Ami Simms, founder of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) has added a new feature to the AAQI line-up of Quilts For Sale.
Called Sales on the Road, it is an experimental project in which all of the quilts that you see on this page will be offered for sale at the May 22 meeting of the River Country Quilters Guild.
If this additional sales idea proves successful, AAQI will invite other individuals or groups to take limited numbers of quilts for sale at other specific times and places.
Please do note, that these quilts are not meant to be purchased online as they are being set aside for this special sale. But do take a look at all of them, and if you are a member of the River Country Quilters Guild...... or come in as a new visitor or guest....I truly hope you will consider a purchase of one of these great little quilts....see all of them on this AAQI Sales on the Road page ....but especially of these two quilts from my own Liberated Quilting Challenge!!!
I love BOTH of our quilts and while they are SO very different, they still have SO VERY MUCH IN COMMON! They would be fabulous displayed on your own art quilt wall at home!
So, please consider purchasing BOTH Jude and my quilts :) What an awesome contribution this duo would make towards funding Alzheimer's research! Remember, the profits from the sale of all AAQI quilts go to fund our cause.
Zombie Brains and A Dream With A Dream
When I think about it, isn't that pretty much how we feel on the days when our own minds are frazzled and disconnected? We are in such a crazy place where not only our mental abilities collide.... but so do our abilities to tell what is real, and what isn't. But what about the person with Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's Disease is very, very real. It's victims live in a shattered world of illusions, and altered realities. Memories become either hazy and dreamlike..often even beautiful or places we have never been, things we never really did... or overly exaggerated and anything but beautiful... with hallucinations and false memories of things that may, or may not, have even happened.
Both of these quilts will be for sale at the May 22 meeting of the River Country Quilters Guild. Please buy both of our quilts and help us make a difference in the reality of the 5.4 million victims of Alzheimer's Disease by continued Alzheimer's research funding!!!
8669 Zombie Brains
Blue Earth, Minnesota USA
Width: 9" Length: 11"
Materials/Techniques: Batik, novelty fabric, fusible and glow in the dark thread.
Artist Statement: This is the third in my Brain series. It glows in the dark.
9400 A Dream With A Dream
Salem, OR USA
Width: 8.75" Length: 11.5"
Materials/Techniques: Designer cottons and batiks with applique, ink jet printing, Shiva oil sticks, metallic threads in free motion quilting, and golden beads.
Artist Statement: Edgar Allen Poe once wrote, "All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream." I wanted to create a deep, but still magical little quilt that brought the viewer into that dream...but allowed them to still see the golden nuggets of hope within.
Dedication: For my mother, who married my father 62 years ago, to share his life, his dreams, and his search for a golden future together. Alzheimer's might have changed those dreams, but it didn't completely destroy them. She dreams of him, and loves him, still.
Michele Bilyeu Quilts With Heart and Hands for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Join in my Liberated Quilting Challenge...and buy or donate a quilt, today!! We are changing the world...one little quilt at a time.Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!