Friday, January 28, 2011

Opportunity to Support Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative TODAY ONLY!

Opportunity to Contribute to Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative TODAY ONLY!
.by Deborah McLaughlin on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:38am.Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is the featured charity TODAY (Friday, January 28) on - a new venture that encourages big change with pocket change.

Take the first stitch with the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Its one of the few places where you can donate a buck. Just 100 pennies. It's affordable. It's easy. And like stitching around the quilt frame, we all can do a little to make a big difference. Let's get it done!

Today is the day. $1 from everyone reading this. Tell two friends.

I'm asking. Make a difference with just a buck. Now.



Saturday, January 22, 2011

Life's Too Mysterious.....

...don't take it serious!

here's a blog to keep your quilting in perspective:

Bad Art Every Day


Not everything has to be a work of art! We should be having fun and stretching our imaginations. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't!

So jump in there and create some art, bad or otherwise.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Quilt A Month Club

Sign up for the Quilt A Month Club at the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative web site. Details are in the post but here is a brief description of the challenge:

Each month you will email Kathy with the registration number of the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt you make OR purchase for that particular month. Badges for each month will appear by your name sometime during the first week of the next month so you can brag about your progress to all your friends and relations.

Each month will have at least one challenge. It is optional. You can ignore it or "go for it!" The challenge will be issued a few days before the end of the previous month on the AAQIUpdate blog. (You should go there now and sign up to get the posts delivered to your email box as soon as they are published.)

Read more:

Ami Simms Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has raised more than $500,000 for Alzheimer's research.

"We cannot to great things on this earth. We can only small things with great love"--Mother Theresa

Monday, January 17, 2011

Two New Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative quilts finished

Sorry about the second picture.I would fix it but right now I am so aggravated at Blogger I could scream.

The first quilt is my own creation, inspired by an article in the latest issue of Quilting Arts magazine.  I started with 4 inch squares, and layered several different fabrics. Then I did some random, free-style stitching through all four layers. Next I cut away parts of different layers of fabric. Finally, cut the 4" squares into 2" squares. I believe in the article, they were stitched togehter but  I decided to arrange them as you see. I thought some movement was needed, so I pressed some bonding material to a piece of the silk dupioni, and made some curvy cuts which I ironed onto the background, then stitched the squares on top. I like the end result. This is way outside my comfort zone, but once I got going, I had a lot of fun & ultimately am very happy with it. I love working with the silk dupioni, and I love these colors.

Second quilt I have mentioned before. It is a pattern by Pat Sloan, who has allowed her free patterns to be used in the AAQI quilts. It's a cute and would be cut in someone's kitchen as a series of different fruits, flowers, or herbs, I think.

These will hopefully be registered & in the next auction.

They are the first two I 've done as part of the $1000 Challenge I have signed up for. I have a long way to go.

Ami Simm's Alzheimer Art Quilt Initiative is a great cause. Spread the word among your friend about the auctions, which are listed on the website.

Happy Birthday Allison!

Wowee, you're twenty-three!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day #2



These are the two mini-quilts I am working on for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Should be finished with them today, since we are having another snow day!