Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is busy this time of year. The Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction is November 1-10. The quilts are really wonderful. Our guild member, Mary Sorenson has a beautiful appliqued entry. It in the top row, third from the left.

"The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative® ( is a national, grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. The AAQI auctions and sells donated quilts, and sponsors a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's. The AAQI has raised more than $773,000 since January 2006."

AAQI will also have a booth at the International Quilt Festival held in Houston, Texas each year. They have 2,000 quilts this year. Ten of my quilts will be attending market, so that's always exciting. If you've never made an AAQI quilt, I encourage you to give it a try. It's a great organization and the small format (9" x 12" or smaller) is easy to accomplish.

Here's my latest AAQI creation. Inspector Gadget thought it was a coffin. What is wrong with him?!

In other news, I started a new quilt. These Half Rectangle Triangles intrigued me. I even copied the color scheme. I guess I wasn't feeling all that original that day. Plus I loved the red, yellow, gray combo. The blocks are pretty easy to put together and I'm mostly getting the points lined up.

This Kitty Chronicles fabric is kind of funny. I'm not a cat person, but I do love newsprint motifs.


  1. love the kitty newspaper! have you seen the Quilting News from Timeless Treasures? Lots of fun. congrats on doing all those AAQI quilts!

  2. You are an awesome AAQI contributor, Michelle. Don't know how you find time to do your other lovely quilts or cook your great meals. But: keep it up for the rest of us!

  3. And one more thing: Coffin = Halloween. Got to give the man some credit.


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