Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Buffalo fiber artists working on projects for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Vikki Chenette reports this in the news section on the Johnson County Arts & Humanities Council web site:
In Buffalo, two groups of fiber-related artisans have special projects this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
Buffalo Quilting Gals will be displaying Pink Ribbon Quilts at area retail shops, businesses, and offices. The quilts, which range in size and design, are not for sale, but their annual display is intended to raise awareness about local Breast Cancer screenings and services. Each quilt is accompanied by an informational poster. Members have added new quilts to the collection over the years. For more information, use the Contact Us tab, and we will forward your inquiry. 
Knitters are gathering on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. at Meadowlark School Library to create Bosom Buddies, soft hand-knitted alternatives to plastic prothesis, which many cancer survivors prefer. All knitters are welcomed to join, just bring size 5-6 double-pointed or curcular needles. Kits will be available to purchase, and instruction provided. For information call 684-9518 during school hours. 
A related article appeared in a recent Casper Star Tribune about the Bosom Buddies project at http://trib.com/news/local/casper/casper-group-knits-soft-prosthetics-for-mastectomy-patients/article_dcfb07f6-ae04-5d6c-8946-396b4b47dc6e.html 
The Community Resource Center in Buffalo has info about local Breast Cancer Support Groups, financial help with screenings, and other great services: www.johnsoncountycrc.org

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