One Of Our Own
Mary Matton is one of more than 50 quilters who are participating in the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative’s “$1,000 Promise.” Each quilter has pledged to create and donate as many Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts as it takes to each raise $1,000. Mary has already fulfilled her promise having donated more than 20 quilts (some are featured above). Plus she says she has at least that many more ready to send in to continue her generous support of the AAQI. The AAQI uses all profits to fund Alzheimer’s research.
Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts are no larger than 9″ x 12″ and need not be Alzheimer’s-related. Any technique, style, color, or shape (as long as it can be fit into a USPS priority mailer without folding) are accepted. Each quilt is assigned a number and gets its own web page where makers can track how much money it raised. We welcome everyone’s participation. This is an ongoing project.
Yesterday Mary was featured in an article by Heather Roth, writing for The Capital newspaper. Click here to read it.
Several Annapolis Quilt Guild members, including Mary and fellow “$1,000 Promise” quilter Ann Kelsall, demonstrated quilting at the Textile Museum in Washington D.C. this past weekend in connection with their annual “Celebration of Textiles.” Mary brought along about 20 “Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts” which were prominently displayed and told anyone who would listen about the AAQI. “Hopefully,” she wrote, some of them will turn into buyers.” The June auction ends tonight at 10pm EST. (Hint, hint…)
The Annapolis Quilt Guild has their show this weekend and Mary’s new Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts will be displayed there. They’ve also been displayed at the Federal Courthouse for two months, and at the local Barnes and Noble for a month.
High fives to Mary Matton for getting “ink” and mentioning the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, and for spreading the word so effectively.
Entry filed under: AAQI News.