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To recognize the warriors making a stand against breast cancer, the Neighborhood Ford Store has once again partnered with the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure for the Annual Warrior Quilt Project.

Warrior Quilts are comprised of fabric squares decorated at the Neighborhood Ford Store booth at the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure with messages of encouragement, hope, honoring survivors, and remembering loved ones. They remind us how breast cancer affects so many, while symbolizing the effort to defeat it.

Each October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, several quilts are donated to breast cancer treatment centers at hospitals and clinics throughout the region.

Learn more about how you can take part in this year's Warrior Quilt project by visiting the instructions page. See photos from and learn more about past year's efforts on the quilt history page.

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How to Participate

Visit the Ford display at the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure on May 11, 2014, where a portion will be designated as “Patchwork Station.” Please bring a completed square to contribute to a Warrior Quilt, or decorate one of the squares we'll have on hand! Get your friends and community groups involved in decorating fabric squares to contribute to this year's effort.

Squares should be cut from cotton fabric in 5” x 5” dimension.

Decorate squares with fabric paint, glitter, embroidery, sequins, ribbon, rhinestones, go wild! (Note that the squares will be 4 inches x 4 inches when sewn together, so leave a half-inch inch border all the way around when decorating!)

Bring your patches to the Warrior Quilt booth on race day, or mail them by May 24, 2014 to: Warrior Quilt Project c/o Team Detroit/RetailFIRST, 113 Hugh Black Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

Can you help sew a Warrior Quilt?

If you or your group are interested in volunteering to sew a Warrior Quilt from the squares collected on race day, please contact Nicole Caravella at nicole.caravella@teamretailfirst.com for more information and details.

Photo Galleries:

Quilt History

2013

This October, The Neighborhood Ford Store presented eight Warrior Quilts to cancer treatment centers throughout the region. View photos from the 2013 Patchwork Station at the Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure and Quilt Presentations, which took place at:

Allegheny Cancer Center at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA
Fairmont General Hospital in Fairmont, WV
Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, PA
Strecker Cancer Center in Belpre, OH
Images Breast Imaging Center at Trinity Health System East in Steubenville, OH
UPMC CancerCenter at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA

A HUGE thanks to our group of volunteer quilters from throughout the region, whose talented hands lovingly and tirelessly pieced together this year’s batch of Warrior Quilts.

Brenda Boron
Helen Carson
Liz Grinko
Kathie Hudak of www.QuiltYourQuilt.com
Sue James and The Martha Washington Quilt Guild
Jamie Kepple and the Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild
Monica Malley
Gail Naab
Kathy Nelson and Quilt Company East
Muriel Petchke
Mary Jo Sudaric

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch – including:

Linda Snyder of Leechburg, PA
Davies Ford of Connellsville, PA
Kappa Delta Sorority at Westminster College
The Brindles of Derry, PA
Employees at First National Insurance Agency LLC of Pittsburgh, PA
Jessica Holm
Eileen Micelli
Michele Gordon
The Rahrs of Monongahela, PA

2012

View our photo gallery from the 2012 Patchwork Station at the Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure. This October, The Neighborhood Ford Store presented eight quilts created from this year’s patches to cancer centers throughout the region. See photos of the 2012 Warrior Quilt presentations, which now hang on permanent display at:

Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV
Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, WV
Forbes Breast Care Center at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, PA
The Nathaniel D. Yingling Cancer Center in Clearfield, PA
Bonnie's Bus Mobile Mammography Unit in Morgantown, WV
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, WV

Quilts were also presented to a breast cancer patient at:

Arnold Palmer Pavilion at Mountainview Medical Park in Greensburg, PA

A HUGE thanks to our group of volunteer quilters from throughout the region, whose talented hands lovingly and tirelessly pieced together this year’s batch of Warrior Quilts.

