Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative





The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative June auction has begun and I am so delighted to have another one of my quilts in this month's group of selections. This one is representative of what I like to call "Healing Hearts" quilts....filled with the power and the testament of the spiritual energies of love in action....the very symbolism of my own heart and hands and all that means to me.

Please visit the
AAQI June Auction website and see all of the other lovely quilts available this month. Bids open at $40 and go up in small increments thereafter. Now, it is possible to state your highest offer and have an auto bid up to that point. And please, please, remember...you are not just buying a little art quilt donated by all of us..you are also making a charitable donation with all profits going to fund Alzheimer's research! And if you think that doesn't make a difference...read here about how one of our $30,000 grants last year made a huge impact in the research on this dreadful disease.

Bids are open today, June 1st and the auction runs until June 10th when it ends at 10:00 p.m
Thank you for just checking out our auction, but an extra big thank you for considering a bid or purchase!


PLUS check out all of the AAQI Quilts for Sale Now...by one for yourself, for a friend, to cheer someone up, any occasion or just for the fun of it!!!


Quilt #6761 - Sparks of Heavenly Fire
Michele Bilyeu
Salem OR USA

Width: 12" Length: 9"
Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabrics, inkjet printing, thread painting, and free motion quilting.
Artist Statement: Each of us must face many challenges in our lifetime. The ability to go through those challenges is often catalyzed by a deep inner strength we didn't realize we possessed. It is this 'spark of heavenly fire' that both lights the path ahead and empowers us to blaze forward with faith, perseverance, and fortitude.

Dedication: For anyone and everyone who has faced life's challenges and learned more about themselves and their inner strength in that process.





Links:

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)

Make A PRIORITY: ALZHEIMER'S QUILT Donation
Why I Quilt for AAQI
Why I Started the AAQI: Liberated Quilting Challenge
See all of our Liberated Challenge Quilts to date
Art Quilters Finance New Alzheimer’s Discovery!
Traveling Exhibit Premiers
Youtube Exhibit Video





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Michele Bilyeu quilts for AAQI..the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Won't you please join us? :)

9 comments:

  1. I really like this one, Michele! Hopefully it will raise a lot of money for Alzheimer's research so that a treatment or cure can be found soon!

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  2. So wonderful, Michele...your work and heart are beautiful!

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  3. I love this one, too. You have such a gentle touch!

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  4. This is wonderful Michele. Hope it raises lots of money for this great initiative!

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  5. Absolutely stunning!!!!! Love the dedication.

    Hope it raises lots of $$$ for Alzheimer's research.

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  6. This piece is just beautiful! I love the name. I have a special request---a blogger friend across the 'pond' just lost her husband day before yesterday. Could I possibly share your 'artist statement' with her? It just jumped off the page at me, screaming that Meggie needs to read it. I'll only do it with your approval, dear girl.

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  7. Beautiful ~ on every level.

    Did you know that the very first quilt I made after my mom lost her battle with Alzheimer's was named Heavenly Fire? The quote on your PQ is one that I included with my quilt's journal entry ...

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  8. Awesome Julie! I just love this story. Godwinks for sure!

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  9. Very powerful design--and a great post about the worthy cause

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