Sunday, July 27, 2008

Purple Patch Project

I've been cutting fabric donated by Connie Brown for The Purple Patch Project  which is part of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  Please consider contributing to this worthy cause.  I'd even be happy to cut it for you, or better yet, get your group of pals together and join the fight to honor and remember the 24 million individuals worldwide who have Alzheimer's.

Groups hosting Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece  are encouraged to raise awareness with a ceremony of remembrance.  Quilters are donating 2" x 6" patches of purple fabric with the name of a family member or friend who has or had Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia written on the back.  The patches are given to participants at the beginning of the ceremony.  At its conclusion, they are invited to pin the patches on each other and wear them throughout the day.
Please click on the above links to learn more about how you can help.....we quilters ARE making a difference.....we are closing in on raising nearly $200,000 since January 2006!!!!

1 comment:

amisimms said...

Mary, you ROCK! Thanks so much for making Purple Patches for the AAQI!

Ami :)