A couple of months ago, I received an email from Tracy Szanto, quilter and friend of a friend, who had seen my Quilting Hottie buttons at a show and wanted to incorporate the Quilting Hottie name into her Breast Cancer walk team's name. Was this okay, and could I get her some buttons for all of them? I could not answer yes fast enough. My first sort of corporate sponsorship, and for a great cause. I mean really, let's be honest, who doesn't like hooters?
Thank you to Tracy for being my second guest blogger in 8 days. Keep this up, hotties, and I may never have to write a blog post again!
2011 Quilting Hotties for Hooters. Tracy is third from the right, reddish hair and big smile.On October 16th 2011 our team Quilting Hotties for Hooters joined over 5,000 others in Concord, NH to participate in The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. My daughter Sharon Zimmermann and I started the team for my business "DREAMLAND Machine Quilting" (http://www.dreamlandmachinequilting.com/). This was my daughter's 7th year and I think my 5th year of doing the walk, but our 1st year of having our very own team.
In 2010 at our annual quilt show my daughter and I met Terri Sontra of Purple Moose Designs and who also belongs to our guild (The Belknap Mill Quilt Guild). Terri was a vendor at the show and she was selling these buttons that said,"Quilting Hottie!" It turns out that Beth Helfter of "Quilting Hottie Haven" (the blogspot for Eva Paige Quilt Designs) created these buttons. We had been planning to start our Breast Cancer Team and thought it might be fun to incorporate that into our team name and so that is how our team name came about.
Sharon and Tracy on registration day
The team enjoying some breakfast before a nice long walk.
Sharon showing support for her friend who was recently diagnosed.
Beth generously donated her buttons to our team which helped us raise money. I'm proud that our team raised around $2,400. The Concord, NH event raised a record breaking $568,089. We are proud to be a part of this very important event and thank everyone who donated and walked with us. I would like to thank my special team captain who kept us all in line to meet our goals, that would be my daughter Sharon Zimmermann, I couldn't ask for a more wonderful and giving daughter. Also our whole team would like to say thanks to Beth for her generous support.
This group just goes to prove what I have always known: Quilters as a whole are just really awesome people.