Saturday, April 7, 2012

AAQI Receives Donated Quilt #10,000!

This is very exciting news for all the supporters of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - the 10,000th quilt for donation has just been registered!  If you would like to take a peek at the quilt that is causing so much excitement you can check it out here at the AAQI website! Oh heck, I can't resist showing you a sneak peek of it...

“Shhhh….” was made by Kristin Shields from Bend, Oregon and features a sleeping butterfly. It is dedicated “to the caregivers who might need a little rest.”

Kristin’s quilt measures 8.5″ x 8.5″ and was made with linen, cotton, and silk fabrics. It is machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand embroidered, and hand quilted.


Her original design was inspired by a class she took with Jude Hill.

Kristin has made 16 quilts for her $1,000 Promise, raising more than $800 for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. She is also a member of the AAQI’s Quilt-A-Month Club having made or purchased at least one quilt every month for the past 14 months in a row.

Kristen said, “I make quilts for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative because I like the work they to do raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research. I also love to try out techniques in this small format, in fact my work is getting smaller all the time!”

She continued,”It’s pretty amazing to know that this is the 10,000th quilt for the AAQI. I’m really honored and pleased to have this little quilt get some recognition for all the work that AAQI does.”

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative is thrilled to have reached this milestone and congratulates Kristin and every quilter who support our efforts. The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative has raised more than $713,000 for Alzheimer’s research, much of this money through the sale of quilts like Kristin’s.

Quilts are offered in monthly online auctions, sold outright on the AAQI  website, and sold at International Quilt Festival in Houston.

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