Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project
Dr. Anil K. Sood
Director, Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program
The 2017 Online Quilt Auction raised over $52,000 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 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 as well. We are accepting quilts, of any size and color, for the 2019 Online Quilt Auction now through June 2019.
The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project also hosts a booth every year at the International Quilt Festival. Mark your calendars; the International Quilt Festival dates are Nov. 8-11, 2018.
About the 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 as well, began donating entire quilts with the goal of receiving a quilt from every state. The Online Quilt Auction no longer receives blocks.