Friday, January 21, 2011

Spotlight on Alzheimer's

In addition to the positive comments left on last week's post regarding my goal to make Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts, I also received numerous emails from quilters encouraging me towards this goal, offering to also make quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, and promising to spread the word to others.  This confirms my belief that quilters are most generous!  If you need more evidence of this fact, go read about "Alzheimer's Discovery Financed With Quilts" and how the AAQI (a grassroots organization) has raised nearly $500,000 since 2006!!!

 In the spirit of "making a quilt at a time", yesterday I was inspired to start working on two more mini quilts.

The center hearts are a hmong applique block I found at a quilt show.  The tiny stitches are incredible!  I added borders from honey bun and jelly rolls strips I had on hand.

The idea for this quilt came from browsing my copy of Intuitive Color & Design by Jean Wells.  The batik strips still need some trimming {the curves aren't "curvy" enough}, and then the top section needs to be quilted and tacked on the white background quilt.
I'm looking forward to spending some time getting reacquainted with this many colorful ideas.

Flea Market Fancy
Soooo...... how many Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts have you made so far this year?
Anyone out there still up for a challenge?  Come back and let me know how you did...but don't wait until the last minute...sometimes it takes a couple of days for the quilts to be processed by the volunteers at the AAQI ;-)  Oh, and did I mention?   Riel has generously donated a yard and two fat quarters of Flea Market Fancy!!!  She says she will ship to anyone, quilting ;-)

I would like to thank Heather and Megan for sharing their experiences and helping motivate others to make Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts with this post.


  1. love the quilts and the heart behind them!

  2. Thanks for your wonderful support of AAQI, Rene' are so great! I love your Hmong piece as I have several of my own that I just adore.

    You have been such a wonderful supporter of our AAQI Liberated Challenge ( and your encouragement for new quilters for AAQI is so very much appreciated!

  3. I just found your blog today, and am so thankful! This AAQI project sounds amazing and I will do my best to support them through creating or purchasing throughout this year. Congrats to you on spreading the word and for creating such beautiful quilts! xoxo