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National Quilt Museum

October 12, 2016 16:57 ET

National Quilt Museum and Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State Unite to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

"Quilting for the Cure" Partnership Will Bring Education, Advocacy, and Resources to the Quilting Community

PADUCAH, KY--(Marketwired - October 12, 2016) - The National Quilt Museum recently established a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation Evansville Tri-State in an effort to further breast cancer education within the quilting community. The initiative will be called "Quilting for a Cure".

Shiela Seiler, Executive Director Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State says, "We are excited to partner with The National Quilt Museum. As an organization with global reach and the hub of the quilting community, The National Quilt Museum touches the lives of millions of people. They will be a wonderful partner in our efforts to eradicate breast cancer."

"Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. As an organization that works to promote the art of quilting, we share a passion for quilting with millions of women of all ages. Anything we can do help promote breast cancer education can only create a positive result in the quilting community. While we do spend most of our time promoting the work to today's quilters, we think it's also important to make a difference within the community as well," says National Quilt Museum CEO, Frank Bennett.

As part of this initiative, The National Quilt Museum and Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State just released a co-branded "Quilting for the Cure" shirt. A percentage of each shirt sold goes to Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State.

About The National Quilt Museum:

The National Quilt Museum is the world's largest museum devoted to quilts and fiber art. A destination for art enthusiasts worldwide, annually the Museum welcomes visitors from all 50 U.S. states and over 40 foreign countries from all corners of the globe. The Museum's onsite and traveling exhibits are viewed by over 120,000 people per year. In addition, over 6,000 youth and adults participate in the Museum's educational opportunities on an annual basis.

The Museum is located in a 27,000-square-foot facility in Paducah, Kentucky. The Museum's mission is to, "Advance the art of today's quilters by making it accessible to new and expanding audiences worldwide." As their CEO, Frank Bennett, often states, "These are some of the most talented artists in the world and I want everyone to experience their work first-hand." The National Quilt Museum is a three-time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. It is located in Historic Downtown Paducah, Kentucky, which has been named a UNESCO Creative City.

About the Susan G. Komen Foundation:

Susan G. Komen works in community centers, churches, local clinics, and schools to educate people about breast cancer, to make people aware of signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and to connect them with the resources they need. The combination of science, education and direct help to people facing breast cancer has led to a 37% decline in mortality from 1990 to 2013.

Note: This agreement is specifically between The National Quilt Museum and Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State.

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