Friday, January 18, 2008


It was my pleasure to present a lecture today at the Trinity Valley Quilter's Guild in Ft. Worth, TX.  Member Mary Kirwin came up with a fabulous idea for their 2008 quilt show challenge. Guild members are encouraged to create small donation quilts for the grass roots "Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts" project, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.  The mini art quilts can be any theme, any construction style, with a 9" x 12" maximum size (so it fits into a USPS Priority Mailer without folding.)  These quilts are auctioned during the first 10 days of each month.   

It's part of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, organized by Ami Simms.  To learn how you can help, please visit:

Since January 2006, AAQI has raised over $110,000 for Alzheimer's research.  Kuddo's to the the Trinity Valley Guild!  Their goal is to collect at least 300 mini quilts from their members, and as you can see, donations are already coming in!  


Janet said...

Hi Mary: so nice to follow your travels and read about what other quilters are doing. I get Ami Simms newsletter and keep putting making some Altzheimer quilts on my to-do list - hope to get to them soon - an ideal way to use up scraps too!
Keep challening us with your ideas - love to read about them.
Janet in bright and sunny(but cold!) coastal Nova scotia

Stitchwhiz said...

Thanks for your enthusiasm and post about our Priority Alzheimer's challenge for our guild show this year! I'm honored to be on your blog; it was great to meet you. Sorry I missed out on your workshop -- too many workshops not enough time!

Sorry about the Packers. What a crazy game that was, with the bitter cold temperatures. To get over your grief, I suggest you watch the movie "There's Something About Mary" -- Brett Favre has a funny cameo role as one of Mary's suitors.

We'll keep you posted on the Trinity Valley guild challenge for Ami's Priority Alzheimers quilts!
Mary in Fort Worth