Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative Raising Awareness and Funds in Houston

Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative Raising Awareness and Funds in Houston
(Burton, MI)--November 9, 2009 The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) sold more than 950 mini quilts during International Quilt Festival (IQF) in Houston, Texas (October 14-18, 2008) to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. This year more than $46,000 was raised.

This was the fourth year the AAQI was been invited to display and sell Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts (mini quilts measuring 9" x 12" or less) at IQF. Brooke and John Flynn again sponsored the AAQI booth.

The AAQI has been invited back to IQF to sell quilts in 2010.

"We want to acknowledge Karey Bresenhan’s tremendously generous support of our efforts," said AAQI founder Ami Simms.

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative is a national, grassroots organization whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece (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 $362,000 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.

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@alzquilt.org or www.alzquilts.org.

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