I try to make a little quilt every month for AAQI. I love viewing all the quilts on line and on occasion I purchase someones beautiful quilt.
My little quilt "Take A Hike" will be in the September Auction. I am so excited!!!! I am hoping it earns some money for AAQI!
UPDATE! "Take a Hike" earned 96.00 in the Auction!!! WOOT WOOT!
AAQI has recently updated its web page making it easy to Donate a quilt or find a quilt for sale..
Message from Ami Simms:
The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative® (www.AlzQuilts.org) 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 $747,000 since January 2006.
So far this year we’ve raised about $56,000 through “priority” quilt sales, not counting the August auction. Last year in Houston
we sold $62,000. Plus we have three more online auctions before the end
of the year. (The November auction doesn’t count because that’s the Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction, and those aren’t technically Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts.)
If (and that’s a big “if”) we can do as well at Houston in 2012 as we
did in 2011, and we have three auctions each bringing in $2,000 or
more, we could generate $126,000 for the year in Priority: Alzheimer’s
Quilt sales alone.
So what’s the bottom line?