Thursday, July 18, 2013

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - AAQI has done wonderful work in raising funds for medical research for this dreaded disease. With the help of the quilting community and many wonderful volunteers, Ami Simms has raised over a million dollars. She has devoted much of her life to this cause and accomplished more than she ever dreamed possible. 
The AAQ Initiative is coming to an end. There are still many opportunities to purchase a small piece on line, bid on a quilt online at the monthly auction or if you're planning a trip to the International Quilt Festival in the fall,  buy one in person.
I am part of the $1,000 pledge; this is probably the last piece I'll be donating. "Buzzin'" is 9" x 12", hand dyed fabrics, machine appliqued with a buttonhole stitch and a beaded edge. The screened image of a dragonfly gives it the name - Buzzin'.
Hope you'll visit their website and consider buying one of these small pieces of art to help such a great cause....


  1. I contributed some pieces over five years ago when Ami first started this. I love your piece. The colors are 'my' colors and I always have a fondness for beads. :)