Each year our Quilt Guild has a challenge for its 50 members. This year we chose to make small quilts for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. Members received a fat quarter of fabric and were instructed to use a recognizable piece of the challenge fabric on the front of the quilt. These quilts were displayed at our Annual Quilt Show held February 6th and 7th, 2010.
We’re happy to report that our Guild Challenge was a huge success. We definitely got the WORD out and introduced many people in our small community to the work of the AAQI. Along with our challenge quilt display, we collected 55 names for one of the Name Quilts
, from attendees who wished to honor friends and family members who have struggled or are struggling with the disease.
Reporters from the local newspapers were present to take photos and inquired about the display. The result was a front-page article in the Sunday paper that included information on the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt and the AAQI web site address. We also distributed copies of the AAQI Flyer to everyone who stopped at the display.
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