Quilt For a Cause – Out and About, Fighting Cancer

Quilt For A Cause – Out and About, Fighting Cancer

Contributed by Karen Kelter

Jeanne Coleman and Carol Zupancic, co-founders of quilt for a cause.

Since 2003, when Jeannie Coleman and Carol Zupancic, two cancer survivors who had a common interest in quilting, formed a non-profit organization to use the art of quilting to help in the fight against breast and gynecologic cancers, Quilt For a Cause has grown into a very active organization.  Now in 2018, the number of foundations, health centers and other organizations devoted to serving women with these cancers which QFaC contributes to has  grown.




Arizona Oncology Foundation – We support the Festival of Trees and Lights in early December and continue to support them in helping patients fight their battles with breast and gynecologic cancers.

BAG IT! – We are helping them to provide tools needed to empower women to cope with the challenges associated with their diagnoses and treatments.

QFaC President Terry Gallegos at El Rio Gala, October 19, 2018




El Rio Health Center Foundation –We are partnering with El Rio Foundation in raising funds to purchase the 3D mammography machine and to assist uninsured women diagnosed with cancer to obtain needed treatment.





National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – We are pleased to be able to support their mission to increase the survival rate of women battling ovarian cancer.


QFAC Directors at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center  2017



St. Elizabeth Health Center – We continue to support St. Elizabeth in the effort to provide women the help they need in receiving diagnosis and treatment of GYN and breast cancer.





Tucson Cancer Conquerors – We help support their services assisting cancer survivors to achieve maximum wellness,

Tucson Medical Center Foundation – We contribute to TMC Foundation to assist TMC’s Breast Screening Program.

Thank you, Quilters of Arizona, America and the World!


We are forever thankful for the hundreds of quilters who have made quilts, have encouraged others to make quilts, who have helped us in our entire process of collecting quilts, displaying quilts and served on committees to help us sell our quilts throughout the community.  We hope to continue our service until we have conquered these terrible diseases.

The Quilt, Craft and Sew Event is November 15, 16 & 17. You can visit us and buy one or more tickets for our opportunity quilt, Christmas Star. (Click on Opportunity Quilt! on the ribbon at the top of this page to purchase here.)  We will also sell our patterns that have been designed by local and nationally known quilters.  We will have the drawing for the Christmas Star quilt on Saturday, the 17th at 3 pm.

Our Holiday Shopping Sales Event will be December 7th & 8th at the Tucson Medical Center, Fireplace Room, Patio Building at the corner of Grant and Beverly Road.  The hours are Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday 8 am to 6 pm.  Quilts of all types and sizes: art, wall hangings, lap, throws, baby and bed quilts are available for your holiday gift giving.

We are accepting quilts for our next auction and upcoming events.  You may turn in your quilt at the QFaC table at the Tucson Quilt Guild meetings or at any of our drop-off sites listed under Donate on the ribbon at the top of this page. 

Previous Articles:
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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