07 Feb

Fiber Art 100 Sucess!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Virginia Spiegel’s Fiber Art for a Cause 100 fundraiser to fight cancer.

1 Day – 100 Artists – 100 Patrons – $10,000
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Opens 10 a.m. Central

The fundraiser raised $10,380 in just 2.5 hours, helping Virginia reach her goal of raising more than one-quarter million dollars over the last ten years!

My donation is Heart House will soon be on it’s way to one lucky donor. I’m pleased to have been a part of this worthy cause.

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02 Feb

Don’t Forget! Fiber Art for a Cause 100

It’s just about time! Wednesday Feb 4th is Virginia Spiegel’s Fiber Art for a Cause 100 fundraiser to fight cancer.

1 Day – 100 Artists – 100 Patrons – $10,000
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Opens 10 a.m. Central

How The Fundraiser Works

The first 100 people to contact Virginia beginning at 10 a.m. Central on February 4th will be given a link to donate $100 directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. Each donor will receive an artwork from one of the 100 generous and talented artists participating. Assignments of artwork will be made using a random number generator. This is a great chance to collect a piece of art from one of 100 exciting fiber artists.

Check out many of the donated artworks on Pinterest (click the link).  My donation is Heart House shown below. Be one of the first 100 donors on Wednesday for a chance to add Heart House to your house.

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Questions? See all the details at VFFAC The 100.

Special Note: Our goal of $10,000 will make Fiberart For A Cause’s donations to the American Cancer Society a nice even one-quarter of a million dollars.

04 Dec

Fiber Art for a Cause

I am proud to be one of 100 fiber artists invited to participate in Virginia Spiegel’s Fiber Art for a Cause.

1 Day – 100 Artists – 100 Patrons – $10,000
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Opens 10 a.m. Central

How The Fundraiser Works

The first 100 people to contact Virginia beginning at 10 a.m. Central on February 4th will be given a link to donate $100 directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. Each donor will receive an artwork from one of the 100 generous and talented artists participating. Assignments of artwork will be made using a random number generator. This is a great chance to collect a piece of art from one of 100 exciting fiber artists. As a patron, you could win a piece from me, or one of my talented friends like Natalya Aikens, Deborah Boschert, Gerrie Congdon, Diane Doran, Terry Grant, Karen Rips, Terri Stegmiller, and Vivien Zepf, or my favorites like Pamela Allen, Linda Colsh, or Susie Monday and so so many more!  

Questions? See all the details at VFFAC The 100.

Special Note: Our goal of $10,000 will make Fiberart For A Cause’s donations to the American Cancer Society a nice even one-quarter of a million dollars.

21 Oct

Time is Running Out

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These are the postcards I’ve made as incentive for my readers (that’s you guys!) to donate to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Seven of these lovelies already have homes — that’s a big mahalo (thank you) to Natalya, Connie, Doreen, Stephanie, Del, Diane, and Debra!

The fundraiser goes until November 6th, so if you want one of these postcards, go to the JDRF tab on my Facebook page, or directly to my walker page here and make a donation as small or large as you want. And no worries if a bunch of people donate — I’l happily make more cards! It’s that good of a cause.

These are titled “Taylor’s House,” not because the house looks like my neighbor Taylor’s (though her house does have a lanai out back like the one on the cards), but because these houses are in honor of Taylor and her learning to live a full and happy life even with Type 1 Diabetes. These houses also reflect the red dirt and drier landscape of the central Oahu area in which we live, though in real life, our houses are much closer together. I’ve made them with alternating fabric, stitch, and paint, so there’s a nice atmospheric quality and they really are little tiny pieces of art.

**Thank you so much to all those who have donated so far! I will indeed need to make a second batch of postcards. I also need street addresses for a few of you — I’ve been sending a thank you email through the JDRF site but I think it may have ended up in a few junk folders (Nancy and Connie, please email me privately or leave a comment here (without your addresses) so I can email you directly).

15 Sep

Support my bra, please

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The second annual Artful Bra Project is underway. Last year I made poi filled calabashes for my entry. This year, it’s the Hawaiian flag. My original idea was to make a “Shaka Bra(h)” and have two “hang loose” hands sort of cupping the cups. I still needed to do something to the cups themselves though, so I added the flag bits and the ribbon lei. As I finished up the basic bra, it was actually looking pretty well done. I made some hands, but they turned out underwhelming, so the bra spoke and remains simply a flag.

So, now my bra needs a name, and it needs some financial support which will benefit breast cancer patients and survivors in Hawai’i. All of the altered bras donated to the Artful Bra Project Hawaii will go on to the Pinktober Benefit Auction at the Hard Rock Cafe on October 23rd to earn a little more. Last year, the bras brought in something like $3000 total.

If you’d like to give your support to breast cancer services in Hawai’i please email me or leave a comment. Thank you for your support.

P.S. Robin suggested “Tutu’s Secret” as a name — referencing the Hawaiian name for grandma and obviously the well known bra retailer. I can’t quite imagine tutu wearing this under her mu’u mu’u, but maybe it’s her secret in the same way Hawaiians are said to have hung their flag quilts under their bed canopies during the time of the Provisional and Territorial governments.