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I am a wife, mama and grandmama getting through life by hanging on to a needle and thread.


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.

Michigan quilter, Ami Simms, began the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative in 2006 after her mother was diagnosed with  Alzheimer's.

More than 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, a progressive and degenerative brain disease that is robbing them of their memories, their life skills, their ability to reason, to learn, and eventually to take care of themselves. Alzheimer's is always fatal unless another disease takes one's life first.

Quilters from all over the world have joined forces with Ami to help in the fight against Alzheimer's by stitching Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts.  These special quilts are mini art quilts with a maximum size of 9"x12" (so that it fits into a USPS Priority Mailer without folding). Quilts need not be about Alzheimer's, but they may be. Any technique, any theme, any colors, any skill level are welcome.

I am proud to be participating in the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. For more information and to find out how you can help fight this dreadful disease, go to www.alzquilts.org.

My Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts
(Click the quilt number/name to see a photo and description of each quilt.)

6448 - The Pieces No Longer Fit SOLD
6589 - Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolate SOLD
6790 - Sunshine & Shadow SOLD
6943 - Frayed Around The Edges SOLD
7183 - Expect The Unexpected SOLD
7519 - Mini Amish Bars SOLD
7732 - Confusion Acknowledged SOLD
7995 - New Smyrna Sunset  SOLD
8323 - Tumbling Blocks SOLD
8690 - Fade To Black SOLD
8825 - Frazzled SOLD
9044 - Crystal Blue Persuasion SOLD
9270 - All Day Long SOLD
9564 - Leave The Light On SOLD
9744 - Come On Get Happy SOLD
10152 - Good To The Last Scrap SOLD
10556 - Under The Rainbow SOLD
10884 - Tiny Tumblers SOLD
11228 - Everything Turns To Black  SOLD
11499 - It All Comes Out In The Wash SOLD
12046 - Pink Reminders SOLD
12227 - Ripple Effect SOLD

To date, my quilts have raised $1326.52 for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative! 

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