Glenis Pugliese put on a great show yesterday for the start of the Airing of the Quilts fundraiser.
Glenis Pugliese put on a great show yesterday for the start of the Airing of the Quilts fundraiser.

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SHE is a breast cancer survivor and is determined to do her bit to make sure other woman do not have to battle the difficult journey she was faced with in January 2008.

For the second year Glenis Pugliese has held the fundraiser Airing of the Quilts at her business Glenrose Patchwork and in the first hour proved it was going to be a huge success yesterday.

There were 120 quilting fans through the gates at 11am where they could admire 100 different quilts in hundred of colours to raise money for Breast Cancer Queensland.

“I do my little bit to help...it’s a great girly day out,” the avid quilter for 19 years said.

“A big thank you to all the ladies who donated the quilts, without them it wouldn’t of happened.”

When asked why patchwork she replied it was addictive and loved the opportunity to share the craft with everyone while also promoting awareness for the serious cause.

“It is just a way to get the word out there and help other people who have been through the same thing,” she said.

Quilters came from as far away as the Gold Coast and Brisbane with a bus load of residents from the Allora Homestead also enjoying the showing.

Patti Shaw was there for the second time and admired the collection of quilts while she reminisced about when she use to make patchwork quilts by hand.

Mrs Pugliese wanted to get the message out to woman to make sure they check for lumps and to encourage them to make sure their husbands get regular prostate checks.

Support the event today from 10am to 4pm.

Breast check

  • Look at the shape and appearance of your breasts and nipples in the mirror with your hands by your sides.
  • Raise your arms above your head and look for a change in the shape of the breasts.
  • Feeling for lumps in the breasts either while lying down or standing.
  • Feeling for lumps in the nipples area and in the armpits.


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