The 2021 online Quilt Auction raised more than $46,000, 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 collaborative research for improving diagnosis and treatment.
Our 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. The 2023 Online Quilt Auction will take place October 25 through November 8. Quilt donations of all colors, sizes and shapes are being accepted for the 2023 online Quilt Auction through June 2023.
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 displayed each year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Those 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. Our goal is to receive a quilt from every state. (The Online Quilt Auction no longer receives blocks.)