Michele Bilyeu .
I am a contributing member of two Liberating Quilting rings...the blogging world of Liberated Quilting and the Liberated Quilters Message Board. I am excited to unite both groups (and anyone else who wants to simply make quilts and be have them shown on our group page) in this ongoing Liberated Challenge!
While Liberating Quilting directly referring to a free-pieced, don't worry about the rules kind of approach to quilting, for our purposes, it means to open yourself up to new styles, techniques or modes of quilting, piecing, or usually art techniques in fiber and fabric...an opportunity to 'think outside the box' and try something new...to you!
The only rules of this Liberated Challenge are those already set in motion by Ami Simms, the director of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. They are quite simple...each quilt must be able to fit into a "Priority Mail" envelope (available completely for free from your local post office) and they can be no larger than 9" x 12".....however, they can be smaller, and they can also be a standard 4" x 6" fabric postcard!
To enter this fabulous Liberated Challenge...we need to add you (even if you think you can make one little postcard!) to maintain some kind of organizational framework. Simply write me at email@example.com so I can add you to my own always open to new people list/database!
And all quilters who enter this challenge are asked to place a copy of the AAQI logo on their blogs and web pages, but they MUST link it back to www.AlzQuilts.org and NOT to any other site, not even to our challenge. The code is located at http://www.alzquilts.org/logolink.html.
All quilts and quilted postcards will be showcased on our group page at the AAQI website:
Liberated Quilters Blog & Liberated Quilters Message Board located under the heading
Guild, Group, and Shop Challenges, as well as on my other database blog located at the Liberated Quilting Challenge blog.
You are welcome to contact me, Michele, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Liberated Quilting Challenge Page: all quilts to date
Make A PRIORITY: ALZHEIMER'S QUILT Donation Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
Look At Previous or Current AAQI Quilts get ideas, see how easy it can be
27 Ways You Can Help can't make a postcard for us? how about doing one of these?
From The Heart of a Quilter Why I contribute. *only raise the number of my immediate family members who had Alzheimer's and related dementias (whether passed away, or now facing its challenges) to 15. Fifteen people who have been part of the 5.3 MILLION people facing this disease today!