Ami Simms Featured on The Quilt Show

Ami Simms Featured on The Quilt Show
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Burton, MI)-- December 7, 2010 --Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative’s founder and executive director Ami Simms is featured on episode #712 of The Quilt Show, a subscription "TV" show on the Internet hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.

Quilters worldwide can watch the hour-long episode for free until December 31st. The Quilt Show is a fully-produced (lights, camera, action!) television show available 24/7. It is the only quilting show filmed in front of a studio audience. The direct link for episode #712 is:

Ami shares why she founded the AAQI, a grassroots, all volunteer effort to raise awareness and fund research for Alzheimer’s. The Quilt Show studio was transformed with quilts from the organization’s new exhibit, "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope." This was the first time the quilts have been shown. About one-third of the 235-quilt exhibit dressed the set, hanging behind the studio audience and in the demonstration area.

The trailer for episode #712 of The Quilt Show is at

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is a national, grassroots organization whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope (a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer’s) and the Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts project are two of its efforts. The AAQI has raised more than $421,000 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 charity. Her mother had Alzheimer’s.


Ami Simms
Founder and Executive Director
Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
1200 Creekwood Trail
Burton, MI 48509
(810) 637-5586