Friday, September 26, 2008

“Stitch for the Cure” -- September 26, 2008

The Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild has announced their third annual “Stitch for the Cure” event which will be held Saturday, November 22, 2008 at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, VA.

For the last two years, the Shenandoah Valley Chapter has worked with a national known needlepoint designer to create a new design which is first offered at the “Stitch for the Cure” event. The 2007 project was “Abigail” which was designed by Ro Pace. The 2006 project was “”Celebration” which was designed by Sue Reed.

This year’s project, “Gibor”, was designed by Orna Willis and is available in several different color options.

You can read all of the details for the 2008 “Stitch for the Cure” event at;

The “Needlepoint Now” magazine published an article on the “Stitch for the Cure” event in the July/August 2008 issue. You can see this issue at;

Not only do you spend the day stitching, you do so in the Virginia Quilt Museum which is located in the historic Warren/Sipe House in Harrisonburg, VA. You can also register to have lunch at Mrs. Hardesty’s Tea Room. My daughter and I stopped in for lunch this past summer at Mrs. Hardesty’s Tea Room and we had a lovely time enjoying the food, the tea, and each other’s company!

The article mentioned that the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of ANG is already planning their future “Stitch for the Cure” events as follows;

2009 – Susan Kerndt
2010 – Kathleen “Charly” Brennan
2011 – Carole Lake
2012 – Gay Ann Rogers

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this year’s event but I hope to attend in 2009!

If you attended in the past, please comment and let us know how much you enjoyed the “Stitch for the Cure” event. I would also like to hear from anyone who attends this year’s!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting! :-)
Windy Meadow


Beth in IL said...

Thanks for posting this info. What a great idea! I love Orna's designs and wish I could join the stitch-in.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I'm so glad to see more stitching for the cure! That was my subject also for my NN article this month. Other designers have now started to donate to research, including my friend Gail Hendrix, who did the "Mrs. Santa has Heart" for me for heart research. (my issue) GREAT to do what we love and "do good" at the same time.

Ruth said...

You always have the best info :)


Stitchingranny said...

What a lovely design to be created for this years event and for two such very good causes.

Ovarian cancer unlike Breast Cancer is something that most women do not get tested for until they are having problems. I am not sure about anywhere else but here in the UK I belong a group of women that are being checked on yearly as a means to find what is the most reliable way of tracing this disease early. This screening is in its infancy but maybe one day women will go for ovarian cancer screens each year in the same way as they do for breast screening and if not eradicate the disease at least help to detect and treat it early enough to stop it being a killer.