Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Please Bid On My Quilt.!






Quilt #9648 - Changing the World


Please up the ante on this one, it is only at $50! My last quilt sold for $175! And I love, love, love this one!

Th
is still up for bidding at AAQI June Auction through June 10th! The profits from the winning auction bids fund Alzheimer's research. is is a wonderful charitable cause and you will love, love, love this quilt in person, trust me!


Now I love ALL of the quilts that I make and donate, and each and every single one I love enough to want to keep, trust me. And I've said that and felt that before, and no doubt I'll do it again. But I just really love this one!

Perhaps it was the beautiful fabric that I started out with...it's hard to beat a really good hand dyed batik, then it might have been all of the added surface design like the metallic paintsticks , crayons, thread painting here and there and the other elements like the beads that were individually painted in Africa, or perhaps it was really just the Margaret Mead quotation:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Those of us who have a personal connection through our own care giving experiences with family members who have faced this dreaded disease, we care and we care deeply. This is deeply personal for me. And it's important that a lot of my own heartfelt energies go into each and every art quilt I make. I want them to be stared into, and experienced and the energies to connect with my heart and all that I am feeling ..not about Alzheimer's..about life and the purpose of our lives for creating a better world for all of us.

Notice the AAQI scanned quilt image on the left, and what it looked like in my own photo on the right! Scanning just didn't do it justice, I'm afraid so I had to point this out ;)

 

Quilt #9648 - Changing the World
Michele Bilyeu
Salem OR/Douglas AK



The monthly auctions begin June 1 and runs through June 10th.

Oh, I still love this little quilt! If you saw it, you would too, so do think about bidding to win on this one!!!



UPDATE ON THIS QUILT:
 This quilt Quilt #9648 - Changing the World is now in the private collection of Bill Volkening. It is part of his own AAQI exhibit and recently featured at the Carlton Winery. He loved my quilt titled and used it as the name of his exhibit and has created a sweet little book on the quilts in this exhibit, including my own, titled quilt! 
Bill's book can be found here:

Changing the World: Quilts from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3498527

Book title: Changing the World: Quilts from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, By: The Volckening Collection, Category: Uncategorized, Book ...Aug 26, 2012 – Book title: Changing the World: Quilts from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, By: The Volckening Collection, Category: Uncategorized, Book 

Wonkyworld: "Changing the World" Exhibit Now on Display

 

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!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!

4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt. Thank you for donating it to help raise funds for AAQI. I'll try to help with PR as your quilt is certainly worth far more than the current bid and it is for such a worthy cause.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm sure it will do well.

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  3. Anonymous8:43 AM

    your quilts are all so awesome. they make me happy just looking at them even though the subject matter can be sometimes sad.

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  4. Beautiful creation w gorgeous fabric!

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