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76 Heart Pillows ready for delivery

76 Heart Pillows ready for delivery

Happy faces as I delivered 76 heart pillows to the Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center while they were celebrating a Valentine’s Day lunch.  Eight friends and I gathered earlier in the week for a workshop to cut, stitch, sew and stuff heart pillows that aids breast cancer patients.  The pressure of the pillow when placed under an arm helps in recovery….plus it provides a “self hug”….and who doesn’t enjoy a hug when you are healing?

Valentine's Party Cancer Support Community

Valentine’s Party Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center

The nine of us call ourselves Las Fortunas.  We like to find projects where we can work together to help others in need.  In the past two years we have focused our efforts on making the heart pillows.  We have donated almost 400 pillows.

Pillows for everyone!

Pillows for everyone!

The Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center in West Los Angeles is a remarkable place offering free services to all cancer patients (all kinds) and their families.  We are very pleased to support them.

Hearts for everyone!

Hearts for everyone!

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I have just finished creating my donation for The “100” Fundraiser to Fight Cancer!   My inspiration was a photo I took at the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, California.  I am calling it  Lily Pond.    I painted it with water soluble crayons on canvas.  It is machine stitched and It is  13 w X 11  h.

Lily Pond, 2015

Lily Pond, 2015

I am honored to be an invited artist for “The 100” to be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The goal for this Fiber Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day.

Lily Pond, detail

Lily Pond, detail

How? All the details are here: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html

I’m sure you will want to be one of the very exclusive 100 patrons who will be randomly assigned artwork from an extraordinary line-up of international fiber artists when they donate $100.

Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of fiber artists and patrons in recent years.  Many thanks to Virginia Spiegel for asking me to participate.  

The 100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer

The 100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer

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The 100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer

The 100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer

I am honored, to be an invited artist for “The 100” to be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The goal for this fiber art fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day.

Virginia Spiegel the brainchild of Fiberart For A Cause has invited 100 artists to donate fiber art to help raise money to fight cancer.

How? All the details are here: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html

I’m sure you will want to be one of the very exclusive 100 patrons who will be randomly assigned artwork from an extraordinary line-up of international fiber artists.

100 Artists – 100 Patrons – One Day
$10,000 To Fight Cancer
February 4, 2015

Mark your calendars for this fantastic opportunity to help fight cancer through fiber art.

Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of fiber artists and patrons in past years.  

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Comfort Heart Pillows

Comfort Heart Pillows

With the help of my long time friends in Las Fortunas, we stitched and stuffed 27 Comfort Heart Pilllows that we have donated to the Cancer Support Community in West LA for recovering breast cancer patients.  The center supports cancer patients and their families…..they have been helping for 30 years.  Check out their website:  http://www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org/about/mission-and-history.html

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