AAQI Quilts Donated and They're For Sale!

13,398 - In The Flow ($75.00) SOLD...sorry, this one went very quickly!

Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 8.25" Length: 11"
Materials/Techniques: Batiks and commercial cottons embellished with curved narrow-piecing and raw edge applique, metallic thread work and paint stick accents.
Artist Statement: Walking the path between caring for one's self and caring for others often creates the feeling of being overwhelmed, even submerged and walking under water. Sometimes flowing and sometimes turbulent, I seek to go 'into the flow' where I create bubbles of both time and space for myself and channel the energies into feeling the beauty of growth and deepening of my own inner strength, instead.
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Dedication: For my mother, who now lives in a world of her own, and for my father who now does so as well. One lives here on earth, the other in the hereafter. Both are "In The Flow" in their own ways. May we all feel that sense of peace wherever we are.
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $75.00 for the AAQI
I'm sewing and quilting and donating Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI small format art quilts for this, our very last year of supporting and earning moneys towards Alzheimer's research funding.

 Won't you please support this cause and help me, as well? I have these quilts now available by purchase on green button and it will take you to the AAQI 'For Sale' web page created for each individual quilt.

 I have designed and donated over 52 quilts in the years that I have been supporting this amazing cause. Many of my quilts were created while I was living with my parents in my childhood home on Douglas Island, near Juneau, Alaska. Caring for my mother, full time along with my father, and then later..caring for him, as well. 

 It has been a challenging and intense labor of love but it has meant the world to me and I will continue to create and donate, as much as I possibly can..until AAQI closes up shop for good by the end of this year.

 None of my quilts will be available for purchase after this time. And there are only an actual half dozen months left.  I am so very close to having earned my $3,000 mile post for this group...the sale of these quilts would push me over that edge and not off the one that I am trying so very hard to earning funding to own vicious DNA inheritance with a huge propensity towards Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia.

 Please help me, help us, help all who face the challenges of Alzheimer's Disease in their family by purchasing one ..or more..of my quilts.

 Thank you so very, very much!


12,614 - Imperfectly Perfect in Every Way! still available!!!


Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 8.5" Length: 11.5"

Designer: Original design Materials/Techniques: Free-form cutting, piecing, and hand quilting of Asian fabrics with perle cotton stitches and glass beads.

Artist Statement: Using my own form of liberated and free-form-improvisational piecing and quilting, I wanted to capture, as well as contrast, the perfection of the form and design of the Geisha with the random and free-wheeling imperfection of free form flying geese with the large bauble effect of glass beads.

Dedication: For my beloved mother who loved all things Asian, as she went from never feeling perfect in any way.... to being totally perfect in her very own special, and unique way. Advanced Alzheimer's disease has stolen all that she was, and had...physically, intellectually, and emotionally. Nevertheless, her inner spirit is still apparent to those of us who know and love her.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

13,161 - East Meets West   SOLD!


Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 12" Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Linen, sailcloth, and polished cottons with raw edge applique and free motion design stitching.

Artist Statement: I love the amazing variety of styles and types of quilts that are available to all of us, today. I wanted to work with a high impact, modern quilting approach, but with one that also incorporated the graceful elements of artistic design, as well.

Dedication: For anyone who loves the both the beauty and grace of the traditional eastern influences, as well as the striking modernity of the western impact of artistic expression.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.


9400 - A Dream Within A Dream...went on a road show but is now available for purchase!


Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 8.75" Length: 11.5"
Designer: Original design 
Materials/Techniques: Designer cottons and batiks with applique, ink jet printing, Shiva oil sticks, metallic threads in free motion quilting, and golden beads.

Artist Statement: Edgar Allen Poe once wrote, "All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream." I wanted to create a deep, but still magical little quilt that brought the viewer into that dream...but allowed them to still see the golden nuggets of hope within.

Dedication: For my mother, who married my father 62 years ago, to share his life, his dreams, and his search for a golden future together. Alzheimer's might have changed those dreams, but it didn't completely destroy them. She dreams of him, and loves him, still.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

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!