Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)  is about to reach one million dollars raised to fund research projects! More than 13,000 quilts have been donated to AAQI with over $883,000 raised for Alzheimer's research so far.

At one point, the Board of Directors realized that a goal was needed so that we could make a commitment to reach it and then to reassess the future of the AAQI. There has been a great deal of thought about the future of the AAQI and about the personal passions and goals guiding each of us.

So, with all of that in mind, we have reached the consensus that the AAQI fund raising efforts will close at the end of 2013. We will continue to donate quilts through June of this year, to sell them and to raise additional funding for AAQI with the goal of hitting that million dollar mark with one big, gigantic, and fabulous hurrah for everything that Ami has done, her fabulous core group of volunteers have done, and most of all.....every single thing that every single one of US has done to bring this group to this awesome finish line!

I am so proud that in spite of my own crazy busy life, I have still managed to create quilts for this amazing organization.  Now, in this end stretch, it becomes even more important that I do all that I can to earn money to donate for this wonderful cause. 
Please help and support me in this quest. We need purchasers for our quilts now, more than ever. I have still two up for sale on my $1,000 promise page. And three more that need to be listed there as soon as they are registered and photographed.

My AAQI Liberated Challenge Group Quilts Page

The AAQI Online February 1-10, 2013 Auction : click here to view all of the quilts

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Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!