03/16/2012 - Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Delaware County has been working with the Delaware County Cancer Coalition to educate the public on cancer awareness and screening through quilting. This year Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Delaware County's Executive Director, Jeanne Darling, is offering quilters and the public another opportunity to participate in a quilting project to support cancer education and screening.
This year's County Fair quilt project will encourage quilters and the public to get involved in quilting because "There's Room to Bloom Through Quilting." We would like to display quilt projects this year at the Delaware County Fair that you have been especially proud to create and have given you "Room to Bloom" your quilting skills! The County Fair this year will feature The People's Garden Project and growing food at local schools as part of the USDA/Cornell Research Project.
To participate in "There's Room to Bloom Through Quilting" project, each individual or group is asked to complete a wall hanging or mini-quilt by Friday, July 20, 2012. The quilted projects will be displayed at the Delaware County Fair Aug. 13-18, 2012 and may be available for bid. Quilt projects bid money will be donated to Relay for Life. Quilters can also volunteer to do quilting demonstrations at the Delaware County Fair.
Darling would like to thank all the quilters who have participated in quilted cancer projects that have funded cancer education and screening. For more information about this year's quilt project or to receive a copy of the project guidelines, please call Jeanne Darling at Cornell University Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County's community programs and events call 607-865-6531 or visit us online at www.ccedelaware.org.
Cornell Cooperative Extension offers employment and program opportunities and access to all people regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. If you have special needs, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County at (607) 865-6531.