Sunday, April 21, 2013

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

I recently received an e-mail from Ami Simms with updates about the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  I am happy to pass along this news to interested quilters out there in blogland.
The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is still going strong and aiming for the million dollar mark in funds raised for Alzheimer's research by the end of this year. To date our total is $914,000.

1. The May auction quilts are up! We are offering 27 beautiful quilts from the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt project. The online auction starts on May 1st and runs to May 10th.

Here are some of my favorites.
In The Garden, by Joan Willcocks
Peachtree City, GA USA

Put a Bird on It, by Patricia Smith
Germantown, TN USA

The Mallorn Tree, by Lisa Dodson
Martinsville, IN USA
2. Participants in the AAQI's annual Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction are confirmed for the November online auction. They are Charlotte Warr Andersen, Alex Anderson, Karen Kay Buckley, Linda Carlson, Pepper Cory, John Flynn, Diane Gaudynski, Renae Haddadin, Pat Holly, Libby Lehman, Patrick Lose, Marsha McCloskey, Sue Nickels, Barbara Shapel, Virginia & George Siciliano, Mary Sorensen, Ricky Tims, and Laura Wasilowski.
Whose quilt do you think will go for the highest amount?
3. The AAQI will return one last time to International Quilt Festival in Houston (Oct 30-Nov 3). We hope to bring 2,500 little quilts to sell and still need help reaching that goal. There is still time to make a quilt. The deadline isn't until August 1st. Details are here:

Be a part of the fight against Alzheimer's!

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