Ovarian Cancer Quilt: It’s that time again

Hurray! It’s time to bring out the teal fabrics!

Every year for the past 7 years, we’ve made a collaborative quilt to be raffled/auctioned for the benefit of ovarian cancer patients and their families. The Rona put a stop to it for a year, but we’ve resumed as soon as safely possible, and now it’s that time again.

For the new readers, the way it works is that I come up with a concept which plays on the word ‘Teal’, the Ovarian Cancer colour. The team members each produce a block (or two, or several, up to you) on this theme, and mail them to me. I arrange them and assemble and quilt the piece. It’s then donated to the Trudy Crowley Foundation and the money raised from it goes towards the salary of the Ovarian Cancer Nurse the foundation funds, and to supporting patients and their families.

From past years, I already have a list of contributors who’ve asked to participate again, as shown below. If you’d like to join us, please say so in the Comments and if I don’t already have your email, I’ll request it, so that I can send out the brief and timeline. The brief will be going out in 2 weeks’ time, so you have time to consider if you are able to contribute. I need a minimum of 30 blocks, but any shortfall I make up myself, so that’s not an issue.

Kate Chiconi – Co-ordinator, design, quilting, assembly
Kjersten Mackie (Quimper Hitty)
Cathy Foot (Nana Cathy)
Margaret Creek (The Crafty Creek)
Lynda Swink (Life on the Farmlet)
Jean Swenson (Love Hugs)
Lynn Hutton (Tialys)
Sue Brown (From a Magpie’s Nest)
Robin Murphy
Gun Adrian (Rutigt)

Additionally, if you’re on this list and can no longer participate, let me know and I’ll take you off.

And just as a teaser, the name (click the link)?

This Teal’s on Fire! 


28 thoughts on “Ovarian Cancer Quilt: It’s that time again

  1. What a wonderful idea!! The local chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation has an annual silent auction and now I’m wondering if a quilt would be a good item to raise money. Ironically, my mother died of ovarian cancer and I have systemic sclerosis; the color is teal for both conditions. I’m already thinking about teal knitted items or a quilt. Thank you for inspiration.

    • katechiconi says:

      You’re most welcome! From past experience, I suggest that a raffle actually raises more than a silent auction because it brings the prize within the financial scope of many more people, but if that’s their preference…

      • Amo says:

        Definitely agree! Having 100 people pay out £5 for a couple of tickets is easier than trying to find 1 to pay over £100. My last blanket made £604 via raffle ticket sales.

      • katechiconi says:

        Exactly. And a raffle is somehow more democratic, as everyone gets a chance, not just those with plenty of disposable income.

  2. Debra says:

    So glad to read about the preparation for a new teal quilt. It’s a wonderful initiative. I treasure the one mum and I purchased a couple of years ago – ‘Go teal it on the mountain’. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with this time around.

  3. A really lovely way to contribute to a really good real cause ♡

  4. Could I please 🙏 join as well

  5. I’m really happy to be on the list this time, and looking forward to the Teal reveal in a couple of weeks. Thanks for doing this, Kate and inviting us to contribute!

  6. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I wish I could help but neat quilt blocks aren’t my thing. I hope you get lots of people who do like making them and I shall look forward to admiring the results.

  7. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    I know you and your friends will make another stunner !!!

  8. craftycreeky says:

    I’ll do a couple again 🙂

  9. Sharon says:

    Oh how wonderful – it’s time again. I see you have a nice group of contributors already, unfortunately I will have to bow out this year but excited to see this come together 🙂

  10. I couldn’t agree more
    This is such an amazing initiative! It’s great to see you resume your collaborative quilt project for such a good cause. I’d love to know more about how you come up with the concept for the quilt each year. Are there any specific challenges you face when choosing a theme?

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s basically just a play on the word Teal, the Ovarian Cancer colour. No challenges involved! It has to be fun for all the participants, or it becomes a chore instead of a pleasure to do this.

  11. Amo says:

    I can try and join in if you need another!

    • katechiconi says:

      It would be lovely if you’d join us! I’ll be sending the brief out at the end of this week, so once you’ve had a look at it, let me know if you’re still up for it.

  12. Debbierose says:

    Hey Kate,
    If you still needs a few blocks, count me in 😀

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