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