Today starts team Lucky Duck's new fundraiser for Relay for Life called Quilt Blocks for Cancer. As many of you know I am a five year Stage 4 uterine cancer survivor. I have had a desire to give back to those who suffer since I was cured. Two years ago I started Team Lucky Duck to participate in Kernersville, NC Relay for Life event. Friends and mostly family have helped me to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
|Thats me in the braids. Yep my hair grew back!|
I have Lucky Duck tshirts for sale in my Etsy store and on my blog, all the money goes to Relay.
This year we will be unable to participate due to a family event. I would still like to raise money and would like my Blog family to participate as well.
I am asking you, my blog friends to send quilt blocks for me to assemble together to make a quilt to raffle off. The quilt block can be a memorial, in honor of, or just a celebration of life. I would like any 12.5" unfinished star blocks. Applique, embroidery, words, and embellishments are welcome. Cancer survivors are STARS and they should SHINE! Here is a pattern for my favorite basic star block. Or you could send a 5" square to use in the border with a message of hope written on it.
I would like you to use bright, fun colors. If you want to coordinate your colors with a certain cancer here is the link to what color goes with what cancer. This should not be just a pink quilt. I want to honor all cancers.
Peach is the color of my cancer. The mother of one of my students died this year from ovarian cancer and I would like to use teal and create a block in memory of her. I would like to collect the blocks through March 31st, assemble it and find someone to quilt it for me in April, and raffle it in May and the beginning of June . (Anyone willing to quilt it for me?)
Blocks can be sent to this address:
570 Cedarbook Ct
Lewisville, NC 27023
I am so blessed with my relatively good health. I want to help fight for those who are not so lucky. If you can not send a quilt block please consider donating to Team Lucky Duck.