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    I made 6 little quilts over the last couple of months just for this organization, put them in a bin for safekeeping, and promptly forgot about them. Yikes! Thanks for the reminder!

    I just registered them, and will post photos when I get the registration numbers. This is the first time I've done this, so hopefully I did it right. (Edited to add: Here's a sneak peak.)

    Both my great-grandmother ("Mammaw") and my grandmother ("Granny") developed Alzheimers in their later years. It was heartbreaking to see them lose their abilities. I dearly hope that a cure can be found (and soon!) for this horrible disease.
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    I'm in - definitely want to make several as several members of my family, including Mom, have had this terrible disease. The sooner we find a cure, the BETTER!!!!!!! Mom was diagnosed at age 92, but showed signs of dimentia for several years before. I'm not sure any more that I want to live that long!

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    Make that 7. I found another one I'd started, but hadn't quite finished. It's complete now.
    Have a wonderful day! If you need to contact me, please use the e-mail address on my profile page. Sometimes I don't get notifications that I have a PM here. Please note that I'm usually unavailable on weekends, but I'll get back to you on Monday.

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    I just sent my mini quilt this morning and they say it’d take about one week.
    Thank you for this opportunity Leslie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise View Post
    I made 6 little quilts over the last couple of months just for this organization, put them in a bin for safekeeping, and promptly forgot about them. Yikes! Thanks for the reminder!

    I just registered them, and will post photos when I get the registration numbers. This is the first time I've done this, so hopefully I did it right. (Edited to add: Here's a sneak peak.)

    Both my great-grandmother ("Mammaw") and my grandmother ("Granny") developed Alzheimers in their later years. It was heartbreaking to see them lose their abilities. I dearly hope that a cure can be found (and soon!) for this horrible disease.
    Thanks for sharing. I love the variety of techniques you have used in all of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise View Post
    I made 6 little quilts over the last couple of months just for this organization, put them in a bin for safekeeping, and promptly forgot about them. Yikes! Thanks for the reminder!

    I just registered them, and will post photos when I get the registration numbers. This is the first time I've done this, so hopefully I did it right. (Edited to add: Here's a sneak peak.)

    Both my great-grandmother ("Mammaw") and my grandmother ("Granny") developed Alzheimers in their later years. It was heartbreaking to see them lose their abilities. I dearly hope that a cure can be found (and soon!) for this horrible disease.
    Love your little ones! Thanks for sharing them with your pictures.
    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr View Post
    What a RELIEF(!!) to know that each one of us do not have to make 250 quilts! haha! Somehow I thought I was committing to do 250, but you meant for the group total to be 250! haha! They are so addictive that it probably would not take me long to do 250. Anyway, here is one more I finished 3/22, but am holding this to send in with a bunch more that I need to make. The butterfly applique is from DM's estate as I am trying to use up some of the things in her stash I find. It's vintage and 40+ years old. It's fun to just do a wonky flower with no planning. However, I thought my focal point were the flowers, but when I got done, all I saw was the great big heart between them.....lol....it pays to plan ahead sometimes. Here's the mini called Heart and Flowers.
    Just lovely! What a good way to use up scraps.
    Mary

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    N2scraplvr, I love your scrappy idea for a flower, sew creative!


    Moonrise: wow, thank you for sharing your little quilts. They are so well done.


    My Dad is 85 and is suffering from Alzheimer’s. He used to be able to remember such details about his growing up years. His 8 siblings relied on him for details and of course, I loved hearing about all of the details. Now that is all gone and he is more or less confined to a wheelchair or bed. We are thankful we still have him and that he remembers who Mom, his wife of 65 years, is.

    Linda

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    Hi Linda! So sorry to hear about your dad. We hope a cure will be found soon for so many suffering from this dreadful disease. I don't know anyone with Alzheimers, but love helping to raise funds. My family was all lost to diabetes and heart disease. Lots of cures needed. We are glad you joined this challenge! Thank you so much for your kind words!

    Thanks everyone so much!! Everyone's minis are just so adorable!!

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    I got permission from the designer! I plan to do three (one each in pink, purple, and yellow) This pic is from the original one I did for a friend who lost her mother. Do you think it will do well in those colors?
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    DragonflyNana that is wonderful! Those 3 quilts will be great! Very clearly graphic, so they'll show up well in a small format picture on the website. These will be a great addition!
    Reading, cooking, sewing in retirement! Heaven!
    I'm proud to say that I'm a member of the Quilt A Month Club for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative! www.alzquilts.org
    I have a blog on QB now -- please drop in!

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    They'll look great in any color!!!

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    I finally had the change to look at all the pic in the link and all I can say is WOW...you ladies have created some truly amazing minis for AAQI
    Paula
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    Dragonfly Nana, your little quilt is so pretty! I am still on the road and anxious now to get home to get started on these. I have been drawing different designs to while away the hours on the road...have 8 designs and names so far. Still 3 days from home. I haven't been this excited to work on something in a looooong time! Will be in Kalispell today and plan on doing a bit of fabric shopping tomorrow before heading home on Sunday. There are a couple of great quilt stores there.
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    I have 5 mini's done and will get them sandwiched and quilted by beginning of next wk. Then register and mail off...Thanks for posting and prompting us to join in.

