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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and my friend Beth (aka EvaPaige Quilt Designs) has been running this Teal Mini swap for 5 years now in memory of her late mother who died from ovarian cancer. Each year it gets bigger and more fun with more states and provinces participating.
Here's a sampling of the swap items that were shared last year. I didn't get to participate last year but I did the year before and it was so much fun.
In Beth's own words:
"This will be the fifth year for the Teal Mini Swap and I am very much hoping for record numbers that defy my senses, in terms of both participants and monies raised toward finding a cure for this ridiculous killer of women."
Here's how the swap works..
1. You register by clicking here.
2. You are sent an 8" square of the designated teal swap fabric which must be used somewhere in your mini (or mug rug, etc).
Below is this year's fabric which has been generously donated by Moda.
3. You are assigned a swap partner, and have until 10/1 to get your partner's mini done and mailed to them.
That's it! Super easy! And for a good cause.
More of Beth's own words:
"I started this swap several years ago because I lost my own mother to ovarian cancer in 2002. It's an insidious form of female-only cancer that affects far too many women at a prime time in their lives - average age of diagnosis is 57, which is exactly how old my mom was and is also a popular age for quilters. Awareness comes in as participants are invited to join the Teal Mini Swap FB page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/twoforteal2014/), where we share photos of our swaps, encourage each other to share articles and personal experience with ovarian cancer, and overall it has become a very lovely group of women who just want to make a difference. We have several survivors as members as well as a few who still fight. Sadly, we lost a member this year to the disease, but she's a good reason to keep fighting."
If you would like to participate, you can register by clicking here. You can find out all of the specifics there.
To kick off the sign ups, Beth has arranged a blog tour July 26-28, and August 2-4, and each stop has a prize up for grabs! You don't have to sign up for the swap to be eligible for the prizes, but of course Beth would love it if you did!
Prize: One of these three Aurifil thread collections (winners announced Aug 1):
July 26 - Kelli Fannin,
Seriously....I Think it Needs Stitches
(You are here) :)
July 27 - Amy Friend, During Quiet Time
July 28 - Jacquelynne Steves,
Prize - Mistyfuse collection:
August 2 - Diane Harris, Quilty Pleasures
August 3 - Laura Piland, Slice of Pi
August 4 - Michele Foster, Quilting Gallery
All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment letting me know how hot it is where you live right now. (supposed to be in the 100's here all week-ugh) If you'd like, you can also share if you or anyone you know has had any experience with ovarian cancer.
Feel free to share about the blog tour and swap anywhere on social media. Let's help Beth get all of North America participating!
At one point, on our drive home this afternoon, the car thermometer said 102 in Utah Valley, Utah. Sheesh! You step outside and instantly start sweating, and your energy just drains away and you feel like you're melting. Utah is still a desert!
I don't think I've known anyone personally with ovarian cancer, but a dear friend recently beat breast cancer. I would love to make a quilt for her, to celebrate her courage.
These are lovely colors.
It was just a good summer day today, finally, in Central Illinois. The past weekend was thick with humidity. 90 degrees with 89% humidity. That is the worst as we all know. But that is what summers are all about. I just remember winter then it doesn't bother me so much! It could be worse. We could be in a place like Afghanistan wearing lots of clothes!
90.4 degrees here in Groton, MA at 6pm Hopefully, the last 90-dgree day of the 7-day heat wave, but we'll see... Love Aurifil threads, love dear, sweet Beth and loving that you are helping her with this fun Mini Teal Swap to raise awareness for the need to cure Ovarian Cancer. Thank you for everything you do.
Forecast today is just 88 degrees - cooler than it's been lately. I'm a third-year participant in this Teal Swap for Ovarian Cancer Research. Lost my momma at age 46 to both ovarian and breast cancers. I'm a three-year cancer survivor myself (breast cancer). Life is short. Find time today to do something you love!
Today it was 74 degrees...until the thunderstorms rolled in about an hour ago. Now it is about 65 and raining to beat the band. The air is fresh and clean and our garden is now watered! Oooo! More thunder!!!
I live in Fairbanks, Alaska, where life is wonderful!
Up until this late, it's been pretty hot here in New Braunfels, TX. But now there's a Low sitting near us, so it's been raining. A Lot. It rained a LOT in May, then nothing in most of June & July, and now a LOT again. On Monday evening we got about 3.5" in just a couple of hours. Not complaining, we NEED the rain, but maybe just not all at once? Today it topped out at 95 at 3pm and then another blast of rain dropped it to 78 by 4pm. Currently 75 and clearing out.
Today's weather is brought to you byLauraMcFall! lol
Thanks for the BlogHop and the chance to win some Aurifil. Hoping this years swap passes all of Beth's expectations! Last year was my first and I really enjoyed it.
We are currently in Minneapolis and the temps up here have been very nice in the 70's! I have had a few friends who have conquered ovarian cancer. Listening to their stories and giving them support is such a great thing a friend can do. Thank goodness they continue to make progress in cancer research.
It is hovering around the low 90s but at this point I have just accepted the heat.....and the humidity....and a very small air conditioner! Oh well it is summer after all! I participated in the swap last year and am excited to be a small part of this year's efforts. Sadly I know many people who are or who have faced this horrible cancer. We must do all that we can to help research efforts to end all forms of cancer.
it has been high 90's here all week and with the humidity it's just downright YUCK out.
I don't have anyone in my family (that I know of) who has had to battle ovarian cancer. My mother did have a battle with Non Hodgkins 20 years ago. The chemo treatment gave her congestive heart failure. We lost her 3 years ago. I miss her every day.
It is hot in the Midwest where I live. 100+ degree temperatures with the heat index and humidity included. I have been living by my AC this summer. My allergies and asthma get harder to control with the heat so hot but all is okay. My sister in law fought a 3 year battle with ovarian cancer and succumbed a little over a year ago. She inspired me so much as she fought hard to live her life for her family after being so devastated with the diagnosis. At her final service, many cam forward to speak of her determination in spite of her sickness.
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