Thursday, June 9, 2011

How Many?

Shortly after I typed this blog post about my Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt, I saw this question posed by Ami on Facebook and Twitter:  "How many Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts have YOU purchased?"
Hmmm....good I started counting......

AAQI Quilts #6601 and #6733
Not counting today (because I may go shopping...haha), I have purchased 16 Priority: Alzheimer's quilts...eight have been given as gifts, and eight are hanging in my "studio".    The above picture shows the two most recent additions to my ever growing collection.  

#6601 Bird of a Different Color made by Ida Hansen
In addition to making quilts to raise money for Alzheimer's research,  I have found that I quite enjoy collecting these amazing little works of art made by others.  I especially treasure the AAQI quilts made by my bloggy friends, and I am thrilled when I find those on the Quilts for Sale page.  

#6733 Rays of Hope made by Cynthia Pierron Janney
One commenter on Facebook mentioned that her goal is to purchase one from every state.  What a cool idea!  I like me another reason to collect them....need to go check where my quilts originated ;-) many Priority: Alzheimer's quilts have YOU purchased?  Please tell by leaving me a comment; I'd love to know!

By the way, don't feel bad if you haven't purchased any yet....from what I hear 300 new quilts have just been added to the Quilts for Sale page....not to mention, the online quilt auction is open until tomorrow (June 10th) ;-)  Go for'll find it is a do-good-feeling guilt-free shopping experience!


  1. I haven't purchased any yet, but I have made seven. Does that count?

  2. I am ashamed to say that I have not purchased an AAQI quilt. Fortunately for me, the quilt that I have been looking at is still available for purchase. I saw this quilt and knew it would be perfect for my neighbor-friend whose father has Alzheimers. The name of the quilt has a special meaning/memory for their family, and I know that Joye would treasure the quilt. So...first on my list of priorities for Friday morning is purchasing my first Priority: Alzheimer's quilt. I am SUPER excited!! But, I am so proud that my sister is such a huge supporter of AAQI !!!

  3. What an awesome post. THANK YOU!!!!

  4. Gorgeous purchases, Rene'!!! We need more people just like you! And just look what you have inspired in Michelle's comment above! Awesome!