FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Burton, Michigan) -- November 28, 2012: The Celebrity Invitational Quilt Online Auction held November 1-10, 2012 raised a record breaking $15,545 for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI).
World famous quilters have been competing to see who could raise the most money for the AAQI since 2009. Competing this year were Alex Anderson, Hollis Chatelain, Caryl Bryer Fallert, John Flynn, Diane Gaudynski, Becky Goldsmith, Pat Holly, Libby Lehman, Marsha McCloskey, Sue Nickels, Mary Sorensen, and Ricky Tims.
Pat Holly's quilt "Fear of Empty Spaces" (16" x 16") took top honors — selling for $3,665 — more than any quilt in the nonprofit's history.
"Joy Remembered" by Diane Gaudynski sold for $3,135 and "Scrambled" by John Flynn sold for $2,010.
High resolution images of all the quilts are available for download below.
The AAQI sponsors the Celebrity Invitational Quilt Online Auction
each November in honor of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.
The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative is a national, charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. "Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" (a touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's) and the Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt project are two of its efforts. The AAQI has raised more than $870,000 for Alzheimer’s research since January 2006. Ami Simms of Flint, Michigan is the founder and executive director of AAQI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Her mother had Alzheimer’s.
Founder and Executive Director
Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
1200 Creekwood Trail
Burton, MI 48509