Saturday, July 30, 2011


The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, is a national, grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. It was founded by Ami Sims in 2006, and has raised over $570,000 of which $407,755 has been awarded.

From August 1-10 the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) will be offering 20 quilts that were part of the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit in an online auction like no other.

Quilts made by Sue Nickels, Diane Gaudynski, Marsha McCloskey, Nancy Brenan Daniel, Melody Crust, Mary Stori, Elsie Campbell, Debbie Bowles and others will be auctioned. This is a rare opportunity to acquire quilts by nationally acclaimed quilters who rarely sell their work.

My piece is shown below......I hope someone will purchase this quilt and love it, knowing their donation will be going to a great cause.

Brain Cramps by Mary Stori
30" x 30"

Both my Mother and my Mother-in-law suffered from Alzheimer's. My Mom never did accept the diagnosis...... instead when she found her self worrying excessively or not remembering, she simply stated she was having Brain Cramps!

Watch faces embellish this quilt to signify the lost time Alzheimer's patients and those who love them endure.

Please visit the AAQI auction site....add a truly special quilt to your collection and help in the fight against Alzheimer's!!

1 comment:

Michele Bilyeu said...

It's a fun, sad, and wonderful quilt, Mari! My mother has had 'brain cramps' for a very long time..and there are days when each of us who helps her, wonders if we might too! AAQI is the best way I know to make sure I have done what I could to help put an end to this terrible disease. Bless you and your family and congrats on your amazing donation....may it earn lots and lots for Alzheimer's research!