Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Heartbreak to Hope"



 "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" continues its five-year journey across the United States with a stop at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXII, February 23-26, 2012.
The exhibit will hang at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (Greater Chesapeake Bay / Williamsburg Area).
Show hours are 10 am to 6 pm Thursday - Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" is an exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's sponsored by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI). Fifty-four small format art quilts (9" x 12") illustrate the disease from a variety of perspectives. They hang among 182 "Name Quilts," each 6 inches wide and 7 feet tall, which carry the names of more than 10,000 individuals who have/had Alzheimer's or a related dementia. The names of loved ones, written on fabric patches by family members and friends, honor the 5.4 million Americans in the United States struggling with Alzheimer's disease.
If you live nearby and get a chance to visit the exhibit, say "hi" to my little Forget-me-Not quilt for me!

Don't forget!  The AAQI quilt auction for January ends tonight so check out the quilts while you have a chance by clicking here.  Scroll down a bit to see the beauties up on the block this month!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kerry, I have seen this exhibit here in Maine a few years back and I was moved to tears. My mothers name is on the "Name Quilts"
Debbie (Maine)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thanks so much for the extra sharing of our amazing exhibit. I only wish I could see it myself. But being a part of it does move me to tears and it is amazing how many hearts it touches!