Over 80 artists and quilters from upstate NY participated in a breast cancer awareness project where they had to creatively embellish 100 bras that were donated by Maidenform to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Encore Plus. After being judged for various categories, the winning entries were finally announced this week.
The wacky entries were judged by a panel of three to determine the winners for the following categories:
Most Innovative – “Blue-footed Boobie”
Best Use of Embellishment – “Lady Big, Lady Bug, Fly Away Home…”
Best Use of Color – “Lilacs for Mom”
Most Effective Breast Cancer Message – “Fight Like A Girl”
Most Humorous – “Thing 1 and Thing 2”
“Flower Power” (Sharon Stroud)
“Don’t Gamble With Your Life” (Lorry Chwazik)
“Time for Reflection” (Gina Chapman)
Through sponsorship from The Common Threads Quilters Guild of Vestal, NY, the uniquely decorative bras will be on display at several locations around the upstate NY area through November, and will then be auctioned off at the final reception.
Check out www.Brazieres4aCure.blogspot.com for the full schedule of events and exhibitions.