Friday, October 28, 2011

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)

The 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.

If you can't attend the Festival, the November online quilt auction will feature 12 Stanley Cup quilts generously donated by celebrity quilters. November is 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.


  1. What a great cause! I work in a memory clinic...aiming for early diagnosis and support for families of those with dementia.

  2. Thank you for spreading the word about this cause. I will have to look into donating a quilt or two. I know people in my family that struggle with that disease. It's awful.


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