It was spring of 1997, my daughter, Emma, had recently completed her chemotherapy treatment for a rare form of leukemia. During her fight against cancer she was in need of a bone marrow transplant; however, there were no matches on the registry for her.
My neighbor, the mother of Emma's best buddy, Mary Catharine, made dresses for the girls. The girls wore the dresses to Sammy's birthday party - they were a hit. Other mothers wanted us to make dresses for their girls. My neighbor and I came up with the idea that we would make dresses and sell them to raise money for the National Marrow Foundation.
Many years and thousands of beautiful pieces later, we are still making beautiful little girls' dresses for good causes. We have had a wonderful time creating this company, while the scope of our business now includes creating good quality handwork jobs in Latin American countries and in the U.S., building our product line out and increasing the number of causes we support, QRubini's initial thread remains the same - to create more beauty in the world, one pretty dress at a time. We believe one pretty dress on one little girl can create a hundredfold return of smiles over the dresses' life time - we believe this is indeed a very fine return on our investment.
Here's to healthy, happy and well-dressed little girls!
Mo Rubini Quinlan