During the 2010-2011 program year, the members of Quilters United in Learning Together
, Schenectady (Q.U.I.L.T.S.) were challenged in three ways. The first challenge was to go green" by using leftovers from other projects to create a quilt. The second was to think "outside the box" or outside of your personal quilting comfort zone by trying something new. Finally, the last challenge was to make a quilt that could be donated to the Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative with a 9 inch by 12 inch maximum size.
All participating guild members were encouraged to incorporate all three challenges into an AAQI Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt.
Here are the 13 AAQI Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts which eight of our members created to meet this challenge. Our first effort was so popular that we are going to do it again in the future.
Quilters United in Learning Together, Schenectady (Q.U.I.L.T.S.) is a group of avid quilters who enjoys the design, color, artistry and craft of making quilts. The Guild was formed in 1980 and has approximately 90 active members living in Schenectady, Saratoga, Albany, NY and surrounding communities. The range of quilting experience in our membership varies from beginner to expert.
Some of our members are very experienced, and have taught classes and published articles and patterns. Several members have had their quilts shown on local, national and international levels. Many of our members are beginners, who joined the guild to learn how to make quilts. No matter what the experience level, there is always something to be learned and everyone has something to share. Q.U.I.L.T.S. members meet to learn, laugh and enjoy the quilting experience with others.