Eight world-class quilters have stepped up to the plate in the hopes of knocking one out of the park to fight Alzheimer’s for the 2010 World Series Quilt Challenge. Their goal? To see who can create the quilt that earns the most money for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. It’s all about bragging rights—and fighting a vile disease.
Proven powerhouse quilters from the American Quilt League are Hollis Chatelain, John Flynn, Becky Goldsmith, and Sue Nickels. Their efforts in the World Quilt Federation Smackdown in 2009 earned more than $11,000 for the AAQI.)
Rookies from the National Quilt League are Caryl Bryer Fallert, Judy Mathieson, Mary Sorensen, and Ricky Tims.
The eight quilts will be auctioned online in a Silent Auction from November 1 to November 10 in honor of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. (They will also be on display at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.)
Now it’s time for quilting fans everywhere to root for their favorites, by donating $1 (or more) to the AAQI for the player, team, or quilt that you most admire. Your donation is not a bid on any quilt, nor does it have any impact whatsoever on the auction outcome. BUT, your donation WILL be counted in the total dollar amount raised by each player and their league.
These quilting superstars have created eight amazing quilts. Drool over them here. Cheer them on!
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