Quilting & Caring: The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative

June 13, 2008 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

Purple Patches at the Quilters Consortium of New York StateLast night I had the privilege of sharing information about the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative at the opening festivities of the 2008 Quilting Consortium of New York State quilt show. Organizers made Purple Patches for participants to wear in honor of someone they know with Alzheimer’s disease. It was so wonderful to see the people wearing them last night and again this morning.

The Purple Patch project is one way quilters (and others) can contribute to the AAQI.

I also had the honor of meeting Paula Foerder of Williamsville, NY who had one of her quilts, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” in the June auction which just ended. Her little quilt which measures just 8″ x 10.5″ raised $120 for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.

Peggy Mages I also got a chance to see Peggy Mages again. She’s the AAQI volunteer who registers all the Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts and the  Little Treasures quilts and assigns them their numbers. She also harvests the information from the registration emails and inserts it into forms that Niki Gottesman, another volunteer, uploads to the web page.

Got a few more minutes of my lunch break left. With any luck at the end of class today I’ll remember to take a photograph of the Twisted Sisters quilts we’re making in today’s workshop.

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Entry filed under: AAQI News.

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