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    Chunkymama's Avatar
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    below is an insert of the guilt page for the donations for alzhemers reserch. I have noticed many of you enjoy making small guilts and you would be great for the auctions. i'm sorry i could not just copy the link. I'm not that computer savy :oops: anyway. I could see ya'll making alot of money for this cause. Many of you had to go through caring for someone who has this awful thing.


    The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. All profit is donated to Alzheimer's research. The AAQI is accomplishing its goals with two concurrent programs:

    The first is a nationwide quilt exhibit called "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece By Piece." It contains 52 quilts each interpreting Alzheimer's in some way. So far, an estimated 175,000 have had the opportunity of seeing these quilts. They will crisscross the country from August 2006 until July 2009.

    The second "Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts" project, so named for the urgent need for research dollars and the requirement that these quilts must fit into a cardboard USPS priority mailer without folding. They are small works of art no larger than 9 inches by 12 inches, auctioned on the first day of each month at (see below) or sold outright on the Internet or at selected venues across the United States. Bernina of America, Quilters Stitch Together, and Jamark Laboratories have generously offered incentive prizes for quilters who made and donate Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts.

    My mother is one of 5.1 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. I began the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative because I think it is possible to make a difference, one quilt at a time. Since January 2006 the AAQI has raised and donated more than $82,000 for Alzheimer’s research. With your help we can reach $100,000.

    Please join me,
    Ami Simms


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    Kikicol,

    Thanks for the information. My grandmother has Alzheimer's and my aunt also had it. I would love to join in on this. I will google this and find it online. Thank you so much for the information. :D

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    Here is the link to the site that kikicol is talking about. I am thinking about doing some. Good excuse to do some small quilts.

    http://www.amisimms.com/alartquin.html

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    I've got this bookmarked. I will enjoying meeting the challenge of making my smallest quilt ever.

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    This sounds like a very worthy project. I'll look into it very soon, especially if my son returns in December. Then I'll have more time to work on projects maybe. Now I am continually making things for our 'guys.' Thanks for sharing the information!

    Sharon

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