Breast Cancer Squares for Bead It Forward
These squares were done by BSNH members to send to Jeanette Shanigan for her 2008 Breast Cancer "Bead It Forward" project (see the article on Jeanette in the December 2007 issue of Bead & Button titled "Beading for a Cause"). The theme of the beaded quilts for 2008 is "Roses". The squares for the quilts are sewn together by Jeanette, mounted and framed, and then auctioned at the Bead & Button Show. All proceeds from the auction go towards research for prevention and cure of breast cancer. These squares are not all the squares donated by generous BSNH members; some other squares were mailed to Jeanette separately and have become part of several quilts. The squares below, however, should be together in one quilt because Jeanette sews them together in the order they are received, and these will be sent as one shipment. I worked most of today to take pictures of these squares, and I have a great appreciation of all the work Jeanette does for this effort. She not only takes pictures of the squares, but then sews them together, mounts the quilt, and frames it.
The picture above is a composite of all the squares and gives an idea of how the squares would look in a quilt. This may not be how Jeanette sews them together. The quilts, as well as free patterns to make rose squares, are on her website at http://shanigansbeadshenanigans.com/BCQuilt.html. To see closeups of the work below, click on the thumbnail. I managed to do two squares, and hope to do at least one more before the April 1st deadline.