Sunday, March 09, 2008

AAQI: Blogging With A Purpose



I feel deeply honored to be a part of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and so blessed to have Ami Simms, AAQI's founder and project developer, select one of my posts to be featured on the AAQI website.

To know that my post has touched the hearts of others means the world to me...and reinforces why and how I am both a part of this meaning filled project, and even why I choose to be an Internet blogger.

To be a part of something greater than myself, to reach out from my heart to others who share that heart, those dreams, a connected purpose and a similar journey...this is why I am part of the world wide community of Internet quilters and more importantly, the world of quilt bloggers.I believe it is why we all of join groups, why we seek others with our same interests and passions and why we all join forces to become stronger and more powerful than we might be alone.

I want to take this chance to remind all of you again, how important it truly is to volunteer in whatever capacity each of you is able or feels most comfortable. Please remember that March is National Quilting Month and many consider this Saturday, March 15 to be National Charity Quilting Day. I have always believed that there is nothing more important than reaching out and giving back to another for all of the many blessings each of us has in her own life. Please consider making either an Alzheimer's Priority Quilt, a Little Treasures Quilt or a monetary donation to AAQI. New quilts have just gone on auction. Check them out and place a bid now. Information is available on the sites listed below.

To view Ami's website and learn about AAQI click on :
Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
Please check out The Priority Alzheimer's Project for learning how you might make a small quilt donation of your own.
And for information on the purple patches shown above, check out The Purple Patch Project and to read my post that Ami published on her website, click on: From The Heart of a Quilter

2 comments:

  1. It was a wonderful post, and I am glad that it was recognized.

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  2. I'm thrilled for you that your words will reach even more readers through their inclusion on the AAQI website.

    And yes, we each need to be part of something greater than ourselves. If only more people would act instead of merely planning and/or pondering...

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.