Friday, November 4, 2011

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative at The Houston International Quilt Festival

"We asked our supporters for 1,500 quilts AND WE GOT THEM! Watch this short video to see a sampling of the quilts we will be selling in Houston, and help us spread it around the Internet from one quilter to another so that we will get the traffic in the booth we need to sell all 1,500 quilts."~Ami Simms

THE ALZHEIMER'S ART QUILT INITIATIVE

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a quilter-powered national charity. Their "bread and butter" is the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts project where they sell donated quilts and use the profits to fund research.  Their biggest sale of the year is at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX going on now.  Visit their booth in the Exhibit Hall, Row T, and buy a quilt or two or three . . . .
 
WHAT DOES THE AAQI DO WITH THE MONEY?

FUND ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH

Prof. Chris Schaffer with one of the laser systems his research group uses to study blood flow changes in the brain that are linked to Alzheimer's disease.

The AAQI has just awarded a $30,000 grant to Cornell University to study Alzheimer's disease: http://www.alzquilts.org/cornell9.html
 
"We are able to give that money because of quilters who care. And, we'd like to spend more money on research that can move us closer to a cure for this vile disease."~Ami Simms


I support the AAQI by donating quilts to their cause, and I'll help sell quilts in their booth tomorrow. Stop by and say "Hi."

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