Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative will be showcasing (and selling) 1,500 miniature quilts at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. This organization has raised more than $591,000 for Alzheimer's research since 2006. With quilts. Yep, quilters are the most generous and giving people I know. The video below shows a sampling of the quilts that get to attend Festival. Three of mine will be there. That's probably the closest I'll ever get to that Festival.
National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. You could own a quilt by Alex Anderson, Hollis Chatelain, John Flynn, Becky Goldsmith, Renae Haddadin, Sue Nickels, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Pat Holly, Libby Lehman, Judy Mathieson, Mary Sorensen, or Ricky Tims. All profits fund Alzheimer's research.
Or better yet, make a quilt (or three) to donate. All types of quilts are welcome. The only stipulation is that the quilt be 9" x 12" or smaller. That's it. Miniature quilts are accepted all year long and are available for purchase on the website. There is also a monthly auction. Plus, your quilt might get to go to Quilt Festival next year.