Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ovarian Cancer Research

Today we worked measuring and marking fabric for the upcoming sale to benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The sale will be Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, 2009 from 8:30-4pm at the John Muir Medical Center, 2540 East St, Concord, California Conf. Rms 1&2 If you would like more information about it, call Dottie at 707-448-7929. She will be accepting donations of fabric, books, notions, etc through the end of this month. 100% of the proceeds from the sale go directly to the research as all of the workers are volunteers and there are no overhead costs.

When I found out this morning that she didn't have enough fabric donated to keep my ladies busy, I dug through my stash and pulled out about 200 yards of fabric and brought it along. I couldn't have people just sitting around with nothing to do since they had planned to come out and help and I don't even thing you could tell that I had pulled anything from my stash. I have to say that I did have second thoughts with some of the fabrics that I brought, once I saw them in better light, but now that they are gone, I'm glad that they went to help raise money for a good cause. Who knows, maybe I will buy them back at the sale?
All of the fabric at the sale is $2 a yard. They don't cut anything, so you have to buy the whole piece. I did end up spending $30 today and got one big piece of green and a really big piece of stars for a backing and some smaller pieces that just had to come home with me. She also gave me all of the patriotic fabrics for the Quilts of Valor project and three quilt tops that were finished, but not quilted yet. A lady in her guild passed away and had quite the collection of QOV things and she wanted them to go on to the QOV program. They will be going to Colorado soon.

I also collected quite a few blankets, but didn't count them yet


Alycia said...

200 yds and not a dent? That sounds like a great sale - too bad I don't live closer!

Lori in South Dakota said...

I think you should go to auctions with me, we could be a very dangerous team!!