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    Dragonfly Nana, your little quilt will be so pretty in all the colors you mentioned.

    RW, if you are anywhere near Seely Lake, Montana you would most definitely want to include a stroll through Deer Country Quilts. I do not have a facebook account but they say they are on facebook, if you have an account.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deer-Country-Quilts/121302467930138
    To me, it is one of my quilt-heaven experiences!

    N2scraplvr, thank you for your kindness. I went back to look at your flower and it showed me that I need to look at my 'tiny' scraps a little differently. LOL, they could become beautiful pieces of art. As my Dad has always said, 'you learn something everyday!"
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    Linda

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    Question for you girls!!! If I did an embroidery design that I purchased from Dakota Collectibles and made a mini with one of their designs, do I need to ask for permission to use it?
    Mary

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    Moonrise, I just looked at your quilt pictures -- fabulous! Dementia is truly terrible, not only for the patient but for the family and friends. And it is becoming more and more common -- maybe because we're surviving other things that might kill us! Glad to have you on the AAQI bandwagon!


    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise View Post
    I made 6 little quilts over the last couple of months just for this organization, put them in a bin for safekeeping, and promptly forgot about them. Yikes! Thanks for the reminder!

    I just registered them, and will post photos when I get the registration numbers. This is the first time I've done this, so hopefully I did it right. (Edited to add: Here's a sneak peak.)

    Both my great-grandmother ("Mammaw") and my grandmother ("Granny") developed Alzheimers in their later years. It was heartbreaking to see them lose their abilities. I dearly hope that a cure can be found (and soon!) for this horrible disease.
    Reading, cooking, sewing in retirement! Heaven!
    I'm proud to say that I'm a member of the Quilt A Month Club for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative! www.alzquilts.org
    I have a blog on QB now -- please drop in!

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    Almond, I think that the answer is Yes, you do need to get permission, because the AAQI will put the quilt on 'public display.' So far, I've had no trouble getting an email of permission. I attach a photo of the finished quilt to the request, and explain about AAQI. You're only in trouble if you cannot find an email address to use.



    Quote Originally Posted by almond View Post
    Question for you girls!!! If I did an embroidery design that I purchased from Dakota Collectibles and made a mini with one of their designs, do I need to ask for permission to use it?
    Reading, cooking, sewing in retirement! Heaven!
    I'm proud to say that I'm a member of the Quilt A Month Club for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative! www.alzquilts.org
    I have a blog on QB now -- please drop in!

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    What a fabulous collection of little quilts on this post. Good job everyone.
    Just got a registration number for my quilt, and heading to the PO to mail it out. Will try to post a picture later.
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    Thanks! I'm eager to see the pic. Please post the reg. no. for your quilt in this thread or PM me, so I can add it to my list.

    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    What a fabulous collection of little quilts on this post. Good job everyone.
    Just got a registration number for my quilt, and heading to the PO to mail it out. Will try to post a picture later.
    Reading, cooking, sewing in retirement! Heaven!
    I'm proud to say that I'm a member of the Quilt A Month Club for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative! www.alzquilts.org
    I have a blog on QB now -- please drop in!

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    Leslie, registration number is 10,069. And here is a picture of my little quilt:

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    I initially had another one, but after I registered this and measured the second one it was 9.25 x 9.25! Ay ay ya, don't know how it grew by this quarter inch,lol, I was so sure it was 9'' (good thing I remeasured). Alas, I get to keep it, but will make a couple more and send them later on.
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    Candy, your little quilt is adorable!
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    How cute, candi!
    Don't worry spider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Dragonfly Nana, your little quilt will be so pretty in all the colors you mentioned.

    RW, if you are anywhere near Seely Lake, Montana you would most definitely want to include a stroll through Deer Country Quilts. I do not have a facebook account but they say they are on facebook, if you have an account.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deer-Country-Quilts/121302467930138
    To me, it is one of my quilt-heaven experiences!

    N2scraplvr, thank you for your kindness. I went back to look at your flower and it showed me that I need to look at my 'tiny' scraps a little differently. LOL, they could become beautiful pieces of art. As my Dad has always said, 'you learn something everyday!"
    He's so right! I'm still learning something all the time! When you do your free form flowers, just throw ALL the rules out first, then have fun with the fabrics that already have flowers on. The sky is the limit to creating a beautiful flower!

    ********* I'd like to challenge some of you ladies in trying to create a mini that will be seleced for auction! I hadn't done this before, but now have the desire to do something outstanding! Will begin spending a little more time on each one so everyone will benefit, the buyer, the seller, and AAQI.**********

    I hope your mini is selected for auction! Good luck everyone! Or it might be selected for Houston!

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