Dear Blog Followers:
This is an art blog and as such I strive to avoid topics that are controversial or that could be construed as political. However I take the recent decision by the Komen Foundation to defund mammograms offered by Planned Parenthood very seriously. My younger sister died much too early from Breast Cancer and it is appalling to see so many more women put at risk by this decision.
Please do whatever your own conscience tells you to insofar as decrying or applauding this decision but please do give the situation some thought as well as the overall impact on women and their health. My hopes are that you will let the Komen foundation know that you think it is an outrage – if indeed that is your conclusion.
Please take a quick look at this graphic (click on link) for some perspective. Thank you very much.
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Published by Guila Greer
I first learned how to sew as a child on my mom’s old treadle Singer (and wish that I knew where that machine is now!) and am now in love with my Berninas.
While going to school, raising a family and enjoying two satisfying careers I continued developing my skills with all kinds of needlecrafts and eventually discovered the magic of quilting.
Soon I began to stretch my imagination and creativity. This led to an interest in art quilting and I've been busy soaking up all kinds of techniques and adapting them to my creations. Now, I find myself on a journey to uncover, develop and to express the inner artist that I have so joyfully let loose.
I have learned so many ways to create beauty in fiber and am eager to share this knowledge. I am in love with color - saturated vibrant color.
I have also learned that there truly are no "quilt police" when it comes to one's personal expression of creativity; no right or wrong way. It just has to feel right and look right to you.
it is all a voyage of discovery. I just can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Several of my quilts, both traditional and art quilts have been displayed at Quilting in the Valley in Northridge, California, Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Society in New York City.
My work "Going Around in All the Best Circles" was juried into the Pacific International Quilt Show.
I have shown in both local Fine Art Galleries and in Quilt Shows across the United States.
I am the author of the blog: The Mystical Allure of All Things Fiber since 2007.
In recent years I have uncovered a passion for writing - especially poetry - as well and have a lot of it on http://minervaspirit.com
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4 thoughts on “The Fight Against Breast Cancer Should Never Be Politicized”
Have left my protest as well. This is just a travesty to all women.
Thanks for sharing that!
I sent The Komen Foundation an email earlier this afternoon to register my disgust with this blatant politicization of vital women’s health issues. The Congressional grandstanding witch hunt is bad enough.
Agreed. They should be available to all woman of every financial situation, and in fact be mandatory..with the breast cancer rates at what they are…I can’t believe this was allowed to happen. I will be letting them “Komen Foundation” know how I feel about this.