Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good News and a Request

My quilt from the Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece traveling exhibit is going to be included in a special exhibit on Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories at International Quilt Festival in Houston. I'm particularly beholding to the Shelburne Museum for agreeing to ship my quilt directly to IQA so that it could be included. I haven't seen my quilt in 3 years and for its travels to end in Houston is thrilling and for it to have another opportunity to be seen and hopefully educate is icing on the cake.

Now for my request-- The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative  is still needing  names of people who have/had Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia for the new traveling exhibit called "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope." We are hoping to have 10,000 names in remembrance.

So, if you have a family member or friend who has/had Alzheimer's or a related dementia and would like to have their name written on one of the Name Quilts that will travel the country as part of this national exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's, either email me or leave the name(s) in the comment area and I'll make sure the names are included. This is a great way to honor a loved one or friend and make a difference. Thanks!


  1. My Grandmother, Ruth Porter, died from Alzheimer's and I would love for her name to be included. Thank you. I made an AAQI Priority quilt that was auctioned this month and I feel privileged to support AAQI in such a way. Your quilt is remarkable and I agree, ending in Houston is a great way to end it's travels!

  2. Cherie, I will make sure your grandmother's name is included. Thanks for the support and kind words.

  3. I love your quilt and the story behind it.

    Would love it if you'd include my since childhood friend's mom, Kathy Mack. She had survived leukemia when we kids were in jr. high and was such a trooper! Alz. took her last many years.


  4. Hi Karen! My grandfather, David Roger Ross died from Alzheimer's. My husband's aunt, Gloria Quintana who once studied at the Sorbonne and knew three languages fluently, is entering the last stages of this dread disease.

  5. Joyce and Lisa, I will submit your names. I am sorry that we have all experienced loss from this terrible disease. hugs.


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