Tuttle, OK USA
Statement: This is a great idea. I have been watching the amounts brought in by the quilts I've donated and have been gratified that people have been willing to donate money for them. I enjoy making small quilts, but after a while I had far more than I needed or had space to display and most of my friends had some.
The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is an opportunity to make as many as I want, make a small dent in my stash and a good reason to buy more fabric. But the best reason is: it is a way that I can contribute to research to conquer a dreaded condition. An added feature, it keeps my mind active thinking up new designs and then is excellent piecing practice.
My aunt was an Alzheimer's victim and though we lived away from her and were not active in her care, my mother mourned the loss of her sister's abilities and memory daily. Aunt Violet had educated herself, helped her two sisters become a nurse and a teacher and assisted the entire family in a multitude of ways. She taught school for many years and later on started a very successful business. But all her good works, did not stop Alzheimer's disease, although with good care she lived to the age of 97.
Total raised so far: $30,102.40