The Common Threads Quilters Guild (CTQG) of Vestal, NY is sponsoring Brazieres For A Cure, a Breast Cancer Awareness project to support women in New York’s Southern Tier.
Artists and quilters throughout the region embellished the bras graciously provided by Maidenform for this project.
The Opening Reception will be held at the Binghamton YWCA on Friday, September 4, 2009. The bras will be on display all day with a reception starting at 5pm in conjunction with Binghamton’s First Friday Art Walk.
During the months of September and October, they will be on display at various venues throughout the region.
Check out the Exhibition Schedule to see where and when they will be touring near you.
The Closing Reception and Auction will be held at the Binghamton YWCA on Friday, November 6, 2009. The bras will be on display all day with the Silent Auction starting at 9am. The Closing Reception starts at 4pm with the Live Auction starting at 6pm. Auctioneer Charlie Manasse will be calling the auction. Again, this coincides with Binghamton’s First Friday Art Walk.
We hope you enjoy this very humorous exhibition that supports a very serious cause.
All the proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society and ENCORE Plus. The Southern New York Region includes Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties. Encore Plus helps eligible women receive free breast and cervical cancer screening.
Thank You to Quilters, Artists, Participants
The Common Threads Quilters Guild wishes to thank you for your generous support by donating your time, talent and resources for this very special project. We could not have done it without your support.
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August Preview Display At BC Library
Several of the bras will be on display at the Broome
County Library during the month of August. Stop in
and take a peek!
Broome County Public Library
185 Court St Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 778-6400 www.bclibrary.info
Hours: Mon – Thurs, 9am - 8pm
Fri – Sat, 9am - 5pm
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Monday, November 2 ~ California Grill Night
The California Grill is donating 10% of its sales, excluding alcohol, tax and tip, to Brazieres For A Cure from business conducted on Monday, November 2, 2009. Coupons are needed to take advantage of the program. They will be available at the various venues or you can download them at Brazieres4aCure.blogspot.com. The offer is good both for eat-in and takeout meals.
California Grill (Across from JoAnn Fabrics)
912 Vestal Road Vestal, NY 13850
(607) 741-4062 www.caligrillny.com
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The entries in this project are judged by a panel of three to determine the winners for the following categories:
Best Use of Embellishment
Best Use of Color
Most Effective Breast Cancer Message
Ribbons will also be given for the following:
Judges Choice (one for each judge),
Viewers Choice (as determined by $1 Braziere Ballots)
Highest Bid (at the auction on November 6, 2009)
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Viewers Choice - $1 Braziere Ballots
Vote for the Viewers Choice winner, $1 per vote. Ballots will be available at most of the venues to vote on your favorite entry. All proceeds from the Ballots and Auctions will go to The American Cancer Society and Encore Plus.
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite entry!