Our last Online Quilt Auction in 2019 raised more than $55,000, benefitting the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Through innovative research, this program aims to develop effective screening methods and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer. The program is co-directed by Karen H. Lu, M.D., and Anil K. Sood, M.D., whose international reputations advance the program's mission to find a cure for ovarian cancer by creating colllaborative research for improving diagnosis and treatment.
The 2021 Online Quilt Auction takes place Oct. 20 through Nov. 3.
The first Online Quilt Auction was held in 2008. Now held every two years, the auction features quilts that are donated from across the country and internationally. Quilts, of many sizes and colors are being accepted for donation for the 2021 Online Quilt Auction through June 2021.
The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project also hosts a booth every year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. International Quilt Festival dates are Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2020.
About the Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project
The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project at MD Anderson was established to educate the public about the risk factors and symptoms of ovarian cancer through the artistry of quilting. Catherine Ellison designed a beautiful teal ribbon quilt block for the project. Quilters and volunteers from MD Anderson's Ovarian Cancer Support Group and the community donated blocks to make quilts which were annually displayed at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. All who had been touched by ovarian cancer, including survivors, family members and friends, were invited to contribute a block.
With the launch of the Online Quilt Auction, quilters, quilt shops and guilds from across the country, and international quilters began donating entire quilts. The goal is to recieve a quilt from every state. (The Online Quilt Auction no longer receives blocks.)