Challenge your guild to make Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts
to fight Alzheimer's disease. It's a great service project. Even if you present the idea and it doesn't fly, individual guild members may become motivated to purchase quilts or make them individually.
Here's what to do! Familiarize yourself with the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt project, particularly the rules regarding size, permission and attribution of patterns not created by the quilt maker, and of course the "goddess" form all quilt donors must fill out and sign when somebody is a Goddess.
You'll probably want to volunteer to be the Temporary Quilt Registration Goddess, but individual guild members can certainly register quilts themselves if you don't like herding cats.
Print flyers to tell guild members about the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.
Bring in a few Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts you've made for Show & Tell along with an empty priority mailer from the post office so everyone understands the size requirement.
Before you register and ship all the quilts, bring them to your guild meeting for a mini quilt show. String them up like Jannett Caldwell and Sandy Powers (Ladybug Quilters of Newark, DE) did in the picture above with paper lunch sacks clothespinned behind each quilt and have a Viewer's Choice (with or without prizes). Charge $1 per vote and include a check for the amount you collect when you ship your quilts. (Make the check out to "Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.")
Fill out the Group Challenge Form here Your group will be added to our challenge page.
Please note: The last date to register Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts is August 1, 2013. Read more here.