Atsumi, Sally (11/11)

Sally Atsumi
Tempe, AZ    USA

Statement: I first came across the AAQI at the International Quilt Show in Houston. Our daughter lives there. (And her family too!) We were very taken by the display of quilts at the AAQI booth. I knew right away this was something I could do. My husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimers. For a long time we saw no progression but the in the last 6 months or so there have been "changes". When I retired from teaching I joined Stitch-In-TIme, a quilting group at our Church. (As a group we make 2 quilts a year. One goes to the Habitat House in which our Church is involved. The second quilt is auctioned off at our annual Cookie Walk and Boutique. This supports our various mission projects.) I have learned to piece, hand quilt, bind, machine quilt, etc., etc. from the wonderful friends I have made in this group. When we hand quilt a big quilt we use our "guru's" grandmother's quilting frame. And our guru is well over 80 years old! I figure in the not too distant future I'll be pretty well grounded. I'll have my stash and might as well make a positive from this really negative outlook. Being able to support AAQI is going to be a wonderful grounding for me.

Total raised so far: $389.07