Presenting the 2009 Bead-It-Forward beaded quilts. Auctioned at the Bead Social during the Bead and Button Show in June 2009, each quilt combines 100 squares from bead artists around the world. Jeanette Shanigan is the founder and organizer of this annual fundraising project, which began in 2006.
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads purchased three of the nine 2009 beaded quilts. The Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer auction brought in over $14,000, with the proceeds benefiting the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Learn more about the Bead-It-Forward project here.