Jun 9, 2011

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

$60,000 for the University of Michigan and Alzheimer's research.

That's just how much money AAQI was able to raise through the donation of our little art quilts and donate this year. If you remember, last year, Ami Simms and her dedicated band of volunteer assistants had made a previous grant of $30,000 to the same research facility with amazing results. AAQI was one of three grant donating organizations to fund UM researchers into a discovery which rocked the Alzheimer's research world.Now, we are doing it again..only with double the amount of funding!

As Ami said: " I've never been so happy to spend so much money."

And frankly, Ami..we've never been so grateful to be able donate our little art quilts so that this was possible!

As Ami says: And if you're keeping track, the acutal amount was $60, 160.00 It was made out to the University of Michigan for Dr. Mi Hee Lim and her team to continue work on small molecules that break up deposits of amyloid plaque in the brain. That's the substance that seems to cause cell death in Alzheimer's. In smaller chunks, the amyloid plaque can be removed from the brain. Maybe they can figure out how to keep it from clumping together in the first place.

AAQI volunteers hand delivered the check and, of course, brought along some quilts. Quilts from the first traveling show, name quilts created by quilters sewing together small purple patches that many of us wrote the names of loved ones on, and of course, some of our newer donations of Priority quilts.

This grant is by far the largest that the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has been able to fund so far of the seven that have been distributed. And as Ami says..."Godspeed" to the researchers and the research. As someone who's own life has been forever changed by our own mother's Alzheimer's Disease, we know just how crucial research is..for us, for you, for the world with an aging population.

Thank you Ami, volunteers, quilt makers, and quilt buyers!

Now, ladies and gentlemen...start those machines. It's time to make some more quilts!!!!

Previous Links:
Quilters Finance New Alzheimer's Discovery

Unraveling Alzheimer’s: Simple small molecules could untangle complex disease
Liberated Quilting Challenge
Make and Donate a Priority Quilt to AAQI

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Not an art quilter? How about wearing art quilt earrings and still support AAQI? See Ami wearing a pair in top photo ;)


And while you're there, check out the AAQI Quilt Auction!

And check out other great links about AAQI:

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative Auction Page

Online quilt auction for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI),Raising Awareness & Funding Research Through Art.

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - Non-Profit Organization - Burton, MI ...

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - Raising Awareness & Funding Research Through Art - Mission: Making a difference, one quilt at a time. - Description: Raising ...

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative Update | Thread Your Needle For ...

In honor of International Quilt Day, March 17th, The Quilt Show, the web TV show hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, will “open” all of its

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

Aug 3, 2011 – The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is offering 20 quilts that were part of the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit in an online ...

Quilt to Remember


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Stitch the logo for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, which offers quilter's a way to put their quilting talents to work to help raise funds for Alzheimer's research.

What is the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative?

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The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative was created by Ami Simms as a charity to raise awareness and fund research to find the cure for Alzheimer's disease.The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative ~ Pallimed: Arts and Humanities
Mar 28, 2011 – The Art Quilt Initiative's has another project, Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts. They collect small 9" X 12" quilts donated to them and sell or auction the ...

Michele Bilyeu Quilts With Heart and Hands for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Join in my Liberated Quilting Challenge...let's all liberate ourselves from this horrible disease!

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you. This is awesome.

Lynne said...

What a wonderful result. Congratulations to all concerned.

Bee Quilter said...

Wow! That's an amazing amount of money. You guys rock!

Anonymous said...

I can't even imagine it. All those quilts on the table are really special. Congratulations for how much you all do.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

I am glad it went well.
Such beautiful quilts.