Saturday, January 21, 2012

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

My latest obsession is making little art pieces to be sold by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Am hoping this will be a way to use the little handwork bits that I create when I stay with my 95 year old mother. Here's a detail of one using a handwoven inset created on a cardboard-loom.

Here's another combining a piece of digital artwork I created and printed on fabric with a couple of
threadwork appliques done on used Color Catcher sheets.

These probably won't be sent to the Initiative before April, along with more of these that I am working on with a group of playmates.

For more information on this initiative and how you can contribute as a buyer and/or creator, see


  1. What an awesome quilt! I can't wait to see it in person. Thank you so much for donating your work to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, and reminding people that we need buyers as much as makers.

    Ami Simms
    Founder & Executive Director, AAQI

  2. Thank you so much for sharing information about the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative! I lost my Dad to Alzheimer’s in December of 2010 and have been committed to raising money for research through AAQI since he was diagnosed in 2006. I am a quilter and I love that the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is a grass roots organization that is totally staffed by volunteers so that every available dollar can be used to fund research. I love your little quilt and am thrilled that you have taken up our cause!