Nov 22, 2011

Quilts For Sale !

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative sale now
has more than 600 quilts for sale and any one of these quilts would make an awesome gift for the holiday season!

You don't have to have someone you know, or love, to have Alzheimer's to make and donate quilts. And you certainly don't need to know anyone with Alzheimer's or dementia in their family, to give the gift of one of these quilts!

Let's face it, wouldn't you love to receive a little art quilt that would perfectly fit on a kitchen wall, in a hallway display above a little table or on a wall in your own sewing space? And what about collecting small quilts one by one..... and making an entire display? I've seen some of your sewing spaces using this as an creative design focus for smaller walls and they look awesome!
And every single time you buy one of these little art quilts, all of the profits from the sale of that quilt go to raise more money for Alzheimer’s research. You are not actually buying a quilt, you are making an awesome charitable donation...but you end up with a cute little quilt as a bonus ;) Check out AAQI's research donation page and read all about the wonderful grants that have been given out for Alzheimer’s research.
Our own Liberated Quilting Challenge group members have quilts for sale among these 600 quilts. I would love it if you would all consider the purchase of one of these quilts...whether it is one that you made and donated that you can buy back as your own gift that keeps on giving donation or buy one that someone else has made. And of course, I would really, really love it if you would consider buying one of mine ;)

All of my previous quilts for sale sold in Houston at the International Quilt Festival, but these two plus three more coming up soon, missed the cutoff number and are now available for purchase!

Please buy one of these quilts and support this wonderful cause!



8500 Froggie Went A Courtin'

 Item# 8500

Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 12" Length: 9"
Materials/Techniques: Free-form pieced background and raw edge appliqu�d hearts of cotton fabrics with free motion stitching, buttons, and ribbon trim.
Artist Statement: My French mother was born in Louisiana, while my Finnish father was born in pioneer Alaska. They met as miles apart pen pals and he fell in love. He headed south to court her and after WWII, they were married. For 61 years she was his little sweetheart. He cared for her at home, through years of her surviving advanced cancer, and then 6 years of Alzheimer's Disease after that. Married for 61 years before he died...he loved her with all of his heart.
Michele Bilyeu
Dedication: For my little mama, now age 86 and beginning her 7th year of Alzheimer's Disease, and in memory of my father who passed a year ago, at age 93 with vascular dementia. He loved, and cared for her with all his power and might to the very, very end.

8501 A Heart Filled With Hope and Love

tem# 8501
Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 12" Length: 9"
Materials/Techniques: Pieced and raw edged appliqu�d cottons, muslin, lace, buttons and ribbon trim.
Artist Statement: No matter how challenging life is, if we keep love and hope alive, then nothing is too hard for us to face, or to deal with. Even with my mother entering her 7th year of Alzheimer's, I have never stopped hoping for a better day for her, and us, tomorrow.
Dedication: May the sale of this quilt, and all of our AAQI quilts, give all of us hope and fill our own hearts with love, as we work towards a better day, and brighter future ahead for all of us.
Please see the rest of our Liberated Quilting Challenge quilts for sale and then check out the entire 600 now on sale:

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 little quilt at a time.


Anonymous said...

These are really cute. I love your constant variety but they all still look like you!

Tink's Tinkerings said...

I love your work. I have a fb site for those who sell homemade crafts. Would it be ok to post your limk? I am tryong to emcourage people to buy homemade for gifts. Beautiful work <3 Happy Thanksgiving <3 Tink

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your Frog quilt. It is so cute. Wish I could afford it right now. Good luck.

Lynne said...

Lovely quilts Michele - I hope they sell quickly!