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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - Auction & Tutorial to make an Art Quilt

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)
Raising Awareness & Funding Research Through Art

Ami Simms is the founder of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Inititiative which has raised over $713k funds for Alzheimers, one quilt at a time.  Each month quilts are placed on Auction, as well as quilts are available for purchase online.  The auction for this month ends on May 10, 2012 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. 

Thank you to Ami and all her volunteers for helping to raise awareness and fund research for Alzheimer's.  I also want to thank Ami for her permission for me to use some photos to share insights with you today, of their current auction.   And, thank you to Ann Scott for creating an inspiration youtube video that shares insights on how you too can create an art quilt and donate for future auctions.

Here are a few of the quilts that are up for auction this month:

Quilt #9433 - North Dakota Sunset by Smitty Price

Quilt #9537 - Horse 1 by Clara Lawrence

Quilt #9535 - Red Bird by Jackie Bane

Quilt #9399 - Spinners Two  by Martha Wolfersberger

To see all of the quilts that are up for auction this month and/or place a bit, visit:  http://www.benefitbidding.com/listings/categories/index.cfm?category=965774286

And, remember you can also help by letting others know about AAQI's monthly auction and quilts for sale too!

Here is an inspirational tutorial, by Ann Scott (Fiber Designs by Ann), to make an Art Quilt for AAQI:

AAQI Quilts For Sale:  http://www.alzquilts.org/quiltsforsale.html


AmiSimms said...

What a great blog post! Thank you so much for telling your readers about us. I hope each one of them sends a link to share your blog with all their friends.

Ami Simms

Diane said...

Love the pictures you shared and that tutorial also! Thanks for your support of the AAQI.

Annette said...

great tutorrial and info on AAQI
This disease know no age limits I have lost family and friends to early onset alaheimers's.
I do hope they can find a cure.
I will try ot buiolt and sent a quilt to help in this most worthy cause.Thank you for shring this info and keeping us informed os se many different cause etc that are out there.
in stitches

Beth said...

From all of us who volunteer for AAQI, thank you so much for sharing information about our organization! We all have our reasons for being involved with AAQI, but in almost every case, it boils down to having a loved one who has been or is afflicted with this horrible thief of a disease. The dollars we can raise for research are the key to finding a cure!

Ann S said...

What a nice surprise to see my video here. Thank you for helping to spread the word about AAQI and the ways each of us can help.