Bead-It-Forward bead-quilt project

designed by Jane Danley Cruz


Jeanette Shanigan has been the brains and woman power behind the bead-quilt project since 2006. For the unfamiliar, Jeanette collected all our 1.5 X 1.5 inch beaded squares and pieced them together to create quilts that were then auctioned at The Bead & Button Show. These quilts have raised over $18,000 for breast cancer research!

The bead-quilt theme for 2011–2012 is “Birds – flocking together to fund breast cancer research.” Bead & Button has an expanded role in the project this year, and you can find guidelines, designs, and the submission form on their website. I’ve participated in the past, and it feels great to be able to raise money for a worthy cause by doing something that I love. I want to invite you to participate as well, so please get your completed squares in by the deadline: March 1, 2012.

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  • avatar Ralonda November 23, 2011, 11:48 am

    Thanks for sharing this Mandi, you know I am all over “Birds” right now.

  • avatar nadia December 22, 2011, 7:11 am

    I already participated in one of Jeannette’s quilts. I will definitively participate in this one :-)

  • avatar Patricia January 4, 2012, 7:40 pm

    I have a bead group that I will try to involve in this great bead project. We actually have a member who is currently in treatment for breast cancer so it will serve a double purpose. Thanks for reminding us beaders that this worthy project is something we can easily participate in.

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