RARE Science works directly with patient families and foundations to find more immediate therapeutic solutions for children with rare diseases. 

This year RARE Science is partnering with TQS (and a number of other great organizations) to bring you... the FIRST Ever Celebrity RARE Bear Auction!  This is your opportunity to own a signed bear made by the quilt world's most talented artists while helping a great cause.

  • Every day for the next few weeks as we lead up to the Auction we are revealing an adorable new Celebrity bear for you to admire.
  • Bears will be on display at Houston in the RARE Science booth. Can't make it to Houston, not a problem.  You can bid on your favorite bear via the online auction.
  • Not interested in the auction, that's ok.  But, we would love for you to vote for your favorites when the time comes.  More about that later
  • But wait, there's more...Have you heard about the Beary RARE Affair?  Stuff a RARE Bear for a RARE kid, Meet Celebrity Quilters and get a chance to win a Simply Red BERNINA and many other gifts!


Meet "Artist On The Go" by Sue Bleiweiss

Sue's bear is ready for her next outing. This smart girl is wearing a jacket and hat in case of inclement weather.  She has also brought along a backpack filled with supplies should she be hit by the need to create.


Artist On The Go was constructed with Sue's hand dyed 100% cotton fabric, the only exception being the denim for the jacket. She even comes with her own handmade blank sketchbook and a custom made backpack filled with a set of colored pencils, Sue's Coloring Book Fabric Collage DVD, a copy of Easy Fabric Dyeing: solids & tone on tone prints book, a package of Mistyfuse, a mini Goddess pressing sheet and seven of her hand-dyed cotton fat quarters.

Star Members can watch Sue in Show 1608: Creating Unique Collage Quilts & Quilts with Meaning (along with Thomas Knauer)


Click here for links to see more Celebrity RARE Bears.

#4 Sue Bleiweiss 2016-09-30 16:12
Thanks for the kind words about my bear everyone - she was a lot of fun to make!
#3 Leann Stites 2016-09-28 09:00
This little bear is just adorable! Great job! I may have to bid on her.
#2 pancrafts 2016-09-26 10:56
This is a very cute bear. I used to make bears with mohair and I tried a fur bear ( with recycled fur) but never thought about making them with fabric. Maybe when I can sew better I will try one with cotton fabric. Very good job can't wait to see how the rest will look.
I like the way you did this bear its a very nice style, fun with a touch of class :-). Good Luck on your bids for this great cause!!!
#1 Nancy Ehinger 2016-09-26 10:52
I :roll:
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