As you probably all know, Saturday September 30, 2006 was Quilt Pink Day. It was originally conceived and developed by Better Homes & Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine to provide support for research into breast cancer at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. They gained numerous national sponsors and began enlisting the help of quilt shops across the country.
Bayside Quilting became deeply involved and planned an event for the day.
We gained the support of several sponsors, both local and national! The event was held at the Phoenix Inn across the street from our Capitol Way shop and the day was kicked off with a ribbon cutting attended by a large group including Mayor Foutch of Olympia, and Heidi Kaisand of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine (the one with the HUGE scissors).
Everyone got a pink t-shirt as they checked in for the day and were assigned to their project teams by our greeters.
The group kept growing until we had between 150 & 200 people actively working on various projects from actually cutting out quilts, all the way through putting bindings on finished quilts.
Throughout the day we had breaks, drawings/winners, and "pep talks" to keep the group quilting for the cause.
A wide variety of quilting equipment was used during the day including machines of all sizes:
Various forms of sustenance were provided to keep the group going as well...
During the "Pink Bag" lunch, Dr. Monica Dixon spoke about women's health issues in her presentation "Dr. Atkins is Dead, Pass the Bread!".
Throughout the day, quilts were being completed constantly!
At the end of the day, we had completed 7 Masterpiece Quilts which will go into the Quilt Pink Auction (click here for more information) to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research and 50 lap quilts which will be distributed to local oncology offices for patients diagnosed with breast cancer.
NOTE: Our apologies if you joined us on Quilt Pink Day and we have not included a picture of you working on your project during that day. We have so many pictures that we had to choose just a few for the website. We sincerely appreciate all of the support from our sponsors, customers, neighbors, and friends which went into making our Quilt Pink Day such a wonderful success! Thanks to you all!
The individual below is an auction winner here in Olympia of one of the Quilt Pink Quilts which was auctioned off by the
ALTRUSA INT'L OF OLYMPIA FOUNDATION
to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Congratulations!
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