AAQI'S booth is staffed and selling Prority Quilts like hot cakes. As of this morning......one quilt at a time has raised $30,000.....and there are 2 more days to go!!! We quilters do have strength in numbers!
To learn more......visit the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative's website provided above....it will touch your heart.
My donation piece for this year's silent auction is Inner Strength, measuring the required 9" x 12". It features bead embellisment and embroidery on wool felt. Yeah.....it sold for $350. I've now surpassed my $1,000 donation promise by then some. I'm not finished yet!!
In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, Ami Simms, founder of AAQI issued a fun challenge to 4 renowned quilters: Hollis Chatelain, John Flynn, Becky Goldsmith, and Sue Nickels to face off to fight Alzheimer's in the World Quilt Federation Smackdown (obvious a totally fictitious association)
Their quilts are on display at International Quilt Festival this weekend, booth #4660. Each carries a price tag of $10,000 to purchase at this event. You can follow the progress of the entire Priority Quilt auction on Twitter. Though I suspect if any of the Smackdown Quilts sell......there will be shreaks of happiness across the airways.
These quilts will be available for purchase online Nov. 1-10 in the AAQI Smackdown Auction Arena. where you can bid to own one for a very worthy cause.