The Purple Patch Project

The Purple Patch Project
Groups hosting Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece are encouraged to raise awareness with a ceremony of remembrance. Quilters have donated 2" x 6" patches of purple fabric with the name of a family member or friend who has or had Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia written on the back. The patches are given to participants at the beginning of the ceremony. At its conclusion, they are invited to pin the patches on each other and wear them throughout the day to honor and remember the estimated 35 million individuals worldwide who have Alzheimer's, and their families.


To Request Purple Patches
Supplies are limited. Let the Curator know well in advance how many purple patches you will need. You will be billed for shipping and we ask that you ship back any patches not used. Please provide collection boxes so if participants do not wish to keep their patches they can be sent back to AAQI and made into a quilt.


To Donate Purple Patches
We have enough purple patches at this time and are not asking for more patches.

Thank you!