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MENDON - When you think about a quilt show, you don't think about it being set up in boxing ring.
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n See chamber, ionization, thimble. Pleasures Quilt Guild biennial quilt show is not your average quilt show.
This year's theme is Thimble Pleasures Fight Against Prostate Cancer prostate cancer, cancer originating in the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is the leading malignancy in men in the United States and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in men. , and a boxing ring will be set up to display more than 25 cleverly conceived and decorated pairs of boxer shorts boxer shorts
Men's full-cut undershorts.
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men's underpants shaped like shorts but with a front opening
boxer shorts box that, along with hundreds of quilts, will raise money for prostate cancer research.
"We want to give prostate cancer a knockout punch," said Debbie Wendt of Uxbridge. She is a member of the guild and chairman of the boxer shorts project. She designed "Get Your Kicks on Route 66," her car-themed boxers.
Whimsical and creatively decorated bras were such a hit at the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild's show two years ago, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research, that members are hoping their ingenious boxer shorts can do the same for prostate cancer at this year's show.
"The funniest name," she said, for baseball-themed boxers, "is, `Only In Baseball Can a Man With Four Balls Walk.'"
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Kathleen Murphy of Mendon, a longtime member of Thimble Pleasures, said she designed and sewed "Protect Your Assets" boxer shorts, and thinks people who come to the show will be amazed and amused by the designs her fellow quilters have created for the show. When doing research on prostate cancer, Ms. Murphy knew that one in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer, but was surprised to learn that one in six men gets prostate cancer.
"We hear a lot about breast cancer," Ms. Murphy said. "But you don't hear much about prostate cancer."
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3. Boston Prostate Cancer Walk, a project of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Centeris the largest National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the nation. Founded in 1998, DF/HCC is an inter-institutional research enterprise that unites all of the cancer research efforts of the Harvard affiliated community. . The annual walk is held on Father's Day on the Boston Common
Boston Common is a popular public park in Boston, Massachusetts. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States. Its area is 50 acres (202,000 m²). . Ms. Murphy said people will be able to donate money at the boxer shorts display for prostate research, which will all be donated to the walk.
The boxer shorts display will be one of many displays this year that showcase Thimble Pleasures work. This year's show will also feature "journal" quilts. The Journal Quilt Project was organized by the International Quilt Festival in Houston in 2002. Ms. Murphy said a journal quilt should be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, the same size as a sheet of paper. Instead of traditional words in a journal, stitches tell the story on a quilt.
"Over 55,000 quilters were in Houston, and this turned out to be a really cool project," Ms. Murphy said. "We're excited about these journal quilts this year. The journal quilts are a creative method for telling a story. It could be the happy stories of birthdays, the sad journey of a divorce, a diet journal. Some of these quilts are sad, some are comical - but they're all interesting."
The Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 and 30 at Nipmuc Regional Middle-High School, 90 Pleasant St. (off Route 140) in Upton. Tickets are $5 at the door. The school is wheelchair-accessible and parking is free. Nipmuc freshmen will sell snacks, and there will be other food vendors.
There will be 180 quilts on display. People who attend the show Saturday will be able to vote for "Viewer's Choice" Awards. There will be approximately 40 traditional round robin quilts, block robin quilts, slice houses quilts and row robin quilts. The show also features a quilt raffle, a silent auction, a boutique table and quilting quilting, form of needlework, almost always created by women, most of them anonymous, in which two layers of fabric on either side of an interlining (batting) are sewn together, usually with a pattern of back or running (quilting) stitches that hold the layers supplies vendors.
"Round robins are group efforts to make quilts," Ms. Murphy said. "They're a lot of fun."
Gail M. Niland of Upton, a member of the guild and a co-chairman of the show along with Susan Arena of Milford, said her fellow quilters are extraordinarily talented and take pleasure in sharing their work.
"This is almost more of an art show than a quilt show," Ms. Niland said.
Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild, a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. , was founded by eight dedicated quilters on a snowy night in January 1992. It has a full membership of 75 women from Mendon, Hopedale, Grafton, Northbridge, Upton, Millville, Sutton, Uxbridge, Douglas, Blackstone, Milford, Shrewsbury, Franklin, Medway, Holliston and Bellingham.
The guild's goal is to promote interest in all aspects of quilt making. Members meet on the third Thursday of each month in Goss Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Mendon. The group hosts speakers at monthly workshops and has donated many of its quilts.
"We donated 79 quilts last year," Ms. Murphy said. "They were given to victims of the Katrina hurricane, Winterhaven homeless shelter in Milford, the Department of Social Services in Whitinsville and Centrus Nursing Services in Franklin. We also donated chemo che·mo
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For more information about the guild or the upcoming quilt show, visit the group's Web site at www.thimblepleasures.org or call (508) 634-3112.
CUTLINE: From left, Susan Freund of Mendon, Shari Cronin of Milford, Kathleen Murphy of Mendon, Debbie Wendt of Uxbridge, Sharan Morris of Mendon and Elisa Murphy of Milford hold up the fundraising boxers they made.
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