ONLINE Quilts 4 Cancer Fun Palace

Online

We will be sharing images of chemistry research on our Facebook page to inspire folks to make quilt blocks (or entire quilts, if you feel like it!) These quilts will then be donated to adult patients who are being treated for pancreatic cancer. The hope is to give patients a comforting, quilt-y hug, whilst also raising awareness of research into, and the signs & symptoms of, pancreatic cancer amongst quilters.

Show us your makes over the weekend via the Twitter hashtag #Quilts4Cancer

Primary Contact

Kirsty Ross, Outreach Officer

Date and Time

Thursday 30th September 2021 09:00-17:00
Friday 1st October 2021 09:00-17:00
Saturday 2nd October 2021 09:00-17:00

Location

This Fun Palace is taking place online

99,
George Street,
Glasgow,
Glasgow City,
Scotland,
United Kingdom,
G1 1RD

Please note: this event is ONLINE only. Please DO NOT go to the Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC); we won’t be there!!!

Social

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Description

Clare and I (Kirsty) are based in Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. At the start of lock down we were given funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry (thank you!) for our “Quilts for Cancer” project. 

We will be sharing images of chemistry research on our Facebook page to inspire folks to make quilt blocks (or entire quilts, if you feel like it!) These quilts will then be donated to adult patients who are being treated for pancreatic cancer. The hope is to give patients a comforting, quilt-y hug, whilst also raising awareness of research into, and the signs & symptoms of, pancreatic cancer amongst quilters.

If you or your group like to have a chat with us about getting involved, please fill in our Expressions of Interest form.

[UPDATE] Deadline to request resources has passed, but we’d be more than happy to send materials out for other occasions (European Researchers’ Night, British Science Week etc). If you are shielding, lack a fabric stash, or otherwise would have trouble affording fabric to take part, please let us know and we will do our best to send out some materials in advance. This will be on a first come, first served basis. Please request materials by 5pm on Monday 28th September at the latest, so that we have time to get them to you! Request for materials

You can also share your makes via our Facebook page or join our group where we will be sharing even more images for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November.

Show us your makes over the weekend via the Twitter hashtag #Quilts4Cancer

Timetable

Thursday 30th September 2021

09:00

Start quilting! Explore our Facebook page to find images that inspire you and start planning your makes.

Friday 1st October 2021

09:00

Hopefully you are bubbling with ideas this point and have already started making. We’d love to see your completed blocks.

If not, no worries! Keep exploring and thinking, so that you are ready to start making in your own time. We are here all weekend!

Saturday 2nd October 2021

17:00

And that’s the end of our Fun Palace weekend!

Thank you so much for joining us and we really hope you had fun. Details on where to post completed blocks can be found on our Facebook page. However, if you fancy going on to complete a full quilt then we’d love to receive them. We are aiming for quilts that are a minimum of 36″ x 48″ in size (lap quilts), enough to cover an adult.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, join our Facebook group, and (just so you know) November is shaping up to be an interesting month (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) 🙂

Updates

Check out the video to find out more about the project and to get a sneak peek at our scientific inspiration images.
Posted 1/10/2020 by Kirsty Ross

And that's the resources packed up and away! Travel safe and hope the Royal Mail comes through.
Posted 1/10/2020 by Kirsty Ross
Posted 18/09/2020 by Kirsty Ross