The Island Quilters for Community Awareness donated a fabric art piece entitled Rise Up: Inspirations for Humanity to LUSH Valley Food Action Society for a raffle fundraiser. Photo submitted

The Island Quilters for Community Awareness donated a fabric art piece entitled Rise Up: Inspirations for Humanity to LUSH Valley Food Action Society for a raffle fundraiser. Photo submitted

Rising up for LUSH Valley Food Action Society

The Island Quilters for Community Awareness paired up with LUSH for a unique fundraiser

  • Jan. 19, 2022 5:30 a.m.

The Island Quilters for Community Awareness is pairing up with LUSH Valley Food Action Society for an artful fundraising project.

LUSH Valley was the chosen recipient of a donated fabric art piece entitled Rise Up: Inspirations for Humanity to and raffle tickets are now available for purchase.

Island Quilters for Community Awareness donated the art because of LUSH’s quick and effective response to the urgent food needs of the Comox Valley during the onset of the global pandemic. LUSH Valley’s Good Food Box Program, which undertook massive expansion in March of 2020, delivered up to 637 boxes to 386 households every other week. The program is still operating but at a limited capacity.

The Island Quilters for Community Awareness have been creating quilts and fabric art for fundraising locally in the Comox Valley and for the Stephen Lewis Foundation in Africa for more than 35 years.

Early in lockdown, members of the group began working on the Rise Up project. The piece depicts how humanity finds inspiration to rise up even in times of adversity. It incorporates a gamut of skilled and complex fabric art techniques using luxury material and is mounted on a cedar frame for use as a wall hanging.

Rise Up: Inspirations for Humanity will be on display at the Atlas Cafe on 6th Street in Courtenay until mid-February. The draw for the piece will take place on May 16.

Tickets are $5 each or six for $20. All funds will directly support LUSH Valley’s Food Access Programming, including the development of a new commercial kitchen in their Tin Town location.

Drop by the Atlas Cafe during their regular business hours to view the community project, or visit LUSH Valley’s website to get your tickets today at lushvalley.org/forever-home/ .



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