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 "Artsy" by Melody Crust

Artsy is definitely not shy when it comes to entering a room. She is bright, bold and loves wearing all of her pink bling. When it comes to embellishment, Artsy’s motto, ‘More is More,’ is worn with absolute confidence and pride. Richly encrusted with hand-embroidery, hand-beading, ruched ribbons, dyed to match vintage crochet medallions, buttons, sequins, and so much more, she is truly a sight to behold. This divinely encrusted girl will definitely make a statement in your home.

Star Members can watch Melody in Show 1706: Textural Backgrounds, Appliqué on Silk & Straight-Line Quilting.






Click here for links to see more Celebrity RARE Bears.

Melody Crust, a popular quilting instructor, brings her natural teaching ability and contagious enthusiasm to quilters from coast to coast. An award winning quilter and nationally celebrated fabric artist, her work has been featured in dozens of books and magazines. In addition to her busy teaching schedule, Melody is in constant demand as a curator and judge for national and regional quilt exhibitions. She has authored Stitching Through the Layers: The Art & Elegance of Straight Line Stitching, Eye Candy Quilts: Super-fast fun with beads, baubles, buttons and more, Quilt Toppings: Fun and Fancy Embellishment Techniques and A Fine Line: Techniques and Inspirations for Creating the Quilting Design. See samples of Melody’s work, check out her workshops, order autographed copies of her books or contact her directly at www.melodycrust.com.

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