Ami Sims, Founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has announced a new exhibit is being created. It's called "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope. It will be exhibited at venues through the US from January 2011 through December 2015.
It will replace the current exhibit: Alzheimer's Forgetting Piece by Piece after it retires at the end of 2010.
"Alzheimer's Illustrated" will feature 182 quilts.....like the one pictured (sorry about the size....I grabbed it off the ALZ website and it didn't translate well.) Each will measure 6" wide by 7 feet tall....consisting of 55 purples patches, wrong side out marked with the name of a person who has/had Alzheimer's disease.
Your help is needed: rent a panel and collect names, or help with the quilting of a panel. I've volunteered to hand quilt one and it's on the way to me now. Additionally, 52 small quilts, selected from quilts donated to the Priority Alzheimer's Quilt auction will accompany the exhibit. It's not too late to make a small quilt.
Please consider helping this worthy cause...for detailed information, click on the link highlighted above. Every effort counts....since AAQI began, more than $285,000 has been raised for Alzheimer's Research. Quilters do make a difference.