patterns.  Thanks Donny, Carly and the family and staff at Cathey’s 







October was a special month for us.  Alice Rae’s Lingerie Shop displayed and sold QFAC quilts during the entire month –  thanks so much to the lovely staff at the shop for working with us.  Please consider shopping at the local stores that support Quilt For a Cause. 








2018 El Rio Gala



November and December were party months! We enjoyed celebrating and fundraising with our partners during the last few months of the year.  The events include NOCC Teal Tea and Run/Walk; El Rio Gala, Tucson Riders 4 the Cure to support St. Elizabeth’s Health Center; TMC Foundation Gala; AOF Festival of Trees and Lights and the TCC Holiday Tea; 




QFAC at Chris Bubany Holiday Festival 2018


The Chris Bubany Holiday Festival at Harlow Gardens was great fun and very successful. We really enjoy participating in this event, it is so much fun to see what all the other artists have to share.  






Previous Articles:
Out and About Fighting Cancer
Holiday Gift Giving Plan
Making Quilts for Quilt for a Cause
Successful exhibition at Tucson Botanical Gardens Closes
Christmas in July
A Garden of Quilts continue
A Garden of Quilts May 2018
A Garden of Quilts April 2018
Quilt For a Cause Makes a Difference
Successful Road2CA Trip
2018 Exciting Year Ahead
2017 It was a very good year!
Happy Birthday St. Elizabeth Health Center
Thank You – Quilts in the Garden Success!
Jeannie Dank Coleman
Quilts in the Garden September Event
Quilt For A Cause – Encourages more board members
June 2017  Activities
May 2017  Activities
April 2017 Updated Activities
April 2017 Activities
March 2017 Activities
February 2017 Activities
January 2017 Activities
December 2016 Activities
September 2016 Activities
August 2016 Activities
July 2016 Activities
March 2016 Activities
Tucson Quilters Guild – 2016 Quilt Fiesta!
Suzanne Irving and The Warm Company
Quilts in the Garden Event October 2015
Gabby Giffords 2015

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