The Wish Upon A Card fundraiser started in 2005 with very humble beginnings. The signature fundraiser for High Desert Frameworks grew over the years and raised over a hundred thousand dollars for cancer support through the significant efforts and support of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Michael Miller Fabrics , Quilters from around the world, Wendy's Wish, SOQS Board members , show executive directors, Ann Richardson and Jeanette Pilak, volunteers (Kathy Pazera, Kathy Miller and Ginny Hall) and hundreds of patrons. Our "biggest year" was 2015 with $28,000 of custom framed, matted and individual fabric post cards sold. It was a fun year! Since 2016 Wish Upon A Card has raised money for the quilt show and SOQS Visual Arts & Design Scholarship Fund through the Sisters Gro program. Special recognition goes to Tru Vue Inc, our fantastic supporter and supplier, since 2013, of the Museum Glass used for the Wish Upon A Card event.
Come Celebrate the 2017 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card Auction.
In 2017 High Desert Frameworks will donate 50 archival custom frames. This year also marks High Desert Frameworks' 820th donated archival and uniquely designed custom frame for the Wish Upon A Card program! It's been a very fun trip.
And Speaking of the 2017 Framed Quilted Post Cards!
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Reminder: Bid High and Bid Often!
Event and bidding information at: Wish Upon A Card
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.”
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