Purchase a copy of Julie Sefton’s book and 100% of the purchase price benefits the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.
This is part of our Special Sales program featuring products donated to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.
Interested in donating? Email AmiSimms@aol.com
Thank you, Julie!
WE NEED MORE QUILTS
Hard to believe with quilt registrations past the 11,000 mark, but we need more Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts! It’s just about time for the AAQI to start hoarding quilts for International Quilt Festival in Houston. November is just around the corner. This year our booth will be 50% larger and we want to fill it to the brim with beautiful art. We’re hoping to bring at least 2,000 quilts!
Can you help?
Don’t ask about a cut-off date because we can’t give you one. It is impossible to predict how many quilts we’ll get, when they will reach us, nor how much time our volunteers can devote to all that goes into getting the quilts ready for Houston. Just make quilts. Please!
Things to remember:
1. What’s in a name? Plenty! “Hummingbird #47″ won’t sell as well as “Hang On, Little Bird.” It’s fine to make quilts in a series, but when you do know that we can’t price them as high as “one-of-a-kinds” and PLEASE name them differently.
2. Why do I have to write an Artist Statement? Because they sell quilts. We hope our art speaks to the souls of all who behold them, but sometimes they need a little help. Words about why or how you made the quilt, or what you hope it will accomplish motivate shoppers to purchase your quilt. If you can’t think of 15 words that will reach out to a potential buyer, they will think you don’t care about your own work to make a comment about it. And they will reach out for another quilt. Artist statements make a huge difference!
3. We’re not kidding about the size limits. Honest. If your quilt is more than 9″ x 12″ we won’t accept it. ANYTHING out of the ordinary makes the jobs of our volunteers more difficult; why would we want to do that?!
4. We love what you do! It is such a joy to see the amazing talent coming our way in support of the AAQI’s mission. Your art takes my breath away, brings me to tears, makes me laugh, and continues to inspire me. I have held every single quilt you have made, all 11,000 plus of them. I still can’t believe that you would give so generously of your time and talent to help the cause. Every donor, every buyer is a blessing! Please know how much you are appreciated! Together we are making a difference!
WOMAN’S DAY MAGAZINE
There’s a good chance that quilt sales will increase with the October issue of Woman’s Day magazine. That issue will feature an article about the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative! How cool is that?! Does anybody know from their subscriptions how far ahead of the publication date the magazine arrives?
Hopefully readers will want to purchase quilts knowing that their purchase helps a very worthy cause.
In order to speed up the webpage building process we welcome two new AAQI volunteers. Donna Moscinski (photo at left) from LaGrange, Illinois and Eileen O’Regan from Elmhurst, Illinois are both members of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild. (Donna is the president.)
Both women are ramping up to take over quilts scanning duties for quilts submitted by groups to give Diane Petersmarck a break. Diane will continue to scan quilts donated by individuals.
Yes, I said “scanning.” We find scanning is the fastest way to get great quality images of your quilts. Welcome Donna and Eileen!
COLORADO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope will be at Quilt Colorado 2012, July 12-14, 2012. They need White Glovers for our exhibit. If you’ve got some time to give, please email Pat Syta at email@example.com or call her at 303-829-4604 and volunteer to white glove the AAQI traveling exhibit. Thank you!
Until next time, thank you all for your dedication and support,
Founder & Executive Director
Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative