Members Support Fiberart for a Cause

On February 15 and 16, 2012, Fiberart For A Cause (FFAC) returns for its seventh year of raising funds for the American Cancer Society with a new online event Foto/Fiber 2012.

Our own Sarah Ann Smith is one of the BONUS Fiber Surprise donors. (Learn what that means and more in our December posting on this special event!) “I’m so excited to once again support Virginia Spiegel and the Fiberart For A Cause team as they fundraise for the American Cancer Society,” says Sarah Ann. “Like many, I have personal reasons for supporting this effort. My father survived throat cancer, but many others have not been so fortunate. I lost a half-brother to lung cancer, and my dear friend Linda to liver cancer. I’ve known too many quilters who have survived breast cancer.”

Sarah Ann’s BONUS contribution includes this 3-D fabric postcard (the shutters are dimensional):

and about one yard of her hand-dyed fabric:

” I hope you will join me and 35 other fiber artists to help us meet our goal of raising $7000 to add to the $215,000 we have already donated to the ACS,” says Sarah Ann.

Other Postmark’d Art members who are supporting this event with contributions include Jane Davila, Karen Musgrave, and Sue Reno. Everything you need to know to participate in this on-line event is here: Foto/Fiber 2012.

Mark Your Calendars! Fiberart For A Cause Returns in 2012

On February 15 and 16, 2012, Fiberart For A Cause (FFAC) returns for its seventh year of raising funds for the American Cancer Society with a new online event Foto/Fiber 2012. Ninety photographs taken by Virginia Spiegel, Karen Stiehl Osborn and Cynthia Wenslow will be available for purchase. Thirty-four fiber artists including Postmark’d Art members Jane Davila, Karen Musgrave, Sue Reno and Sarah Ann Smith will also be providing BONUS Fiber Surprises (6″ x 9″ bubble mailing envelopes filled with donated items such as small fiber artworks).

In addition, all ninety patrons of Foto/Fiber 2012 will have the opportunity to win fiber art generously donated by Leonie Hartley Hoover, Lyric Kinard, Lynn Krawczyk, Yvonne Porcella, Susan Schrott, and Mary Ann Van Soest. The goal of the event is to raise at least $7,000 in just ten hours to add to the $215,000 already donated by FFAC to the American Cancer Society.

On February 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central, for each $100.00 minimum donation to the American Cancer Society, patrons will be able to choose one of ninety photographs and a BONUS Fiber Surprise. On February 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (or until sold out), patrons will be able to choose one photograph for a minimum donation of $50.00, but their BONUS Fiber Surprise will be chosen at random for them.

According to Spiegel, the founder of Fiberart For A Cause, “I was ready to mix it up with this fundraiser after fundraising and promoting fiber with the Postcard Project, Tote Tuesday, and Collage Mania.  I’m excited to share beautiful and inspiring photos by Karen Stiehl Osborn, Cynthia Wenslow, and myself.  We are all fiber artists who are also fairly prolific photographers. I’m even more excited to have a bit of mystery added to this fundraiser with the BONUS Fiber Surprises. The thirty-four participating fiber artists will be plundering their studios and sharing with donors a little bit of themselves and their studios.”

The BONUS Fiber Surprise donors are Natalya Aikens, Frances Holliday Alford, Pamela Allen, Liz Berg, Sue Bleiweiss, Nancy G. Cook, Jane Davila, Vivika DeNegre, Diane Rusin Doran, Jane Dunnewold, Jamie Fingal, Leonie Hartley Hoover, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Lyric Kinard, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Lynn Krawzcyk, Jane LaFazio, Susan Lenz, Jeanelle McCall, Linda Teddlie Minton, Karen Musgrave, Gail Myrhorodsky, Karen Stiehl Osborn, B. J. Parady, Cate Coulacos Prato, Yvonne Porcella. Wen Redmond, Sue Reno, Lesley Riley, Susan Schrott, Cynthia St. Charles, Lura Schwarz Smith, Sarah Ann Smith, and Terri Stegmiller.

The donors of the BONUS Fiber Surprises were asked to make them “wonderfully wonderful, creative, and unique.” Patrons of Foto/Fiber 2012 will receive as their BONUS Fiber Surprise a 6“ x 9” bubble mailing envelope from one of the participating fiber artists.  The envelope may contain a small work of art, hand painted or dyed fabric, screen printed Lutradur, vintage kimono scraps, a small original screen for printing, dyed embroidery thread, a small bundle of “magical” raw materials, etc.

So mark your calendars. You don’t want to miss this event and the opportunity to own some great art and support a great cause.