Sunday, April 3, 2011

mostly cloudy with a chance of winning a quilt...

Today was the MS walk in Seattle.......it was mostly cloudy but the rain did not fall on us!! As always it was a great day...we walked , we talked , we had fun....but most importantly we raised money for MS!
I made the 6th annual  MS raffle quilt ... and with a lot of help from friends and family we raised the most ever - $1137.00 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We walk for Richard Beszhak... our good friend and neighbor and the many others who have been diagnosed with MS. This year the winner is Linda Seals, a local quilting girl who  got her winning ticket from Eva Holen - a very wonderful quilt teacher at LWC who is one of my favorite women in the whole world....every year she helps me raise money for MS and supports my longarm quilting business .....Thank you Eva and congratulations to Linda!!! Linda said that she has been supporting quilt raffles for over 10 years and this is her first time winning!!!
 A special thanks to Nick who does the tickets every year ....to Monica who does the awesome posters and helps with tickets....to Liz and Amber who take the quilt around to book club and PTA....to Lily and Russell for walking with the quilt around the track many times today raising money.... to the girls in my quilt group who support it every year ....all our friends and neighbors that get lots of tickets every year and EVERYONE ELSE that  made it possible to raise all this money by taking a chance on winning a quilt!!!

lily and russell working the crowd

richard beszhak - our team captain with his girls.... their t-shirts say daddy's girl



along the way with monica and reid

gas works park- half way point in the walk

lily and nick - another daddy's girl

giant signing poster for ms

tabby's fancy walking shoes

almost done....

we chose a random little girl to pick the lucky winner

zig zag for ms 2011
Hope you are having a great Sunday!!  Pam

7 comments:

  1. That's wonderful Pam!! Your quilt did turn out so awesome! This winner is going to love it!

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  2. My thoughts and heart were with "Beszhak's Buddies" all day! I loved your blog - the day was perfectly written out and shown.
    Thanks for sharing Pam!

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  3. Quilt looks awesome! Looks like fun was had by all!

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  4. Nice blog, beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing with us

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  5. Great job, Pam. Another successful raffle : ).
    Thought of you Sunday.. looks like everyone had a great time for a great cause.

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  6. You all look like you are having such an amazing time! Looking forward to next year ... and next year's quilt! XoXo

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  7. Pam,
    I LOVE THIS POST. One of my best friend's Mom just recently passed away and had suffered with MS for over 10 years. I would LOVE to do something like this in Indy. Can you share with me how you raise you money? Does someone donate the fabric? How early do you start raising money before the walk?

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