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10/02/11
Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative
Filed under: General, Quilt Art, Creativity, Inspiration, Quilting
Posted by: Mary @ 6:14 pm

My friend Betty is making and donating quilts for this worthy cause and I want to let other people know about the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. She has encouraged me to get involved too especially since smaller quilts are easier to complete and I have difficulty working on (wrestling with) large quilts now because of my hand injury. My beloved aunt has some dementia so this is a subject near and dear to my heart.

“The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative™ (www.AlzQuilts.org) is a national, grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. The AAQI auctions and sells donated quilts, and sponsors a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer’s. The AAQI has raised more than $591,000 since January 2006.

Ami Simms of Flint, Michigan is the founder and executive director of the AAQI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit operated entirely by volunteers. She is a quilter. Her mother had Alzheimer’s.”

You can view some of these wonderful quilts on this Flickr stream and some of my friend Betty’s many quilts are displayed here.


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