19 January 2010

Tote Tuesday - A Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society

The amazing Virginia Spiegel is at it again! She is leading yet another wonderful fundraiser for Fiberart for a Cause and the American Cancer Society.

This blurb from Virginia explains how it will all work:

ToteTuesday, a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will open Tuesday, February 2 and continue through March. It’s a fundraiser AND a showcase for everything that is fun and creative about the fiber arts.

ToteTuesday will feature themed totes filled with unique, beautiful, and inspiring items from the worlds of fiber arts, knitting, art quilting, mixed media and surface design.

There will be an auction from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. CST Tuesdays with a required opening bid with additional bids requested in $10 increments. There will also be a Go for the Gold! price if you can’t wait to own the tote AND want to be a champion supporter of the ACS. Any donation you make above the retail price is (upon advice from your accountant, of course) tax deductible. All donations will be made by credit card to the ACS through the FFAC donation page. You will receive an immediate receipt. All shipping is FREE to buyers.

*** The fundraiser will be conducted through Virginia's blog and will begin on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 ***

I'm in continuous awe of Fiberart for a Cause. Its raised over $190,000 since it began in 2006 and every time a new opportunity to contribute becomes available, I always jump at it.

My mind instantly went to knitting when Virginia announced the fundraiser. I began knitting three years ago. I've found immense enjoyment in this fiber art and am putting together three totes for the fundraiser. Two dedicated to sock knitting and one featuring knitted toys.

The sock totes feature a hand stitched felt tote donated by Mixed Bag Designs, a sock knitting book donated by Fibra Artysta, a skien of hand dyed sock yarn donated by Blue Moon Fiber Arts and a mini knitted sock knitted by me. You can see them below:

The knitted toy tote has a couple more items to be finished and then it too will be ready to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

The variety of totes being put together is amazing! You can see a list of them here.

I hope you'll join me in supporting FFAC's efforts with this exciting fundraiser!

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