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.

Meet "Rebel For a Cause" by Jamie Fingal

Star Members can watch Jamie in Show 1702: Rebel with a Cause.

Rebel is bold, colorful, and whimsical, just like Jamie. Rebel isn't so much about perfection as she is about having fun in her work. Jamie desiged the fabric and had it printed via Spoonflower just for this project. 

Rebel features Jamie's trademark designs and even has her name "tattooed" on her side. There is a red zipper with aluminum teeth hand sewn on his back, just to remind you who she is.

Jamie says:
"This RARE bear really struck a chord for me personally, because our oldest son was diagnosed with a rare cancer in June of this year. Every time I pulled out a seam or got frustrated with the pattern, I thought of him and his struggle, so I forged ahead to finish the bear.

I dedicate this project to my son, Dan, with love".

She might be a little bit wild, but this "Rebel for a cause" would feel right at home in your studio.

Jamie Fingal is a contemporary quilt maker from Orange, California. She primarily makes whimsical art quilts for the wall. She is also a fabric designer with RJR Fabrics, and the author of Embellished Mini Quilts.  Jamie is one half of the curating team of Dinner at Eight Artists with artist Leslie Tucker Jenison. She has been a guest on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show. She has two DVDs with F&W.


Click here for links to see more Celebrity RARE Bears.


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