Good Morning, Quilters!
The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect breast cancer in its early stages.
Schedule your mammogram today!
SULKY THREAD WINNER
The lucky winner is Janice King. Congratulations! Please send your address to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. and I will arrange to have the thread delivered.
The ESR1 K303R Quilt
For another perspective….I thought you’d like this quilt by Susan Hilsenbeck. Susan is a biostatistician who works on breast cancer research. Thank you, thank you Susan!
In her free time, Susan is a quilt artist and naturally her two worlds intersect.
In her own words:
In my day job, I’ve spent most of my career working on breast cancer research studies, and on the quilty side, right now, I’m slowly ( I do mean slowly) working on a wall-sized quilt that will be a surprise gift for a friend. The english-paper-pieced hexagon construction, which is appliqued onto a background, represents part of the sequence of the estrogen receptor (ESR1), an important protein in breast cancer biology. The sequence includes a mutation that my friend has spent many years working on. The mutation is known as K303R (303rd amino acid in the protein is changed from a lysine [K] to an arginine [R], which alters the function of the protein). For the more biologically savvy — yes, I know that Deoxy-ribose (D in DNA) is a pentagon, not a hexagon. Too bad. This is art, or my version anyway. 😉
Read more at her blog: Susieturn.blogspot.com
Not only are Susan’s quilts beautiful, they all tell a story. She shares her process for many of her quilts and offers quilting insights along the way.
Pour yourself a cup of tea and spend some time…you may be lost for a while and I promise you will learn a lot!
CRAFTSY Supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation
Craftsy is running a Flash Sale until Monday in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
All Craftsy classes are on sale AND if you order through an instructor website, 5% will be donated to the NBCF to help fund their mission which includes providing free mammograms.
Consider my two classes:
Start with Divide and Conquer and then move on to From Doodle to Design…
Or any of the many classes on knitting, crochet, sewing, photography, baking, cooking…
I’m currently enjoying Ellie Krieger’s class on healthy cooking…
- It’s Halloween…I have a fun little quilt to share.
- We will talk about straight line quilting–the background quilting in the pink quilt shown here.
- The Sunflower Sampler quilt-a-long continues
- And so much more!
Happy, Healthy Quilting!