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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
"Wish Upon A Card" Reception for Wendy's Wish
Wendy's Wish was begun by a handful of Wendy's friends to keep her wish alive after she went to the Quilt Room in the sky following a struggle with cancer. She wished that there would be a way to raise money for people who were dealing with the big "C." Not for research...but, to help with the financial day to day costs that weigh a family down...food, utilities, mortgage...those worrisome items that interfere with the energy to battle cancer. I have fond memories of going to Wendy's house for her yearly Christmas Craft Fairs...my hands filled with wonderful goodies created all year long for this event. And, I love knowing that her Joie de Vivre continues on with the "Wish Upon A Card" event.
This year the Lubbesmeyer sisters donated a postcard to be auctioned for Wendy's Wish and my friend Kathy (center) organizes this one of a kind event each year! Anyone can make a card to donate...so start working on one now! or you can participate in the fabric challenge cards when they make the announcement. Several (as in 80+) are chosen for framing. And then, all are auctioned in a silent auction or sold to raise funds for this worthy cause.
Myrna of High Desert Frameworks in Bend, Oregon does all the framing and matting with the help of several people committed to the Wish Upon a Card Project.
This is the card I chose from so many beautiful choices...difficult to chose...but, this year I decided that I wanted to bid on a card that HH would like as much as I do! HH spends most of his time outdoors and the card by Jean Wells had that wide open, outdoors feeling.
Enjoy the slideshow of the "Wish Upon A Card" reception and maybe you will support this wonderful event for the 40th Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Anniversary!