High Desert Frameworks! believes that it is our responsibility to use our presence, talent, and resources to improve our local communities. And to that end we donate our custom framing services, labor and materials to the Wendy's Wish Cancer Project (2007-2015) and Sister GRO / Sister Outdoor Quilt Show (2016-2019). Additionally we donate used framing, excessive mat board and other framing supplies to the Sisters, Redmond and Bend Oregon High School Art and Music Programs.
You can visit the custom framing completed by High Desert Frameworks for the Wish Upon A Card event here:
A bit about our Signature Fundraiser
The Wish Project
We could not contribute to this great program without the tremendous support of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and all the quilters world wide that contribute their talents to make this project successful. We are humbled, yet thrilled to have participated in this project since 2007 with over $130,000 (as of 2018) raised to support the organizations listed above.
For more information on the Wish Upon A Card Project please visit: SOQS Wish Project
For more information on Wendy's Wish and their programs please Visit: Wendy's Wish
For more information on the 2012 High Desert Frameworks contribution please visit: High Desert Frameworks WUAC Project
Read about why Myrna Dow participates in the Wish Project: Thoughts about the Wish Upon A Card Project
The mission of Sisters GRO is to raise, receive and distribute charitable scholarship funds, support the scholarship selection process, and support graduate resource programs to help Sisters High School graduates obtain higher education or training.
The Big Why
On the request of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Myrna wrote the following on May 10, 2009 to explain why she has been so involved in the Wish Project:
“Wish Upon a Card began 4 years ago. The first year I watched the project take off and the quilters produced wonderful small format works of quilt art. The frames were of “ready made” quality and it was a good beginning. With my love of picture framing the postcards cried out to my artistic nature and I knew together we could make fabulous framed quilted treasures. Little did I know how important it would be for my personal life to be involved with Wendy’s Wish. During this time my father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and passed away. Cancer had touched my life and it hurt. Now it became something more than an artistic endeavor, it became a passion to do my best to feature the postcards and raise as much money to aid people who were fighting cancer. I had seen first hand all of the struggles and felt the heartache. The second year around 70 framed postcards were auctioned and approximately $12,000 was raised for Wendy’s Wish. That year my mom who was a quilter came to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. We celebrated the success of the auctioned framed cards and knew how much it would help families stricken by cancer. Last year the quilters created wonderful postcards and we went to town again and framed 80. There was a lot of excitement and many of teacher cards were snatched up for record amounts. During this time my mother was fighting cancer. I have asked myself repeatedly how could this happen. Cancer is one of the most horrible diseases and it touches all of our lives. I feel honored to be able to use my talents to help make someones life a little less difficult. My mom died the following October. This year we will all pull together again and create fabulous treasures that will be auctioned during the 35th anniversary of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. We hope to present Wendy’s Wish with large check that will allow them to continue to help many, many people who work so hard everyday to battle cancer.”