Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I just bought my first AAQI quilt!

Well, how exciting is this!!  I just purchased my very first AAQI (Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative) quilt!  Here it is - isn't it beautiful?  I just love it! 

This little beauty was made by Susan Chambers of Belleville, Ontario, right here in Canada.  Buying an AAQI quilt made by a fellow Canadian makes it even cooler!  I love, love, love these colours and the word "simplicity" should really be my mantra, LOL! 

I really like the idea of incorporating rubber stamping into quilting.  Hmmm.... wonder why I never thought of that idea on my own?  I wonder if I can find a way to incorporate the technique into my crazy quilting?  I'll have to ponder that one and see what I come up with. 

For a little more information on my new treasure, you can check it out on the AAQI website here.  If you are wishing you had seen it first (how could you not? lol), you can check out the other quilts for sale here and find a treasure of your own.  Go on.... you know you want to!  Not only will you be happy to have one for yourself, you will feel so warm and fuzzy inside for having bought one - ask me how I know?  Now I am thinking of all the people who would love one as a gift - my favourite old hippy doctor who goes so far above and beyond what the health care system pays her for, a nurse who has made things so much easier for a loved one...  So many people affected by Alzheimers and other forms of dementia would appreciate an AAQI quilt way more than a bouquet of flowers or chocolates or whatever unimaginative gift I had thought of buying for them.

Well, I am all excited about my new quilt (can you tell?) so just had to share!

2 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Absolutely adorable!!!! Too cute for words. As an AAQI volunteer and quilter, I am so delighted to find blogs like yours and see those that support this wonderful cause. Awesome!

Marilyn said...

Kerry, what a charming quilt. It looks so springlike - maybe it's really coming although the weatherman says we're going down to -30 by the end of the 7 day forecast. Ugh.