Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction To Benefit AAQI

Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction To Benefit AAQI
Row 1: Alex Anderson, Hollis Chatelain, Caryl Bryer Fallert, John Flynn.
Row 2: Diane Gaudynski, Becky Goldsmith, Pat Holly, Libby Lehman.
Row 3: Marsha McCloskey, Sue Nickels, Mary Sorensen, and Ricky Tims.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(Burton, MI)-- July 26, 2012-- Twelve world renowned quilters have each donated a 16" x 16" wall quilt for an online auction benefiting the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI). The auction will be held during November 1-10.

Participating in the Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction are 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.

This is the fourth year an elite group of quilters has donated quilts to the AAQI for an online auction in November, National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Last year's auction raised more than $14,000 for the national charity that sells donated quilts to fund Alzheimer's research. The auction is open to the public.

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The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (www.alzquilts.org) is a national, grassroots organization whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research through art. It auctions and sells donated quilts through the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt project and sponsors a touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's called "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope." The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has raised more than $735,000 since January 2006. Ami Simms of Flint, Michigan is the founder and executive director of the AAQI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation operated entirely by volunteers. She is a quilter. Her mother had Alzheimer's.

For more information on the AAQI or to make a donation, contact Ami Simms at 810-637-5586 (9 a.m. 3 p.m. Eastern), ami@alzquilts.org or www.alzquilts.org.

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


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      "Joy Remembered"
      by Diane Gaudynski

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)
      "Fresh Flowers for a Friend"
      by Sue Nickels

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)
      "Fear of Empty Spaces"
      by Pat Holly

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)
      "Connections"
      by Alex Anderson

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)
      "Scrambled"
      by John Flynn

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)
      "Midnight Fantasy #9"
      by Caryl Bryer Fallert

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)
      "May The Lord Bless You..."
      by Becky Goldsmith

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)


      "How Does My Garden Grow?"
      by Mary Sorensen

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)


      "Lucid Moments III"
      by Libby Lehman

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)


      "Radiant Feathered Star"
      by Marsha McCloskey

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)
      "Clouded"
      by Hollis Chatelain

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)
      "Sentinels at Sunset II . . ."
      by Ricky Tims

      Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
      (www.AlzQuilts.org)