Saturday, August 25, 2012

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

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® ( 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?

If you’re making a Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt and have hopes for Houston, get it registered and in the mail by August 31st. That gives our volunteers 6 weeks to receive it, scan it, price it, tag it, and ship it from your house to Illinois, from Illinois to Michigan, and from Michigan to Texas.


  1. What a great little quilt! I hope it does well in the auction.

  2. Thank you! It was hard to part with.