Ami and her team of volunteers has raised over $400,000 for research. One of the ways that she does it is to have internet quilt auctions. They are called Priority quilts because they have to fit inside of a US Mail Priority envelope. Quilters all over the world make and donate these quilts. There is a monthly auction the fist 10 days of each month and there is also a selections of quilts that you can purchase at any time. For a complete overview go to www.alzquilts.org .
This month I was a presenter at The Brandywine Valley Quilt Guild that meets in Wilmington, DE. And boy was I surprised that as a guild, they had a challenge to make these Priority Alzheimer Quilts and it was unveiled during my visit. They even used my quilt on their promotional material. The challenge had a great response - close to 30 participants.
|Most of the BVQ's Challenge Quilts|
Then I was so honored when I was asked to choose my favorite, by the organizer of the challenge, Jody Beitzel, and present an award. They called it The Speaker's Award. It was a very difficult decision, because so many of the quilts were made from the heart and had so much meaning to them. Congratulations to Barbara Gross and her amazing quilt and all of the members of this generous and talented guild.