Airing of the Quilts: (From left) Barbara Cutmore, Glenis Pugliese and Sharon Campbell raise awareness.
Airing of the Quilts: (From left) Barbara Cutmore, Glenis Pugliese and Sharon Campbell raise awareness. Warwick Daily News

Quilts aired to raise awareness

WITH the support of good friends and a positive attitude you can overcome anything.

Breast cancer survivor Glenis Pugliese knows this more than most.

The Glenrose Patchwork owner held Airing of the Quilts on Friday and Saturday and raised $4600 to support the Breast Cancer Association of Queensland.

“We displayed 94 quilts from all around with a huge variety of shape, size and design,” Mrs Pugliese said.

She said the event helped to raise awareness.

“It is about giving other women the courage to get the ultrasound and mammograms done,” she said.

“People always think its bad news. It's about not being afraid.”

Friend Barbara Cutmore said the event had a lot to do with the love of the quilts.

“We wanted to do our fundraising and also support Jumpers and Jazz in July,” Mrs Cutmore said.

She said their first event was a success.

“We will have to hold one next year because we have got a lot of people saying they will be back next year,” she said.

Mrs Cutmore said her friend's diagnosis served as a reminder to look after her own health.

“I had not had a scan in four years,” she said.



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