Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project
Dr. Anil K. Sood
Director, Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program
The 2017 Online Quilt Auction will benefit 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.
Since the first Online Quilt Auction in 2008, the auction is now hosted every two years and yields over $50,000 in funds that benefit ovarian cancer research.
The next Online Quilt Auction is scheduled for Oct. 25 through Nov. 8, 2017. The auction raises awareness and research funds for ovarian cancer.
A selection of donated quilts are showcased at the International Quilt Festival every year at the Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project booth. This year’s festival will be held November 2-5, 2017.
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. Learn how you can donate a quilt to the 2017 online quilt auction.