October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In October 2012 Melanie Testa, a breast
cancer survivor, had a "Call For Art"
breast pockets. She wanted at least 1,000
pockets with the hope of having the story
published in a New York newspaper. But then
on October 25, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit
the Atlantic coast. It was a category 3 and
caused so much destruction! And so
newspapers were filled with photos of the
devastation, people walking around with
no homes and just the clothes on their
In the October/November 2014 issue of
Quilting Arts magazine is an article about
Melanie Testa and her call for
Some of the artistic pockets that Melanie
received in 2012 are published here -
and I am very happy and humbled that one of
my pockets was chosen for this publication!
Upper right hand corner is mine.
I wrote about it Breast Pocket Here.
Art For A Cause
Quilting Arts magazine is having a
"In the spirit of health for our sisters,
hope for a cure, and honor for those who
have traveled this path, Quilting Arts
readers are asked to create their own
Please pick up a copy of Quilting Arts
magazine for the details. Honor someone
you know/knew who had breast cancer. I had
made them in honor of my sister-in-law Joy
and my two cousins, Ruth and Rosemary who
died from breast cancer.
I'm making them this time for to honor
two friends who are survivors! (Thank God!)
Please remember to get your Mammography this month!
I know it's uncomfortable and can be scary - I had
gotten a call back because they had seen something that
they wanted to check. Went back with my heart
pounding but thank God all was well.
Please consider making a pocket or two - it doesn't
take that long and it's fun but most of all it's for a