Have you heard of Fiberart for a Cause? Its this incredibly powerful project that Virginia Spiegel heads up and she's been at it since 2008. In that time, she's organized events that have raised $215,000 (wow!!!) for the American Cancer Society.
And its all because of the generosity of fiber artists.
In 2010 she made the decision to hold a single special event every so often to add to the impressive total already accumulated and the 2012 event is nearly upon us.
Please allow me to introduce the Foto/Fiber 90 Fundraiser.
Here's how it works: there will be 90 photos, 90 fiber bonuses and 6 fiber art pieces available for you to get your hands on when you make a donation directly to the American Cancer Society during the dates of the fundraiser.
On February 15, if you make a donation of at least $100 to the ACS,
you get to choose a photo and choose a fiber bonus.
On February 16, if you make a donation of at least $50 to the ACS,
you get to choose a photo and a fiber bonus will be assigned to you at random.
Here's the details of each kind of art you can get:
The photos were taken by Virginia Spiegel, Karen Stiehl Osborn and Cynthia Wenslow. You can seem more about the specifics of the photos here but I have to tell you, these are three very very talented photographers - good stuff!!!
Daybreak by Karen Stiehl Osborn - one of the photos available during Foto/Fiber
What's a fiber bonus you ask? Its a little goodie package of fiber goodness put together by one of 36 fiber artists. You can view the full list here - great list, right?? :) I'm donating three of them, here's a sneak peek of them:
I'll be revealing the full view of each bonus in my February e-zine (going out on Feb 1) so sign up for that to get a good look at what will be available.
And 6 fiber artists (including your's truly) have donated artwork that will also be available to snatch up. You can see more info about that here. There are different qualifications for getting in on the drawing for each of these. For the one that I've donated, Remnants Collage 4, all you have to do is donate at least $100 and you'll be eligible to win it.
Remnants Collage 4
by Lynn Krawczyk
8" x 8" on canvas
published in Sew Somerset Winter 2012 issue
I've loved Fiberart for a Cause from the very beginning. I lost a family member to cancer and am happy to participate in anything that helps to fight the disease.
And its pretty cool that we're fighting it with art, don't you think?? :) Hope you'll join me on February 15 and 16th to raise more money for the American Cancer Society!!!!