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
Historically, 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 the beautiful teal ribbon quilt block. The project raised awareness about the risk factors and symptoms of this disease.
Since 2002, quilters from MD Anderson’s Ovarian Cancer Support Group and the community have donated blocks to make quilts which are displayed each year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. All who have been touched by ovarian cancer, including survivors, family members and friends, have been invited to contribute a block. Quilters and quilt shops from across the country and local quilt guilds have created and donated hundreds of quilt blocks and entire quilts.
The Online Quilt Auction no longer receives blocks. One of a kind quilts are donated from across the country with the goal of receiving a quilt from every state.