"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" is an exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's sponsored by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI). Fifty-four small format art quilts (9" x 12") illustrate the disease from a variety of perspectives.
These small quilts hang among 182 "Name Quilts," each 6 inches wide and 7 feet tall, which carry the names of more than 10,000 individuals who have/had Alzheimer's or a related dementia. The names of loved ones, written on fabric patches by family members and friends, honor the 5.4 million Americans in the United States struggling with Alzheimer's disease.
Search for the names of your loved ones before you attend the show so that you can find the quilt on which their names appear.
"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope"
"Alzheimer's has affected too many people in my life. I make quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative because it is a way I am able to help make a difference using my art. This program has helped to raise money for real research that is making an impact on finding help from this horrible disease. I will continue to make quilts for this initiative until I am no longer able to thread a needle."~~Miki
Each of the 52 quilts in the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit are featured on this amazing CD. Click through each image, at your own pace, on your computer, as you listen to the voices of the artists tell about each quilt.
All profit from the sale of this CD funds Alzheimer's research. (Tissue sold separately.)