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Cherrywood Challenge

We are proud to have Cherrywood Fabrics partner with us again for the 2013 Online Quilt Auction.  

In 2011, Cherrywood Fabrics donated hand-dyed teal fabric which inspired the inception of the Cherrywood Challenge.  Local quilters were invited to create original wall hangings using these fabrics.  

Quilts were on display at the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston’s event at the Stafford Centre and on display at MD Anderson where employees, patients and visitors voted in person on their favorite Cherrywood Challenge quilt.  Facebook Fans voted online and photos of each quilt were sent to Cherrywood Fabrics in a power point presentation for their professional vote.

Cherrywood Challenge winners from the 2011 Online Quilt Auction are as follows:  

           

         (Mammy's Garden)                                (New Dawn)

         

              (The Rose)                                        (The Survivor)

         

    (Flowers for our Future)                      (Magic Carpet of Hope)

           (Sprint for Life)

  

Quilt Guild of Greater Houston (Stafford Centre event):
1st place:  “The Survivor” by Carolyn Crump
2nd Place:  “Flowers for our Future” by Venetta Morger
3rd Place:  “Mammy’s Garden” by Erica Dodge

The MD Anderson Viewers Choice:  
1st Place:  “The Survivor” by Carolyn Crump
2nd Place:  “The Rose” by Cindy Henneke
3rd Place:  “Sprint for Life” by Hilary Gooding

The Facebook Fans Favorite:
1st Place:  “Flowers for our Future” by Venetta Morger
2nd Place:  “New Dawn” by Paula Doyle
3rd Place:  “The Survivor” by Carolyn Crump

The Cherrywood Fabrics’ vote for Best in Show:
1st Place:  “The Survivor” by Carolyn Crump
2nd Place:   "New Dawn" by Paula Doyle
3rd Place:   "Magic Carpet of Hope" by Suzan Engler
Honorable Mention:  “Flowers for our Future” by Venetta Morger

The Cherrywood Quilt Challenge has a particularly special meaning for Cherrywood Fabrics designer, Karla Overland, whose company’s founder, Dawn Hall, lost her battle to ovarian cancer.  Her legacy continues because of the hard work of Karla Overland, Linda Arganbright, and Dorothy Cronin.  Together, they hand-dye over a thousand yards of fabric a week.

 

For more information, call 713-792-2765, or e-mail us at gynonccommunityrelations@mdanderson.org.

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