Thursday, February 21, 2008

ALZHEIMER'S ART QUILT INITIATIVE

Yesterday I was interviewed by Karen Musgrave, on behalf of Quilter's S.O.S. - Save Our Stories.  This oral history project has conducted nearly 700 interviews with quiltmakers of every type.  Through Karen's hard work and dedication, Alzheimer's:  Forgetting Piece by Piece is the first exhibit to be included.  The Library of Congress is the project's archive.  Some of the interviews are now available at:  www.centerforthequilt.org/qsos 



The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative  (AAQI) is the brain child of Ami Simms, founder and executive director.  It began in Jan. 2006 and has already raised over $157,000 for Alzheimer's research.  Forgetting Piece by Piece is a nationwide quilt exhibit of 52 quilts, each interpreting the artist's view of Alzheimer's disease in some way.  It's the most moving exhibit I've ever seen!  My quilt, Brain Cramps is included.  All the pieces are featured in a CD, narrated by each artist, and in a recently released book.  

Be sure to click on the link provided to learn more about how quilters are making a difference, one quilt at at time.

1 comment:

amisimms said...

Mary, you are one of our shining stars and a huge supporter of the AAQI. I can't wait to read your interview!

Thank you for all your help and encouragement,

Ami Simms