Feb 27, 2012

AAQI Liberated Quilters Meet 12 Month Goal!

As you know, I am an ardent supporter of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I am so proud of the many quilters who have made quilts for my Liberated Quilting Challenge We are the most amazing group and I love all of us! But five of us managed to make (or buy) a quilt for 12 consecutive months for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative's Quilt A Month program! And that is a major accomplishment and worthy of a bit of attention and pride!

Way to go other ladies and self! Being one out of a grand total of 26 quilters who made it to the one year finish line is amazing! I'm just sorry I missed my congratulatory phone call this morning from Ami Simms ;-( I was off spending three hours this morning keeping my 96 year old mother-in-law company in her new home. And while my MIL is so very lucky to not suffer from either Alzheimer's or a related Dementia, as you know, my 86 mother and our 14 other relatives (both sides) have not been so fortunate. So quilting for this cause is a priority for me and I am so delighted to say, for other quilters, as well!

Hope the other four liberated quilters were home to answer their congratulatory phone calls and if you weren't...another big Congratulations from me, as well!!! Can you believe Ami Simms personally phones each and every one of us at the end of each 6 months of quilt challenges? She's my super hero....with, or without a cape!

The 5 members of this Liberated Quilting Challenge who made their 12 month goal are:

Salem, OR

Orlando, FL

Wellsboro, PA

Mableton, GA

Bend, OR

Shown above:
Each of our latest quilts for the 12 month of contributions:
Left: Michele
Center and Down: Laura, Rene', Susan
Right: Kristin

See a list of all 26 AAQI Quilt A Month quilters here:
Quilt A Month

Michele Bilyeu Quilts With Heart and HandsAs a lifelong volunteer, I offer links to over 2,500 free patterns for quilts, quilt blocks, crafts, clothing, sewing room accessories, and more. As a committed volunteer for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) I am always urging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge...and buy or donate a quilt, today!! We are all changing the world...one little quilt at a time.


Susan said...

I'm sorry you missed your call, Michele! I was home to answer the phone, but I was so star struck when I found out that it was Ami on the other end of the line that I could hardly speak!

Rene' said...

I missed my call too!!!! That's ok....I can listen to Ami's message over and over now ;-) Congrats to you Michele and thank you for all your encouragement and support to the rest of us!

Lynne said...

Congratulations to all of you.

Miki Willa said...

Congratulations on keeping your committment to this challenge. I am also in this small group. This is a cause very near and dear to me, and I intend to reach my goal again this year.

Clare said...

I still have to pinch myself to really make sure how far this Challenge has come. If I'm right, we are now in our third year yes?

And to think this time 3 years ago we were still planning it.


BTW not your fly swat - mine - which is bigger than yours!

jenclair said...

Congratulations to you and all of the wonderful ladies who made and kept this important commitment!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Cherie in St Louis said...

Woo hoo!! What a super goal to set and accomplish. Your work is inspiring and that you do it for AAQI is just the best.

Unknown said...

Congratulations to all!! Way to go! You should all be patting yourselves on the back. Thank you so much for your support!

Magpie Sue said...

I am so proud of all of you! Such an admirable accomplishment - I salute you with my seam ripper!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Now that is a GOOD one, Sue! I love that. Seam rippers raised! Toast!!! Speech!!! Medallions ;)

Anonymous said...

Well done! You inspired me to my own original idea!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! David