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Pink and Teal Quilts for A Cure: The Thread That Connects
That’s the name of the quilt that Nancy Turnbull, of Mays Landing, created for the first-ever Pink Roses Teal Magnolias online quilt auction benefiting breast and gynecological cancer clinical and research programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
When Nancy saw the notice about the quilt auction, sponsored by The Cooper Foundation, she knew that with two sisters battling cancer and being treated at MD Anderson – one in Houston and one in Camden – she had to contribute.
“MD Anderson has been the thread that connects their healing processes,” said Nancy. “Doing this quilt my way of expressing my gratitude to everyone who has helped in this journey.”
The handmade quilt is one of more than 50 that have been donated and will be auctioned off online starting Sept. 27 to raise money for the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Fund.
All the funds raised through Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Quilts for a Cure stay local, funding research projects, complementary medicine programs, supportive services, technology, our Survivor Program and our Patient in Need fund that assists patients in financial distress with transportation, child care, prescription co-pays and other immediate needs.
Nancy is the youngest of seven children, and her family has always been close. When she was battling breast cancer 20 years ago, her sisters were right by her side.
“Our parents always encouraged us to be there for each other,” said Nancy, who began quilting after her breast cancer diagnosis. “Being able to rely on each other and the strength of our faith and our family helps us get through tough times.”
Nancy is a member of the Wind Rose Quilters in Linwood, the South Shore Sisters Quilting Guild in Tuckahoe and the Boardwalk Quilters in Ocean City.
In designing the Two Sisters quilt, Nancy knew she wanted to incorporate blues and teals into a high-contrast, simple pattern.
“The Pink and Teal Quilt Auction is for a cause that is just so close to home,” Nancy said. “It is real honor to be involved.”