One of the biggest problems cancer patients face is how to pay for basic needs.
Housing, food, transportation, medications and supplies.
There’s often a job loss.
And someone needs to help take care of the patient.
This all adds up to a financial burden.
Mystery Quilt was started to help with these needs in a practical helpful way.
To provide the funds needed so the patient can focus on getting better.
Below are a list of frequently asked questions and ways you can help.
What is a Mystery Quilt?
A Mystery Quilt is a quilt project in which you do not know what the quilt looks like. That is the mystery!
How does it work?
On Friday for 6 consecutive weeks you clue will be available for download on a special webpage .
Each clue has a set of steps that help you to finish your quilt.
Theoretically, at the end of the six weeks you should have a finished quilt.
What do I do with my quilt?
It’s your quilt and you can do what you’d like with it.
Most give their quilts away to cancer patients.
Some donate to raise money.
If you want to contribute in this way we can help connect you with the right people.
How much does it cost?
$15 per person.
$10 goes to the recipient and $5 covers the cost of running the fundraiser.
All money raised goes to cancercare.org
How do I sign up?
Right here on this website!
Just click on the ‘shop’ button at the top.
Currently Paypal is the only payment option but don’t let that stop you.
We can also send individual invoices, just contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can whole groups do the Mystery Quilt?
Yes! As a matter of fact, it’s the funnest way to do Mystery Quilt.
Let your friends know. We have a flyer available that you can share around.
Another place to be in a group without organizing a group is on Facebook.
Information for the group is provided in the informational email you receive when you pay.
When does the Mystery Quilt start?
There are two Mystery Quilts by Email every year. One in the spring and another in the fall.
What if I wanted to participate but have missed the start date?
Not to worry. Once the Mystery Quilt starts you are still able to “attend”.
When you’ve paid you will receive the link and password to the webpage which will contain the fabric requirements, flyers, coupons and all missed clues at once. You will then be able to check on Fridays to download the remaining clues.
If you have missed that session altogether the pattern will be available for purchase in our shop.
How will I receive Mystery Quilt Patterns?
At the conclusion of the Mystery Quilt you will receive via email a pdf of the full pattern.
Currently we do not have the capacity to send printed copies, though don’t lose heart! We are working on this.
Can quilt shops participate?
Certainly! Please send us an email for all details or check us out on facebook at www.facebook.com/MysteryQuilt.
For more information regarding the Mystery Quilt by Email and how to give to those with cancer please email us at: