Sefton, Julie (75/75)

Julie Sefton
Bartlett, TN   USA

Statement: I've felt an intense kinship with Ami's AAQI endeavor from the very beginning. The toll Alzheimer's takes on our society is HUGE, so every single thing we do to raise awareness, fund research, educate, and help others cope is SO worth doing.

I was thrilled to be able to spend time absorbing AAQI's Forgetting: Piece by Piece exhibit during its August 2006 premier in Nashville (it had been just a little over a year since my mother lost her battle with Alzheimer's). The powerful emotions and messages of the quilts were painful, devastating, reassuring, and comforting all at the same time. I found myself being drawn back to the exhibit again and again during my days there...how I wish I lived close enough to one of the display locations to be able to white glove.

And so, I make this pledge in memory of my mother, Lura Ash Walton (1916-2005), and her father, John Warren Ash (1898-1989), and in honor of their journeys. The four Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts and one Little Treasures quilt that I've donated so far are only the beginning.

Thanks, Ami for giving us a way to do something creative, positive, and hopeful in the face of this horrible disease!

Total raised so far: $3,876.47

53 - Journey’s End ($50)
121 - Fragments and Scraps and Gaps (Oh, My!) ($45)
374 - Scraps of Memories ($40)
431 -  Star Light, Star Bright ($50)
824 - Family Foto ($38.36)
982 - Counting Cows ($40)
1015 - At the Beach I  ($30)
1016 - At the Beach II ($30)
1017 - At the Beach III ($30)
1018 - At the Beach IV  ($40)
1047 - Pour Me Out ($50)
1053 - Just Call Me DIVA ($30)
1054 - The Power of Flowers ($40)
1064 - Mindful Moodling ($80)
1090 - Bamboo and Dragons and Blooms, Oh My! ($45)
1091 - Pink Ivory ($50)
1110 - WOOF! ($40)
1113 - Open Every Door ($50)
1189 - Zerrissenheit ($100)
1335 – Golden Serenity ($45)
1336 - Elephants Never Forget ($145)
1351 - Mindful Moodling, II (Kudzu, Jr.) ($225)
1387 - Today is a Gift ($65)
1427 - Mindful Moodling, III (Irrational Exuberance) ($80)
1473 - Mom’s Quilt ($35)
1480 - In A Former Life ($50)
1617 - Mandala, Jr. ($45)
1618 - Fiesta! Jr. ($45)
1619 - In the Beginning...   ($50)
1823 - Mindful Moodling, IV (Blue Lagoon) ($85)
2057 - Pinwheels in My Coffee  ($34.14)
2058 - Flying Geese in My Coffee  ($40.00)
2155 - Mindful Moodling, V (Juxtaposition, Jr.)  ($49.18)
2156 - Exuberant Color  ($40)
2157 - Star Light, Star Bright, II  ($45.00)
2158 - Mindful Moodling, VI (Red Sky at Night)  ($50.00)
2159 - Mindful Moodling, VII (Shades of Rose)  ($50.00)
2160 - Shades of Blue  ($40.00)
2161 - Happy, Too  ($15)
2162 - The Alzheimer’s Prayer  ($70)
2318 - Mindful Moodling, VIII (Caramel & Butterscotch & Chocolate, Oh My!)  ($45.00)
2319 - Mindful Moodling, IX (Lavender Roses)  ($45.00)
2615 - The Winding Path of Life  ($40.00)
2616 - Mindful Moodling, X --Forsythia ($40)
2636 - Recycling, Part 1  ($40.00)
2637 - Recycling, Part 2  ($40.00)
2649 - At the Edge  ($45.00)
2650 - Mindful Moodling, XI (Vortex, Jr.)  ($50.00)
2651 - Stars & Stripes   ($35)
2842 - Mindful Moodling, XII (Raindrops on Roses)  ($79.18)
3176 - Essential Ingredient    ($45)
3303 - The Dawn Will Come   ($40)
3591 - Garden of Friends  ($75)
3592 - I Love Hugs  ($45)
3593 - Fumble Fingers   ($40)
3614 - Lucky Star   ($39.59)
5197 - The Puzzle Known As Alzheimer's ($110.00)
5372 - Just Because   ($50)
5493 - What Color Is Your Dream?   ($44.84)
5748 - Transitions   ($45)
5756 - Hold My Hand   ($45)
5757 - Rays of Sunshine   ($50)
6163 - Beyond The Panes   ($45)
7557 – Green Lanterns   ($41.29)
7703 – Which Way Did She Go?   ($45.88)
8111 – Handle With Care (I Bruise Easily)   ($41.29)
8112 – Synergy   ($50.46)
8113 – Making Waves
8114 – Turquoise Sunset   ($45.88)
8115 – Fireworks   ($50.46)
8116 – All Buttoned Up
8117 – Superior’s Shoreline   ($50.46)
8118 – Sapphire Mornings   ($45)
8119 – Days at the Beach   ($50.46)
8120 – Yin Yang