Friday, January 21, 2011

The AAQI's New Challenge--Quilt A Month Club

 I Want to Dance With You, Mixed Media Art Quilt, WIP
© 2011 Fannie Narte

Here's a peek at a quilt I'm working on for the AAQI.  The painting and most of the stitching is done.  I'm thinking of adding a butterfly or bird . . . maybe . . . ???


The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative introduced a new and unique "opportunity for quilt makers and quilt buyers to increase the arsenal in the fight against Alzheimer’s." It’s called the Quilt-A-Month Club.

Here's the idea:

"When you join the Quilt-A-Month Club your goal is to MAKE or BUY a Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt every month for six consecutive months. Talk about a terrific feeling of accomplishment! Wow! And there’s ample opportunity for bragging, too! Your name and “club membership” goes on our web site."

Here's how it works:

"Each month comes with a new challenge, or two.  Embrace them, or ignore them, it’s up to you.  Sign up information, complete explanation, and important dates are all on the Quilt-A-Month Club page.


Here are the first month's challenges according to the AAQI:

The February challenges are below. Pick one, two, three, or not.

Theme Challenge

Pets: dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, snakes, gerbils, pot bellied pigs…

Color Challenge

Use blue somewhere in the quilt.

Design Challenge

Striped binding: up-and-down, side-to-side, or diagonal

There you have it!  Join us in helping to find a cure, and tell a friend.

Okay . . . February's challenge . . . thinking . . . I like making cat quilts . . . making a dog quilt is something new for me . . . ummmm . . . pot bellied pigs--now that sounds like a fun challenge . . . or a peacock quilt? 

Helping to find a cure one art quilt, one cat quilt, one pot bellied pig quilt, one peacock quilt, one any-kind-of-quilt at a time.


Brenda said...

Your quilts are wonderful. What a great cause and how generous you are for contributing to it.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Your quilts are beautiful, Fannie, and you have done a great job of making the Quilt a Month Club sound like a lot of fun! As an AAQI volunteer and a quilter with 15 family members with A.D. I so support you and others like you and I who make and donate quilts. Love your commitment and your attitude as well as your outstanding artwork!

Beth said...

Fannie,I really wish that I could sew, because I would be buying some of your quilt blocks up to create a beautiful one! Maybe one day I will have to time to learn.
Thanks for being such a generous person!