Friday, July 9, 2010

Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope Exhibit

I got an exciting email this morning from Ami of Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative - my first AAQI quilt has been chosen to travel with the "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" exhibit.  The 53 quilts chosen will hang in between quilts made of 10,000 purple name patches that honor individuals who have/had Alzheimer's (or a related dementia) in an exhibit called "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope." It will begin traveling in January 2011. My Aunt Olive is one of the ten thousand names.  The plan is to sell all the quilts in the exhibit when it retires. For a limited time you can see the quilts selected at the link above. 

Not only that, but when I visited the new Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative Update blog, the header at the top of the page is part of my quilt!  How exciting is this?!  I was honoured to create this quilt for AAQI and dedicate it to my beloved Aunt Olive who is struggling with this awful disease.

Just a reminder too that tomorrow is the last day of AAQI's July Slow and Silent Auction - please take a moment to check out the quilts for auction, as well as all the other quilts currently being sold to raise funds.  There are some really lovely quilts made with all types of techniques!


Laurie said...

Oh My Gosh Kerry! Your quilt is stunning! Congratulations, what an honor!!

Annie said...

What a gorgeous piece. No wonder they chose it for the header. My mom died of Alzheimer's and I think this a fabulous way to honor the memory of all those who have suffered from this disease.

Shari said...

Kerry, As the daughter of an Alzheimer's patient may I say thank you for your efforts on behalf of this organization. Your CQ piece is beautiful and inspirtional.

Hugs, Shari

Gerry Krueger said...

Congratulations my friend.... Your entry was so unique and deserved recogntion... Hugs Gerry