A New Shade of Pink

teri • October 11, 2016 • 1 Comment

Jake got a hair cut in preparation for chemotherapy!

Ah, pink! FMQ mistress Paula Reid says pink is a neutral. Pink in sunrises and sunsets is gorgeous. Cosmo-pink is ever so tasty. And every, October pink graces blogs, facebook profile and cover pictures. Pink seeps its way into quilts, and garments. Quilt Pink is a thing. Pink is out there. Somewhere, worn by someone with a name, a face, a family, friends.

Then pink strides up to a doorstep near you (or yours), barging in with luggage and leg lamp included and without so much as a”how do you do?” It takes up residence, uninvited, in our homes, brains and hearts. Ah, shit. Pink then loses its sweet cheerfulness, and becomes a reminder of pain, fear, nausea, heartache, or boob ache. A sudden change in body shape. A marked change in routine. Pink moved into the GenQ world back in August, as you may know. That’s when we shared Jake Finch’s post, Shaken, Not Stirred, where she clued you in about her breast cancer.


Jake and daughter Samantha at her local Relay for Life, fewer than two weeks post surgery.

So, in Jake’s honor, we are re-sharing Join the Fight, a quilt made by Oregon designer/quilter Susan Miner and published in our September-October 2015. Each year Susan makes a quilt for Cut Down for Cancer, an Oregon-based group that raises money for Relay for Life, and we were privileged to share her 2015 design with you. We love its colors and curves, which incidentally would be beautiful in any color.  Please feel free to share this post, make the quilt and support a friend with breast cancer.


Susan Miner’s Join the Fight quilt.


Quilt. Sew. Live. Breathe.




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  • Ellen • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #1

    I missed that post–I’ll have to go back and read it. I am on almost the identical timeline as you, Jake! Prayers to you.

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