Monday, September 13, 2010

AAQI welcomed to The Quilt Show

On August 10th, Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims were joined on the set of The Quilt Show by members of the AAQI (Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative) Board Members:  Kathy, Susan, Mary, Diane, Ami, Beth.  This day marked the first time the new travelling exhibit, “Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope”, was displayed in public.  I am so excited to see this photo and see how it looks!  The purple panels hold 10,000 names of those affected by Alzheimers and other forms of dementia.  Each name is written on the reverse of a piece of purple fabric, the slightly washed out appearance of the back side of the fabric reflecting the effects Alzheimers has on the mind.  Aren`t the Name Quilts beautiful?!  They remind me of panels of stained glass and I can just imagine how moving it would be to see them in person with the other AAQI quilts hanging with them.

If you look at the photo carefully, you can see my little crazy quilt hanging on the far right behind Ricky Tims.  I am so proud to be part of this exhibit and can`t thank AAQI enough for choosing my little quilt made in honour of Aunt Olive.  I dream about it travelling around and helping raise awareness of Alzheimers before it is finally auctioned at the end of the exhibit. 

This episode of The Quilt Show featuring the Alzheimers exhibit will be aired sometime in December.  I will definitely keep you posted as to the date! 

If you would like to take a small step in supporting AAQI, visit Facebook today and sign up as a supporter of this cause!  Thank you!


Debbie said...

Kerry, as you know this cause is near and dear to my heart. My mothers name is one of the many on the purple panels and what an honor for you to have your quilt traveling with this exhibit. Debbie (Maine)

Ami said...

I see it! I see it!
Big smiles for your enthusiastic support of what we're trying to do!

Ami Simms
Founder & Executive Director, AAQI