2008 - 2009 Community Quilts
View Presentation to Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
Becca Solodon, Teddy Bear Foundation representative
Co-Chairs Lou Ann Smith and Jeanne Surber
A Message and Photo from the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation:
"We just gave away the first quilt to the CUTEST little boy who loved horses. He was so excited when he saw the horse quilt. His whole face lit up!
Thank you all so much for the amazing work you have done. Everyone who comes into our office and sees them is completely blown away!"
Lou Ann Smith and her son Paul Sinicrope
"Being Community Quilts co-chair has been the most gratifying position I have ever held. Over 200 quilts for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation- what an awesome testimony to the love and care guild members have as they gave generously of their talents. Thank you!!!"
~ Jeanne Surber
"In addition to Jeanne’s observation, I wanted to say how very impressed I was with the quality, diversity and creativity present in the 214 quilts we collected this year. It is a real testament to the love and effort our members lavished on this project. Thank you to all those who so generously donated your time."
~ Lou Ann Smith
The Guild has selected the Teddy
Bear Cancer Foundation as the recipient for our Community
quilts for this fiscal year. The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
is a local organization that was inspired by a three year
old boy diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. Two years later, he
suffered a relapse. One day his mother broke down in tears
as she shared the hardships she and her family had faced.
She spoke of unplanned and extended hospital stays, expensive
medications, sometimes costing as much as $1,000.00 after
insurance. Furthermore, she shared the dilemma of giving up
her income in order to care for her son and accompany him
on hospital stays.
The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation was founded to ensure that
children with cancer receive the undivided comfort of their
parents during the treatment and recovery process. They achieve
this by providing middle- to low-income families with financial
aid for rent, mortgage, utilities, and car payments, as well
as other supportive services, thereby allowing families to
focus on what is truly important – their children.
Since this is a very difficult time in the life of these
children and their families, a quilt will be a small comfort
that we can provide to show them that someone, even someone
who is a stranger, cares for their health and well-being.
The thought is as valuable as the quilt itself.
We will be making quilts of all sizes, but are providing
guidelines for three main sizes: 36” X 36” for
babies, 36” X 45” for children, and 45”
X 60” for teens. Kits of fabrics and batting are available
to Guild members at our regular Guild meetings. Come and check
out our beautiful fabric or use that extra fabric from your
stash and make one of your favortie patterns or try something
If you are interested in making a quilt for Community Quilts
this year, please refer to the Frequently
Asked Questions document, and the Kit
Kits ready to be made up into wonderful quilts.
The first donated quilts for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation.
An impressive number of quilts completed by members.