The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, AAQI, is a group of quilts called “Priority Quilts” because they have to be able to be mailed in a priority sized/priced envelope from the US Post Office. Each month hundreds of these small quilts are send to the founder of the project, Ami Simms, who is a nationally known quilter/humorist. She and a group of volunteers sort and price the quilts choosing a few dozen to go up for an auction which is always the first ten days of the month. (Be sure to click on the link for the auction, they have some spectacular quilts this month). The remainder go up for sale at their web site.
ALL the money, 100%, goes directly to research on the disease known as “Alzheimers”.
Back in June I had a quilt which was sold for this benefit. It was one I made and submitted to the quilt guild, “Virginia Consortium of Quilters” of which I am a member. My mother belongs to the “Gulf States Quilt Association” which also collected priority quilts and sent them to the AAQI. She made two quilts which are for sale on the web site this month. Here are two photos of her donations. They are each about 6.5 inch square.