Liz Grinko
Trish Hillegas
Kathie Hudak of www.QuiltYourQuilt.com
Sue James and The Martha Washington Quilt Guild
Monica Malley
Kathy Nelson and Quilt Company East
Mary Jo Sudaric
Jennifer Shushnar of Quilters Depot

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch – including:

Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Ronald Boerstler of Johnstown, PA
Helen L. Carson of Latrobe, PA
Kristina McCrone of Pittsburgh, PA
Residents of McKees Rocks, PA
Linda Snyder of Leechburg, PA
LeAnne and Hannah Steele of Pittsburgh, PA
Tennerton/French Creek Pre-K Head Start
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at Westminster College

2011

View our photo gallery from the 2011 Patchwork Station at the Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure. This October, The Neighborhood Ford Store presented quilts created from this year's patches to cancer centers throughout the region. See photos of the 2011 Warrior Quilt presentations, which now hang on permanent display at:

The Breast Center at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV
UPMC Passavant Breast Care Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Belington Community Medical Services in Belington, WV
Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, OH

Quilts were also presented to breast cancer patients at:

UPMC Cancer Center at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA
UMPC Cancer Center at Windber, Windber, PA

A very special thank you to our 2011 Warrior Quilt quilters who spent countless hours piecing together these beautiful quilts:

Liz Grinko
Trish Hillegas of www.TheMemoriesZone.com
Kathie Hudak of www.QuiltYourQuilt.com
Kay Ihnat of www.GracefulQuiltingByKay.com
Sue James of The Martha Washington Quilt Guild
Kathy Nelson
Muriel Petchke
Mary Jo Sudaric
Karen Womack

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch - including:

The Alpha Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Westminster College
The John A. Antoline Foundation of Monaca, PA
Pat Stephens of Belpre, OH
Linda Snyder of Leechburg, PA
The Patients and Staff at UPMC Cancer Center at St. Clair Hospital

2010

In 2010 we collected nearly 3,000 patches from community groups, individuals and participants of the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure! Our many wonderful volunteer quilters pieced together the decorated patches to create our beautiful warrior quilts.

See photos from the 2010 Ford Patchwork Station at the Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure.

In October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many of the completed quilts were donated to local cancer clinics and hospitals, and a few were raffled off to those who entered online for the chance to win. The Neighborhood Ford Store presented quilts created from this year's patches to cancer centers throughout the region, providing hope and inspiration to those battling the disease. See photos of the 2010 Warrior Quilt presentations, which now hang on permanent display at:

St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg, WV
UMPC Cancer Center in Steubenville, OH
UPMC Passavant Breast Care Center in Cranberry, PA
UPMC Cancer Center at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Clairton, PA
UPMC Cancer Center at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA
Washington Hospital Women's Health Center in Washington, PA

Quilts were also presented to breast cancer patients at:

John P. Murtha Regional Cancer Center in Johnstown, PA
Cancer Center at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV

A very special thank you to our 2010 Warrior Quilt quilters who spent countless hours piecing together these beautiful quilts:

Liz Grinko
Trish Hillegas of www.TheMemoriesZone.com
Kathie Hudak of www.QuiltYourQuilt.com
Kay Ihnat of www.GracefulQuiltingByKay.com
Sue James of The Martha Washington Quilt Guild
Pat Malis
Muriel Petchke
Elyse M. Powell
Karen Womack

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch - including:

The Sunday School Class at New Hope Community Church in Ambridge, PA; The Alpha Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Westminster College; Dianne McClung of Mineral Wells, WV; Dee Coldsmith of Oakdale, PA; The Patients and Staff at UPMC Cancer Center at St. Clair Hospital; Carol Probst

2009

In 2009, the Neighborhood Ford Store presented five quilts to local area hospitals. Permanent Neighborhood Ford Store "Warriors in Pink" Quilts now hang in:

Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program of UPMC Cancer Centers
Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Windber Medical Center
Breast Center at Wheeling Hospital
The Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at West Virginia University
Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg

See photos from the 2009 Ford Patchwork Station at the Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure.

A special thank you goes out to the following quilters who pieced together these amazing symbols of hope:

Martha Washington Quilters Guild
Trish Hillegas, The Memories Zone
Thea McCurry
Gail Naab
Muriel Petschke
Betty Stumpf

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch:

C. Streater, Elisa Knudson, Fryburg Brownie Troop #20630, Juleen Paul, Kappa Delta Sorority at Westminster College, Marian Smith, Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 ALA School, Sue Sherwin, Tammy Schweinhagen, Teya Kamel.