Saturday, October 27, 2007

Inspire--Art Quilt--SOLD

(Inspire, Art Quilt, Crystals, 8" x 10")

"Inspire" was one of 20 art quilts offered at a silent auction at the annual convention of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) in Orlando, Florida from October 20 to 24. This silent auction was in conjunction with the traveling exhibit of fifty-two quilts called "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" organized by artist, teacher, author, and founder of Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, Ami Simms. Ami gratefully reports that "It was our MOST sucessful auction to date raising $3,195 for Alzheimer's research."

"Inspire" earned $125! Ami requested that I recreate this art quilt for other interested bidders who were "disappointed that they missed out by not bidding high enough." So I will be busy sewing at least one more "Inspire" art quilt, . . . and if time permits, maybe two between now and Friday, when I leave for a vacation.

On October 17, Ami reported "raising $102,525.00 in funds for Alzheimer's research." Thanks to everyone who support this cause by donating quilts, volunteer time towards this project, and purchase quilts and the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece book. I am sure Ami is grateful.

Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece Book
"The 52 extraordinary quilts that have touched so many hearts at quilting venues across the nation since August 2006 have just been published in a 112-page book called 'Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece.' It is magnificent! Each quilt has a two-page spread featuring a picture of the entire quilt, one to three detail photographs, artist's statement, artist's biography, and information about Alzheimer's disease. There are over 160 photographs, all in color."

Click HERE for purchase information.


Bunny in IL said...

Fannie, Congratulations! And how nice of you to agree to recreate "Inspire" for the cause. I have seen the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit and I have the book. I wholeheartedly agree with your passionate endorsement. Bunny

Fannie said...

Thanks for your comments, Bunny.

Thanks to you, also, for donating ALL of your wonderful quilts and for everything else you do for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. It's great serving with you.