Gabby Giffords donates Quilts
Quilt For a Cause has been blessed with the donation of 10 quilts from Gabby Giffords. After the tragic events of Jan. 8, 2011, over 40,000 tokens of love and comfort were left at spontaneous memorial sites. After cataloging, some were selected for the permanent memorial in Tucson, while others were designated to be donated to local charities .Gabby learned about Quilt For a Cause through the Arizona Quilt Documentation Project, as her quilts were being documented, and decided to donate some of her quilts to us. The two smallest ones will be in the Small Quilt Auction at the Tucson Quilt Fiesta next February (benefiting QFaC), and the other eight will be included in the Quilt For a Cause auction at Tucson Medical Center. Many thanks and best wishes to Gabby, and her assistant, Joni Jones, who delivered the quilts to us at the May 13 Guild meeting!
Sue Franklin and Joni Jones present Gabby’s Quilts at Tucson Quilters Guild.
All proceeds benefit the Quilt for a Cause mission of promoting awareness of and seeking cures for breast and gynecologic cancers.