Join Cecile, DiAnn and friends in making heart shaped pillows for breast cancer survivors that will be distributed to hospitals and doctors offices throughout the Valley. These pillows are given to women at the time of surgery and will be utilized as a part of their recovery. We need people of all ages and expertise to cut, stitch, stuff, and attach labels.
Since May 2004, over 3400 hearts have been made with materials donated by friends. Tina’s Treasures at Virginia Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Shea Healthcare, St Joseph’s Hospital and the Wellness Community receive and distribute these hearts. Hearts are always available at BC for those who need them.
Won’t you come help with this project? A little of your time or resources can really make a difference for someone experiencing breast cancer. Call to let us know that you are coming and if you are bringing your sewing machine so we can plan for machines, work stations and fabric. Working kids are welcome.
Pillowcases for Charity
BC is participating in the 2010 American Patchwork & Quilting Make a Pillowcase, Make a Difference challenge to help them reach a goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities. Every pillowcase can make a difference in our community. It can provide comfort for a cancer patient, hope for a foster child, encouragement for a battered woman, or beauty for a nursing home resident. The official pillowcase counter is at www.allpeoplequilt.com/pillowcases. Check the web site for details. BC is a drop off for cases you make at home.
The Board of Visitors is proud to announce their 10th annual "Shop, Save, Give" Care Card Shopping event to take place October 15-24 and once again, BC is participating. The primary beneficiary will be Ryan House, a local non-profit organization benefiting children with life-limiting conditions. Care Cards are available for purchase for $50 from Bernina Connection. More than 500 participating retailers (including BC) will grant a 20% discount to card holders during the specified ten days. At Bernina Connection, the 20% discount does not apply to machines, software or already discounted items. For more information go to www.TheCareCard.org
Quilts of Valor
Quilts of Valor is a wartime quilt made to honor our war wounded. It is a tangible way to say: "Thank you for your services, sacrifice and valor to our country". Bernina Connection celebrates our soldiers by assembling quilts tobe sent to the Quilts of Valor Project. Bring your own quilt pattern and fabrics or assemble a predetermined quilt pattern and pre-cut fabric. Like hand sewing? we have a few quilts that need to be finished with binding and a label before sending. Quilt tops will be completed to send to the project. We will have machines set up in the classroom and you are welcome to bring your machine. Please RSVP so we can plan. You are welcome to spend the whole day or come and go.