Sunday, September 13, 2015

On the Blog: Chicago MQG Boob Quilt!

In Support of "The Girls"
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

We've finally finished the Boob Quilt, which will directly help women in need gain access to breast cancer screenings! 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all
Some of our members banded together over a year ago with the idea to make an original quilt in support of women with breast cancer. We've been working together to complete the quilt during the past year, and many of our members not only created original blocks for the quilt, but also helped in other ways to make this project a success. 

 Each of the 15 original quilt blocks depicts a slang term for the breast, all terms chosen and interpreted by the participants. 

First row, from left to right: 

"Gazongas" by Sara Hochhauser 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all


"Hooters" by Judy Tucker 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

"Chi-Chis" by Sue Ryan 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

"Tits" by Emily Lang 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

"Melons" by Shannon Dangerfield 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

Second row, from left to right: 

"Jugs" by Shannon Dangerfield 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

"Cans" by Heather Kinion 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

"Cupcakes" by Erin Davis 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

"Fun Bags" by Tricia Royal 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

"Milk Bombs" by Amy Struckmeyer 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all


Third row, from left to right: 

"Lulus" by Kate Collinson 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

"Headlights" by Erika Mulvenna 
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"Cantaloupes" by Melissa Bogusch 
Image courtesy of Erika Mulvena of Miss Sews-it-all

"Boobies" by Emily Bruzzini 
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"Ta-tas" by Sara Hochhauser 
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The quilt itself was completed with help from Tricia Royal, Emily Bruzzini and Erika Mulvenna, with long-arm quilting from Terri Karls. Special thanks to Sara Hochhauser for securing donated appraisal services from professional quilt appraiser Chris Moline. 

The Boob Quilt has been donated to A Silver Lining Foundation to help the organization further their mission of helping women in Chicago get access to breast cancer screening, and will be featured in A Sterling Event auction, the 11th annual fundraising event for the organization. Find out more about A Sterling Event (if you want to bid on the Boob Quilt, you'll need to get tickets!) by visiting the event page here.

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